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2015 Reading Challenge

For the duration of the year, I’ve participated in Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. Granted, I did not manage the goal of fifty books and I read fewer books than I did last year (partly because of my major reading slump). However, I still managed to check off a lot of boxes!

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Review

Review: The Martian

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Title: The Martian
AuthorAndy Weir
Publisher: Crown
Release Date: February 11th 2014
Pages: 369
Genre(s)Science Fiction
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon
❝ Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded & completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—& even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?  ❞
I’m one of many who are stuck in the middle of the spectrum when it comes to The Martian. I did not hate it, but I did not really love it either.

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