I've been reading a lot and it's been GREAT!! I love a good story and I've got some fantastic ones for you this week!!
I read and totally loved The Martian by Andy Weir.
The story is simple: A manned mission to Mars, Ares 3, has to evacuate the red planet in a big hurry thanks to a dust-storm. Mark Watney, resident smart-ass, botanist and mechanical engineer, gets lost in the ensuing chaos. The rest of the crew makes the tough choice and leaves Mars without him. They think he is dead. Mark, left to fend for himself, deals with life on Mars with no obvious way to survive long enough for NASA to rescue him.
Watney is a Space MacGuyver. No joke.
And his sarcastic sense of humor had me laughing out loud in situations that were really quite dire.
The movie adaptation of The Martian comes out this fall and I'm so excited to see it!!
Okay, so what else have I been reading?
I've been reading Big Little Lies by one of my favorite authors Liane Moriatry.
I'm only 8 chapters in and she's doing one heck of a job setting up what I know will be a huge plot twist. She does a very good job with doing that. We're dealing with a murder, that much I know. And a bunch of Kindergarten moms ranging in age from 24-40. She's working on building character development so I'm learning all about what makes these women tick. Of course secrets are going to come out, and then the shocking truth will be revealed.
The kids and I have also been reading Serafina and the Black Cloak. Actually Haley has already finished it.
The rest of us are about 50% finished with it. It's a quirky story about a girl who lives in the basement of the Biltmore Estate. Serafina finds out that she's not who she thought she was, and she is befriended by George Vanderbilt's nephew Braeden (who is a fictional character.)
It's an okay story. The middle part (which is where we are now) is really dragging on for me, but the kids don't seem to mind, so it's all good.
Have you read The Martian or have you seen the trailer for the movie? Check the trailer out below and let me know your thoughts!