Accidentally left for dead on Mars, astronaut Mark Watney does everything he can think of to survive. If there were anyone else in the universe, he most likely would be dead in a matter of months (or less). However, much like in a Liam Neeson movie plot, Mark Watney has a "particular set of skills" which just so happen to come in handy for his survival. Not only is he a mechanical engineer, but he is also a botanist. I thought of him sort of like MacGyver in space! The next mission to Mars is no......more
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I love technology. If there’s a gadget, I want it. Despite that, it took me a long time to warm up to the idea of reading a book on a device. I was too attached to the idea of feeling the rustle of pages under my fingers, of flipping to the end to see what happens, of smelling that old book smell. A few different things motivated me to make the switch. The first was George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. The most recent book in the series, A Dance with Dragons, is 1,152 pages ...
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