The Book Report: The Martian

The Martian Collage

A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. –Ray Bradbury

New books, old books. Books never stop coming. What’s new to your house this week?

The Book Report discusses a book I received, whether they were bought, borrowed, or given, why I got them, and why I’m excited about reading them.

The Martian by Andy Weir

Where Did It Come From?

Borrowed from the library 

Why did I want it?

Twitter buzz, featured on Books on the Nightstand podcast episode 

Describe the book in 140 characters.

An astronaut is accidentally left alone on Mars.

Pre-reading thoughts

Lots of buzz about The Martian. It has a memorable opening line and is described as Robinson Crusoe in space. With the television series Cosmos on Fox now, it’s a timely book to read. How will humans survive on planets other than Earth?


  1. I love the Book Report. The anticipation surrounding a book - how we found it, where we got it etc- is almost as important as reading it. Keep it up!

    1. Thanks! I came up with a few new ideas during Bloggiesta.

  2. This was such a great book! Fun new feature!

  3. I looooooooove this! The book and the "Book Report." :)

  4. And that was me...Andi. Hmmphf.


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