Not the Place for Paranoia…

Before Mars

Before Mars

By: Emma Newman

Grade: C+

*Netgalley kindly provided me with a copy but that has not impacted my review.

What if they are out to get you? What if they are out to get you even on Mars? I rarely request books from Netgalley but this one just seemed so up my reading alley right now that I had to give it a go. Our main character Anna is a geologist and artist whose sent to the base on Mars in order to paint pretty pictures for her boss to sell. We are thrown into it pretty much from the minute she arrives from her solo flight.

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Not The Fandom For Me

the fandom

The Fandom

By: Anna Day

Grade: D

“Exactly one week today, I will hang.”

Okay, I’m not a stickler for grammar and a no mistake book but there is a pretty important word missing from that sentence, right? Perhaps it wouldn’t have annoyed me so much if it wasn’t literally the first line. Not only that it was repeated in the exact same way later in the book.

I’m not going to lie. It annoyed me. But by that time I really just wanted the protagonist to hang.

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Favorite Quotes: Carrie Fisher

favorite quotes from Space Mom

“I don’t want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.”

I love reading all the quote posts that go around so I wanted to participate. Reading The Princess Diarist made me remember how much I loved Carrie Fisher’s writing and how easy it is to connect with her. So below are some of my all time favorites and like a lot of great quotes many of them have found me just when I needed to hear them.

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I Would Totally Travel Leviathan

honor among thieves

Honor Among Thieves

By: Ann Aguirre & Rachel Caine

Grade: A+

I have to get out of the way that I don’t like the title or the cover and wasn’t planning to read this until I heard it was about a girl who is one of the Honors chosen to go on a  year long mission with a Leviathan.

Have you ever seen that show Farscape? I loved Moya. I want my own Leviathan so I decided to give this a try and oh, my God. Right now it’s top three for the year with The Cruel Prince and Loneliest Girl in the Universe!

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Anger, Grief and Human Nature in Three Billboards

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Directed By: Martin McDonagh

Grade: A-

I had been wanting to watch this one for a while and it was well worth the wait. Months since her daughter was murdered with no answers Mildred Hayes rents out three billboards calling out the police (especially the Chief). This sets off a firestorm in the small town serving to ratchet up the growing anger and tension.

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