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Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would


Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list top ten books I liked more/less than I thought I would.

Expectations are always so damning, aren’t they. So many times I go into a good book with great expectations, and end up disappointed. At other times, I read a book that seems just about ok, and then end up surprised and amazed by the book. It may not be a particularly good book, but because my expectations were low, I end up loving it.

The Martian


You must be living behind some rock on this planet if you’ve not heard of this book or the movie. So, I’m not going to get into too much detail on it.

It’s enough to say that this was the goodreads choice winner of 2014 in the science-fiction category.

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Recent Reads


Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list our recent 5-star reads.

Since I rarely classify books as 5-stars, let’s face it, no book is perfect, I am instead going to list the top ten books I read and loved recently.

Teaser Tuesdays: The Martian


After the intensity of The Lives of Others, Mark Watney (the protagonist)’s wisecracks in The Martian come as a breath of fresh air. Even though he is stranded all alone on Mars, he retains his sense of humor and how!

At first, this writing style was a bit unexpected, but now I am just racing through these pages and enjoying this book.