Top Ten Tuesday – Page to Screen
Top Ten Tuesday / May 14, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl.This feature gives a weekly Top Ten list. We all love lists, right? This week’s theme is Page to Screen Freebie (Books that became movies/TV shows, movies that became books, great adaptations, bad ones, books you need to read before watching their movie/TV show, movies you loved based on books you hated or vice versa, books you want to read because you saw the movie or vice versa, etc.) It’s been decades since I read the book, but the recent movie was fantastic, and I am so excited to see there is going to be a sequel This book was just a fun read, and the movie was every bit as fun and exciting. I’ve only read one of the books in this series, but really enjoyed it and want to read more. That said, I am really looking forward to this adaptation coming from Netflix. Hoping it holds up as well as the books! If nothing else, the promo looks awesome. Whenever people talk about the books always being better than the adaptation, I pull this out as my example of the rare exception. I read all (or almost all, there…

Review: Artemis by Andy Weir
Reviews / November 14, 2017

The Martian was a spectacular hit, and I’m sure the first question on everyone’s minds is “how does this compare”? Well, it had a very different feel. The type of humor was similar, but not quite the same. In The Martian, the humor all stemmed from surviving on Mars, and was self deprecating and a bit dark in the ways he might die, or how others might see ultimate demise. Jazz definitely has a bit darker sense of humor as well, but its not as life and death, and maybe doesn’t come across quite as nice. I don’t mean that as a negative, just that is how I compared the two styles. In this book, the moon has been colonized with a single city called Artemis. The city is a connected series of multi-level domes, where people under or above ground. The city has both permanent residents as well as many wealthy tourists, because really, who wouldn’t want to go visit the moon if they have the means. Because of the controlled atmosphere that allows humans to survive on the inhospitable moon, there are many restrictions on substances and items allowed in Artemis.  Anything that could pose a fire hazard…

The Martian by Andy Weir
4 Stars , Reviews / August 24, 2014

If Bill Nye the Science Guy and McGyver could devise a way to create a love child (and keep in mind, it Bill Nye the SCIENCE GUY AND McGYVER!! They would totally find away), well then that love child would be Mark Watney. He is faced with a constant barrage of problems, and continually finds some way (usually  unconventional way, but sometimes very McGyver, throw some duct tape on it way) to beat the odds and to defeat Mars with his fight to survive. They are most assuredly almost never anything NASA would approve of. But hey, when you’re stuck on a planet all alone, and it’s your life on the line? Guess what? You get to call the shots. A little background about Mark, he’s a botanist/mechanical engineer/astronaut. His latest mission made him the 17th person to set foot on Mars. But after  some quite unfortunate events, his crew needs to evacuate and indications led them to believe Watney was killed in an accident, there’s really no choice. They have to leave him behind. He’s dead anyway, right? And if they don’t leave immediately, they’ll get to join them as the 2nd – 6th person to die on Mars. Well, it’s not…