Friday reads (on Saturday morning)

Here I am, right at the point where I’m just reading two books and not four. Soon (in about half an hour or so), this will change. But until then, here’s what I’m reading today.

 

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Voidpacking

by Mary Roach

This is the first non-fiction book around science I’ve ever started out of my own volition and I’m extremely enjoying it. I’m almost in the middle of the book and I find all the facts about the early science around space traveling along with the interviews of the astronauts and the experts involved very intriguing. Space history was always a topic of interest for me, and the only thing I have to say is that, sadly, I’m very late to this party.

 

 

 

goodomensGood Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agner Nutter, Witch

by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Did somebody say late?

Me. That’s me. I’m late.

Half way in the book, I can easily say it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s this freaking amazing. Sentence after sentence, Good Omens is a piece of art. I am so very tempted to post a couple of sentences in here for those who haven’t read it yet, to see what they are missing but a) I really believe I’m one of the last ones and b) I’ll be spoiling the magic. Just go read it.

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