Book Club: The Martian!

Book Club is officially underway! If you missed our first morning meet-up and want to join, come find Ms. Fumarolo or Ms. Neal in the library to get on the mailing list and get your copy of this month’s book!

We are so excited for everyone to read THE MARTIAN, which is a sarcastic survival story and great for people who aren’t sure if they like science fiction. Seriously, this book made me wish I’d paid better attention in Chemistry class.

Our next meeting is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 7:15AM in the Fiction Section! Come to the dark side, we’ve got donuts.

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

18007564Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him & forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—& a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

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