After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Lady Astronaut of Mars by Mary Robinette Kowal

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Title: The Lady Astronaut of Mars
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781466873827
Author Website:
Twitter: @MaryRobinette, @tordotcom
Format: ebook
Available: May 27, 2014
Rating: 5/5 stars
Awards: Finalist for the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novelette

A quiet but moving and powerful novelette, The Lady Astronaut of Mars is the story of 63-year-old Elma, who was among the first to explore Mars, and now that she is older, she's not sure if she will ever be able to fulfill her dream of being among the stars again. When the opportunity is again presented to her, she must decide between the love for her husband, or her passion for the stars. This is a beautiful short story that has a surprisingly emotional impact. Highly recommended!

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