Steph Sinclair’s 'can-t-believe-i-finished' books on Goodreads (25 books)There isnt anything inherently wrong with The Martian, but, look, that was a lot of fucking math.
When I was a kid still in the oh god what will I do as a career when Im a grownup?! phase, I had the brilliant idea that maybe Id be a mathematician. The Martian has just reminded me why that was a shitty idea. I love sci-fi and Im super fascinated with space, but yeah, this one didnt particularly spark anything in me. It didnt leave me hungering for the next page. It was just another audiobook that I listened to to get me to the next level in Candy Crush.
But, some good points:
- Very strong narration: if you listen to the audio, good choice! Kind of. The good news is, the narrator is fantastic. The bad news is, the audio makes it hard to skim pass the more boring parts like the math. Youll have no choice but to suffer through it if its not working for you.
- Excellent research: kudos to the author for all the research he did. I cant image how long it must have taken. The fact that he included all that math indicates how meticulous and deligent he is. I have nothing but respect for that. Even if it was boring to the tenth power.
- Fascinating concept: if I were stuck on Mars, Id probably lose my mind. So it did fascinate me to see what Mark would do in each situation. My fascination ended at multiplying and dividing potatoes.
- Interesting characters: my favorite parts were of the characters at NASA and Marks crew. Basically anyone that wasnt Mark. No wait, thats not fair. I think Mark did start to grow on me near the very end, but I cant say I was truly invested in if he lived or died. I would have been okay with either ending.
OMG MATH WHY SO MUCH MATH MATH MATH
I disliked that as soon as the book opened, Mark was counting potatoes. I understand why, and I get that the dude has to eat to survive Mars, but if you multiply that times my interest level, youll get zero fucks. The problem I had was boredom. There just wasnt a lot happening outside of counting potatoes, multiplying water, something, something chemistry and science.
It got to the point where I starting coming up with my own mathematical equations. For instance, why doesnt my rage times my boredom equal Marks death? If only I could kill off characters with my mind. If only.
So I got to the end of the book and it was a decent ending, I suppose. Again, it didnt spark any heightened suspense in my heart, I wasnt on the edge of my seat. I thought for sure this was going to be my kind of book and almost purchased the hardcover for myself. But then I remembered I dont actually like survival stories, which I guess explains quite a lot about why I didnt love it.
This book would have been significantly better with aliens.
15 Soulmate Signs: How to Know When You’ve Met the One
Sabrina loves to write about love, life, and everything in-between in a candid yet humorous approach. In our culture and society it is common to hear the word soulmate. Almost every woman who has ever fallen in love has called the object of her affection her soulmate. But is it really that simple? Is everyone we fall in love with a soulmate connection? What is the difference between "the one" and your soulmate? Is it the same thing or is there a significant difference?
Subscribe To Our Newsletter! But for others, finding someone who they know by instinct and can connect on the deepest level is what they consider as a soulmate. Your soulmate is your missing piece; the person who makes you whole and fills up that empty space in your life. Finding your soulmate is something truly special. So how would you know if you already found your soulmate? You know you have found your soulmate if you can connect with someone without even having the need to speak.
There is often a sense of calm and certainty about their relationship from the very beginning. Even before they say it out loud , soulmates know that this relationship is going to go the distance. When soulmates decide to be together, there is nothing that can stand in their way. While any other friendships you may have before they meet will always be important to them, the connection between soul mates allows them to be the best friend that either of them has ever had. Soulmates accept each other, flaws and all, but when they step back to look at the total package, they see a partner that they are very proud to call their own. Because soulmates respect each other so profoundly, they handle their conflicts differently than many other couples. For instance, some people might express their love for a partner by giving them a back rub, while other people might express love by doing the dishes.
You will not be able to find the answer in the blink of an eye, but you can look for the signs that will guide you to get a clearer picture. Just imagining life without them feels like a living hell. They are your entire world, happiness, sadness and everything in between. If they choose to go to hell you would be happy to come along not literally. If that is the case then they definitely qualify as your soulmate and you need to make sure to never let them go. Nothing connects two people more than pain. If you are capable of powerful empathy you will understand that you have met your soulmate.
If so, it's not too surprising to find you here taking this quiz. Did you know that the average person is going to meet their soulmate before turning 21 years old? If not, then now you do! Most people are led to believe that their soulmate is going to change their lives completely, when in reality, no one can do that but yourself. If you've been waiting to meet your soulmate, then you should probably stop, as life tends to work in unexpected ways.