Book List, Books, Fiction, science fiction

3 Books Like “The Martian”

If  you enjoyed and lol’ed (in some places) while reading Andy Weir‘s (see Andy Weir’s interviewThe Martian (read book review here), the story of an astronaut Mark Watney, who struggles to survive, alone on the red planet. Maybe, you’d watched the movie directed by Ridley Scott, in which Matt Damon portray’s Mark Watney. Maybe, you just more of the red planet. Whichever the case is, you’d want to take a look at these books.

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Book List, Books

Chris McCandless Reading List

Into The Wild gives a beautiful insight in to the life of Chris McCandless. I remember saying almost the same thing when I wrote a review of Into The Wild by Jon KrakauerI recently read a book recommended by a fellow blogger at the time when I wrote the book, which gives more insight into the life of Chris McCandless, The Wild Truth: The Untold Story of Sibling Survival by Carine McCandless. This book shows another view of Chris’ life. The relationship he had with his parents, his childhood, his relationship with sister and other siblings.

At the end of the book I found an image shared by Carine which consisted of the favourite books of Chris McCandless. So I thought, why not share those books here.

Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig Continue reading “Chris McCandless Reading List”

Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Over the past few weeks I have become increasingly curious about and fascinated by the mechanics of writing. My fascination is especially around the creative process inside in it. Thus, to satisfy this thirst I am intending on reading interviews, articles and books on writing. And that’s how I came across ZEN IN THE ART OF WRITING by Ray Bradbury. It is recommended in many articles and considered one of the motivational ones. So I thought, why not?

This is a collection of twelve essays by Ray Bradbury written at various points of time in his long, rich, fertile and impressive career as a writer. He shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing through these essays. Many of the essays tell his own experience in writing one or another book. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury”

Books

CURRENTLY READING

Currently Reading Books:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Highly recommended by a friend, after I was disappointed on learning that Game of Thrones next part will not be coming soon. Already on page 145 and it’s quite a book. The style is good, plot and story till now good, not filled with boredom at all. Let’s see, what the rest of the pages unfolds to me.

Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury is again a recommendation by a fellow writer. I have read just five pages so I cannot really say how is it. But still short in length, light reading, after all it’s Bradbury.

 

I am always eager to read more and open to recommendations. So what do you recommend me to read?