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Time and Again
Jack Finney
This is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki, Nathan Burgoine, Toby W. Rush, Rhiannon Kelly, Ryan Estrada, George Page III, Chandler Kaiden, Tom Francis, Grace Seybold, D.L.E. Roger, Daliso Chaponda, John Takis, Ada Hoffmann, Rebecca Black, Karen Stay Ahlstrom, Gord Sellar, M
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - Mary Roach Oh my gosh, people, I am so tired of typing and writing. So guess what? I'm going to type some more.

Mary Roach reminds me a lot of myself in that she knows a lot about totally random things. She, like me, is the type of person who can be having a perfectly normal conversation and then something reminds her of the first chimpanzee in space, or how they tried to measure the weight of a person's soul (that's in one of her other books). The difference is that since her nonfiction randomness is written down, she sounds a lot smarter than I do, because she has dates, and full names, and stuff like quotes.

This book is about how you prepare for space travel, but it's also about a lot more than that. There is a lot of information here. Unfortunately, at times I felt like it got really slow, and I also had a hard time remembering the names of everybody she interviewed, so I kept forgetting who was who. But it definitely added a lot of fodder for my conversations.