• Science Fiction Book Review

    Diary of an AssCan

    My Review: I honestly don’t really know what I expected with this short prequel story to The Martian. I loved Watney and his struggle to survive on Mars after ending up stranded. The story has captivated both book readers and movie audiences alike and it is completely understandable. Diary of an AssCan is a short the follows Watney as he prepares for the doomed Mars mission. Perhaps this story might have been better consumed as a bonus at the end of the original book, but going back I just didn’t feel like I got anything fun or new from this. You get a little more about the characters and a…

  • Book Review

    The Quiet Boy

    My Thoughts After seeing the trailer for the movie Antlers, which is set to be released next year, I was excited to find out that there was an accompanying short story that was published for free online. I decided to give it a read and it made me both excited for and dread the new movie. A majority of the students that I work with are aspiring teachers, and this little story is every new teacher’s worst nightmare. “She just wasn’t sure she loved being a teacher. Especially not here, in this town.” Julia Grey is a new teacher that is participating in the Teach for America, a nonprofit program…