Should you read it? If you are interested in space travel, or just popular science in general, then yes. She's an engaging, inquisitive writer. If you're super-easily grossed out, though, you may want to skip a few chapters.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Happy New Year!
I finished Packing For Mars by Mary Roach. It was a great read: fun, fast-paced, informative! The only problem was that I couldn't read parts of it while eating. The sanitary challenges of being an astronaut are rather disturbing. On the whole, actually, I was surprised by how much it makes me NOT want to ever be an astronaut, ever ever ever. I used to think I would LOVE to go to Mars, but for the fact that I'm a little claustrophobic. Now I realize claustrophobia would be the least of my problems. I'll leave it at that.