There are some great fiction and non-fiction books this week. I compile the list every week and I’m going to add some of these titles to my personal TBR (to be read) list.

We’d like to know what y’all are reading too! So, please feel free to let us know in the comments.


 Eddie the Eagle (movie)

Inspired by true events, this is a feel-good story about Michael Eddie Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski jumper who charmed the world at the 1988 Winter Olympics.



Invincible (movie)

Based on the story of Vince Papale, a 30-year-old bartender from South Philadelphia who overcame long odds to play for the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1976.


The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron.

This has come recommended by various people, particularly Ann Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy. It describes the 15-20% of the population who are more sensitive to external stimuli, take more in, and are more easily overwhelmed by certain environments. I’m pretty sure this is me, so I’m curious to find out what she has to say. (Currently on sale in Kindle form; I got it during a previous Kindle book sale.)


The Martian by Andy Weir

Astronaut Mark Watney makes history when he is left for dead on Mars. The history making part is that he doesn’t die. Instead, he puts his botany and mechanical skills to use and manages to survive; without going crazy.

I’ve actually read this book before. My anti-social side really, really enjoys the idea of being the only person on the planet. (I also recommend the movie.)

~Buffy the Netflix Watcher

HEARTLAND - THE COMPLETE SEASON 1 Heartland (tv series)

Follows a family who own a horse/cattle ranch in Alberta, Canada. The youngest daughter, Amy, has a gift for training and fixing “problem” horses.

My whole family has been watching this show. It’s very wholesome and family friendly without being sugary sweet.

~Buffy the Netflix Watcher

What You Should Know About Politics…But Don’t: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues that Matter by Jessamyn Conrad.

Reading this as part of my goal to be a better informed and more engaged citizen. It does appear to be bipartisan, and I am learning a lot I didn’t know about the various big issues. It’s a good starting point.


Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked… or rather, when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupted. Alex’s parents were away when the disaster happened and so he sets out to find them. He struggles to survive the changed weather and the collapse of most of the nation’s infrastructure.

~Buffy the Netflix Watcher

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