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message 1: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 10.8 - "I could have gone on flying through space forever."
On April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space and the first to orbit the Earth. In honor of this event in history...Read a novel featuring space exploration/travel/astronauts (Ex. 2001: A Space Odyssey) a non-fiction book about space/astronomy (Ex. Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe), OR a biography/autobiography/memoir of an astronaut (Ex. Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir).

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task post them here.


message 3: by Petra (new)

Petra Would Children of God be okay? It involves space travel to another planet but I'm not sure how much of the story involves the travelling.


message 4: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Sarah wrote: "Would The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy work here?"

I hope so, because I want to read Life, the Universe and Everything... :)


message 5: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments I'm looking forward to reading A Brief History of Time


message 6: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments Sara ♥ wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Would The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy work here?"

I hope so, because I want to read Life, the Universe and Everything... :)"


Sara, that is what I am planning on reading as well, so I really hope that it is allowed!


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments Cynthia are any books from The Hitchhiker's guide allowed?


message 8: by TMBookluvr (new)

TMBookluvr (tmb1981) | 285 comments that would be great because i read the first one and started the second one forever ago and would love to get back into it.


message 9: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Sarah wrote: "Cynthia are any books from The Hitchhiker's guide allowed?"
I've never read them but as long as there is some space travel they count.

Petra wrote: "Would Children of God be okay? It involves space travel to another planet but I'm not sure how much of the story involves the travelling."
I'll take it.

Sarah wrote: "Would The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy work here?"

Yes


message 10: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Yeah, there's DEFINITELY space travel involved. And probably some time travel, just to make things more interesting... ;)


Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) (perpetualpageturner) | 335 comments I think these would work:

Space--James Michener
The Right Stuff
Rocket Boys



message 12: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments I saw that someone has Ender's Game for this task. Will that work?


message 13: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments There's definitely space travel in that one.


message 14: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments Sara ♥ wrote: "There's definitely space travel in that one."

Thanks. I have been meaning to read it for a while. Gosh, I hate it when there are like two books that you want to read for the same task and then you have to pick...


message 15: by Sara ♥ (last edited Feb 18, 2010 10:50AM) (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments There's always the reading-in-bed task...


message 16: by Kate (last edited Feb 18, 2010 10:52AM) (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments Sara ♥ wrote: "There's always the reading-in-bed task..."

That is true. Plus like 12 tasks that haven't been assigned yet.


message 17: by Katy (new)

Katy | 621 comments Ooooh, if Rocket Boys is allowed, I highly recommend it! It's such a great book. I just looked and saw that he's also written other books, including a thriller type book about astronauts! So I might go for that...


message 18: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments You could say Star Wars or Star Trek books fit.


message 19: by Rach (new)

Rach (rachlovestv) | 263 comments Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger would also work - it's the book that the movie Apollo 13 was based on.


message 20: by Angela (new)

Angela | 370 comments Does time-travel work for this task?


message 21: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Angela wrote: "Does time-travel work for this task?"
No


message 22: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lbhick) | 673 comments Would The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell or Cyclops (Dirk Pitt, #8) by Clive Cussler work?


message 23: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Lisa wrote: "Would The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell or Cyclops (Dirk Pitt, #8) by Clive Cussler work?"

The Sparrow definitely, Cyclops it doesn't sound as if the space travel takes place during or is the main focus of the book but if in fact it is then that would work as well.


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