Friday, January 27, 2017

What's Kristine Reading? January 2017 Edition

   My book this month?  Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Sheerly.

   Unless you've been in hiding, you know that this book has been made into a very popular movie that is currently in theaters. I haven't seen it yet, but I really want to. I have a feeling that this movie is going to be one of the rare occasions where I enjoy the movie more than the original book. Both are about a mostly unknown (until recently) group of African-American female mathematicians who worked at NASA and were the human computers behind the space program. The story is interesting and needed to be told, however, I found the book to be a little dry. I wanted to hear more about the personal lives of these women, but it was more on the technical side. I also felt the author jumped around from character to character and I often confused the storylines. Even so, I'm glad I read the book because it exposed me to a side of history of which I was previously unaware, and that's always a good thing.