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eBook Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets ePub

by Jessica Fox

  • ISBN: 178072036X
  • Category: Professionals and Academics
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Jessica Fox
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Short Books (January 3, 2013)
  • ePub book: 1817 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1150 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 419

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Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA. She starts the book off by listing the aboved mentioned "three things" and then no reference to rockets is made ever again.

Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, In this inspiring, delightful memoir, a young woman decides to escape the daily grind and turn her what if fantasy into a reality, only to find work-and a man-she loves in one fell swoop, all in a secondhand bookstore in a quaint Scottish town. Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA.

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Jessica Fox is 26 years old, lives in Hollywood, and has a high-flying career at NASA. Working late one night, dreaming of another life, she's seized by a moment of madness. When she knocks on the door of the bookshop she will be working in for the next month, she is greeted not by the 80-year-old recluse she was expecting, but by a handsome young bachelor called Eua. he rollercoaster journey that ensues – which takes in Scottish Hanukah, bringing yoga to the West Coast, and a waxing that she will never forget – will ultimately both break and mend her heart.

From page one where Jessica Fox states the three thing you should know about rockets, she pulls . Constellation FOX I read the book with pleasure.

From page one where Jessica Fox states the three thing you should know about rockets, she pulls you through her culture shock of moving from the comfort of Yankee Boston to the steaming hot, perpetual snake of traffic that is Los Angeles.

The first thing you need to know is that this book is not about rockets, which are (1) lethal; (2) silent before they kill you with noise; or (3) an old story in that they take off from home for the unknown

The first thing you need to know is that this book is not about rockets, which are (1) lethal; (2) silent before they kill you with noise; or (3) an old story in that they take off from home for the unknown. Jessica Fox left her home in Los Angeles and her job as a storyteller for Nasa to work in a bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland. The rest is a rom-com. Jessica and Euan, the cute bookshop owner, fall in love. You’re already thinking Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Aniston. Being a writer, Jessica writes the story of her own journey to love. It’s sweet, it’s charming and it’s funny.

Jessica A Fox‏ foxwrite 23 авг. 2018 г. Читать Читать foxwrite. Definitely need to read this one - hope you're doing well Jessica!

Jessica A Fox‏ foxwrite 23 авг. Читаю Вы читаете foxwrite. Definitely need to read this one - hope you're doing well Jessica! 1 ответ 0 ретвитов 1 отметка Нравится. Next to me was the dwindling expanse of water that gave Silver Lake its name. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped second hand bookshop Scotland into Google. Like most things in Los Angeles, the lake was not natural but man-made, a concrete reservoir that almost emptied, dehydrated, in summer and filled partially in winter. Looking at it made me thirsty.

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Jessica Fox was an ambitious twenty-six-year-old filmmaker, but she was stuck in a rut and couldn't take it anymore. Living in Hollywood and working a high-stress job at NASA, she was seized by a moment of inspiration one night and typed "second hand bookshop Scotland" into Google.

Published: 12:53 EST, 11 July 2013 Updated: 12:53 EST, 11 July 2013. THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROCKETS BY JESSICA FOX (Short Books £. 9). When the dithering Euan (he of the red-hair and bookshop) threatens to derail the romance, you’ll want to catch the train to Wigtown and write his last chapter for him. And the movie can’t be far behind.

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Nalmergas Nalmergas
Jessica Fox was living in Hollywood, an ambitious 26-year-old film-maker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she was seized by a moment of inspiration and tapped “second hand bookshop Scotland” into Google. She clicked the first link she saw. A month later, she arrived 2,000 miles across the Atlantic in Wigtown, on the west coast of Scotland, and knocked on the door of the bookshop she would be living in for the next month . .

This book had me from the above back cover copy. Could it be because I spent time in Scotland during college and have never forgotten it’s enchantment or a certain young Scotsman? Nonetheless, this memoir is a fun, escapist read…and you’ve got to admire a writer who dares bring such a title to a publisher.

It takes awhile for the story to take off (i.e. going to Scotland), but the background of LA, NASA, and film writing was interesting. Her melt-down and eventual lay off were nicely developed. But I was finally glued to the book once Jessica is actually in Scotland, working at the bookstore and experiencing much of what I did – understanding the accents, dealing with “American” stereotypical reactions, experiencing the countryside and getting to know and understand the hard to get to know and understand people.

Jessica’s voice starts out a bit youngish – after all she is in her twenties, but at times she seemed adolescent in her actions and thoughts. Her boyfriend Euan is a whiny, wimpy – dare I say nutso boyfriend, whom I would have dumped – fast. But Jessica forges ahead with trying to make the relationship work – despite his passive-aggressive behavior. I found myself rooting for her while also secretly hoping she tells him off and slams the door behind her. It’s a slow delight, to watch her mature during her time in Scotland, her reactions to things, her voice, her moods all grow and enlarge as the book progresses. That’s a real challenge in memoir writing – to realistically reflect back on one’s own voice expanding and growing.

I underlined some great sentences: ” Grant’s house was something he was constantly working at but never quite completing — like Sisyphus attempting DIY”; “You’re so American, always wanting to talk about feelings”; “(Outings) reminded me of childhood where outings, no matter where or with whom, were filled with possibility and opportunity for excitement.”.

A small joy — each chapter starts with a quote from a book and its location in the Wigtown bookstore – (aptly named “The Bookshop”).

In the end nothing is totally resolved – except she is staying in Scotland. An enjoyable memoir whose storyline interested me on many levels – her NASA career, adapting to Scotland, the used bookstore, the town, and of course the story of her relationships with not only her crazy boyfriend but also the quiet, hard-working locals. I also enjoyed the very realistic glimpse into rural Scotland and the used book business in Wigtown.

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Alister Alister
I love all things Scottish (hello, Outlander series!) but this book left me unsatisfied. I never really felt the connection between Jessica and Euan, as if she was still too close to the situation to be able to describe it. Her descriptions of the Scottish countryside, however, were luscious. Would I recommend it to a friend? Probably not.
Swiang Swiang
I discovered this book at Suzanne Beecher's online book club. I found the author's description of life in L.A. amusing in the excerpts from the first few pages. Then I was curious why she would want to drop everything and travel to Scotland, so I had to read the rest of the book! Ms. Fox is such a good writer that she makes the trip thoroughly enjoyable for any armchair traveler, such as myself. I soon discovered that she was telling a love story which becomes suspenseful and very touching. I'm still puzzled why she wanted to try living in Scotland and working in a book store there, but she is a whimsical person and must have gotten the idea somewhere or somehow that she's forgotten. She has a delightful sense of humor, and some of her observations are priceless! My favorite chapter was about her determination to have her own wheels in that funny little town she ended up in. Since I live in L.A. myself, I could totally relate to her need to get behind the wheel so she could get around and be independent. But her description of her experiences with a strange vehicle in a foreign country is hilarious! It was my favorite part of the book, but I thoroughly enjoyed everything she describes, because she is such a gifted writer. I felt like I was there with her and it was lots of fun.
Quemal Quemal
I am swept away by the idea of the thing: moving to remote Scottish town, the bookstore, and all that. But the love story seemed remote: I was never swept away by the sense of falling in love. Too many unanswered questions about his behavior, too few intimacies shared. It was ok, I guess, but left me unsatisfied.
Nanecele Nanecele
I bought the book because of a current addiction that I have to all things Scotland. The book is centered on a Bookshop in Wigtown, which is located in South East Scotland. I travelled to the region in May 2013. This area is a hidden little gem.

The book covers a young American women's travel to the area, where she falls in love with a local....and emotions and hilarity ensue.

Good stuff.
Tamesya Tamesya
This story was about taking chances in life in order to better oneself. It provoked various feelings and "food for thought".I think it would be appropriate for High School Students and young adults, as well as older folks. I would have preferred the story to be told in order of occurences, rather then jump around telling the story of each character.
Rleyistr Rleyistr
This book is written so well that I could picture Scotland and its charms in my mind. It has a young vibe and loads of humor. The fact that it depicts actual events makes it even more amazing. This writer has loads of potential and I hope she continues to write because she clearly has a lot of talent and a keen eye.
Book arrived in a timely fashion as described. I am very satisfied with my purchase.