I listened to this author‘s previous book, Dark Matter, a couple years ago and loved it. This one was another banger and a quick read due to the riveting storyline.
Long story short, in this book DARPA has a way to go back and undo bad things that happened in the recent past. Many of those things end up being mass shootings. They could‘ve just tightened gun laws, but no, they have to create this complex super-secret machine that alters spacetime and human consciousness. 😆🤦🏽♀️😆
It took me over two months to read this 800+ pager. Although parts were slow for me, seeing over 5000 years of human “history,” survival, and innovation unfold made it a worthy read.
It had been on my tbr for a while but I decided to read it bc my library had a “read a book set in space” task for their reading challenge.
Learned a concept called Amistics. We think of technological change as linear and always improving but in reality, people and circumstances dictate which tech will be adopted.
Ex: irl, our phone/internet tech is evolving rapidly while humans haven‘t made as many advances in spacefaring. In this book, 5000 years in the future, phone tech is what we were using in 2005 but they have advanced robotics, and permanent settlements in Earth‘s orbit.
End of the month means end of another LOTR book. I liked it and will listen to the audiobook on my hike.
Here are some reproductive topics I‘ve taken issue with so far:
1. Back when they still had embryos and sperm samples, the Arkies and Gpop were expected to get pregnant with those embryos. If I was one of the last remaining humans and was responsible for carrying on the species, I‘m my getting pregnant with my own gd embryo and genetics.
2. This post-menopausal women is basically described here as worthless. [cont.]
As I‘ve mentioned, my bf and I are reading a LOTR book per month. This equals a chapter not quite everyday. To make sure we‘re on the same page, so to speak, he created Apple calendar events for our reading schedule. Now my calendar is full of interesting events that make my life seem way more adventurous than it currently is. 😆 Today I‘m going to The Council of Elrond.
Yesterday was a fun work day. I love spending other people‘s money. 💅🏽
Me and the bf read today‘s chapter aloud with each other. He has a copy on his iPad and I have a thrifted paperback with the movie cover.
We‘re still on track for finishing this book by the end of the month and finishing the series in early November.
My bf and I are reading all the LOTR books before we leave for New Zealand in early November.
In July we read The Hobbit. In August we‘re reading The Fellowship of the Ring.
If anyone wants to read along, feel free. Say hi in the comments. 🙂
*Also, I realize I called it Lord of the Rings on the top of this reading schedule instead of the Fellowship. 🙈
I‘m getting close to being halfway done with this one but I still can‘t get around the fact that nothing was done to prevent the White Sky and Hard Rain while so much effort and resources were put into preserving a small amount of human life. It seems like they could have pushed the boulders out of orbit soon after the Agent, when scientists started to realize what would happen.
To go along with my last post, I made a reading schedule to get through a book per month from today until early November. My partner will be joining me on this hike (his first long-distance hike) and also wants to read the books so we‘re doing a two-person book club.
If anyone wants to read along with us, feel free. 👋
My next long-distance hike will be the Te Araroa in New Zealand. I start in early November which gives me just enough time to finish the series. Seeing as the movies were filmed in NZ, it seems fitting. Also, I‘d been looking for these books at thrift stores for the last few weeks and finally found them all in a box set in pristine condition for only $2.99! 🙌🏽
Listened to the audiobook after seeing the movie last year. Maybe I‘m not a very perceptive reader, but I still feel like I have little to no idea about what‘s going on in Area X. I wish it gave just a little more away.
New summer hobby: indoor bouldering. 💪🏽
It‘s definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone and is p addictive.
I‘ll attempt a route a few times which only takes a few minutes, then I‘ll need a 5-7 minute break. This is where books come in!
I‘m enjoying this title so far but it‘s a big commitment.
Like others have said, the dialogue is pretty cringe. It‘s a predictable book and the way Flynn got rid of Frank was not believable. It reminded me a lot of a certain movie. No spoilers, but if you‘ve read the book, you know what I‘m talking about. Also, things about it made me mad. It would be dangerous for Flynn to have a partner but Mia‘s devotion to him is framed as romantic. Still, a fun and fast read but I only read it as a Logic fan.
Haunting, tragic, and riveting.
Going into this, I already knew the purpose of the students but the author drops enough hints to make it obvious early on. I was expecting a big twist at the end or a happier ending.
My one question is: why didn‘t the students, when they became adults, try to escape their fates? They all seemed to just accept it even though it seems there would be some “normal” people who be sympathetic and help them.
Lots of this book takes place in and around my city of San Antonio. Cisneros name drops obscure but iconic SA bars, restaurants, and streets. It was cool to read a book with familiar locales casually mentioned. This makes me a little more partial to the book than I might‘ve been if it were set elsewhere. Still a worthwhile read no matter where you‘re from. Here‘s a pic of me in SA on a recent mother-daughter date, me being the daughter. 👩👧
The bf and I made portobello fajitas from this cookbook this evening. They turned out great. Can‘t wait to make some other stuff from here.
The first read of 2019 was a real banger! 🤘🏽
The story takes place very near to where I live and it was cool to read about all these familiar places and what they have been like in the past.
The story is mostly told through a series of letters written by a teen boy with a very unique and strong voice.