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IceAlisa
07-16-2011, 09:01 PM
Um, so I posted on the wrong thread about my reading plans: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3237502&postcount=720

PDilemma was kind enough to both answer my question and point out my mistake. Thanks! :)

rfisher
07-18-2011, 09:32 PM
rfisher, I really like Fever Dream so far, but I am puzzled as the appearance of D'Agosto. I thought he was dead???

Vincent? No. Just wounded in the prior book. Fever Dream is more like some of the earlier Pendergast books. I'm excited about the new one and there will be a 3rd as well.P/C can drop the whole Constance storyline as far as I'm concerned. She was interesting as an artifact, but not so much as a plot line. I was surprised that Fever Dream went in an entirely different direction instead of exploring Constance and evil Diogenes's kid. Maybe they'll just leave her to rot up in the Tibetan monastery.

The end of Fever Dream totally :kickass:

Artemis@BC
07-18-2011, 09:40 PM
I'm a few chapters into This Is Where I Leave You, thanks to the recommendations of a few folks here (sorry, can't remember who). So far, so good. He reminds me Nick Hornby, only slightly edgier.

TygerLily
07-18-2011, 11:43 PM
So... Maybe Clan of the Cave Bear isn't as unrealistic as I thought... :shuffle:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/07/18/science-neanderthal-human-interbreeding.html

rfisher
07-19-2011, 12:41 AM
That's been argued back and forth by paleoanthropologists for years.

TygerLily
07-19-2011, 12:44 AM
Oh, oops. I figured someone would know better than me. :)

dramagrrl
07-19-2011, 12:46 AM
I'm stuck at my parents' place for a few days and there are no decent books here to take on my commute, so I turned to my sister's bookshelf and pulled out some of her old, old, old books. Spent the day on the metro today reading My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. Man, I forgot how much I loved that book... and how much I wanted to run away to the woods, too. :lol:
The sequel, The Other Side of the Mountain, is also quite good.

rfisher
07-19-2011, 01:56 AM
Oh, oops. I figured someone would know better than me. :)

Well, to be fair, this is new genetic data which will argued into the ground. Anthropologists make skating fans look like rank amateurs at :argue:

TygerLily
07-19-2011, 02:11 AM
I don't suppose there's an Anthropology Universe forum... :watch:

rfisher
07-19-2011, 02:42 AM
Several actually, but they're arguing arcane theories. :rofl:

Spinner
07-19-2011, 02:50 AM
Another upcoming book getting really good buzz is Eowyn Ivey's debut novel The Snow Child (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11250053-the-snow-child). Sucky part--it comes out in February. I'm whoring...er...trying desperately to get an advanced copy!

Yes! Bookslutting works! :rollin: I've been in touch with the author (she followed me! :D) and publisher on Twitter. The publisher said they'd try to get me a copy. :cheer2:

ChelleC
07-19-2011, 03:14 AM
Yes! Bookslutting works! :rollin: I've been in touch with the author (she followed me! :D) and publisher on Twitter. The publisher said they'd try to get me a copy. :cheer2:



Very cool! :D

iamawake2
07-19-2011, 03:15 AM
I haven't read through all the posts - it's just too long - so pardon me for asking if this has been covered. But has anyone read The Help?

smurfy
07-19-2011, 03:34 AM
I haven't read through all the posts - it's just too long - so pardon me for asking if this has been covered. But has anyone read The Help?

Yes loved it. Pretty fast read, but compelling.

zaphyre14
07-19-2011, 01:21 PM
I haven't read through all the posts - it's just too long - so pardon me for asking if this has been covered. But has anyone read The Help?

Yup. It was interesting, but I thought the ending was a little to "Gone with the Wind" for my taste. (And, no, I'm not going to explain that statement, because I'd have to give away too much of the plot to do it. :) )

I just started "Angelology" by Danielle Trussoni. I picked it up at the church garage sale for 50 cents and so far (I'm only about 50 pages in) it's worth twice that. :)

Since I'm dredging the bottom of the library's audio cassette collection, I picked up "How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill for my driving entertainment. I haven't started it yet but I'm kind of hoping that the reader has the accent. :)