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text 2018-02-17 20:03
Reading progress: 46%.
Chill - Elizabeth Bear

So far, I'm liking this better than the first book in series (Dust).

 

I think it's because I have some characters to root for, less POV switches to lose them or murkiness about who-is-who/ what-is-what/ less-mucking-about-bits-of-meandering-possibly-unimportant-or-going-nowhere-ship-parts-briefly-introducing-then-abandoning-folk-and-places-and-theories.

 

It's very easy to put down and get distracted by a new shiny, though.  Less a reflection of the book than my mood and how the chapters are written somewhat as convenient stopping points.  And still way too much wandering about ship bits.  

 

I'm reading this for a bookclub on booklikes, Virtual Speculation, if anyone cares to join us.

 

Jacob's Ladder Trilogy in order:

 

Dust - Elizabeth Bear  Chill - Elizabeth Bear  Grail - Elizabeth Bear  

Source: booklikes.com/book-clubs/50/virtual-speculation
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text 2018-02-14 22:55
Reading progress: 12%.
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life - Helen Czerski

Hmm...

No one has ever seen the battle between a sperm whale and a giant squid.

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text 2018-02-14 17:33
the difference of years
Chill - Elizabeth Bear

this book definitely reads different than when i first did... and that's not a bad thing.  the theme of the struggle after survival is prevalent, and something that did not resonate so much in my younger self.

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text 2018-02-13 23:40
Reading progress: 5%.
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life - Helen Czerski

So far, I like the author's "voice." Readable, without dumbing down or overcompkicating the information.  Her enjoyment if the field comes through:

Knowing about some basic bits of physics turns the world into a toybox.

Too soon ffor me to tell if I'll learn lots of new stuff, have twists/viewpoints to old knowledge made re-interesting, or find this to just be recycling some popular physics I already knew.  The other posts in my dashboard have caught my interest and it sounds promising.

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text 2018-02-13 23:09
Reading progress: 98%.
Dust - Elizabeth Bear

So this is love, he thought. This abjection. This helplessness. It was not merely the chemicals, after all.

 Reading this to join in booklikes' Virtual Speculation book club's read of the sequel — Chill — if anyone cares to join us.

 

The Jacob's Ladder trilogy next books in order:

 

     Chill - Elizabeth Bear  Grail - Elizabeth Bear  

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