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5 months ago - Monday 6/26/17 - 11:11:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/22/17 - 10:42:45 AM sleepyhollow wrote:
Yup, starting this week! We were planning to get through six chapters this week (as the chapters aren't too terribly long).


OK- - I'm through the first 6 chapters. What's the goal for this week?
5 months ago - Tuesday 6/27/17 - 6:24:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
How about we read 10 more chapters? We good with that?
5 months ago - Tuesday 6/27/17 - 6:53:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
In what time frame are we to read the 10 more chapters?
5 months ago - Tuesday 6/27/17 - 7:05:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Is this a speed reading contest?
5 months ago - Tuesday 6/27/17 - 7:52:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
Just want to make sure I'm keeping pace. Sleepy gave us a goal of 6 chapters the first week, so I thought there might be a time frame on the 10 chpaters.
5 months ago - Tuesday 6/27/17 - 8:02:47 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ten chapters this second week. Some of the chapters are quite short.
5 months ago - Wednesday 6/28/17 - 3:24:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, we're gonna work week by week
10 chapters this week, and if we breeze through them we'll increase again, but I think 10 will be a good amount for everyone without making anyone feel rushed
5 months ago - Wednesday 6/28/17 - 3:30:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
i may read this when i've finished the thing i'm on
but i'm just going to go at my own pace which may be incredibly fast or incredibly slow depending
5 months ago - Wednesday 6/28/17 - 7:16:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 6/28/17 - 3:30:10 AM skyfish wrote:
i may read this when i've finished the thing i'm on but i'm just going to go at my own pace which may be incredibly fast or incredibly slow depending


I like your commitment to the extremes.
5 months ago - Thursday 6/29/17 - 7:30:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm taking a little break to finish up The Underground Railroad (about 20 more pages). I'll get on to those 10 chapters soon...
5 months ago - Thursday 6/29/17 - 7:32:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
OK- - back on it now. Just finished Chapter 9.
5 months ago - Thursday 6/29/17 - 10:49:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 6/29/17 - 7:32:20 PM CowDung wrote:
OK- - back on it now. Just finished Chapter 9.

Whoa! Same... twins?
5 months ago - Friday 6/30/17 - 3:09:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
Done with Chapter 10... I'm going to need a break after that, it was intense.

So far I think my favorite character is Pilar/Pablo's woman.
Her whole story in Ch. 10 fascinated me, but I really liked her comments on being an ugly woman who feels beautiful - basically the way she illustrated her relationships with men. It was really interesting to read.
5 months ago - Friday 6/30/17 - 5:10:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm looking Pilar too. She has so much going on emotionally and is a very robust character. I hope we hear the rest of her story
5 months ago - Friday 6/30/17 - 7:23:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think I'm going to start referring to my wife as 'CowDung's woman'...
5 months ago - Friday 6/30/17 - 8:31:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm sure she'll love that
5 months ago - Sunday 7/2/17 - 3:39:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm liking Anselmo too, as a character. I feel like he needs a hug
5 months ago - Monday 7/3/17 - 9:33:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Anselmo is fascinating to me. In chapter fifteen when he says he won't pray because it would be unfair to ask for any special treatment different from what other soldiers or the enemies receive, my heart kind of broke for him. He has so much compassion for people. That's what I really enjoy about this book, it reduces war to people. It shows what the human impact of war is.
5 months ago - Monday 7/3/17 - 9:41:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Here's an interesting thought. When Robert met with the Republicans in the mountains, he talked a lot about trust and detailed how he was deciphering who he could and could not trust.

So who do you think Robert should trust? Who is the MOST trustworthy? And who shouldn't he trust?
5 months ago - Tuesday 7/4/17 - 8:45:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
McConnell is pretty sketchy and don't get me started on Rand Paul.
5 months ago - Tuesday 7/4/17 - 11:40:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's a degree of not really veing able to trust anyone. Even though they may be trustworthy, they are all so emotionally stretched that they could all break down at any moment.
I liked Anselmo's musings about how the nation should have to do a penance for all the killing, or they won't be able to move on.
5 months ago - Wednesday 7/5/17 - 2:59:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I get the feeling that Fernando is trustworthy. I'd really like to learn more about him, I hope he gets the spotlight in some of the upcoming chapters. He seems very simple and open. With a lot of the other characters, there's this sense that they're closed off, they're not being totally honest, they're plotting and planning and don't give away the full details. But with Fernando he just seems like he's doing what needs to be done and he's very open about it.

Also - how many chapters should we read now?
5 months ago - Wednesday 7/5/17 - 3:05:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pablo seems pretty direct and honest- - but I still don't think Robert should trust him...

I am enjoying their use of the phrase "go obscenity thyself".

5 months ago - Wednesday 7/5/17 - 6:08:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 7/5/17 - 3:05:42 PM CowDung wrote:
Pablo seems pretty direct and honest- - but I still don't think Robert should trust him... I am enjoying their use of the phrase "go obscenity thyself".

I like "I obscenity in the milk of thy mother." I don't know why they use the word "milk" so much when they swear, but I love it.

I don't know if I believe Pablo is direct after these last few chapters. I think he's very intelligent, but I think he's plotting something behind the scenes. Maybe I just feel that way due to the paranoia of the other characters, though. How far have you gotten, Cowdung?
5 months ago - Wednesday 7/5/17 - 6:10:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am on Chapter 17.

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