7 covers you love for 7 days #7covers7days
Terrible novel, but a stunning cover
I started reading this last night and DNF at 3%. The first chapter is very....preachy. And the dialogue is bad. It felt like an in person rambling conversation. Then I saw its 624 pages. I‘m not reading this type of dialogue for that many pages. The concept for this is super interesting and I want to read more in the Cli-Fi genre but this isn‘t it. #CliFi #DNF
Oh man. I think I just picked the wrong book for this prompt for #booked2019. It was so slow! I also felt like it came across as a bit pedantic and needed to be cut down a lot. This was my first experience with “cli-fi”, but I‘m not giving up because there were elements that I found interesting, such as the unique idea of a the city under water and the description, but overall, this was a rough book to get through. #cli-fi
#Booked2019 #spring #CliFi Gee,I finish this book on Earth Day. With 2 major flood events , sea level is 5o ft. higher in NYC.The avenues are now canals ,the rich move further north & build super scrapers & call it Super Venice while some struggle to sustain water logged buildings about to topple .Toxic investment still plays the game.Pick w/ an * a little too long w/ too many players, it was a Hugo nominee, kudos to author 4 writing on climate.
Down a sub genre train - I think I‘m going with this one for climate fiction for #booked2019 but it‘s also #solarpunk as a sub genre - @Cinfhen this bunny trail is super interesting! @MrBook I bet you know a lot about sub genres- any lists in that direction? Here‘s a link to unique ones: https://www.bustle.com/p/7-book-sub-genres-that-are-so-extremely-specific-you-pr...
As someone familiar with the city, I found the concept of a flooded New York interesting, as well as how humanity rebuilt after a global catastrophe. But the fact that this book is so long and has so many characters (none of whom I connected with) detracted from the story for me. Plus, there are many parts where it talks about science and economics and was very technical. And by that, I mean boring. 😝
Enjoyed the lunch date with my friend Sarayu and took advantage of the Barnes and Noble #bookhaul sale. Almost done with the Percy Jackson series and wanted to start the next one soon so when I saw it on sale and had to get it!
#barnesandnoble #rickriordan #percyjackson #mpls #twincities
Interesting premise about a near-future where climate change has caused coastal areas to flood. Sadly the characters didn‘t really catch my attention. I was never convinced that this ragtag group of people would ever become friends or work towards the fairly radical goal of economic change. I‘ll be surprised if this wins the #hugo but I admit, I‘m rooting for Jemisen to win this year.
Things related to my life keep popping up in this book. It takes place in New York after two world altering catastrophic floods. I'm currently focused on flood and storm surge at my job. I work in reinsurance which was just mentioned in the book. And a large part of the story takes place in the building I worked in for six years. I love things like this. Makes me feel more engaged in the story.
Happy Thanksgiving, Litsy family!🦃🍁🍽 @MrBook and I are so grateful for all of you, for our work, for our health, for our family and friends. ❤️ We have embarked on our road trip to visit family. Making good use of the ride by listening to this audiobook, coming up for one of our book clubs soon. 😁👌🏻
The author created an interesting premise, and a couple decent characters, but I could not stand the daytrader/ quant dude who was focused on getting laid. When he started to complain that a detour rescuing some kids and an injured old man had ruined his date's mood, I turned it off. When are men going to stop treating women as objects with a right to feel their own feelings?
What you got for me? We're off to a beach retreat right after we put the rings on.
Looking for something I can sit back and relax with while I enjoy my stress-free time away from work. Had to save all my PTO this year for this.
Stumped? Tag someone else you think can help me out.
#TBRtemptation post 5! When you're done with 1920s London, take a trip to NYC in a little over 100 years with a foremost futurist. Released in March. In this NYC, the waters rose, turning the streets into canals a la. Venice. It bustles as much as ever. Every skyscraper's an island. View it all through the eyes of one tower's varied residents. KSR is a favorite author of mine. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎
I'm also reading this book right now. So far I have mixed feelings about it. It has 7 MCs and some are really getting on my nerves and you can see that this book was written by a white allocishet male author 🙄
Really loved this book--engaging story, super characters, and a great perspective on climate disaster, namely, it's going to happen, and we'll deal with it when it does. The different character perspective in each chapter was nowhere near as annoying as I thought it would be, and the running commentary on climate change was informative without being shrill. Highly recommended!
I saw this today and reeeeeaallyy wanted to buy it, but it was $28!! Has anyone read it? It sounded fantastic! #want
Halfway through on audio. Interesting concept, super smart, but the characters are pretty flat and/or boring. The book's narrative is also quite choppy, and every chapter has 2-4 quotes preceding it. I mean, I get it. New York is the greatest city in the world, people will live there even if becomes a radioactive swamp. Got it. Thanks.
So, remember last week when I posted the photo on the left and mentioned that all I could think about was the book I *didn't* get? Well, I couldn't stand it anymore, so I went back and got it! And the two remaining titles in the Alien trilogy too! Now I just need to carve out some SFF binge-reading time! #TBR 🗽
I know this will make the SO pretty happy. It's gigantic!!
It's release day for this 614 page monster! I love a good post-apocalyptic novel, and a flooded but thriving NYC sounds interesting. But at over 600 pages ... I might wait until someone else reads it first and tells me it's worth it!
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/03/new-york-2140-by-kim-stanley-robin... putting this on my tbr list