Two scenes in and still happy

I started reading on the 21st, as per the rules (and I know I could have started earlier, but I liked the “we’re all beginning together” feel of the 21st.)

I can’t easily say how many pages I’ve read, since I’m reading on my Treo, but I’ve covered 199 screens and am past the first week spoiler line. (I’m a natural 1200 wpm speed reader, which should be a huge advantage with a book this size. 🙂

Frankly, I found the first ten screens or so to be difficult (too many people to keep track of) but then I relaxed and went with it, and I’m enjoying it. There are some absolutely gorgeous images in those pages, speaking as a writer… very early on (before the page 31 spoiler line on the mother ship’s forums for sure) he refers to “My chest bumps like a dryer with shoes in it.” So simple, such a perfect way to describe a wildly pounding heart.

I don’t want to get too far ahead (the first spoiler line was at screen 163 for me, so I’m not too far off where I should be), so I think I’m going to re-read the section I’ve already read and let it sink in some more.

But so far, I am enjoying it!

2 thoughts on “Two scenes in and still happy

  1. Susan Marleau June 24, 2009 / 12:03 pm

    That’s such a great image, I zeroed in on it right away too!

  2. Heather Wardell June 24, 2009 / 6:10 pm

    It stopped me cold, Susan. Just wow. There were a few others like it, but that one… how will I ever write a pounding heart again? I can’t top that. 🙂

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