"Two or Three" Book Club, Meeting 82
Congo = 4 votes
State of Fear = 5 votes
The Andromeda Strain = 2 votes
Thanks to Bob, Christopher, Melanie, LTG, Mrs. Darwin, Noel, Pennyyak, R, and Sully for voting, and to Bat and Shaz for chiming in although they abstained. =)
I'll start reading tonight, so I can have the first post up by the middle of next week. My current reading plan, which I may or may not stick to, is:
Meeting 83 -- Introduction and "Akamai" Part 1
Meeting 84 -- "Akamai" Part 2
Meeting 85 -- "Terror" and "Angel"
Meeting 86 -- "Flash" and "Snake" Part 1
Meeting 87 -- "Snake" Part 2
Meeting 88 -- "Blue"
Meeting 89 -- "Resolution"
Meeting 90 -- Author's Message and Appendices
"Akamai" and "Snake" are the two longest sections. I forsee having to stop about a hundred pages into each one in order to get a post up in a timely manner. But if, while I'm reading, I see that it would actually be better to keep going so that the discussion follows the way Crichton organised his ideas, then I'll blog accordingly.
Similarly, the sections "Terror" and "Angel" are both so short that it seems more efficient to make them share a post; but if I come to realise that the ideas in each should stand alone, then we'll be discussing them separately.
I hope everyone else is good with plans written in the sand! =P But one thing you can count on is that I'll be racing to get done before Ash Wednesday. See you at the next meeting!
Image Source: State of Fear by Michael Crichton