Infinite Summer

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 Post subject: Who here has fallen behind?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:33 am 
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If so by how much? I got bogged down and now I am only at pg 275

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 Post subject: Re: Who here has fallen behind?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:52 am 
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I'm only at 283, but I'm not concerned. By the end of today I'll be ahead.


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 Post subject: Re: Who here has fallen behind?
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Well, I'm still ahead of the spoiler line, but only by two days. I got hung up for four days on footnote 110 (pp. 1004-1022). Not because it was so long (it is), but because the print is so small and I tend to read in bed with dim light. It made my eyes so tired I fell asleep night after night. But now that I'm back to the "main" text, I can keep ahead more easily.

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 Post subject: Re: Who here has fallen behind?
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:oops: I'm at pg 299. I felt so guilty taking a nap yesterday afternoon when I could have been reading. Hoping to catch up this week.


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 Post subject: Re: Who here has fallen behind?
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paris wrote:
Well, I'm still ahead of the spoiler line, but only by two days. I got hung up for four days on footnote 110 (pp. 1004-1022). Not because it was so long (it is), but because the print is so small and I tend to read in bed with dim light. It made my eyes so tired I fell asleep night after night. But now that I'm back to the "main" text, I can keep ahead more easily.


Agreed n110 has been the hardest part for me so far. It put me back a few days. There were also footnotes within the endnotes! Yikes. I was cruising and felt like the book was coming together and I knew what was going on with the Joell parts, Orin's career progression, Tennis match against Port Washington, etc. Then this happened and I feel as lost as ever!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Who here has fallen behind?
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As a counter-point, I read ahead by a week or so just because I was sick of all the spoilers on the #infsum twitter feed. :evil:


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 Post subject: Re: Who here has fallen behind?
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Ack, I am still a touch behind (on Kindle, so I don't have a pg #). Hearing about another long endnote isn't boosting my confidence! I'm in the middle of Orin as punter meets Joelle.

The first half of my week is busy, AND I have a reading group meetup on Wednesday!

I may have to bring earplugs to save myself from spoilerville. :?

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 Post subject: Re: Who here has fallen behind?
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I'm both behind and on schedule since I didn't learn about Infinite Summer until a week ago. This is my second time picking up IJ and right now I'm at p 335 but only because I started with the July 20th segment. It's surprising how the book is coming back to me after only a few pages and I will honor the spoiler line and not offer anything up upcoming sections that are among my favorites.


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