@TheWordJar sorry the post is a day late. Thank you so much for everything! I'm posting another picture of what I couldn't fit in this one soon. Idk how you knew bout my sweet spot for butterflies and journaling but thank you so much! XD
P.s. is there anyway to upload more than 1 pic at time on Litsy? I've been trying to figure it out and having no luck.
#RRSciFiMonth Day 11: Lest we forget
Today‘s catch up is all about loss and memory. The dead live in a city of no boundaries. But it‘s shrinking; the people are disappearing. What links them to Laura, isolated in the Antarctic when a global catastrophe occurs?
I loved this book (my bookclub hated me for picking it I think) - lyrical, tragic, but celebrating the unexpected connections we forge in life. A+ apocalypse
Escaped the city and went to my grandmother‘s farm this afternoon. A little snow and a lot of quiet as I reread this haunting book.
🙀🙀 I was listening to All The Backlist and @Liberty recommend this book and I thought while 🚗...I swear I bought that book at a sale a long time ago bc the cover and title sounded interesting. I checked immediately upon getting home and I have it!!! Since I‘m sick in bed (*cough* library chair *cough*) how more perfect could this book find be?
This is just such a beautiful lovely story that deserves all the attention it can get. And a movie of this would be PERFECT. The possibilities for the sets of The City, in contrast to Laura's quest for survival in Antartica, just offers up unparalleled cinematic beauty. Somebody need to make this happen, because #thisshouldbeamovie .
Interesting concept, but it does move slower than expected. If you like literature with an interesting underlying premise, you'll love this book. The audiobook was a pretty great listen on my commute, but it is a slower story as it profiles characters and their interactions.
It's #Recommendsday! What are you recommending? "The City is a place where the dead reside, and as long as there is someone still alive on Earth who remembers them, there they stay - until a deadly virus wipes out the planet's population, except for Laura Byrd, a scientist working alone in the Antarctic. Now the only people left in the City are people Laura remembers. Really cool premise, right?!? I love this book with my whole heart." - @Liberty
My previous copy had a really beautiful cover, but it fell apart after several re-readings. When I ordered a new copy at my local bookstore I forgot to make sure which cover I got. This cover doesn't work for me at all, it does the book a great disservice. For the first time in many years I'm re-reading to see if my past infatuation with the book was warranted
The book faces a major problem, and it's the same problem that many projects by Damon Lindeloff face: when we as an audience are given a complex and interesting puzzle, we want to find out more about the puzzle, not spend our time getting to know characters. A character-driven novel about a super complex and interesting afterlife concept with a fascinating structure creates a problem.
Maybe get this one on Audible.