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Station Eleven
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
2014 National Book Award FinalistA New York Times BestsellerAn audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilizations collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthurs chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them. Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirstens arm is a line from Star Trek: Because survival is insufficient. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave. Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic,this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all.A novel of art, memory, and ambition,Station Eleventells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.
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Eggs Perfect ⛺️ ! On my TBR 7h
Shawna One of my favourites 😍 5h
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Karisimo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On@my shelf 💫 4d
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Texreader
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A flu decimates the world‘s population. This book is a pretty realistic description of what happens next, which we can all imagine from our own experiences when Covid-19 came along. It follows multiple characters and how their lives intertwine despite the inoperable modern communications and transportation, as infrastructure breaks down for decades. I appreciated how the storyline about the “bad guy” was resolved and the hint of hope at the end.⬇️

Texreader An excellent read. So glad I decided to keep reading books by this author after my disappointment with The Last Night in Montreal. I‘ve put The Glass House on my tbr list. #authoramonth 2w
Mimi28 Cool 😎 I know it‘s too late for the author a month but I am reading this next, lol. Great review 😊 2w
Texreader @Mimi28 Thank you! I hated I missed finishing it in May by 3 days but it was worth the three extra days. I only had about 10 minutes left of the ebook so I finished it this morning at breakfast 2w
Mimi28 Awesome!! I need to start listening to more audiobooks. I get emails from Chirp but I don‘t always have the funds I need to get them from the library 📚 2w
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Gissy
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From the three books I read by this author, I will say I liked more this one. There were still parts I found repetitive or unnecessary. But wow! at the beginning it was like a flashback to the pandemic situation😳 There were sad parts as expected due to the pandemic situation. I think it was well integrated those elements of what happened in the past and the present through those interviews with Kirsten. I like post apocalyptic topics in novels⬇️

Gissy I liked the way the author described that chaos we expect in this type of topic.
Is there a movie based on this novel? If not, it will be a good for a screen adaptation. 3.8/4⭐️
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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5feet.of.fury @Gissy it is made into a TV show! I think it‘s on HBO. 2w
Gissy @5feet.of.fury Thank you, 🤗 2w
DieAReader 🥳Great! 2w
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An excellent way to explain the multiverse #authoramonth

@Soubhiville

Soubhiville I like it. 2w
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TheSpineView
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#2024ReadingBracket

My favorite book of May was Station Eleven which I read for the #AuthorAMonthChallenge hosted by @Soubhiville

Melismatic Me too! 💖 2w
TheSpineView @Melismatic Great minds! 🌞 2w
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May #AuthorAMonth #AAM #ReadAway2024 I read another book by this author in May and both were impressive and entertaining. I don‘t necessarily believe that everything happens for a reason and I don‘t believe that is the author‘s intended message. But I do believe that we are all connected. I believe the author communicates this quite eloquently. I‘ll be reading more of her books in the future. Strongly recommended.

CBee I loved this one 😊 2w
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 2w
CatLass007 @tpixie I read that this month also. I loved it! 2w
tpixie @CatLass007 Oh Good! yes!! 🙌 2w
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BarkingMadRead
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Easily my favorite of the month! #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Soubhiville Awesome! 2w
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LeafingThroughLife
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Loved the way this post-apocalyptic story was told, integrating before, during, and after and examining the ripples of human connection. St. John Mandel‘s imagination of what it must be like to have known all our modern conveniences and then live another whole lifetime without them is so vivid and convincing. I‘m not much of a re-reader but can see myself re-reading this book. Glad #authoramonth finally got me to read it!!

eskoch28 This is a book I've never read. I've actually given away two copies of it because I hadn't read it, but it keeps haunting me. It's just always hanging around on the periphery of my life. Based on your review I need to just read it! 2w
LeafingThroughLife @eskoch28 I fear this book will just keep seeking you out until you read it. Best just get it over with. Resistance is futile. 🤪🤣 2w
eskoch28 😂😂😂😂 ok you've talked me into it *opens Libby* 2w
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Texreader
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Hoping to squeeze in this last book for #authoramonth

@Soubhiville

Karisimo I just started my #authoramonth last night too! 2w
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I read this for the first time in the fall of 2020 and while it was surreal to read about a fictional pandemic while we were still working through a real life one, I found reading it this time around to be much more emotional for some reason.
This is an amazing, moving novel about the human condition throughout tragedy. SJM weaves a compelling tale about a group of survivors and the interconnections of a life.
5⭐

peanutnine So glad I finally revisited this book for #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville 2w
Soubhiville 📚🩷 2w
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5feet.of.fury
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My least favorite of “the 3”. It reminded me of The Walking Dead but without the zombies, &the Corona Virus lockdown obviously.
I didn‘t find it as engaging or thought provoking as Glass Hotel or Sea of Tranquility
#authtoramonth

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BarkingMadRead Sooooooo cool! I just got to this part! 3w
Soubhiville That‘s wonderful! I‘d stop to see and hear them. 🩷 3w
tpixie @Soubhiville yes! What a surprise treat that would be to see this in person! 🎶 3w
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tpixie @BarkingMadRead 🖤🎶🖤 3w
Gissy Nice😍 2w
tpixie @Gissy yes! Fun! 2w
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This week I finally started this book. I had more anxiety while reading the ‘buy everything you can at the grocery store‘ scene than I did during our actual COVID pandemic. I‘m excited to see how this book plays out. Thanks @Soubhiville for hosting #AuthorAMonth and finally getting me to read this book I‘ve had on my shelf since 2017!! I do wonder what it would‘ve been like reading this BEFORE our pandemic.

quietlycuriouskate The airport scene properly freaked me out. 😱 3w
Velvetfur That book actually sounds scary, as it's a bit too close to real life for comfort.... Oh and that mug in the pic is so cute too 😊 3w
tpixie @Velvetfur thanks!! I should have held it in my other hand to show the logo! It‘s from a (sadly) now closed indie bookstore, Bluebird books. I‘m only 1/4 thru. Interestingly the post- apocalyptic part doesn‘t bother me- probably since THAT is different from our reality. But it goes back & forth in time, like indicated by @quietlycuriouskate , so you may want more comfortable reads! 3w
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Soubhiville There are several parts that can be triggering. The scene with the MC and the brothers in the high rise was hardest for me. In the series as well, I found it tough to watch. 3w
Mimi28 Uh oh, I am only on page 7. Thanks for the info about it everyone 😊 I will still try to finish it though 3w
tpixie @Mimi28 🩵🩵🩵 3w
tpixie @Soubhiville I bet! I‘m waiting to go back to them. I‘m with the Symphony after leaving St Deborah by the Water 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This has been in my shelf forever! 3w
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Hilary427
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This was an amazing book! Dystopian, but hopeful. It bounces back and forth, pre and post pandemic, but follows a group of people whose lives are intertwined throughout. (24)
⭐️: 4.75/5

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dariazeoli
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Name sighting! It‘s always nice to see it in print, even though the audiobook narrator pronounces it the “other” way 🤷🏻‍♀️

#authoramonth

AmyG Ha! 🙌🏻 1mo
Soubhiville Fun! 1mo
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Melismatic
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This was phenomenal. While I toggled back and forth between 4.5 and 5 stars (the ending felt too neat for me), I ultimately decided it was my first 5-star read of the year.

I‘m curious if folks who have read it pre-pandemic vibe with it differently, but man - post 2020? This and Parable of the Sower hit where it hurts. #AuthorAMonth

RaeLovesToRead I three starred this when I first read it, but since reading The Glass Hotel I feel like I finally clicked with the authors writing and I'd love to read it again. The atmosphere was haunting, but I don't remember much plot. 1mo
Melismatic @RaeLovesToRead I‘d def recommend a re-read! 💖 I found it well nuanced and very human in a way that few authors seem to do well. 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading I read it in 2016 and gave it five stars. Couldn‘t put it down. I‘m sure it would hit differently now. 1mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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I really liked this book. It was an unnerving read with the pandemic still fresh in my mind. I liked the back and forth between before and after to weave all the different narratives together. The ending felt rather abrupt after all the buildup, but that didn‘t take away from the story as a whole.

#authoramonth @Soubhiville

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Bookwormjillk
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This book, I love it so much. This is my third time reading. It all comes together beautifully, and it only gets better with each re-read. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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Started my #AuthorAMonth pick. My library copy is pretty beat up — it was apparently part of a school assignment. I‘m just a few chapters in and I‘m getting why this book would be pretty relatable for kids in school right now. 🥺🫣

Soubhiville Such a great book! 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
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My favorite hour of the week is about to begin ❤️
#hyggehour

Chrissyreadit 🎉💛🎉💛 1mo
tpixie This also works for @Soubhiville ‘s #AuthorAMonth ! 1mo
Soubhiville 🩷📚☕️ 1mo
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BookWrym
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#AuthorAMonth my first ESJM book and it was so good I will be starting Sea of Tranquility tomorrow.

I like the way the novel focuses on survivors with a common past and how it looks at rebuilding civilisation rather than just showing anarchy and lawlessness.

Loved the idea of a touring Shakespearean troupe after the end of the world as we know it.

Also loved all the crossovers from past to present.

Great story with hopeful ending.

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JenReadsAlot
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Finished this on the train from Prague to Berlin today. Very good and so glad I finally read it! #authoramonth @Soubhiville

Soubhiville Yay! 1mo
JuniperWilde I loved this. I read it when it came out. Pre CV19 so it had a totally different context. 1mo
JenReadsAlot @JuniperWilde I bet! I was thinking about the difference of those who read it prior to that. 1mo
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Megabooks
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Is there ever a bad time to reread your favorite book? My answer is definitely not! #AuthorAMonth was a great excuse to pull this out again. 💜

A strong flu outbreak from Georgia 🇬🇪 wipes out over 99% of the population in a matter of months. Mandel expertly moves between the outbreak and a time 20 years later when a traveling symphony/Shakespeare company encounters a dangerous doomsday prophet. Just read it!!

Bookwormjillk I‘m planning on re-reading this too. Last time I read it was February 2020 😷 1mo
DHill Love this book. Love this author. 1mo
AmyG My favorite of hers…..hands down. 1mo
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Soubhiville Yay! 1mo
JenReadsAlot I'm reading this now for the first time (finally)! 1mo
Cathythoughts Great book ♥️ 1mo
BarbaraBB I thought you would reread this one 💕💕 1mo
Megabooks @AmyG @DHill same to both of you!! 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Megabooks @Bookwormjillk yikes! I had not reread it since the pandemic, so it was interesting diving in again. I probably read it 4 times between 2014-2020. It hits different now! 1mo
Megabooks @Soubhiville I looked back in my all-time tags in the storygraph, and I‘ve completed 60 aam books since I started the Frederick Backman month! 🤯 1mo
Megabooks @JenReadsAlot awesome! I hope you love it too! 1mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB you thought right dear friend!! 💜🫶🏻 1mo
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IndoorDame
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I don‘t know if I‘ll manage to read a new one of her‘s for #AAM or not, but I‘m really glad I decided to start by rereading this because I found it much more affecting the second time, and I also found I was better able to to approach it inquisitively several more years post pandemic as life is actually snapping back to normal. I also think her books may work better for me in print than on audio. @Soubhiville

mcctrish I just heard a reference to this book and how post pandemic the author doesn‘t feel like this story could be a possible dystopian reality - we are so not in a collective mindset anymore ( or so many people aren‘t ) I loved this book, my heart is broken 1mo
IndoorDame @mcctrish that‘s so interesting! I‘ll have to think more on our collective mindset and this book. But I was definitely thinking about how the pandemic changed my perception of what the actual scope of something like the flu in this novel (and other apocalyptic esque fiction) would actually be, how many orders of magnitude more than something like Covid, how would we actually react to something that frightening?… 1mo
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repost for @Soubhiville:

Welcome to May #AuthorAMonth readers! Time to pull out our Emily St John Mandel books. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you!

LitsyEvents more details on the original post:
https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2730037
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Decalino I will take this as a sign that I should read Sea of Tranquility this month! It has been sitting on my TBR pile for too long already 1mo
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batsy
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I liked this well enough—it's thoughtful with interesting character studies, but not enough to get the total hype that surrounded this book upon its release. I guess my main issue was that it seemed like it was about the power of art, but not enough about that power was conveyed through the narrative, & it seemed to be about the menace of the unexpected end of the world, but not enough menace was conveyed about that. I wanted to be unsettled.

batsy It's still a pick because I enjoyed the experience of reading it and didn't want to bail, but I think because of expectations I kept waiting for something more to happen. 2mo
batsy Certain bits stood out: Jeevan's mad rush felt eerily similar to our pandemic lockdown panic; Miranda's obsession with her art. Other parts felt flimsy, cryptic, or underdeveloped. Like the prophet! I wanted to know more about how he came to be that kind of person, and how Elizabeth produced a son that would be that kind of person. Also, you get the sense his reign of terror was immense, but he was dispatched with pretty easily. 2mo
vivastory I agree. I liked this one, but I didn't fully get all of the hype around this #unpopularopinion I did love Mandel's Glass Hotel & plan on reading her other works 2mo
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batsy @vivastory I'm glad to have someone on team #unpopularopinion 🙂 Have you watched the TV series? I'm interested to see how it's been adapted. I am curious about Glass Hotel & Sea of Tranquility and do want to get to those eventually. 2mo
vivastory @batsy I remember liking the adaptation, although feeling like it was a bit too long. I have also heard very good things about 2mo
Ruthiella I liked the Glass Hotel of the three books best, but was also nonplussed by the hype around this book. My favorite thing about it is that it quotes an episode of Star Trek Voyager. (edited) 2mo
LeahBergen I felt the same. It was an enjoyable enough read for our bookclub but it didn‘t blow me away. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Lesliereadsalot Lola Quartet is excellent. Also tv series of Station Eleven is very good. @vivastory (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB I agree Suba, this was my least favorite. I think I liked The Glass Hotel best too. 2mo
Aimeesue The first time I read this one, I was . . Nonplussed. I reread it after reading The Glass Hotel and Sea of Tranquility and enjoyed it a lot more because of the resonances between them and characters popping up in different books. 2mo
batsy @Ruthiella I see Glass Hotel coming up a lot so will definitely check that out. 2mo
batsy @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB Glad to know that I'm not alone 😊 2mo
batsy @Lesliereadsalot Looks like I'll be checking out her other books, including Lola Quartet! Thanks for the rec for the TV series; it does look good. @vivastory 2mo
batsy @Aimeesue Your comment helps, so thanks! She's got a way with structure that I enjoy, so it's nice to know there's resonance between these books. 2mo
Leniverse I've read the following in this order, almost back to back: Station Eleven, The Glass Hotel, The Sea Of Tranquility. I thought the first was overhyped and unrealistic, I liked the second better but it's the one I remember the least, Sea of Tranquility was really good (maybe especially because I had all the links to the other books). 2mo
batsy @Leniverse That definitely helps! I appreciate seeing everyone's comments on the other books, I'm very keen to read it. 2mo
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Bookwormjillk
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April has barely started, but I‘m getting ready for May. I‘ve wanted an excuse to read these three all in a row for a while now. #AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville I really love Station Eleven. 🙂 2mo
Bookwormjillk @Soubhiville Me too. This will be my third time. My second time for the other two. 2mo
Lesliereadsalot Loved all three! 2mo
MaureenMc Ooh, that‘s a great idea! 2mo
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maich
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#hyggehour #hyggehourreadathon #litsolace
I'm #currentlyreading Station Eleven and I'm a little lost. I find it hard to read with all these characters.
Tonight was reading on my sofa.
@AllDebooks @TheBookHippie @Chrissyreadit @jenniferw88

TheBookHippie I couldn‘t read this book. Bravo for trying. 3mo
maich @TheBookHippie I saw it everywhere and it is popular and then I try it. Will see maybe become better I'm only on page 118😄 3mo
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amyrohn
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Flying to LA today, so I had to pick a good airport book!

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Allthebookclubs
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A pandemic fueled apocalypse as told by a few people that were connected through the main character. I wonder if this is what people on the front lines of the Covid pandemic thought were happening. The book was kind of choppy and went back and forth through time periods of before and after, but it‘s not chronological. A very odd book. Book #16 in 2024

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maich
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#WondrousWednesday

1. Evelyn Hugo from the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Luisa Clark from Me Before You

2. William Price from Lost&Found and Four from Divergent trilogy

3. Just started Station Eleven. Also reading The Secret of a Heart Note and Mango and Peppercorns.

@eggs

UwannaPublishme Evelyn Hugo! 🙌🏻 Loved that book! 4mo
maich @UwannaPublishme me too🥰 4mo
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Megabooks
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I cannot believe the daffodils are already this high! 🤯

So this is a ridiculously huge #bookhaul! My @AardvarkBookClub choices came! 🎉🎉 I had two to pick up at the library and somehow three more jumped in my bag. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 Plus I finally have a hardcover copy of Station Eleven! 🤩 Plus three more from Amazon. Kids Run the Show is a #blameiton @Reviewsbylola 🥰👍🏻

#aardvark

britt_brooke Love this photo! 4mo
AmyG Oooooooo 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 to the books and daffodils! 4mo
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Aims42 This is one gorgeous looking photo!! Happy Reading!!! 4mo
marleed Those daffodils give me hope! And all the books! 4mo
monkeygirlsmama I frequently have that problem. Such sneaky, bag hopping books! 🤭 4mo
BarbaraBB Kids run the show is so good! What a great haul 🥰 4mo
squirrelbrain I agree with @barbarabb - Kids is so good! 4mo
sarahbarnes I‘m excited to read Kids Run the Show due to @BarbaraBB ‘s review! 😁 That is a great haul! (edited) 4mo
youneverarrived 😍😍 I have Kids Run the Show waiting to be read - hopefully soon! It sounds really good. 4mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain didn‘t realize you had both read and enjoyed kids! Yay!! 🎉🎉 Steph recommended it to me over on instagram, too! 4mo
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perfectsinner
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Have wanted to read this for quite a while. I'm sick currently so can't concentrate on a physical book-- giving an audiobook a try.

BookmarkTavern Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Hope that you feel better soon! Hugs! 5mo
perfectsinner Thanks, me too! Hope this is a good choice. 5mo
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mjtwo
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10-3 Dec 23 (audiobook)
I have loved all this author‘s books and wish I had waited to read this in text but I was impatient and it was in the Audible sale.
Set largely in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by global pandemic, it does not dwell on the immediate extreme havoc but on the world 10-20 years afterwards and the question of whether recovery is possible. The interconnected stories of survivors and victims are wonderful and heartbreaking.

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AvidReader25
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This is my first time rereading this since the pandemic. Obviously that added a whole extra interesting layer to reflect on. It remains one of my top 10 books of all time. Technically it‘s about a post-apocalyptic world. But do not let that deter you from reading this if that's not your thing. This book is one of the most well-written connected character sketches that I've ever found. The stories are all connected, woven together beautifully.

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Booksbymybed
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This one has been on my list for a long time, and I enjoyed it a lot. If anyone would ask me what this book is about, I probably would struggle to tell, as it swirls together a post apocalyptic society, memories, regrets, and flashbacks. But in the end it works and puzzle pieces fit together. I guess it‘s just about life, how it goes on, despite everything . I know I will be thinking about it for a while. Has anyone seen the tv show?

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serenity_block
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This book brought back a sense of anxiety I haven‘t felt in close to 10 years. I really enjoyed the story, but it‘s eerie similarities to the Covid-19 pandemic and how bad it could have been made me both eager and anxious to read. The ending definitely relieved a bit of that anxiety and replaced it with hope. Overall, the characters were complex and interesting, and the world building was well done.

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Up next from my @AmyG Gallery of Great Reads 📚 It feels like it may be be a stay in bed and read kind of day.

#Litsylove #Readinbed #HideandRead #ReadaJourney #BlanketsandBooks

AmyG Enjoy 😘 (edited) 11mo
dabbe 💙🖤🩵 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The best day!! 10mo
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Shawna
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#survival is insufficient
#summerspecial

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf 📚 11mo
Eggs Been wondering about this one🤔 11mo
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I've been interested in this book for a long time but…you know, pandemic happened. Finally felt up to it recently. I really, really enjoyed this read, the timeline shuffle worked, weaving together past and present. It's fascinating that a relatively recently written book (2014) can feel so historical. So many more people have tangible experience (pandemic and demagogue related) of what St. John Mandel wrote. Fascinating to think about.

BarbaraJean I've been wanting to re-read this, because pandemic. But then also unsure if I wanted to re-read it, because pandemic. I read Sea of Tranquility by St. John Mandel last year and it felt so referential to this one that my re-reading itch has deepened. Maybe we should book club it. 11mo
Tea_and_Starstuff @BarbaraJean - oooh, yeah. If the others are down for a thematically heavier read I think there's a really interesting conversation to be had. I think there's some things that stayed feeling very true and some things that were just like...ah, this was written Before. 11mo
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LittlePixels
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Well, my foster baby has become a “foster fail” and my permanent reading partner. Littens, meet Kindle Kitty! #catsoflitsy #kittens #kittenlitten 🐱🥰

Darklunarose Welcome to your forever home kindle kitty. 11mo
Leftcoastzen So cute ! But now you are scaring me, I have 4 that are 10 weeks that I am fostering, have a full house already. 11mo
BookmarkTavern So gorgeous! 🧡 11mo
LittlePixels @Darklunarose @ozma.of.oz Thanks! 🐱🥰❤️ 11mo
LittlePixels @Leftcoastzen LOL! We‘ve fostered several this summer, and I had NO intention of adding to our family. This little guy knew we were his people from the minute we met, though. I wish you could post photos in comments; I‘d love to see your foster babies! 11mo
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eddiewrites
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Good read. Apocalyptic, haunting at times, but not void of hope.

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Jgacreations
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Yes!!! A friend recommended this one to me. I haven‘t seen the show yet, but now can‘t wait. The way the story about a pandemic apocalypse and the people that survived, shows what a small world we live in. This was a great read. Def recommend

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Megbert
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I enjoyed the TV series so much but felt like there were a few significant gaps in the story. The book of course smooths it all out and fills in the characters so much better. That said I‘d say it‘s still one of my top pick TV watches of this year. It‘s an all round brilliant story, very poetic in a sad bleak world.

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Jaimelire
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Great book!

LoverOfLearning Completely forgot I read this one. I was ehh bout it. But in all honestly I rushed the audiobook to finish it for book club. So maybe if I didn't rush through it I would have enjoyed it more. 13mo
LoverOfLearning I'm glad your enjoyed it!! 13mo
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ElleMNOpe
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I love Emily St. John Mandel's writing & how well-woven her stories are. hough a little overhyped, this is unique & 100% worth reading. The writing is fantastic & the character work is also really well-done. Each & every character feels intensely real. I don't know how she does that when some only exist for a small handful of pages. There is a lot in this narrative that just made me think. Beautiful, lyrical, & warranting of a reread.