I really enjoyed this book! It was quite different from anything I‘ve read - format wise. There‘s no plot that I figured out, it‘s more a revelation of facts and occurrences and what happens in post-Georgian flu world to a specific collection of people. I don‘t know how else to explain it. The characters are compelling. The writing thought provoking! I suspect I‘ll be thinking of this book for quite some time... 4 ⭐️s
"I was in the hotel," he said finally. "I followed your footprints in the snow." There were tears on his face.
"Okay," someone said, "but why are you crying?"
"I'd thought I was the only one," he said.
This haunted me after I read it, which of course was right before bed. I imagined surviving some end-of-times event and not seeing another living person for 100 days. Imagine that first sighting, that first connection. Disbelief. Pain. Relief.
For a #postapocalyptic novel, the plot of #StationEleven felt fresh. It focused less on the horrors of the new world and more on the beauty, tenderness, and interconnectedness of #humanity. I often considered how I'd feel in similar circumstances (both before and after the Flu). I loved that it was largely set along #LakeMichigan and in an #airport! Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre. #airplanes #pandemic #fiction #fame #survival
I am in the minority with this one. I didn‘t love it but I didn‘t hate it. The narrative alternates between before and after the pandemic. It is a study on life and relationships, choices made and their affect on ourselves and others and how we survive in the memories of those who knew us as our actions carry on in a future without us. With all the ingredients for a book I should have loved, this one just jumped around too much for my liking.
1.) Done. ✅ “Station 11” (By the way, does any one know if she yet wrote another book❓🤔)
2.) Yes, I do make my bed. It makes me feel to snuggle into something fresh in the evening even if the sheets are not put on freshly.
3.) Cold pizza is such a _yes_‼️
4.) 👟: I think in the US system it‘s 5,5-6.
5.) Thanks for the tag @Come-read-with-me – For @howjessreads ‘s #FriYayIntro I tag: @Yoricke_SouthAfrica , @Jari-chan , @La_Cori
UK Littens this popped up on a Facebook Ad tonight.... #99pOnKindle
Bookish Song Nr. 3: All I Want Is Love by A Great Big World
I used to skip this song whenever it popped up on my Shuffle mode, until one day I happened to listen to it. And in no time I was back on tour with the Travelling Symphony. I saw them playing, I saw their past and their way through this new world. The whole atmosphere is just so fitting ❤️
I want this to turn into an entire series. I want a vignette of loosely connected ppl living in a country made up of thousands of islands, like Indonesia. And another for those in the Great White North of Canada. Another for the International Space Station who watched all the lights go out.
I don‘t usually read fanfic but in this case I say BRING IT ON!
(art credit https://www.deviantart.com/ejaynoir)
I love when authors write complex, 3 dimensional villains. I really, truly appreciate the small ounce of humanity that is afforded to The Prophet at the end, reinforcing the idea that no human is entirely good nor entirely bad; that we‘re all shaped by our circumstance and how much pure luck has to do with where we end up in life.
My sentiments exactly every time I travel for work.
I‘m so impressed at the author‘s ability to seamlessly switch the tone and writing styles between the handful of letters, excerpts of an interview, and the main narration. It‘s the mark of a great author. Loving this book so far; #screamathon is off to a great start!
Excited for my first #screamathon and #screamathonPhotoChallenge! Not pictured: The Turn of the Screw, Through The Woods, Sadie, and A Ladder to the Sky (assuming my library holds come through before the end of the month!)
"Because survival is insufficient."
Originally, I thought this was just another run-of-the-mill dystopian society book (which I'm not knocking, I love this genre). However, Station Eleven has so much more depth than that. It's truly a book about humanity. The storyline jumps back and forth to the time right before a rapid flu kills most people on Earth, and about 15-20 years after the demise.
Thank you so much for this book @BarbaraBB - one of my favourites so far this year! I know it gets a lot of love here on Litsy and I can see why. I loved the different storylines and timelines that all intersected at some point, and I found it all the more chilling for being so close to reality.
I‘m annoyed I was so late to the party with this one! 😁
This is a star book because it really fits into my love for the post apocalyptic world. It is remarkably similar to other oeuvres of the genre but ultimately it‘s story arcs coming together in a powerfully underwhelming way. The important is reduced to trivial and the trivial is recast when the end comes!
Review 2 of 2 😁 I love the cover of this edition 🧡
I found that I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. This time though, rather than enjoying the wonder of what would happen next, and which of the characters it would happen to, I enjoyed the intertwinedness of the characters and their stories. It was cleverly done, and reading it again took away none of the appeal.
Linger review on Goodreads for anyone interested 😊 #Reread
I know I‘m very late to the party, but I‘m finally here to add my love! Absolutely wonderful and completely unexpected, especially from a post-apocalyptic novel, I was wrapt! Thanks to Tanisha again for gifting it to me 😘
I haven't a single negative thing to say about this book. It was perfectly executed.
Read this one along with my 7th grader, who is about halfway through himself. There is a local organized event centered around this novel, and the library was promoting it last time we were there. It just happened to be on my TBR anyway. We didn't get to attend the festival, but it was fun to read the book anyway.
Thanks for the wonderful gifts @BarbaraBB and @kathedron - I feel so very lucky!
Barbara - I‘m very much looking forward to reading Station Eleven, I‘ve heard such good reviews on here!
Kate - I stacked this one from the recent reading challenge I co-hosted and it does sound really good doesn‘t it? I‘ll let you know when I‘ve read it.... Thanks also for the chocolate 😋
So my phone decided to update last night and the timer reset 😫 so I guess I'm starting fresh this morning 😅
I've hit a bit off a reading wall because I'm not sure I fancy any of the books that I've got on my current #TBR so I'm going to have a reread of something I know I love but haven't properly reviewed yet and come back to my #TBRChallenge picks when I'm ready 😊
#SummersEndReadathon #LeastRated #TBRCleanup 🖤💜❤
It‘s always a good day when you come home to book mail from friends. Thanks so much, Tanisha for sending me this. I cannot wait to read it. You‘re a kind heart & a beautiful friend ❣
Set in a future dystopian landscape after a pandemic has decimated most of human civilization, this novel skips back and forth through time exploring the twisting connections, brief encounters, and pure happenstances that make up human existence. Even after all that we think of as comprising human civilization vanishes before our eyes, these things remain, reminding us what it truly means to be alive.
Recommended if you enjoyed The Nix.
Just happened upon this at Costco. Great price! In the cart it goes 😊
I absolutely loved this book. I picked it up because of a recommendation, one that I'd like to pass on to everyone. Station Eleven takes place in a post apocalyptic world. It's exciting and sad and hopeful and insightful. Once i started reading I really was unable to put it down. One of my favorites!
#Booked2019 #Summer #BookGiftedToYou
I may not have picked this for myself, given it‘s Sci-fi categorization, so isn‘t it a wonderful thing that it was picked for me, because it‘s a beautiful choice for anyone. If you‘re not a fan of the genre, no matter: you will find yourself pulled in as if by a magnet. There‘s suspense, there‘s mystery, there‘s high literary quality—all this in addition to its post-apocalyptic theme. (Cont ⬇️)
This book was so beautiful that's it impossible not to be completely invested. The story tells you the characters journey navigating the post apocalyptic world but is also not completely devoid of a plot. It was so unusual but refreshing to read a book that focuses on what comes after survival. 👇
1. I‘m about five pages from the end. Such a good book—and really not my usual fare!
2. I have so many. Most common is probably “Minnie.”
3. Flatbread with almost any veggie + cheese
4. Reading my books, I hope...should be a quiet weekend 🤞🏼
*Have a nice weekend, everyone! ♥️😊
After picking it up from the library, I put off reading Station Eleven, leery of the post apocalyptic storyline. I was immediately invested, though. The writing is good, and I'm eager to check out more of St. John Mandel's work. This book would make for a good discussion at a book club.
1. Tagged book doesn‘t fit any one genre, so it works for different readers. 📚
2. How to Train Your Dragon 3 🐉
3. Ice cream with fresh berries 🍓
4. Just two first cousins but second and third cousins? No idea 🤷🏻♀️