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Station Eleven
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of"King Lear."That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band s existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed."
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I know many people love this but I let this sit on the shelves for quite a while until earlier this year. It was a pleasant surprise, I liked it!
#GratefulReads #thoughtyouwouldntlikebutdid

Brittbritt I‘ve had that on my shelf for 2 years now and I still haven‘t picked it up 🤦‍♀️ 2d
erzascarletbookgasm @Brittbritt I hope you‘ll pick it up sometime soon and give it a chance. 🙂 2d
Cathythoughts Loved this book 👍🏻❤️ 2d
ju.ca.no For some reason I didn‘t love it as much, it was alright but not my favourite🤔 2d
OriginalCyn620 Loved this one too and I didn‘t think I would! 2d
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KarynGood
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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

KarynGood @debbiegrillo Sounds intriguing!!!! 6d
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squirrelbrain
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One of my favourite books so far this year....
#future
#MOvember

Cinfhen Definitely in my top 10 favorites of all time 7d
Megabooks My all time fav! Can‘t wait for her new one! 7d
Cathythoughts One of my faves this year too 👍🏻❤️ 7d
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LauraBeth I love this cover ❤️ 7d
TK421 I loved this one. 👍 7d
Caroline2 I loved this book too. 💖 6d
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Jeannie
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I know I‘m late to the party on this one, but so glad to be getting to it after it‘s been on my shelf for ages. What a good read!

sprainedbrain Gorgeous photo ❤️ 7d
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steph_phanie
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"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.
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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.

CoffeeNBooks Great book! 1w
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steph_phanie
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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

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KarynGood
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Really, really glad I got my flu shot! 🤣

teebe 💙this book 1w
KarynGood Loving it so far, @teebe!!! 1w
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fifis_bookshelf
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⭐⭐⭐⭐ 💫 4.5 Stars
It took me a little while to get into this book but once I did, I loved it!

Cathythoughts I loved this too 👍🏻❤️ 2w
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MelissaSue81
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I really enjoyed this. I always say post apocalyptic fiction isn‘t for me, but this one really worked for me, without triggering my anxiety. I feel like I wanted something more from the ending, although I‘m not sure what. Maybe I just wasn‘t ready for it to end.

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tessavi
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The flashbacks were a bit too long for my taste, especially since the characters relations aren't clear until the end. Overall an entertaining post-apocalyptic story.

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Loric
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Mehso-so

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.

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Buechersuechtling
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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

Jari-chan Thanks for tagging me 😁
And yes, she wrote a couple more books:
Last Night in Montreal, 2009
The Singer‘s Gun, 2010
The Lola Quartet, 2012
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica Thank you for the tag 💜 3w
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Balibee146
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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UK Littens this popped up on a Facebook Ad tonight.... #99pOnKindle

Cathythoughts Thanks 👍🏻I loved it - must let my son know 4w
Balibee146 Good to hear @Cathythoughts you are one of my barometers of taste 😁👍 4w
Cathythoughts Ah Thankyou ! We have similar book tastes 👍🏻♥️ I look forward to your thoughts on Station Eleven , whenever you get there ... it‘s a special one ✨✨✨✨ 4w
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Jari-chan
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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 ❤️

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Jari-chan
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❤ ❤ This book is love ❤ ❤
Defenitely a highlight in my reading year 2019. And it sure looks like this book and its characters refuse to let me go.

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LaraS
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More, please!

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!

#screamathon

(art credit https://www.deviantart.com/ejaynoir)

4thhouseontheleft 🧡👻🖤 1mo
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LaraS
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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.
#screamathon

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belacat
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I got my annual flu shot this week. I hope it protects me from the Georgia Flu.

Punderson State Park, Newbury, Ohio

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great book, and beautiful view! 1mo
Slajaunie Beautiful! 1mo
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LaraS
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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!

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LaraS
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As soon as I read this I had the line from Leonard Cohen‘s ”Famous Blue Raincoat” echoing through my head:

🎶 “New York is cold but I like where I‘m living” 🎶

...aaaaand now I‘m picturing Arthur as the late, great Lenoard Cohen in my head (…which fits, somehow?)
#screamathon

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LaraS
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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!)

4thhouseontheleft If zombies attack, I'm tripping you. HILARIOUS. 😂 😂🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ (edited) 2mo
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Jari-chan
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This is a wonderful book! It is filled with love and hope and well-written characters. I loved reading this book and seeing how all the pieces of this puzzle fall into place. One of my highlights in September 💗

#BookAWeekChallenge

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"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.

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squirrelbrain
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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! 😁

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts What a beautiful great book ! I only read this year too ✨✨✨✨✨✨ 2mo
AmyG My daughter just told me she read this and loved it. So out of her usual reads. Better late than never! 2mo
BarbaraBB I‘m happy you liked it! 💕 2mo
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Caroline2 It‘s such a good book isn‘t it! I loved it too. 💖 2mo
Megabooks My all time fav!! 2mo
TrishB A great read👍🏻 2mo
Oryx It just has a special quality this book. It has that 'something'. Thanks for your card by the way - I will reply soon - just been settling in at work last couple of weeks. So far so good. 2mo
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essayareayaitch
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Did no aeronautical engineers/students survive? What about the text books. I don't understand. (Yeah, the apocalypse is not for me)

violabrain Keep reading and you‘ll understand. :) 2mo
Megabooks No gas. 2mo
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Megnogged
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Finally diving into the book club pick for the month! 🤗 #bookclub #currentlyreading #booksandcoffee

mcctrish I love this book. I‘ve lent it to someone and it appears to be lost now 😢 2mo
Megnogged @mcctrish oh no!!! I‘m really loving it so far! About half way through!! 2mo
mcctrish She has a new one out ❤️ 2mo
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essayareayaitch
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I probably should have read this before Severance. Not because it might compare unfavorably, but because I was not a fan

Megabooks This is my all time favorite book! It‘s fantastic! 2mo
TNbookworm I love Station Eleven so much, great book! 2mo
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Creadnorthey
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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!

Creadnorthey Wow thanks- I‘ve never gotten 15 likes before! 2mo
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TCLinrow
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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

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TCLinrow
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Safe and sound in Prague, and I've been enjoying reading in the sun all day 😊

Review to follow tomorrow 😁

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The.Intentional.Reader
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So, I started this today and I‘m having a hard time doing anything else. It‘s so good 🤤.

Lcsmcat Loved this one! 2mo
Blaire Yes!! It is 🔥 2mo
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JennyM
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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 😘

JenReadsAlot I still haven't read it! 2mo
BeckyMerilatt She‘s got a new book out in March! 2mo
JennyM @JenReadsAlot it‘s worth the wait! Hope you enjoy when you get to it 2mo
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JennyM @BeckyMerilatt I will definitely be reading that sooner rather than later! 2mo
Tanisha_A Ooh! I am happy that you enjoyed it. 🧡 Waiting for the next one! 🤞 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A I hope to go to the post office tomorrow to send your parcel on its journey to you. 😘😘😘 2mo
Kalalalatja It took me by surprise as well! Such a great read 👌 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks This is one I couldn‘t wait to buy when it came out and is still unread on my shelf. I‘m bad about that... 2mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja it was unexpectedly brilliant! 2mo
JennyM @Erinreadsthebooks you are in good company....I do that all the time! 2mo
LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts Such a wonderful & memorable book ♥️💔 2mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry @Cathythoughts it was very good and I‘ll definitely remember it, particularly as after reading about a killer flu, I‘ve woken am up with a killer sore throat and headache! Now that‘s a good book 😆 (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts Mind yourself ♥️... hope that sore throat & headache disappear fast 😘 2mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts thanks my lovely friend. I‘m working from home today, so at least I can keep myself quiet. 😘 2mo
Tanisha_A Squeeeee! Thanks love! 2mo
Tanisha_A Take care! ❤️ 2mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM oh no! 😔 hope you feel.better soon! Rest up and take care 💕 2mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry @Tanisha_A thanks guys. It serves me right for being smug about missing all the winter bugs 😬 2mo
Rissreads ❤💚💜💙💛 2mo
Rissreads Better late than never! 2mo
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SleepyDragon
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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.

#Overdrive #VirtualMountTBR2019

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squirrelbrain
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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 😋

kathedron I reckon even wild women are partial to good chocolate!😊 Both of these books are on my TBR: I'd love to hear what you think of them. Hope you are having a lovely day. 🎉🎈 2mo
BarbaraBB I saw it on your TBR, so I hope you‘ll like it. Congratulations 🎈❤️💃🌹 2mo
Cinfhen So many awesome gifts 🎁 2mo
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Caroline2 I loved station eleven. 👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts Station Eleven ♥️♥️♥️♥️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Oryx Station Eleven - one of my favorites! 2mo
squirrelbrain Wow - sounds like everyone loves Station Eleven! @Caroline2 @Cathythoughts @Oryx *Really* looking forward to it now @BarbaraBB ! 2mo
Caroline2 OH and we can add Wilderness to our list of buddy read potentials! 😆 👍🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain Yay @Caroline2 - I think it was from your post that I stacked it in the first place.... do we have matching TBR shelves, or what?! 2mo
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essayareayaitch
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This book is mentioned everywhere. This is a blurb from Well Met by Jen DeLuca. I really need to move this book up my TBR

gossamerchild Oh, Station Eleven is fantastic! 2mo
Megabooks My all-time favorite book! 2mo
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TCLinrow
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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 🖤💜❤

Clwojick Oh no! This happens far too often! 3mo
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JennyM
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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 ❣

LeeRHarry Oh this is such a good read - hope you enjoy! 😊 3mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry I cannot wait. It‘s been on my list for a long time! 3mo
Buechersuechtling I “read” this as audiobook and loved it. So I hope you enjoy it, too. 3mo
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Tanisha_A Yay! 💙 I would love to know how you like it. 3mo
JennyM @Buechersuechtling I have high hopes! 3mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A and just as I was coming out of the house, your other parcel arrived. Thanks my friend ❤️ 3mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Lovely! I want to send you some Indian bookmarks and a postcard too. Will get to it as soon as I get some time. 💚 3mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A oh how lovely, but you don‘t need to. You‘ve been so generous already. I‘m collecting a little parcel of things - will let you know when it‘s on the way 😘😘😘 3mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Love! 🥰 3mo
Rissreads One of my all time favourites. I'm looking forward to what you think. 2mo
JennyM @Rissreads I‘ve just started it and so far it‘s very👍👍👍 (edited) 2mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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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.

Texreader Great review! 3mo
JazzFeathers It has been in my TBR for quite some time. Needs to find time and read it. 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy This was one of my top five books from 2018, I absolutely loved it! 3mo
Gezemice This was a good one. Took me a while to get into it but at the end it really made me think. 3mo
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kelseynicburke
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Unlimited teleportation 🌎
Leo 🦁
Errands upon errands 😒
#friyayintro @howjessreads

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @teebe @KarynGood @mcctrish

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AmyG
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2. Is eating anything you want and not gaining weight a superpower? 😳
3. Libra
4. Packing to move.
5. Come play....everyone!

Thanks for the tag @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#Friyayintro

Eggs 💗💗 3mo
Lcsmcat I‘d take that super power! 3mo
REPollock Station Eleven was so good!! 3mo
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JenReadsAlot Amazing super power!! 3mo
TK421 I used to have that super power.😢 3mo
AmyG @TK421 Me too....before I had children. 😳 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Bookzombie What a great superpower!! Sign me up! 3mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Just happened upon this at Costco. Great price! In the cart it goes 😊

mom2bugnbee Loved this one! 3mo
ShyBookOwl @mom2bugnbee excited for it! 3mo
ElizabethBoa Loove!! Station Eleven, definitely will be reading some time in the foreseeable future. 3mo
ShyBookOwl @ElizabethBoa me too! 😊 3mo
sudi Such a great book 3mo
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Lianneh
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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!

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Sharpeipup
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📚tagged
🎬Parent Trap
🎵life is a highway
#manicmonday @JoScho

TheSpineView Parent Trap is a good one! 3mo
JoScho 😊🏕💚 3mo
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gradcat
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
#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 ⬇️)

gradcat (Cont. ⬆️) The plot centers around five people who were acquainted (with varying degrees of intimacy) with an established actor who dies on stage. Shortly thereafter, the “Russian flu” kills off most of the world‘s inhabitants. Those who are left must start over, which involves scavenging for food and brutish fighting. My favorite thing about this book, though, is that some survivors are intent on creating aesthetic outlets and memorializing ⬇️ 3mo
gradcat ⬆️ both history and the memories of their lost friends and families. This goal provides the book it‘s overall elegiac quality. What may seem depressing, at first, becomes a celebration, in a sense—a celebration of art, history, and memorial. It‘s a sublime read. Thank you very much for the gift, @teebe ♥️ 3mo
LiteraryinLititz Great review! 3mo
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Lcsmcat I too read it only because it was recommended by someone whose taste I trust, and I loved it. 3mo
gradcat @LiteraryinLititz Thank you very much for saying that! ♥️ 3mo
gradcat @Lcsmcat I really wasn‘t expecting to like it nearly as much as I did, but it completely engaged me on so many levels. I‘d like to read other books by her, if I find the time. 3mo
teebe You‘re welcome, I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I loved it. 3mo
gradcat @teebe It was, in a word, brilliant...and especially so with your inserts, art, notes & games! Loved it! ♥️ 3mo
Cinfhen One of my favorite books!!! So good!!!! 3mo
gradcat @Cinfhen I‘m with you on that...I‘m seriously thinking of checking out other books by her, even though it‘s not my typical read. 3mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard her other books were not as good 😣let me know if you try any... 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really, really need to get this one read. Lately, I‘m reading a lot of post-pandemic books, so maybe now is the time! 3mo
readordierachel Fantastic review! Love this book so much. 3mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage I can‘t recommend it enough. Parts of the book, the post-Russian flu times, function as requiem...laments for everyone lost. As one character notes (in a sort of twist on Sartre): Hell is the absence of the people you long for.” 3mo
gradcat @readordierachel Thank you for saying that—I appreciate your comments. I have to say this book was a nice surprise, and I‘ll not soon forget it. ♥️ 3mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Will do—but I heard the same as you re her other books...so for now, it‘s a big maybeifIhavetimetogettoit, kind of thing...😂🤣😂 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat Sadly, I know that quote to be 💯😢 3mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage I sympathize. Unfortunately, I know exactly what you mean. 😔 3mo
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sudi
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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. 👇

sudi The thing i liked most was how neatly the author had arranged the timelines without them being confusing. And the conclusion tied the storylines together very cleverly. One of my favorite reads this year. 3mo
Meaw_catlady I need to read this! 3mo
sudi @Meaw_catlady this was a #blameitonlitsy purchase for me but totally worth it. You should definitely give it a try and i hear there's going to be a movie/tv show based on it. 3mo
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squirrelbrain I‘ve heard good things about this - stacked.... 3mo
ShyBookOwl This is everywhere. I'm intrigued! 3mo
Meaw_catlady @sudi I actually have 2 copies I got sent one in a swap and given one for an all town reads. It looks right up my alley I just need to give it a go 🖤 3mo
sudi @squirrelbrain you won't regret it. 😊 3mo
sudi @ShyBookOwl you should give it a try. 😊 3mo
sudi @Meaw_catlady that's great. Hope you like it 😊 3mo
Cathythoughts Loved this one ♥️ 3mo
Megabooks This is my all-time favorite book! 3mo
readordierachel Great review! One of my favorites. 3mo
lynneamch I rarely say, "This was a great ending," but that's what I said when I finished this one. ? 3mo
sudi @Megabooks it's now one of my favorites too 🙌 3mo
sudi @readordierachel thank you and yeah, i'm adding this to my list of favorites 🙌 3mo
sudi @lynneamch it was perfect, not too cheesy or sentimental. I didn't want it to end though 😄 3mo
Tanisha_A Awesome review! I loved it! 3mo
sudi @Tanisha_A thank you 😘. I'm now waiting to see the adaptation. 3mo
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gradcat
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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 🤞🏼
5. Seven

#FriyayIntro

*Have a nice weekend, everyone! ♥️😊

TrishB Have a great weekend ❤️ 4mo
Crazeedi You're very international! 7 languages, that's just awesome my friend!! Have a great weekend 4mo
ImperfectCJ I loved Station Eleven. And seven languages...I'm impressed! 4mo
gradcat @TrishB Backatcha woman! I hope yours is fantastic! ♥️ 4mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Don‘t be impressed. The word for Friday in the Latin languages is very similar, and for the the Germanic dialects the same thing goes, + I counted English. 😂 @ImperfectCJ I just finished the book, and I‘m happy to say that it will stay with me. I found it to be very moving...I love this kind of deep philosophical treatment of memory & memorialization. ♥️ 4mo
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MelKelsey
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Pickpick

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.

Cathythoughts Great book ♥️👍🏻 4mo
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Susanita
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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 🤷🏻‍♀️
5. ❤️❤️
#friyayintro

suzie.reads Your second cousins are your cousins children. So it's just how many children your two cousins have 😊 4mo
MelissaSue81 @suzie.reads - actually that's not true! Your cousins children are your first cousins once removed (The removed goes by generation). Second cousins are your Parents' Cousins' Children.. So they are the same generation as you.

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Susanita @MelissaSue81 @suzie.reads I had to go to Webster to verify, but basically it has to do with shared great grandparents. My parents between them had only one sibling but lots and lots of cousins. 4mo
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suzie.reads @susanita Yeah you share a great grandparent 4mo
Susanita Don‘t even get me started on the “removed” part! *head explodes* 4mo
MelissaSue81
LOL. Its all very confusing! I always thought 2nd cousins were like Suzie said at first until recently when I got all up in ancestry.com. Also, after reading your post, I actually think the last movie I saw in the theatre was HTTYD 3 as well, not Wreck it Ralph 2. And I think I want to read Station Eleven
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cherinium @MelissaSue81 I grew up very close to my 2nd cousins, and I referred to them as such to a friend in middle school. She corrected me and told me that they were my 3rd cousins and that their parents were my 2nd cousins. We got into an argument in which I told her that my mom said that her cousins were my 1st once removed. The friend told me my mom was stupid and thus ended our friendship. I knew I was right and that was all that mattered. 😉 4mo
Susanita @cherinium @SuzieB15 @MelissaSue81 The article I read suggested using a pen and paper to map the generations! 4mo
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Exbrarian
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Fantastic book. Half literary fiction, half pandemic apocalypse thriller. I have never read anything quite like it.

Oryx I love this one. 4mo
wanderinglynn This was such a fantastic book! 👍🏻👍🏻 4mo
Hufflepuffle Such a good book! 4mo
RaimeyGallant So good! 4mo
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