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Sea of Tranquility
Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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"The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from an island off Vancouver in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and planets"--
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Mid-year reading check in
Like always I love my moody broody dark reads! I really am trying to work in more lighthearted things... really 😂
Favorite book so far tagged.

BarbaraBB I can quite relate to this! 2d
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cinda.marie
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This was my first time reading Emily St. John Mandel and she has a lovely way of writing.

While the book includes pandemics, time travel, space colonies and big questions (Are we living in a simulation?), the story‘s unfaltering focus on the human condition is what really captivated me.

For just a few days, this book was my constant companion. I will gladly read more by this author!

#bookspin 6/22

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BookNerd9906
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Sci-fi time travel pandemic book? If anyone can pull it off it‘s Mandel. Love her. #bigjunereadathon @Clwojick

Clwojick Oooh. Sounds interesting. I‘m not normally one for sci-fi, but this one sounds intriguing. 5d
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Amazing. Mandel is an auto buy for me. The way she weaves a story is fantastic, excellent writing, time travel, plus characters from other Mandel books making appearances makes this book a gorgeous experience.

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cinda.marie
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Don‘t be like Jessica. Not an ideal way to live. 😁

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canbku
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Whoops, forgot my book upstairs again. Guess I'll start a new one again!

Texreader 😂😂😂 7d
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terryduncan5719
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Excellent! I enjoyed the twists and the subtle references to Station Eleven. The book flowed easily. I definitely recommend it!

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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Story travels through multiple time line, multiple theme, multiple places with diverse characters. the first few chapters r fragmented, & hard to follow.It‘s like kaleidoscope, beautiful & complicated. It has pandemic aspect, time travel ( literally to the moon and back 😀) metaphysics . Brilliant sci-fi considering the page numbers. But there were so many characters , for me a second reading may help. perfect ending beautiful 4.5⭐️ #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1w
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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#weeklyforecast
Started tagged and Freshwater already, I grabbed Firekeepers Daughter and Home on audio - I just bought a bike and the weather is going to be amazing this week so hopefully lots of riding and audio!

Readergrrl That sounds lovely and your book selections are great! I just started Sea of Tranquility too! 1w
DisneyFan Love this pic!! Great framing! 1w
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ChaoticMissAdventures
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He steps forward -

-- into a flash of darkness, like sudden blindness or an eclipse. He has an impression of being in some vast interior, something like a train station or a cathedral, and there are notes of violin music, there are other people around him, and then an incomprehensible sound --

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Kristin_Reads
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📖 6-15-22 || Meta | Time-travel | Pandemic
This is strange but enjoyable! I love the extended section at the end that is included with editions purchased from indie bookstores 💗
PS-I think the book jacket discloses too much … I recommend not reading it until you‘ve already read the novel.

Oryx I really enjoyed the extra chapter as well - really want to read that whole book! 2w
Kristin_Reads @Oryx Agreed! I actually can‘t imagine not having that extra section… 2w
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Esther reports that this book is very good. Her momma especially loves time travel stories and this hit all the buttons. Only complaint? Too short!! Could‘ve delved more into a few more character story lines but these are reader issues and not plot point issues. #tobcamp

If “reality” is actually a simulation, so what? ⏰🚀

CoffeeNBooks What a wonderful review, Esther! 💚 2w
AmyG Well, she is a cutie. 2w
AvidReader25 I loved this one! 5d
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Mccall0113
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This was a DNF for me. I‘m not sure what I expected but this is my second attempt at her books and feels like something is missing.

BooksNBowls I have been wary of her since the glass hotel.. I just don‘t think her writing is for me, but lots love her so good for her!! 2w
fredamans The only book of hers that I liked a lot was The Singer's Gun. All of the others I've read have just been ok. 2w
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Mogoeg
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This is a very 'meta' novel. Its not-so-subtle subtext is Mandel working through what it means to be a writer writing during a pandemic, when that same writer is the author of a recent (pre-pandemic), incredibly (and unexpectedly) popular, and now very much beloved, novel about the aftermath of a fictional pandemic.

And you know what? Honestly, I'm here for it (continued below).

Mogoeg I'm here for it because Mandel is a beautiful writer & this speculative tale retains the same sci-fi fairytale edge as Station Eleven, the novel that, for better or worse, will forever define her. It's nowhere near as rigorous in terms of world-building as S11, but that's fine - she's doing something quite different here. It's a quick, engrossing, and ultimately somewhat weightless read - very atmospheric & melancholy. (edited) 2w
Megabooks Great review! 2w
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I loved this immersive clever and compassionate novel. The wit and generosity of Emily St. John Mandel are extraordinary. She lets the reader share in her self referential humour at the same time as spinning a fantastic time travelling yarn and making thoughtful reflections on covid 19. I loved station eleven and the glass hotel. Sea of tranquility is not only a great read in itself but it also enhances the other two books. How wonderful is that!

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‘But all of this raises an interesting question‘ Olive said. ‘What if it always is the end of the world?‘ She paused for effect. Before her, the holographic audience was almost perfectly still. ‘Because we might reasonably think of the end of the world ‘ Olive said ‘as a continuous and never ending process‘.

AmyG I love your plants. What a perfect window! 2w
SRWCF Gorgeous view! 2w
Cathythoughts Great quote. ❤️ 2w
Brimful Glad you like the view and the plants. The bunting you can just make out is in the garden of our village pub and is left over from the jubilee celebrations. 2w
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MrsMalaprop
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I‘m late to the Emily St. John Mandel fan club. I‘ve read Glass Hotel, Station 11 & then this her latest in the past 6 months. I really like her writing and the interlinked characters. Station is the standout, but I enjoyed all three.

Rissreads I finished this last month but forgot to post! 3w
Leftcoastzen I am late to try her.thinking of starting with 3w
MrsMalaprop @Leftcoastzen Good call 👍🏼 3w
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MrsMalaprop @Rissreads I was wondering. Did you rate it? 3w
Jeg I‘m a fan. 3w
CarolynM I haven‘t tried her yet. Is there a best book to start with? 3w
MrsMalaprop @CarolynM I‘ve read her 3 latest books & although there is character cross-over there‘s no order you need to read them in. Station Eleven is the best IMO, so I‘d go with that one. 3w
Rissreads I liked it but it didn‘t grab me like Station 11. 2w
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elkeOriginal
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5 stars.
Astonishingly good. All the threads are perfectly woven in this time travel pandemic book that doesn‘t FEEL like a time travel pandemic book.
Those things (time travel, pandemic) just allow for beautifully posited big questions with a variety of characters I was invested in across time.
I am a sucker for good endings and this delivered!

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 I loved this one too. 3w
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RaeLovesToRead
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1) I think the cover would have been better suited to The Glass Hotel as not much of the story took place in Caiette this time around.

2) It influenced my decision to buy the book on account of it being gorgeous, but I read it for book club 😊

Tag everyone!! 👀

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!Happy Tuesday! 3w
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RaeLovesToRead
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This book felt like an unreality. Like an experimental fever dream branching off from her other books. It was, as always with Mandel, gorgeously rendered and full of keen observation, lovely description and heartstring tugging.

Don't think about the time travel mechanics too hard or it will unravel in an explosion of paradox.

This was a poignant and clever little book, but read The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven first.

Soft pick, 3 stars ⭐⭐⭐

TNbookworm Re-reading Station Eleven in preparation for The Glass Hotel and Sea of Tranquility 🙂 3w
RaeLovesToRead @TNbookworm They are all good but I really recommend reading Glass Hotel before Sea of Tranquility - I know people who've read them the other way round and enjoyed them though so it's not mandatory by any means 😊 3w
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 3w
RaeLovesToRead @TrishB Thanks, Trish!! 😁 3w
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RaeLovesToRead
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"My personal belief is that we turn to postapocalyptic fiction not because we're drawn to disaster, per se, but because we're drawn to what we imagine might come next. We long secretly for a world with less technology in it."

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RaeLovesToRead
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Dion's job required a great many meetings, so he was in holospace six hours a day and was dazed with exhaustion in the evenings.

"I don't know why it's so tiring," he said. "So much more tiring than normal meetings, I mean."

"I think it's because it isn't real." [...]

"Maybe you're right. Turns out reality is more important than we thought," Dion said.

Susanita Tea of tranquility? 3w
RaeLovesToRead @Susanita I love it! 🤣🤣🫖 3w
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CaitlinR
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As I read the early pages of Mandel‘s latest, I thought “oh, not another group of related short stories masquerading as a novel” (and let‘s face it, no one‘s done that better than Tommy Orange) But,but then it turns into an incredibly successful novel. Call it speculative if you must: it is about time travel. Don‘t let that put you off this fascinating story. Read it for the characters, read it for the hope, read it for the message. Just read it!

CaitlinR Photo of author by Sarah Shatz. 4w
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SLSbooks
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This latest from the author of the incomparable Station Eleven is a sketchy try at time travel that left me with a case of vertigo. I have decided to read it again but this time with a flow chart to aid in recognizing some of the characters that initially seem superfluous but are later found to be key to unlocking the tumbling plot! Should I have to stay so organized when the author did not? Maybe this was her intent. Stay tuned ….

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Kimberlone
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May reading stats from Storygraph. I finished 14 books, and even made a slight dent in my physical and Kindle TBR. My favorite and only 5 ⭐️ read in May is the tagged book, but overall I had a really good month of reading. I have a lot more going on life-wise in June (two weddings, including my sister‘s) so I don‘t think I‘ll be as productive this month. According to Goodreads I am 10 books ahead of my 2022 goal (100 books).

Saknicole This is fancy AF. I need a tutorial next chill sess. 2w
Saknicole Also I love how opposite we are in ratings. I‘m such a Hufflepuff and usually get nicer as soon I finish the book haha. 2w
Kimberlone You would like Storygraph with all the data/graphs! I can def show you next time we hang. I know I am very stingy with 5 star reviews. So many books end up being in the 3-4 star range. 2w
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Mehso-so

This was just okay for me. Lots of existential pondering tied up in a time travel novel produced during the pandemic. I had difficulty connecting to it.

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Kimberlone
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If the tagline to Station Eleven is “Survival is insufficient,” then the tagline to this novel would be “No star burns forever.” A really beautiful novel - it is slim, but packs a huge punch. It didn‘t affect emotionally the same way as Station Eleven, but I was still profoundly moved by Mandel‘s treatment of the themes of fate, limitations/extent of human empathy, and the moral implications of technological advancement. Third 5 ⭐️ read of 2022

Kimberlone Readers of Mandel‘s other books will recognize characters, plot elements, settings, and themes from Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, but prior experience with those books is not necessary to appreciate this one. If you thought the Georgian Flu pandemic from S11 resonates with our current world, then the scenes depicting a 23rd century pandemic in this book will feel even more eerie and prescient. 4w
AlexThomas where should I start with her? I‘ve been wanting to read her but I can‘t really afford “new” books 3w
Kimberlone @AlexThomas probably Station Eleven; it‘s definitely her most popular and was recently adapted into a really good limited series on HBO. The Glass Hotel is beautifully written but I didn‘t love it, although I think I appreciate that one more after having read Sea of Tranquility. 3w
Saknicole PRETTY 2w
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Kimberlone
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Another day, another book to start…

KristiAhlers I really liked this one. I still need to read the two previous books. 1mo
Kimberlone @KristiAhlers i just finished. Thought it was amazing! 4w
KristiAhlers @Kimberlone right? She‘s got a great voice and I loved how she wove all the storylines together. 4w
Kimberlone @KristiAhlers i would definitely recommend Station Eleven if you liked this one 4w
Saknicole This pic 😍😍 2w
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Smrloomis
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On finding the grave of a 4 year-old: “Those are the worlds that end in our day-to-day lives, these stopped children, these annihilating losses…” This made me think of Ukraine and Buffalo and Uvalde… and so many other places in the world 💔

Karisa 😢 Reading your book quote just made one I read a couple of days ago echo in my head from Fried Green Tomatoes: “By the way, is there anything sadder than toys on a grave?” Too much loss lately, too many lives stopped too soon. 1mo
Smrloomis @Karisa So true. For me it was the “stopped children” that really stayed with me. I‘m so sorry for everyone touched by these many, heart-wrenching losses 🙏🏽 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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@TheAromaofBooks Bookspin for June 😊

Quite a lot of these are books that were picked for #roll100 that I haven't quite got round to reading yet... lots of these are for PopSugar too #pop22

I love taking part in challenges, but I'm not all that good at completing them 😅

If for some reason I finish any of these before June card is drawn, substitute Poor (Caleb Femi) and Sex/Life (BB Easton)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Holy endpapers, Batman!!!! 😍

#endpapers

Aims42 They‘re beautiful 😍 1mo
Zoes_Human Gorgeous endpaper! 1mo
peanutnine 👀😍 1mo
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Nute So lovely! I get so happy when I discover nice endpapers in a book. It‘s such a rare treat, at least, in the books that I purchase. I see them frequently on Litsy. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @Aims42 @Zoes_Human @peanutnine @Nute Thanks everyone! The cover is gorgeous too. And my copy is signed 💕.. I loved The Glass Hotel, so fingers crossed this lives up to my expectations 🤞🏻☺ 1mo
Branwen So lovely! 🥰 1mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen I want to go and visit a remote Canadian island now 😊 1mo
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Smrloomis
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Well. I don‘t know what to make of this one. I was at least 150 pages in before things started to come together and then… I‘m still not sure but it was interesting ride! Huh. Worth a try I‘d say.

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Cathythoughts
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I finished Sea of Tranquility on my walk this morning. Such a beautiful book, I loved the idea of ‘the still point‘ in this crazy world. Themes of loneliness, loss , and hope across timelines and portals into other worlds. Could life be a simulation, and if it is does it really matter? . I found the characters stories moving , and I‘m left with an aching feeling for what I don‘t even know. Great book ♥️

Oryx Beautiful review! 1mo
Caroline2 Oh good. So glad you liked it. 😃 👍 I still need to read The Glass Hotel. 😆 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
RaeLovesToRead I've brought it with me for my weeks cat sitting - glad you loved it 😊 1mo
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Cathythoughts @Oryx Thanks 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Cathythoughts @Caroline2 I haven‘t read Glass Hotel either 😁🙄 1mo
Cathythoughts @RaeLovesToRead I did love it ! I look forward to your thoughts on it. 1mo
Lesliereadsalot You summed up this book perfectly. 1mo
squirrelbrain Lovely review! ❤️ 1mo
batsy Lovely review! I must read her books. 1mo
Soubhiville That‘s a terrific review! 1mo
cinda.marie Sounds so interesting! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot I loved the book 👍🏻 thanks ! 1mo
Megabooks Fantastic review!! 1mo
Cathythoughts @Megabooks Thanks Meg 😘 1mo
Tamra Great questions to ponder 🤔 1mo
TrishB What a fab review, I think you‘ve just made me rethink the book! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. I was on the fence to read the book, now I want to read it. 1mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra I think so too. 1mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB Thanks Trish 😘 1mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I hope you love it as much as I did. X 1mo
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🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

☝🏻= me, reading the twist at 95% of the book.

🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

☝🏻 = me, not believing that I didn't see it coming

Wow. Just wow. I'm stingy with my 5⭐ reviews. No question with this one. She's just phenomenal.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Megabooks This is a wonderful book!! 1mo
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Howseldomtheydo
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Loving this one so far #currentlyreading Heard HBO is making adaptations of this book and The Glass Hotel https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/story/sea-of-tranquility-essay/amp

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70/150 #unpopularopinion As much as I adored Station Eleven and enjoyed The Glass Hotel, this novel just did nothing for me. I found the characters flat and uninteresting, and the various time lines never came together for me as a coherent story. 3 ⭐⭐⭐

DogMomIrene I keep seeing more and more posts about their “meh” reaction to this one, but they always encourage me to read Station Eleven, which sounds pretty amazing. 1mo
RamsFan1963 @DogMomIrene I connected with the characters in her other two books, especially Station Eleven. Here I felt like I was just skimming the surface of the character's lives. Yes, definitely read Station Eleven its AMAZING!! 1mo
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Floresj
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Time travel. Science fiction. Multiple, connected characters. I burned through this one and loved it.

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perfectlywinged
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I didn‘t love her previous book the Glass Hotel (beautiful writing but it felt fragmented). This has me hooked with the character writing and things are already tying together in an interesting way

BooksNBowls I wasn‘t a fan of Glass Hotel either! I loved Station Eleven tho so I want to check this one out. 1mo
perfectlywinged @BooksNBowls I definitely recommend this one then! It has good character writing like the other two but also an actual exciting plot?!! 1mo
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I never reread books quickly, but I just couldn‘t stop thinking about this quiet time-traveling novel. The ending left me reeling the first time around and the plot felt completely different, knowing how it all played out. I listened to it on audio this time, which allowed me to process it in a new way. The book tour chapter was my favorite. Mandel‘s observations swing from big picture issues to simple personal reflections. Just beautiful.

Leftcoastzen Gorgeous flowers! 1mo
EKonrad Just finished this two days ago…still thinking about its brilliance! ❤️ 1mo
Megabooks 💯💯 great pic too! 1mo
AvidReader25 @Leftcoastzen @Megabooks Thank you! Our rhododendron blooms every May. 😊 1mo
AvidReader25 @EKonrad Right! So much to ponder. 💙 1mo
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mom2bugnbee
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Another lovely surprise from Libby! I'd better get reading! 😁

BkClubCare What is this? How does it work? 1mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 1mo
mom2bugnbee @BkClubCare I don't have any magic answers - Libby will just occasionally offer me skip-the-line books that I have in my holds. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
BkClubCare Oh. Interesting. I have not had that happen. In fact, I usually get the opposite! Whenever I attempt to put a hold on a 2 week delay, it turns into 4 weeks 🤣 1mo
mom2bugnbee @BkClubCare I don't know if it's a regional thing or not? I'm in Nashville - maybe we don't have as many readers here. 😔 1mo
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Susanita
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What an interesting book! Even when I figured out where it was going, I wasn‘t sure where it was going.

Anyway, that‘s a wrap on the #MarvelousMay readathon. All things considered, I‘m pleased with the outcome.

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I don't think this wowed me as much as Station Eleven, but that wasn't much of a shocker. I'd say this is a book best experienced in 1-2 sittings if possible. I had to put it down and pick it back up enough to make the quickly shifting timelines and perspectives a little confusing. There were some really poignant quotes about the pandemic experience - ESJM is so talented!

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Finished this on the train home yesterday. I really liked it, but didn‘t love it as much as some seem to do. My favourite parts were those about Olive; they felt spookily real despite being so far in the future.

I couldn‘t make my mind up about which I preferred between this and The Glass Hotel, so I scored it out of 10 before I looked at the score I gave TGH a couple of weeks ago. They both scored 8, so there you go… 🤷‍♀️

TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 👍🏻 1mo
MicheleinPhilly This is my book club‘s pick for June. Really looking forward to it. 1mo
Megabooks Great review! 1mo
Caroline2 Glad you liked it. 👍 😃 1mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I‘m on the Olive book tour part at the moment.. loving it. 1mo
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squirrelbrain
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On my way to London to meet up with some lovely Littens for a bookshop crawl.

It‘s so long since I‘ve been on a train to London; I‘m enjoying listening to the tagged book while gazing out of the window, instead of reading my Kindle for a change.

Hooked_on_books A bookshop crawl sounds amazing! 1mo
Leniverse I'm planning on audio gazing my way to London too. Or maybe a nap. 😴 See you in a few hours! 1mo
Oryx Great idea. See you soon 1mo
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vivastory Sounds like a blast! Have fun! 1mo
squirrelbrain @Hooked_on_books - I‘m sure we‘ll be posting pictures in a bit! We have 10 bookshops on the list, but not sure how many we‘ll get to! 1mo
LeahBergen Oh, you lucky duck! I can‘t wait to see the photos! 1mo
BarbaraBB Sounds like a lovely way to travel! Have a great day and please share pictures 🤍 1mo
charl08 Sounds wonderful. 1mo
Cinfhen Sounds marvelous!!! Enjoy 💕 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ll be living vicariously through your pictures! 📚📚📚 1mo
CarolynM I'm so envious! Enjoy! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Have a lovely day y‘all! 1mo
youneverarrived Have a lovely day ❤️ 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘m listening to it too … really enjoying 💫 1mo
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julesG #MarvellousMay @Andrew65 - might make my goal after all 1mo
Andrew65 You can do it! 👍 1mo
Cathythoughts Oh good , that‘s good you liked it. I‘m only starting , but I really enjoying it so far. Very engaging. 1mo
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Leniverse I'm still waiting for the library to cough this one up. Meanwhile I am listening to Station 11, and it's... ok, I guess? 1mo
julesG @Leniverse I wasn't a fan of Station Eleven. Haven't read Glass Hotel. 1mo
Leniverse I'm only a fifth of the way through Station 11, but so far it seems like a Walking Dead spinoff without any zombies. 1mo
julesG @Leniverse 🤣🤣 and lots of Shakespeare 1mo
CaroPi I have to read her other books. I finish this one this week. I really like it. Short nice book 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve just started this (on audio) -enjoying it so far. 1mo
julesG @squirrelbrain so many short chapters. Makes "just one more chapter" very easy. 1mo
Caroline2 Oh good! Glad to hear you liked it too. 👍 1mo
TrishB Glad you enjoyed! I think quite a few of us have actually read. 1mo
CaitlinDBurnside Hi Jules, love the Marge Simpson blue hair 👍 1mo
julesG @CaitlinDBurnside Thank you. 1mo
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Andrew65 This is a popular book at the moment. 1mo
RaeLovesToRead This is next on my TBR!!! I hope it'll be OK to read straight after The Glass Hotel. Don't want to over-Mandel myself! 1mo
Cathythoughts Great quote 👍🏻 1mo
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Susanita
Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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🌸Libby first told me it would be MANY weeks before the ebook would be available, but I was able to download it yesterday.
🌸I‘ve only read about 15% but I like it so far.
🌸I highlight ebooks and will write in a book once in a while if I own it.
#thoughtfulthursday

mandarchy That's what I love about Libby. They purchase more books based on demand. 1mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️📚 1mo
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Pickpick

In short, not on par with Station Eleven but still enjoyed. I liked the plot but I wished there had been more character development. It look me a bit to get into the story. 3.5 to 4⭐

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Okay, this is the first pandemic novel I‘ve read with Covid-19 mentioned and I was okay with it. We can‘t watch movies set during the pandemic, so I thought it would be the same.

However, at this point, I‘ll read anything by Emily St John Mandel. I loved this book. I dropped everything as soon as my library hold came in.

I loved seeing the connection with The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven. Starts in 1912 and goes to 2100+ with time travel.

Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 1mo
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