Even though the book was only okay for me, I‘m still looking foward to that show! i can very well imagine it to be great😍
1 = Genrebusting
2 = Muslim Author or MC
3 = Book to Movie
4 = Comic/Graphic History (of Hip Hop, but not a novel—I hope this is okay?)
5 = Book Gifted to me
6 = Diverse Middle Grade
Would one of you lovely ladies get back to me if number 4 won‘t do for the prompt? It‘s fully graphic—no large swathes of type.
This season‘s prompts were so difficult for me...sorry I‘m behind.
I‘m intrigued by the thought of a limited series of Station Eleven, but hope they stick to the book.
I loved this book.... 💕“Survival is Insufficient”
“No more diving into pools of chlorinated water lit green from below. No more ball games played out under floodlights. No more porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights. No more trains running under the surface of cities on the dazzling power of the electric third rail. No more cities.”
No reading done ✅. But, we have been out all Night in a Glasgow /Celtic pub all right 👍🏻❤️. Mighty crack .... back to the reading tomorrow.... we talked about lots of books.. celebrating tonight ... supporting our local 👍🏻♥️ book of the night .. tagged book ..chat tomorrow Littens 😵😴
Twenty years after a deadly virus sweeps out most of Earth's population, a group of musicians and actors travel the post-apocalyptic North America to perform Shakespeare and give concerts to residents of this new world.
Interesting book, interesting world, although I wasn't really satisfied with the ending. Worth a read though.
"Because survival is insufficient."
*This photo hardly does my swap partner justice. I cried when I opened this, for two reasons: 1. Toni, you put so much thought and personal craft into this project...I believe that @TheReadingMermaid would agree with me here, that your gift is like a masterclass in how it should be done—breathtakingly beautiful! & 2. I fear that I did a disservice to my partner, as I could never hope to do anything this precious & meaningful.
I‘m not a big fan of dystopian novels, but the reviews for this one were so good that I had to try it. It was a great book! The idea that survival is insufficient- we need more to our lives was beautiful and such a great timeline.
This book is both a #BlameItOnLitsy and came highly recommended by another friend- so my hopes were pretty high! And I have to say that I did enjoy this! It‘s post-apocalyptic future in the wake of a devastating virus felt authentic and I liked how the vignettes from the various characters all came together- I wish there had been a bit more though! The audio performance was great- and made for fun #AudioColoring #CliFi #Booked2019
One of my favorites of the year so far. Mandel managed to take nostalgia and encapsulate it in book form. Interesting concept, complex characters, and it‘s generally well-written. It‘s dystopian but not quite science fiction(as it‘s often billed), more literary... sci-fi lite. So I‘d recommend this for anyone who wants to ease into that genre.
I‘m glad I read on and did not bail. This book is more than just about a pandemic or post-apocalyptic. It‘s a story with heart, touching on appreciating things in our lives; of nostalgia; coping with pain; survival and much more. I liked that there‘s a note of hope and how the narratives of several individuals and flashbacks come together at the end. Great read!
Station Eleven is my all-time favorite book. I love the seamless blending of past, present & future. I love “Survival is insufficient.” I have read it either on audio or in print many times.
#AllGoodThings on ST:TNG is not my fav final episode, but it is the one that nicely blends past, present, and future. Q, the omnipotent being that gave humanity a test in the pilot, tells Picard the test was never over, but Picard passes the final test. 🎉🍾
I really enjoyed this book! It is not a straightforward story - there is a lot of jumping around to many different characters & different times, but all centering around a flu pandemic that wiped out 99% of the world‘s population. If you‘re looking for a unique take on post apocalyptic fiction, I highly recommend this one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
All the stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I finished this morning & I‘m still sitting in a comatosed state ... brilliant book. Characters ! Story! Spacey, dreamy, so real & human , existential, poetic ... where does a reader go from here ! I loved it so much. ♥️💔
Last day in Spain... starting this one 👍🏻📖
As this book draws to a close, I'm realizing I can use it to fill in the #featuresamusician space for #booked2019 challenge! 👯🎷🎺🎻
Rather it features many musicians, an entire traveling symphony that performs for pockets of people who survived a flu pandemic 20 years earlier.
In related news. I am way behind on my #booked2019 goals. 🤦
Just getting for my holls ! 99p - wasn‘t expecting this bargain... for anyone who hasn‘t read & wants to 👍🏻♥️
Similar to Margaret Atwood, but slightly less depressing.
The novel starts with the on-stage death of a famous actor playing King Lear. As the story jumps back and forth in time, it follows the actor and four people whose lives intersected with his—the child actor who watched him die, the would-be paramedic who tried to save him, his first ex-wife, and his oldest friend as they navigate a world decimated by a virulent flu pandemic.
1st book done for #24B4Monday! I really enjoyed this on #audiobook to the point I was just sitting and listening to finish it rather than switch to my physical book. A story of interweaving tales around a world plague and apocalyptic future which is not as dark and dreary as most. I definitely recommend to fans of #speculativefiction
Not a tone of reading today, mostly audiobook while driving to and from work and walking the dogs. Just got back from seeing The Avengers, which was fantastic. A little more reading before bed towards #24B4Monday
Listening to this haunting, end of the world story while harvesting some herbs, and feeling grateful for all of this we still have. This light, this love, this time. #audiogarden
My in person book club is reading the tagged book this month. It's a re-read for me, so I decided to listen to it on audiobook this time around. In other news.... My neighborhood is in full bloom! 😍🌷 #audiowalk
Transcending the concept of "one" genre, this is a tale of survivors in the post-apocalyptic world through their art (theatre, music, journalism etc.). It makes you think about the value of civilization deeply, because as fictional as it's meant to be it feels this could happen anyday which is terrifying. Fantastic writing!
Just like you all @LeeRHarry, @callielafleur, @Soubhiville, @Zelma I loved it. Thanks for recommending!
This was like Tetris putting this together 😂 #booked2019 wrap up so far I have no clue if I‘ve done this right
2. The surface breaks
3. The raven king
4. Six stories
6. Running like a girl
7. The dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
10. On the come up
12. The dinner
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
There was so much to this story; a post-apocalyptic world, the illustrator who spends the years before the end of the world creating a graphic novel, the Hollywood star and his string of failed marriages, Shakespeare, and a Travelling Symphony... That all sounds complex, and weird, but it really isn‘t. I thought this book was beautiful and unusual and I‘m astounded at how all those strands were so carefully and subtly drawn together. I loved it.
A plague wipes out most of human existence in this post-apocalyptic novel, but the story doesn‘t focus on that. It‘s more about the importance and the power of art. The audiobook narrator, Kirsten Potter, has a great voice, and she was the perfect choice for this, at times, slow-moving take on the post-apocalyptic genre. Overall rating: 4.14 stars.
1. Station Eleven
2. ALWAYS ( the thought of getting into an unmade bed at the end of the day completely sucks the joy out of getting into that bed 😂)
3. 1 C ( feels like -5 C) yay Spring in Ontario 🇨🇦
4. Cucumbers sliced on peanut butter toast
5. Hello to all the new Littens out there 👋🏻 I‘d love to follow you, tag me