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The Glass Hotel
The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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RaeLovesToRead
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Good Lord that was beautiful.

Emily St. John Mandel gives zero shits about the rules of literature. She just does what she does, paints vivid worlds, dances from vignette to vignette and lets it all play out.

Station Eleven took me quite a while to read, whereas I breezed through this spellbound.

Usually I hate it when a plot wanders haphazardly, but this was such a gorgeously written and captivating read that all is forgiven.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars

GondorGirl Yesssss! 🧡🧡 5d
TrishB Weird because this was my least favourite 😁 5d
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Caroline2 I still need to read this. I tried the other day but my head is all over the place and I couldn‘t get into. Glad to hear you liked it, I‘ll try again soon. 👍 5d
squirrelbrain What a wonderful review! ❤️ 5d
RaeLovesToRead @GondorGirl I found myself weirdly moved in the end 😊 5d
RaeLovesToRead @TrishB On paper, I should have preferred Station Eleven. Maybe it's the timing of reading them! 5d
RaeLovesToRead @Caroline2 I'm planning on reading Sea of Tranquility next! 😁 5d
RaeLovesToRead @squirrelbrain Awww, thank you 😊❤ 5d
vivastory Yass! Definitely one of my favorites of the year 💙 Better than Station 11 IMO 5d
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory It was gorgeous 🥰 5d
Megabooks Great review!! 4d
Branwen I need to start this one asap! 😍 4d
RaeLovesToRead @Megabooks Thank you!! 😊😁 4d
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Hope you like it as much as I did! ☺❤ 4d
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RaeLovesToRead
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Thanks for the tags @Yuki_Onna @JenReadsAlot @BrittanyReads 💕💕💕

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

I'm hoping to finish The Glass Hotel which is a physical book 😊 It's heading for a 4 stars, although I'm thinking I perhaps should have given Station Eleven 4 stars too because they're about on a par.

I don't mark my books, but I have been known occasionally to dogear select quotes so I can come back to them later. Don't hurt me!!! 😅😅

mandarchy I almost spit out my drink laughing - don't hurt the dog earer! I guess if it's your book, you can dog ear as much as you want. 5d
RaeLovesToRead @mandarchy Hahaha 😄 I tend to post quotes on Litsy instead these days, but I have been known to bend the odd corner 😋 4d
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 📚☺️ 2d
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RaeLovesToRead
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"Begin at the end: plummeting down the side of the ship in the storm's wild darkness, breath gone with the shock of falling, my camera flying away through the rain -"

#firstlinefridays

Suet624 Great first line. 2w
RaeLovesToRead @Suet624 I'm loving it so far! 😊 1w
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RaeLovesToRead
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"It wasn't the romance of the century, but it didn't have to be; if you genuinely enjoy someone's company, she'd been thinking lately, if you enjoy your life with them and don't mind sleeping with them, isn't that enough? Do you have to actually be in love for a relationship to be real, whatever REAL means, so long as there's respect and something like friendship?"

(Vincent is a lot more pragmatic than I am when it comes to "love" ?)

GondorGirl I adored this book. Mandel is one of my favorite authors right now. 🧡 2w
RaeLovesToRead @GondorGirl So far it's mesmerising. I've only read Station Eleven before of hers which I felt was OK if a bit disjointed, but it had a haunting atmosphere. So far, I'm finding The Glass Hotel a bit more compelling 💙 2w
vivastory I also liked Glass Hotel more than Station 11 2w
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GondorGirl @RaeLovesToRead @vivastory I think I liked Station 11 more overall, but both were 5 star reads. And Sea of Tranquility was also great (and ties in a bit to the other two books). 2w
RaeLovesToRead @GondorGirl I think I under-rated Station Eleven given how I feel about it looking back. At the time, I was disappointed that it didn't have a more dynamic plot and I didn't feel the threads tied together. Her writing is truly exquisite though 🥰 I have Sea of Tranquility to read next 😊 2w
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory I'm not that far in yet, but the first part really got me in the feels and there is such an atmosphere!! 2w
GondorGirl @RaeLovesToRead I'll be curious to know what you think of it. It was such a unique book! 2w
RaeLovesToRead @GondorGirl I'll try to remember to tag you when I do my review 😁 2w
vivastory @RaeLovesToRead It's one of the most emotionally impactful reads of the year 2w
vivastory @GondorGirl I plan on reading her new one soon. Did you watch the Station 11 adaptation? I thought it was a bit uneven, but the parts that worked for me I was deeply moved by 2w
GondorGirl @vivastory I haven't yet, but I need to! When I saw Mandel speak last month she said she loved the show so much that she signed on for them to do the other two books. She's going to help with the writing and stuff, and they shows will be slightly interconnected. 2w
vivastory @GondorGirl That's incredible that you were able to see her speak! I recall hearing that they were adapting The Glass Hotel. Looking forward to seeing what they do with it. Here's hoping she doesn't get completely absorbed in the world of TV writing. 2w
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RaeLovesToRead
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"What I'm suggesting," Caroline said softly, "is that the lens can function as a shield between you and the world, when the world's just a little too much to bear. If you can't stand to look at the world directly, maybe it's possible to look at it through the viewfinder..."

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RaeLovesToRead
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@squirrelbrain @Caroline2 Was there anyone else buddy reading The Glass Hotel?? I'm about to get started but I can't remember who else was reading along 😅

vivastory The Glass Hotel is one of my favorites this year. Looking forward to your thoughts! 2w
squirrelbrain I only tagged you two, but I wasn‘t sure either! 2w
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts ❤️ 2w
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RaeLovesToRead @vivastory @Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain I will tag you all when I post my review! 😊💕 2w
Caroline2 Hoping to start in next couple of days. 👍 2w
RaeLovesToRead @Caroline2 I'm liking it so far 🥰 2w
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RaeLovesToRead
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#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

1) I'm going to say The Glass Hotel & Sea of Tranquility because I need to get better at my buddy reading / book clubbage ☺
My heart is in the realm of the elderlings though. Once I start a Robin Hobb book everything else takes a back seat!

2) Not really - although "general café ambience" can be nice ? Also, you know what I really hate in the background? Whatever Dad is watching on telly ?

Tags below ⬇️⬇️

The_Penniless_Author Thanks for the tag, Rae 😉 What if your dad's watching a documentary about cafes and their general ambience? 2w
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author You clearly don't know my Dad 😄😖 2w
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The_Penniless_Author Fair assumption 😄 2w
RaeLovesToRead @The_Penniless_Author He likes to watch Sky News on repeat and those guess-what-this-guy-is-smuggling-up-his-bum Australian border control programmes. Not a relaxing adjunct to my afternoon reading 😅 2w
The_Penniless_Author Not when all you can think about is what that guy's smuggling up his bum, no. 2w
squirrelbrain LOL at the smuggling programmes! 🤣 2w
TheSpineView So with on the TV. Thanks for playing! 2w
RaeLovesToRead @TheSpineView I hardly ever have the TV or radio on during the day. I tend to hide in the garden if it's on. If it's raining outside, I'm screwed! 😅 2w
TrishB Those Robin Hobb books are the best ♥️ 2w
batsy Thank you for the tag! I love seeing the amount of love for Robin Hobb amongst Littens ... It's making me want to dive in. 2w
RaeLovesToRead @TrishB Such an absorbing world! 💕 @batsy Definitely dive in!!! 😊 2w
mabell Thank you for the tag! 😄👋 2w
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squirrelbrain
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I read this in advance of our #gladstonerds #bookclub read of Sea of Tranquility. It was a good pick, but nothing like as good as Station Eleven.

When it first came out I read reviews that said the Ponzi scheme storyline was rather impenetrable but I didn‘t find that at all. It was more the characters; they were all unlikeable, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but there was no real back story to make you care about them.

LeeRHarry I agree, Station Eleven still rules! 😊 Although I haven‘t read this author‘s latest. 2w
squirrelbrain I‘ll let you know @LeeRHarry ,once I‘ve read / listened to the next one…. 😁 2w
BarbaraBB I now am very curious what you‘ll think of Sea. I enjoyed The Glass Hotel more than Station Eleven 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Caroline2 I still need to start this. Way behind we my reading this week. 🤦‍♀️ 2w
sarahbarnes I put a hold on this at the library while I wait for sea of tranquility. Thanks for the review - I loved Station Eleven so we‘ll see. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
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RebL
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This is a #BlameItOnLitsy read & I completely enjoyed it.
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I didn‘t enjoy having my tire stabbed six times resulting in a blow out on the way home from work on Friday. However, I‘m a pro with flats & had a donut on in less than 10 minutes. I was at the part where Johnathon calls Vincent into his work, so of course I kept listening.

Bookwormjillk Your tire was stabbed? Oh no! 3w
RebL @Bookwormjillk I know! Rude. 3w
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AmyG
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A story about a Bernie Madoff type character and the affect he has on the lives of Vincent and her brother Paul….both just trying to “get by” and live their lives. Excellent book. So much to think about.

rachelk I love her writing! 1mo
AmyG @rachelk Yes. She is wonderful. 1mo
CBee @AmyG I loved Station Eleven and am hearing amazing things about Sea of Tranquility. But in a way I‘m wondering if I should read this one first - do you think I‘d like it? 3w
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AmyG @CBee I liked Glass Hotel. And I was happy I read it first as Sea of Tranquility has a Glass Hotel character in it‘s story. I found it just adds a little fullness to the story by reading Glass Hotel. (edited) 3w
CBee @AmyG I‘ll give it a shot 😊😘 3w
AmyG Let me know what you think. 3w
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vivastory
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Well, it turned out that my Litsy chums were correct on how spectacular this is. I recall when The Glass Hotel was released that it had received somewhat mixed reviews. This along with reading that it was about a Ponzi scheme, which seemed somewhat boring, led to it lingering on my TBR for the past 2 years since its release. Ostensibly The Glass Hotel is about Jonathan Alkaitis, a wealthy investment manager, at the middle of said Ponzi scheme.

vivastory It is also about Vincent who after a series of bartending jobs ends up at the isolated, yet prestigious, Hotel Caiette on Vancouver Island. Mandel has an incredible knack in her writing that shines through in The Glass Hotel for tackling broad social issues & humanizing them: from global supply chain issues, money & class, corporate culture, etc. A reoccurring, & incredibly powerful metaphor, in this work is that when a rupture occurs in an 1mo
vivastory individual's life, they are entering new terrain, they have entered into a new country. Mandel manages to articulate the disorientation that we feel in our lives at certain moments & she treats her characters here with a profoundly moving empathy. There are no real villains here, rather there are individuals, all flawed. Some more than others, but all deserving of sitting & listening to their story. It is the greatest gift we can give. 1mo
sprainedbrain Great review, great book! 1mo
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vivastory @sprainedbrain Thanks! I ordered Sea of Tranquility as soon as I finished. 1mo
sprainedbrain I think you‘ll love it! 1mo
BarbaraBB Happy you loved it! 1mo
sarahbarnes This is still on my TBR too - great review! 1mo
Branwen It's still on my tbr - sounds like now is a great time to move it higher up on the list! 1mo
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vivastory
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Me finishing the tagged book 😭💙

Branwen 🤣😂 1mo
Branwen How did you like it compared to Station Eleven? 1mo
vivastory @Branwen Surprisingly, I liked it even more! 1mo
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Life goals!

sprainedbrain I thought that would have been an awesome job. 🙌🏼 1mo
Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 yes! 1mo
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vivastory
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Miranda had left the meeting ahead of him and was sitting some distance away on an industrial sofa, writing something on her legal pad. No, not writing, sketching...

Megabooks For some reason I found her death so moving and memorable in SE. she‘s a favorite minor character. 1mo
vivastory @Megabooks Agree! Have you watched the series? I found it uneven, but the actress playing her was one of the best parts 1mo
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vivastory
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AmyG This is my ebook. I am really enjoying it. 1mo
vivastory @AmyG I just finished part 1. I think it's fantastic! Mandel has a lot of great commentary on class & how money shapes our lives, but it's not didactic. 1mo
Branwen This is so poignant! 1mo
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vivastory @Branwen I am finding the book to have several similar moments. 👏 1mo
Megabooks Her writing is so smart. 1mo
vivastory @Megabooks You speak the truth! 1mo
AmyG @Megabooks Yes, she writes a wonderful story. 1mo
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vivastory
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Not only did Mandel write about a pandemic years before the pandemic, here she is on shipping & supply chains.

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Gleefulreader
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Devouring this while waiting for my copy of her newest to arrive.

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RamsFan1963
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41/150 It's probably not fair to compare books, but this is no Station Eleven. I enjoyed it for the most part, but I wasn't blown away like the previous novel. The non-linear story timeline was annoying at first, but it quickly grew on me. I liked the diverse viewpoints, even when describing the same events.
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14th book for #KickTheSlump @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
3rd book for #20in4 @Andrew65

DieAReader Off the list! Great job🎉🎉🎉 2mo
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Kelican17
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Mehso-so

Meh 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Johanna414
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We did a little shopping today, and naturally that included a book store stop... Can't wait to read these! @LittleMouse5708

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natashalb
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'Why don't you swallow broken glass' written on a window of a hotel in rural Canada. A chance meeting with a investor and a new opulent way of life for troubled young women. A ponzi scheme revealed. Lives intertwining. I read this because I vaguely remember reading Station Eleven some years ago.

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Readergrrl
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I struggled a little to get into this novel, but soon I was hooked and flew through the last 2/3! It was interesting how some storylines engaged me more than others. Very reminiscent of Station Eleven (5/5⭐️)with evocative writing and shifting narrators, settings, and time periods woven together to create a multilayered tale. It left me feeling pensive as I considered how even the most insignificant choices shape our lives. #LMPBC #GroupV
3.5/5⭐️

Readergrrl I will have this in the post today for @Alfrazier21 4mo
Readergrrl Oops! I mistagged! I meant to tag @Littlewolf1 Sorry!! Slip of the thumb! 3mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Oh. I. love. it.‼️😍
There are so many layers that it‘s hard to say what it‘s about. It‘s about a girl and the story of her life. That might fit. But simultaneously it‘s about financial transactions and sea-faring. About guilt, decisions and living on the edge of society.

But it‘s never boring because the author intertwines her plot lines cleverly.

The whole art of narration reminds me a bit of Elisabeth Strout but “St.-John-Mandel-style”. 😉

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Buechersuechtling
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Oh, I love it when there is a circle in a book that closes without you restlessly sitting on the edge of your chair as you read, waiting for this closure of the gap, because at some point you forgot that this one scene, this one sentence, is a loose end whose denouement is actually still pending and open.

RamsFan1963 How are you doing? I haven't seen you on Litsy much lately. 4mo
Buechersuechtling @RamsFan1963 Kevin‼️🤗 Honestly, sometimes I don‘t really know how I‘m doing. Not too bad, that‘s for sure but it turned out that I‘m a very dutiful person and so my spare time has pretty much snarled up. And in the end, I didn‘t find time and composure to read. But shortly before Christmas, I realised I miss reading and gathered my stuff together. Unluckily without finding a book that enthralled me. – How did you do those last months❓ 4mo
RamsFan1963 Ooops!! I'm sorry I somehow missed your reply Jessica. I'm glad to hear you're doing good. I hope we see you more on Litsy, I've missed seeing you around. As for me, I've survived another year, despite the idiots here who remain unvaxxed and unmasked. I think 2022 is going to be a better year, although it won't take all that much to beat 2020 & 2021. 4mo
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Buechersuechtling
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“Darkness had already descended on New York, but it was only three o'clock in the afternoon in Las Vegas, where shipowner Leon Prevant, who had had the colossal misfortune to meet Alkaitis in the bar of the Hotel Caiette, was stuck in a meeting that had long outlived its natural lifespan but refused to die.” (p. 259)

⬆️⬆️⬆️ This. 😁

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“Since she was seventeen she had been paying her own rent. How could she have become so dependent on another person?
The answer was depressingly simple: she had preferred dependency. She preferred dependency because dependency was easier.” (p. 201)

⬆️⬆️⬆️ That‘s true. And when you realise it, it might be guaranteed to not be a nice finding. On the one hand. On the other hand, you can't always be daring and risk-taking. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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“In the kingdom of money, as she called it, there were immense periods of time to fill. immense periods of time to fill, and she had a vague fear of drifting and letting a day pass without a set routine or plan.” (p 78)

⬆️⬆️⬆️ I feel her. I felt the same when watching “Downton Abbey“. I always wondered what they are filling their time with except constantly changing for meals. If you have no job, no chores to do, what do you spend your time with❓

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BookLineNSinker
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This was my all time favorite reads for #2021. I love this author and I am blown away by the lyrical prose. This comes highly recommended by me because I want to know your opinions! #alltimefave #loved #highlyrecommended How can I encourage people to pick this up?

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Buechersuechtling
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“I don't hate Vincent, he said silently to himself, I've only ever hated Vincent's incredible luck, being herself instead of me. I just hate that Vincent can drop out of school, move to such a ghastly neighbourhood and then somehow, miraculously, she still manages to be excellent, almost as if the laws of gravity and bad luck and misfortune don't apply to her.”

⬆️⬆️⬆️ If I were more reflected I would feel this instead of jealousy, I think. 😂

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Buechersuechtling
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And no, I absolutely have no idea, what it‘s all about, I refused and still refuse to read the backside.

I am still a bit sad and frustrated by my last three book experiences but I decided that there must come something better. It can‘t always be flops.

So I will now boil some water, slip under my blanket and start “The Glass Hotel”.

I very much like the front picture although I think they could have done something nicer with the lettering.

Moony Das 'Problem' kenne ich. Mittlerweile frage ich mich, ob ich mittlerweile zu wählerisch bin. 😂 Nur wenige Bücher packen mich so richtig. 4mo
Buechersuechtling @Moony Ja, wenn einmal der Wurm drin ist, ist der Wurm drin. Ich hab erst gedacht, es sei nur eine Phase. Dann wurde mir klar, dass die Verpflichtungen, die mein Leben „dazubekommen“ hat, bzw. die ich mir vielleicht auch selbst „auferlegt“ habe, dazu führen, dass ich weniger Zeit, Energie und dementsprechend auch Lust zum Lesen habe, (1/3) (edited) 4mo
Buechersuechtling @Moony und als dann von den ersten vier Buch-Kandidaten mich nur ein halbes gepackt hat (und das auch nich so rech), hab ich ehrlich gedacht, ich hätte mein Hobby verloren oder „zu lesen verlernt“. Kurz habe ich sogar gedacht, auch meine Aufmerksamkeitsspanne hätte gelitten und wäre auf den Wimpernschlag einer Eintagsfliege zusammengeschnurrt. Aber „das Glashotel“ hat gezeigt: Ist sie nicht. ?? (2/3) 4mo
Buechersuechtling @Moony Scheint also, als litte ich „nur“ an einem unter einem unter denjenigen, die viel lesen, verbreiteten Phänomen. Gerade online ist mir das „Problem“ schon ein paarmal bei anderen begegnet. ? (3/3) 4mo
Moony Wow, vielen Dank für die lange Antwort. Interessanterweise, geht es mir ähnlich. Ich bin zwar keine viel Leserin, aber Literatur ist immer in meinem Leben. Nun ist halt nur die Frage was man bei einem solchen Problem am besten tut. Gerade weil ich z.b. nicht so gerne Bücher abbreche, wenn ich einige Seiten gelesen habe. Dein Erfolg hat mich aber auch schon motiviert! 4mo
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Buechersuechtling
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Can you believe it❓They finally decided to go and find someone to translate more of St John Mandel‘s books. I absolutely loved “Station 11” and ever since that audiobook was looking for more in every book shop I entered.

As I now needed to stock up anti-pandemic supplies I habitually looked for her books. And see what I found. Okay, it‘s a hardcover, something I usually avoid but I decided “Come on, it‘s Emily St. John Mandel!”

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Mdion1993
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St John Mandel writes interweaving stories about characters that seemingly have no connection but are brought together in random ways. Likewise, TGH is a story about consequences and how our actions inevitably connect us forever. There‘s a lot to unpack from TGH - decisions that haunt you, the act of haunting itself... And while TGH seems to have no clear plot in the beginning, this story escalates and ends in a way that leaves you with chills.

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Susanita
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Another of the in-progress books I want to clear from my list this year. #beginswith #glass

Completely unrelated, but just because I like it, here‘s “Glass” by Thompson Square. https://youtu.be/tPd1GIwjRFM

Eggs Nicely done ✅ 4mo
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Chiperskee
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Starting to get good

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Karisa
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Hurray! The Glass Hotel has been on my tbr forever! I loved Station Eleven. Looking forward to this one!

Thanks @Littlewolf1 ! Hope life calms down its attack a little and you find some moments to catch your breath soon, my friend. *hugs*

@Alfrazier21 @Readergrrl

#Lmpbc #round13 #GroupV @suvata

EKonrad Just finished this last night. Loved it! 5mo
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MrsMalaprop
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We discussed this Bookclub read on Monday night. I haven‘t read Station Eleven, despite it coming highly recommended by @Rissreads . I feel I might have to now that I‘ve read this one. I really liked her writing: well drawn characters, setting & story. 👍🏼

CarolynM Good to know🙂 7mo
Rissreads So I‘ll have to read this one. I think it was on Obama‘s book list the year it came out. 7mo
MrsMalaprop @Rissreads you are welcome to borrow my copy. 7mo
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Jeg
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Book club pick. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would . Great discussion. I‘m going to look out more of her books. Went to library this morning as I saw they had Station Eleven but it wasn‘t on the shelf and they couldn‘t find it!
#joysbooks2021
@MrsMalaprop

CarolynM Sounds good🙂 7mo
Jeg @CarolynM it took a little while to get into it but it was worth it. 7mo
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JillR
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A book about a Ponzi scheme and it‘s eventual financial fallout? Yes, please! (Said no one). But…. Both books I have read by this author - this and the brilliant Station Eleven - have had a blurb that did not entice me in AT ALL. Yet her writing! I fell for both completely. This could be a contender for one of my best reads this year…And the cover 💙

TrishB I just didn‘t get on with this one! 7mo
JillR @TrishB I wasn‘t sure I was going to, so it was a nice surprise! 7mo
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Andrea4
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Diffused rain.
This is the only way I can describe this book; it covered multiple stories over many years in a jumping fashion and the whole story seemed understandable from the beginning and yet something foggy hung around it all. It is a story that goes along quietly, there is a hush to it. I felt no flares, no passions, no great urgency. I neither liked it nor hated it.

CollapsingLibrary I am absolutely in love with you using “diffused rain“ as a book description 8mo
Andrea4 @PurrfectFeministPerspective oh thank you ☺️. Though I can't take full credit, someone in the book mentioned diffused rain and I thought yes, that's exactly the mood of this book! Haha 8mo
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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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She'd never believed in love at first sight but she did believe in recognition at first sight.

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RaeLovesToRead
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Ding ding ROUND TWO!!!!

I may have gone back into Waterstones and made a couple more purchases... I don't know what happened to "don't buy any more books, read the ones you have"... I think I borked it ???

Oh well...

I enjoyed Dan and Sam by Mark Watson and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel was very atmospheric... let's see what these have to offer.

Caroline2 Oh good book haul. I loved Station Eleven too, I‘ve not read this one. 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Caroline2 Thanks! 😊 I had mixed feelings about Station Eleven, but it was a very haunting novel and its unique atmosphere was excellent. 9mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I really loved it—Mandel is a wonderful writer. She takes all these various narrative strands and weaves them together so beautifully. They seem so disparate at first, but she gradually pulls them together until they form a seamless pattern and it all makes sense. Highly recommended!

Kimberlone I preferred Station Eleven, but I appreciated how all the elements came together at the end of this book 9mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Kimberlone I liked Station Eleven better as well. This one was written well, but I felt the concept lacked the brilliance of Station Eleven. She‘ll have a hard time surpassing that book, in my opinion! 8mo
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Creadnorthey
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I thought this one was even better than Station Eleven. Nuff said.

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alecia3dixie
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I didn't really like this one all too much. I was confused a lot of this book, it kept jumping around a lot. And there were so many characters that I didn't think really fit and I just didn't really care about them. I didn't know where this was suppose to go? I felt the plot lacked, and there wasn't really any where it went, no moral? 2/5 stars

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sharread
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This was weird, is all I can say. #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Twainy Agreed 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes a book just isn't the right fit! 11mo
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Here for this story but I don‘t care for the sections narrated in the first person plural called the “office chorus.” It‘s not irritating enough for me to put the book down but I don‘t think it works well.

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I loved this novel! Even though this is very different from ‘Station Eleven‘, there is common ground. Both move back and forth in time between a variety of characters, both have a disaster at the center and both ask: who are you when everything is taken away? In this timeline, the ruinous effects of financial crime branch out as several mysteries are brought to light. Themes of responsibility, complacency, loss and guilt are explored.