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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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Cathythoughts
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#MayMovieMagic I still feel #SoClose to the characters & story of this book. I think it‘s going to linger in my memory for a long time ♥️💔

TrishB It definitely does 👍🏻 1d
Cinfhen My favorite dystopian read and possibly bookclub book!! 1d
Megabooks It‘s an amazing piece of literature! 1d
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Cathythoughts @Megabooks it is that ♥️👍🏻 21h
Cathythoughts @TrishB ♥️👍🏻 21h
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen it‘s such a good one ♥️👍🏻 21h
rohit-sawant Need to read this soon! 💜 19h
LiterRohde It‘s still got me thinking a year later. 10h
Rissreads One of my all time favourites 🧡 10h
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jmtrivera
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Reading about the effects of this #Contagion was fascinating. (Bonus point because it references Voyager?)
#StarTrekSummerMay

jmtrivera Now that I think about it, I'm also pretty sure this was the first book I posted about on Litsy. 4d
Megabooks I love this book! Nice choice. 👍🏻🖖🏻 4d
LiterRohde One of my favorite books. 3d
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Cathythoughts
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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. ♥️💔

Tanisha_A Wonderful review. It indeed was a magical (in a way) read 6d
TrishB ❤️😘 loved this too. 6d
youneverarrived Great review ♥️ 6d
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Billypar Yup, that was me a couple months ago 😁 6d
TK421 I loved this book. 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. I hope to read this for #CliFi 6d
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @TrishB @youneverarrived @Billypar @TK421 oh it‘s a good one alright. And I saw on the internet that the sequel is coming out this year 2019 ... 🎉 6d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I hope you‘ll love it ... I think you just might ♥️👍🏻 6d
Billypar Ooh- that's exciting! I didn't even know a sequel was in the works. 6d
Cathythoughts @Billypar me neither ! I just saw it 😍 6d
LeslieO Now I want to read it again! 6d
Tamra I‘m going to have to get to this one! 6d
Chrissyreadit Yay! I feel the same way about this book! I just love it so much! 6d
Cathythoughts @LeslieO I feel the same ... is like to just start again. 👍🏻it‘s great about the sequel 6d
Cathythoughts @Tamra it‘s sooo good 6d
Cathythoughts @Chrissyreadit I know ! It‘s beautiful 😍 6d
MaureenMc So glad you enjoyed it! It‘s in my top 5 all-time favorites. 😊 6d
Cathythoughts @MaureenMc thanks I loved it. It may be in my top 5 too ....♥️👍🏻I think it is 6d
batsy With a lovely endorsement like that! I have to read it 💖 6d
Cathythoughts @batsy oh I hope you do! I‘d love to hear what you think 😘 6d
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Cathythoughts
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Last day in Spain... starting this one 👍🏻📖

Tanisha_A Great photograph! Enjoy the book! 1w
Kalalalatja Enjoy! 1w
Ms_T I hope you‘ve had a wonderful time 😃 1w
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BarbaraBB Looking good, all of it. Enjoy your last night! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, savour every moment of the last day hols! 💕 1w
merelybookish Look at the delicious spread! 😋 1w
Tamra Yum! 😋 1w
youneverarrived Enjoy 😘😘 this book is fab! 1w
TrishB Enjoy your last day ❤️ 1w
Reggie I hope you like this one!! 1w
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A @Kalalalatja @Ms_T @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm @merelybookish @tamra @TrishB thanks for all your lovely comments.. great hol & great last day it was 👍🏻😘 1w
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived @Reggie This book ♥️💔 I was dreaming of it all night. Can‘t wait to read on 👍🏻 1w
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khooliha
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel

I haven't made it to this book on my TBR yet, but as a post-pandemic world I fell like it fits for Future Imperfect. Plus, I hear there are Trek references!
#startreksummermay

Megabooks Oh, this is my all-time favorite book! Move it to the top! 1w
khooliha @Megabooks Once I find it I will! 1w
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EmilieGR
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
Mehso-so

Ok world building but overall not very memorable

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valeriegeary
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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. 🤦

Victoriahoperose Love this book so much ❤️ 2w
DivineDiana It has also been suggested for the cli-fi prompt. 2w
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Cathythoughts
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Just getting for my holls ! 99p - wasn‘t expecting this bargain... for anyone who hasn‘t read & wants to 👍🏻♥️

JillR Ooooo this is a good one! 2w
TrishB Loved this one 👍🏻 2w
Caroline2 I loved this book. 😍 2w
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Cathythoughts @JillR @TrishB @Caroline2 great to hear all these positives from you girls 👍🏻 2w
Oryx Love this book. I need to reread it 2w
Tanisha_A Loved it 2w
readordierachel One of my favorites! 2w
Anna4031 I‘ve had this book mentioned to me in some way or another at least 6 times in the last week! Definitely taking it as a sign I need to read it! 2w
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A 👍🏻♥️great 2w
Cathythoughts @Oryx lots of Litsy love I see ♥️👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @readordierachel that sounds good 👍🏻♥️ 2w
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Deborah42
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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.

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Bethaj11
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I cannot put this book down, quickly becoming a top favorite of mine!

wanderinglynn I loved this book! 👍🏻 3w
Bethaj11 @wanderinglynn I don‘t want it to end 3w
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Nessavamusic
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Nessavamusic Next up for my audiobook will be tagged picked from my #popjar 4w
Andrew65 Going well! 👏 4w
TheReadingMermaid About to hit double digits girl! 👏🙌 4w
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Nessavamusic
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

TheReadingMermaid I think that's a swell start! Don't give up girl keep going! 💪🤓📖 4w
Slajaunie Good book! 4w
Andrew65 It gets you going. Well done 👍 4w
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Nessavamusic
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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My first two reads for #24B4Monday readathon. Both I have started, then I will be picking at random from my #PopUpJar!
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Karisa Station Eleven is soooooo good! Happy reading! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
Kimberlysewell2 Station eleven was a solid read! 1mo
Andrew65 Station Eleven is one I want to read, will look at your comments on it with interest. Enjoy the Readathon. 👍😊 1mo
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Joysiam
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Strange and thought provoking. How would you handle the end of the world as it is right this moment?

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valeriegeary
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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

saresmoore ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
readordierachel Lovely post 💕 1mo
mom2bugnbee Gorgeous! I loved this book. 1mo
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DHill One of my favorite books! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Beautiful. Herbs make my soul happy. 1mo
mklong Oh that is all so gorgeous! 1mo
Freespirit Lovely herbs!❤️ 1mo
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emtobiasz
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Whoops, time for my monthly “book-club-is-tomorrow-and-I-haven‘t-started-the-book-yet” panic. Luckily this is a reread and it‘s still just as good as I remember. #under40bookclub #procrastination #reread #dogsoflitsy

Lynnsoprano Loved this book, and it‘s totally out of my comfort zone! 1mo
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AprilMae
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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#HelloThursday with @wanderinglynn
1) History , Paranormal and suspense
2) Jodi Picoult
3) Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
4) overly sappy romance

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Jodi too!!! 1mo
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valeriegeary
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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

JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful!! 1mo
wanderinglynn So pretty! 💚🌷 1mo
Megabooks Gorgeous! And it‘s a great audiobook! 1mo
saresmoore How lovely! 1mo
readordierachel How delightful! So much Spring! 1mo
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Tanisha_A
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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!

Megabooks My all-time fav fiction!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
akckitty I have this book but omg where did you get this cover version of it at?! 2mo
JennyM I have to get to this soon...so many good reviews! 2mo
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TrishB Loved this too 💕 2mo
Reggie Nice review!!! Totally loved this also. 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great ! Stacked 2mo
Tanisha_A @Megabooks @TrishB @Reggie It was really a different and exhilarating read for me. 2mo
Tanisha_A @akckitty The lovely @leerharry gifted it to me. I think it's the UK cover! 😍 2mo
LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it 😊 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM @Cathythoughts It lives up to the good review stream, you will not be disappointed. 🙂 2mo
batsy What @JennyM said! Superb review, T! 2mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Thanks Sub! I think you both, @JennyM, will like this one! 2mo
readordierachel Great review! One of my favorites 2mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel Thanks Ra! It really has its charm! 2mo
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Boooooks
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This was like Tetris putting this together 😂 #booked2019 wrap up so far I have no clue if I‘ve done this right
Winter
2. The surface breaks
3. The raven king
4. Six stories
6. Running like a girl
Spring
7. The dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
10. On the come up
12. The dinner
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft Great job! 2mo
Cinfhen Fabulous 💕thanks for sharing and tagging us!! It‘s super helpful 😁 2mo
Freespirit Fabulous 2mo
andrew61 Great choices 2mo
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JillR
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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.

TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 2mo
Abailliekaras I loved this. 💕 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review ♥️👍🏻I‘m looking forward to reading this one ! On TBR 👍🏻 2mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo This is such a gorgeous book! Glad you liked it! 2mo
CouronneDhiver She‘s a very talented author... I‘ve enjoyed her other books too 2mo
JillR I nearly let this one pass me by @trishb @Abailliekaras @cathythoughts @WhatWouldJaneDo @CouronneDhiver , so glad I didn‘t! 2mo
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Jason7
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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.

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Susanita
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1. Genre-bending “Swiss army knife” recommendation
2. Yes. I don‘t like a messy bed.
3. 52F
4. French fries with mayonnaise
5. Hi new Littens! Are you participating?
#friyayintro

Lynnsoprano Love that book! Not my typical read, but it just knocked me over. 2mo
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mcctrish
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@howjessreads #friYAYintro
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

AmandaEve Ahh I‘ve been dying to read Station Eleven! 👍🏽 2mo
mcctrish @AmandaEve it‘s so good, such a plausible dystopian tale. I thought of it cuz I‘m reading 2mo
AmandaEve Yes I love dystopian novels! Well looks like I have 2 books I need to add to my TBR. The Marrow Thieves sounds fascinating too! 😊 2mo
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mcctrish @AmandaEve the ever growing TBR list 🤣 2mo
AmandaEve @mcctrish haha I know right! But it‘s never a bad thing lol 😜 2mo
Susannah Oh, I TOTALLY agree about getting into an unmade bed! Just feels wrong. 2mo
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JillR
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I‘ve had this on my stack for a while but kept picking it up and putting it back down again. I don‘t know why; I started it last night and enjoying it so far. Good Litsy reviews too...

Cathythoughts Yes ! Lots of Litsy love ... on my TBR & looking forward to it 👍🏻 2mo
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ErinSueGreads
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New blog up about weekend adventures and bookish things with @Meaw_catlady !!

Mylifewithinthepages.com

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Meaw_catlady
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Had a booktastic day yesterday! Met some epic local authors at the Arvada book festival with @ErinSueGreads ! This lady is a badass at meeting people and making connections! Picked up a couple books by local authors and also picked up a complimentary copy of the tagged book! Very excited to read it! Especially after watching the little theatrical reading they did from the book. The actors were so good and drew me into the story!

Leftcoastzen Great photo! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ladies ❤️ 2mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
ErinSueGreads Love you bae! Thank you 😘 2mo
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TheSpineView
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#friyayintro @howjessreads

🍀 Nope.
🍀 About 10 years ago I won $1K in a raffle.
🍀 Station Eleven
🍀 I don't really have a favorite.
🍀 🙋‍♀️ Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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TheSpineView
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I read this book in 2 days and that was during the work week! I loved the characters, the plot, the prose. The author nailed how things would be if societies collapsed. I especially liked how the plot was excucted and the way in which all the characters lives intertwined. 5 Stars!

Megabooks My all-time favorite book! Glad you loved it! 2mo
DHill One of my favorite books! 2mo
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sk888888 Totally out of my comfort zone, but I thought this one was brilliant! 2mo
Rissreads One of my all time favourites! 🧡 2mo
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MallenNC
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Some #GreenReads off my shelves #literaryluck

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 2mo
SilversReviews AWESOME stack of GREEN!! 2mo
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Pedrocamacho
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This is a truly fun post-apocalyptic read, which sounds like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, it is an enjoyable without being silly or trite.

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julesG
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1) Photochallenges, swaps, #12Littens12Books, #LitsyWalkers
2) going for a walk every day, thanks to @kaye
3) Who would that someone have been?
4) @LauraBeth @DGRachel

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Yayyy on the walking❣️ thanks for playing 3mo
LauraBeth Thanks for tagging me! I‘ve been enjoying seeing your walks 😀 3mo
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MrBook
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We‘ve wrapped up another meeting of our library‘s main branch‘s book club 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! A dozen librarians and patrons having a very lively discussion this evening 😆. Wonderful evening with book lovers.

Half the group liked this and half were meh on it. What do YOU think about it?

#LitsyLovesLibraries

writerlibrarian It's in my TBR pile 3mo
ReadingEnvy Definite meh from me. 3mo
TK421 I really enjoyed this book. I liked seeing the different timelines. 3mo
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Susanita It‘s one of my all time favorites. 3mo
Peddler410 I‘m not reading the commercials...this book is sitting on my shelf unread. I want to make up my own mind 😊 3mo
Billypar I read it last month and really enjoyed- one of my favorites so far this year. 3mo
Chrissyreadit I loved it! 3mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy I absolutely loved this book! I didn't expect to love it, and then I did! out of a hundred and twenty bucks last year, this made my top five! It was our Holland lake shore area big read book last fall and it was especially fun to read since much of the book takes place along the shores of lake Michigan and that happens to be where I live 😁 what I really loved about this book is that it really made me think! It truly had an impact! 3mo
CouronneDhiver I loved it - so far outside my usual. 3mo
mcipher I loved it - I love all her books. 3mo
Jennifer3 It is in the TBR pile. 3mo
lynneamch Everyone in our bookclub liked it, iincluding me. I didn't expect to, as it's not something I would have chosen. But, that's what's great about bookclubs and Litsy . . . expanding horizons! 3mo
BookNAround I have to admit I was meh on it. I‘m surprised you had a half be meh though as that seems to be a fairly unpopular opinion. 3mo
bookishdawg Loved this one... still think about it often 3mo
Weaponxgirl I really like this. Not my usual kind of read and I enjoyed the change of pace and thought the writing was good. 3mo
Avidreader25 I adore this book and have already reread it. 3mo
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IamIamIam
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I need a LOVE option for this book! A fantastic view of life before and after a pandemic and how we cope through music, art and theater in a world without civilization. The characters weave together through time like a spiderweb and they're all beautifully written. #Booked2019 #CliFi #Spring @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I feel the love 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 3mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen 💜💙💜 I'm contemplating on buying a hard copy which is crazy! I'm not really rereading anything but I feel like I need to own this one!!! 3mo
LiterRohde My favorite read last year. 3mo
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IamIamIam @LiterRohde I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away. 😁 3mo
Suet624 Definitely 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Freespirit Sounds good 3mo
IamIamIam @Freespirit It was spectacular!!! Surprisingly, there was very little violence, which you kind of expect with the collapse of civilization but it was such a sociological study on how people dealt with moving on in the aftermath. It was really remarkable!!! 3mo
Freespirit I have stacked it... thank you! 3mo
IamIamIam @Freespirit You're quite welcome! I'll be looking forward to your review! 👍 3mo
Freespirit 👍🏼📚 3mo
CorinnaBechko It really is wonderful. 3mo
diovival Ooo! I just picked this up in a book sale. Sounds like I should put it on the 2019 TBR. 3mo
IamIamIam @diovival You won't be sorry!!! I can't wait to see what you think of it! @CorinnaBechko is right, it's truly wonderful! 💙 3mo
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IamIamIam
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This book is captivating but it's making me feel profoundly lonely and heartsick. I think a pandemic is my biggest fear.

Ashley_Nicoletto Same. This book made me feel despair almost. I also felt this way when I read The Stand. I‘m not sure I could handle a world with very few people. 3mo
IamIamIam @Ashley_Nicoletto I didn't feel as affected when I read The Stand but maybe that's because I read it first over 20 years ago, before I had kids and gotten used to the Internet. The connectivity and everyone realizing the moments they were totally cut off just made me feel so empty. For me, I think it's being totally unprepared to live in a rustic world. 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @IamIamIam I think I just have a terrible phobia of everyone dying. The Walking Dead made me feel this way too. 🤣🤣 I‘m pretty sure I‘m a person that would die if the flu/zombies didn‘t kill me first. 3mo
IamIamIam @Ashley_Nicoletto 😂 I'm totally zombie food too... and yes, knowing that there are just dead people all over the place and I'm going to bump into them scavenging for food and books (that's right, BOOKS) freaks me out!!! 3mo
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IamIamIam
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While I've been a walking stress headache, I've been listening to this for a few days. It's an interesting story that takes place on both sides of the pandemic named the Georgia Flu following an actor and papparazzo before the Collapse and a traveling acting troupe after it. #Booked2019 #clifi
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Tanisha_A Ooh I am reading it this weekend! 😀 3mo
IamIamIam @Tanisha_A Hope you enjoy it!!! It's a little slow because there's not a ton of action but the social commentary is really fantastic. I love the way the characters intersect! 3mo
Cinfhen This ended up being one of my favorite reads. 3mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen It's wonderful! There's something to be said for an author that can evoke such strong feelings through their characters! 3mo
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Tanisha_A
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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"The King stood in a pool of blue light, unmoored." #openingline

Hello weekend read! ? Gifted by the lovely @LeeRHarry.?

TheSpineView I just bought it and am excited to read it! 3mo
Zelma One of my favorite books of all time. ❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville This is a great book! 3mo
callielafleur I love this book! 3mo
RadicalReader delicious looks pastry 3mo
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thewallflower0707
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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The other book I ordered arrived, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I believe it‘s the UK 🇬🇧 Cover. My holidays in March are going to be well-spent!
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Have any of you read this book and did you like it?

#newin #stationeleven #tgif #newbook #myhand #reading

TheKidUpstairs Loved this book! 3mo
youneverarrived It‘s a good one! 3mo
JillR I got this for Christmas but haven‘t read it yet. I‘m UK and mine has that cover 👍 3mo
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Melissa_J
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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A post-apocalyptic novel featuring a group of travelling actors trying to navigate through a new world. They are all #LostTogether in this new world.

I‘m a huge fan of this song, and Blue Rodeo in general. They are my favourite Canadian band 😊

#TimbitTunes #CanadianAuthor 🇨🇦

Cinfhen Woohoo for the song & the book!!! So MUCH LOVE for this book!!!! 3mo
TheKidUpstairs GREAT choice! 3mo
sk888888 Not my genre at all, but man oh man did I love this book! 3mo
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LeahBergen You are killing it with all the 🇨🇦 recs! 3mo
rabbitprincess Yaaaaay BR! I'm going to see them at the NAC this weekend 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
Melissa_J @rabbitprincess wait, what? They are in Ottawa this weekend? 3mo
rabbitprincess @Melissa_J Yes, Saturday AND Sunday! 3mo
Melissa_J @rabbitprincess I hope you enjoy 😊I have to pay more attention to concert news! 3mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen I‘m doing my best 😊 3mo
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IamIamIam
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Oy vey!!! Take a flight and relax for a day and get bombarded!!! @britt_brooke I got Maid quicker than I expected! 😬

hjreviews I always have such a hard time finding audiobooks I can stand listening to. Are you picky with the narrators voice for the books you listen to, or do you pick more on the story? 3mo
britt_brooke This just happened to me, too. 😆 I‘ve never had two audiobooks become available at the same time. Pressure is on! Hope you enjoy Maid. 3mo
IamIamIam @hjreviews I've been very lucky with narrators so I'll focus more on the story and hope it all works out. I hated the narrator for this but it took some of the shock out tough scenes. I was listening to The Road & just hated both the story and the narrator. 3mo
IamIamIam @britt_brooke Haha, I've been sabotaged by books I forgot I put on hold lately! I did this for #Booked2019 because it came up for #CliFi and I was stumped, so I put it on hold 🙄 3mo
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Tanisha_A
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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#Bookmail all the way from Australia! Thank you, thank you @LeeRHarry for the book and an adorable card. I look forward to reading and discussing it with you! 💌

#justabookswap
@TheBookKeepers

LeeRHarry Glad it made it to you! 😊 hope you enjoy it and looking forward to comparing notes when you‘ve read it 😊 3mo
TheBookKeepers 🎉🎉 3mo
Cathythoughts That‘s should be a good one ♥️... on my TBR! I hear all good things. 3mo
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sudi That card is so cute 💜 3mo
Tanisha_A @LeeRHarry Yay! 😀 @TheBookKeepers Thanks for organizing such a fun swap. I loved being a part of it. 😄 3mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts Yes. I am curious! A blurb at the back, from George RR Martin says - "Beautifully written and wonderfully elegiac, a book that I will long remember". ? 3mo
Tanisha_A @sudi Isn't it just! Love it! ☺️ 3mo
TheBookKeepers You‘re welcome!! Keep an eye out for the next round! 🥰 3mo
Tanisha_A @TheBookKeepers Absolutely! 😃 3mo
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TabbyGibby
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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When you can't decide on which book to take for the school pick up run... And then realize you also have two audiobooks on your phone too! 🤦

Is #AudioCarpooling a thing? Or #AudioMomChauffeuring ?

SmartSassery One can never be too prepared. 😉 3mo
Cedricsmom Just get them all. It‘s better to have it and not read it than to need it and not have it. 3mo
Smrloomis Yes, what @Cedricsmom said! And also I really loved Station Eleven. 3mo
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Amiable
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One night in Toronto, a Hollywood actor suddenly dies onstage during a production of "King Lear." Hours later, a virulent strain of "Georgia Flu" sweeps across the planet, quickly killing 99% of the world's population. The book then alternates between the years leading up to the pandemic and a time 15 years afterwards, when a theater troupe roams the wasteland of what remains of the upper Midwest, performing Shakespeare to those who survived.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Such a good book! 3mo
anwade88 Wow this has been on my “to read” but your description makes it even more compelling! 3mo
AmyG I loved this book. 3mo
WeeziesBooks I love this one! 3mo
Amoon Great book!! Saw it listed with book club books at my library 3mo
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AprilMae
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(Non book post, but had to share the beauty) I absolutely love these orchids ❤❤❤

Traci1 Pretty. ❤ 3mo
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Billypar
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I usually read in spurts, but from 7 am to 12 pm I found myself unable to put this down until I reached the end. Was it because this tale of a traveling symphony and theater troupe playing to the few survivors of a global flu epidemic was action-packed? Nope, but St. John Mandel knew exactly how to stoke my curiosity. In her dreamy world, history and fiction hide behind the daily routines of the characters and end up shaping their fate.

DarcysMom Great review! 3mo
Billypar In a #TimbitTunes aside, my edition of this book #cutslikeaknife because Vintage chose to cut the dual crossed knives in the previous edition from this cover 😉 @TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen 3mo
LiterRohde One of my favorite books. I find myself coming back to it again and again for discussion and quote challenges. It‘s the book that comes to mind when asked for recommendations. I think it is such a thoughtful message on finding what is important to you and going for it and holding on. About what we gain when we lose. 3mo
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TheKidUpstairs I loved this one. At a time when the market seemed somewhat overrun with dystopian/ post apocalyptic stories, this seemed like a fresh and beautiful take. 3mo
Billypar @DarcysMom Thanks! ☺️ 3mo
Billypar @LiterRohde @TheKidUpstairs Yeah I think it's one that will stick with me too. The story is framed so well that in not so many pages we get to witness entire lives lived on both sides of the pandemic. Seeing both societies side by side is so interesting- usually we either get the collapse itself or something that's much further into the future. 3mo
SpeculativeFemale That one was hard to put down. So unique and compelling. 3mo
rohit-sawant Great review! 3mo
Cinfhen Beautiful review and a favorite book! I agree with what @LiterRohde touched upon... the idea about what we hold important and the weight of what one takes for granted really stayed with me. I loved this book even though I didn‘t care for the whole comic book angle. 3mo
Cathythoughts On my TBR , yes a beautiful review... must get to it soon ( I don‘t know the story , would it work for #clifi @Cinfhen ? ♥️) 3mo
Cinfhen I don‘t think so @Cathythoughts but honestly it‘s your challenge so if u feel it works then I‘m 100% ok with it!!!! It‘s dystopian but it was a virus that brought on destruction not a climate related tragedy 3mo
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks for that , no , I‘d rather stick to the prompt properly 👍🏻😘 3mo
Billypar @SpeculativeFemale Yeah I'm pretty good at putting books down usually, but not for this one! 3mo
Billypar @rohit-sawant Thanks! ☺️ 3mo
Billypar @Cinfhen Agreed: it wasn't a book that was preachy about taking things for granted or being too dependent on technology but it really made you feel those things in a deeper way in how it portrayed living two decades without electricity. 3mo
Billypar @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen This is the first I'm hearing of the term cli-fi- how perfect! Butler's Parable books come to mind. Also the tagged book, which I know many like- I wasn't a fan though. 3mo
Cathythoughts Thanks Vinny ...♥️👍🏻it‘s for the #Booked2019 challenge. I‘d never heard of this term before now either ... it‘s a fun challenge @Cinfhen 3mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re enjoying the challenge @Cathythoughts ❣️❣️❣️❣️you‘re really flying through the prompts 🙌🏻💟 3mo
LiterRohde @Cinfhen From one rule follower to another, it can really get in the way sometimes, can‘t it? The fear of doing something “wrong”. Sheesh. Maybe it‘s just me. 🤪 3mo
Blaire I absolutely love this book. 3mo
Billypar @Blaire I felt so left out before I read it with all of the love it gets: now I can join the chorus ☺️ 3mo
Cinfhen My kids certainly think so @LiterRohde 😂😂😂They ARE NOT big Rule followers 😜 3mo
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LiterRohde
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Quote from the author. This was my favorite book of 2018, and possibly of all time - deciding from all the books though!

“If you write literary fiction that‘s set partly in the future, you‘re apparently a sci-fi writer...I think of it as being more of a story about what remains after we lose everything and the importance of art in our lives.”

#TimbitTunes | 7: #SpiritOfTheRadio

📷: Made with Typorama

LiterRohde Late entry. Parent teacher conferences. I picked this for today because of its connection to the arts, which in my mind would include radio. They can add life and spirit to our existence, whether that be post-apocalyptic or otherwise! (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen LOVED this book!!! In my all time favorites too!!! Don‘t miss parent/teacher conferences 😂😂I ALWAYS knew how they were going to go #MothersIntuition 3mo
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Clare-Dragonfly I hate when people say stuff like this. As though science fiction can‘t be about “what happens when people lose everything” and is somehow lesser due to a descriptive genre label. 🙄 3mo
LiterRohde @Cinfhen Unfortunately, I had to be there, intuition or no, I‘m the teacher. I always get the parents of students who are doing well. Never the parents of the students who are failing or causing problems. It‘s been that way for 20 years. So, is that intuition, or just the cold, hard facts? 🤪 And now I‘m up bright (no, actually it‘s still dark here) and early to do it all over again today! 🥳 (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen What grade(s) do u teach? What subject?? I have 3 kids. Kid 1 & 3 were excellent students so those meetings were always pleasant but middle child while a GREAT KID did not make a GREAT student. You could see the frustration that the teachers felt, some justified some not so much😂😂 Child 1 &2 are only 2 years apart so in HS there were lots of familiar teachers who couldn‘t get how these two students were siblings!!!! 3mo
LiterRohde @Cinfhen I‘m a 9th grade Title I reading teacher. My students have gaps in their reading comprehension and are therefore struggling in school. We work to close those gaps. So, when I say doing well, I mean that they are coming to my class and working hard to gain the skills they don‘t have. Most of my kids are failing, so that can‘t be my benchmark for success. But I would love to see one or two parents of kids who don‘t care/cause problems. 3mo
Cinfhen I respect that! I agree parent involvement is imperative to a child‘s success!!! Especially for those that are struggling. Props to you for giving these kids the skills they need to communicate and function. #TeachersDontNeedRedCapesToBeAHero 3mo
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TabbyGibby
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Snow Day tomorrow due to wind chill of almost -40 degrees! Brr! 🥶 Decided to get a head start on tomorrow's lazy day by reading way past my bedtime. Excited to finally start this book!

Buechersuechtling I had the German edition of the audiobook and what shall I say❓ I really, really loved it. A book, a story and an art of writing and telling that you won‘t forget easily. I hope you will enjoy it. 3mo
WhatWouldJaneDo I loved this book sooooo much. I got quoted by Popsugar about it last year after they polled the Goodreads group about our favorites. 3mo
TabbyGibby @Buechersuechtling it reads like poetry! It's beautiful so far ❤️ 3mo
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Beatlefan129
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Thank you for sending this one my way @CSeydel ! I‘ve heard such great things about it, I can‘t wait to start! #JustABookSwap

CSeydel Yay! So glad it arrived! Hope you enjoy it. 4mo
TheBookKeepers Awesome!! I got this in a recent swap myself and need to read it soon!!!! 4mo
meghan2714 Can't wait to read this!! 3mo
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FreeReadAndWrite
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Turns out I missed the final #24in48 challenge by juuuuust a smidge, but I still love this #SockSunday photo of one of my favorite books. Every time I‘ve asked anyone for a recommendation of a similar book, the response has always been the same. “There isn‘t anything like it.”

Chelseabillups30 My best friend NEEDS those socks!!! 4mo
FreeReadAndWrite @Chelseabillups30 Ha these actually came from amazon! If she loves starry night as much as me she‘ll love them. Solid quality. 4mo
Chelseabillups30 @FreeReadAndWrite, it‘s her favorite piece of art!!! I‘m going to have to look these up!! 4mo
Callemarie I got this book through a swap. Apparently I need to.tey and make it a priority to read this month 4mo
FreeReadAndWrite @Callemarie yes! This is one of few books I would say to move up your list ASAP 4mo
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tricours
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Champagne on a Sunday because why not 🤷‍♀️

TrishB Lovely ❤️ 4mo
CouronneDhiver 👌🏽 4mo
ReadosaurusText Well done! I love champagne AND that book! 4mo
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