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
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!
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!
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?
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
This book is captivating but it's making me feel profoundly lonely and heartsick. I think a pandemic is my biggest fear.
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
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!
Have any of you read this book and did you like it?
#newin #stationeleven #tgif #newbook #myhand #reading
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 🇨🇦
Oy vey!!! Take a flight and relax for a day and get bombarded!!! @britt_brooke I got Maid quicker than I expected! 😬
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.
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.
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
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!
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.”