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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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Jari-chan
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Bookish Song Nr. 3: All I Want Is Love by A Great Big World

I used to skip this song whenever it popped up on my Shuffle mode, until one day I happened to listen to it. And in no time I was back on tour with the Travelling Symphony. I saw them playing, I saw their past and their way through this new world. The whole atmosphere is just so fitting ❤️

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Jari-chan
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❤ ❤ This book is love ❤ ❤
Defenitely a highlight in my reading year 2019. And it sure looks like this book and its characters refuse to let me go.

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LaraS
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More, please!

I want this to turn into an entire series. I want a vignette of loosely connected ppl living in a country made up of thousands of islands, like Indonesia. And another for those in the Great White North of Canada. Another for the International Space Station who watched all the lights go out.

I don‘t usually read fanfic but in this case I say BRING IT ON!

#screamathon

(art credit https://www.deviantart.com/ejaynoir)

4thhouseontheleft 🧡👻🖤 1w
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LaraS
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I love when authors write complex, 3 dimensional villains. I really, truly appreciate the small ounce of humanity that is afforded to The Prophet at the end, reinforcing the idea that no human is entirely good nor entirely bad; that we‘re all shaped by our circumstance and how much pure luck has to do with where we end up in life.
#screamathon

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belacat
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I got my annual flu shot this week. I hope it protects me from the Georgia Flu.

Punderson State Park, Newbury, Ohio

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great book, and beautiful view! 2w
Slajaunie Beautiful! 2w
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LaraS
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My sentiments exactly every time I travel for work.

I‘m so impressed at the author‘s ability to seamlessly switch the tone and writing styles between the handful of letters, excerpts of an interview, and the main narration. It‘s the mark of a great author. Loving this book so far; #screamathon is off to a great start!

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LaraS
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As soon as I read this I had the line from Leonard Cohen‘s ”Famous Blue Raincoat” echoing through my head:

🎶 “New York is cold but I like where I‘m living” 🎶

...aaaaand now I‘m picturing Arthur as the late, great Lenoard Cohen in my head (…which fits, somehow?)
#screamathon

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LaraS
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Excited for my first #screamathon and #screamathonPhotoChallenge! Not pictured: The Turn of the Screw, Through The Woods, Sadie, and A Ladder to the Sky (assuming my library holds come through before the end of the month!)

4thhouseontheleft If zombies attack, I'm tripping you. HILARIOUS. 😂 😂🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️ (edited) 3w
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Jari-chan
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This is a wonderful book! It is filled with love and hope and well-written characters. I loved reading this book and seeing how all the pieces of this puzzle fall into place. One of my highlights in September 💗

#BookAWeekChallenge

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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"Because survival is insufficient."

Originally, I thought this was just another run-of-the-mill dystopian society book (which I'm not knocking, I love this genre). However, Station Eleven has so much more depth than that. It's truly a book about humanity. The storyline jumps back and forth to the time right before a rapid flu kills most people on Earth, and about 15-20 years after the demise.

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squirrelbrain
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Thank you so much for this book @BarbaraBB - one of my favourites so far this year! I know it gets a lot of love here on Litsy and I can see why. I loved the different storylines and timelines that all intersected at some point, and I found it all the more chilling for being so close to reality.

I‘m annoyed I was so late to the party with this one! 😁

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts What a beautiful great book ! I only read this year too ✨✨✨✨✨✨ 4w
AmyG My daughter just told me she read this and loved it. So out of her usual reads. Better late than never! 4w
BarbaraBB I‘m happy you liked it! 💕 4w
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Caroline2 It‘s such a good book isn‘t it! I loved it too. 💖 4w
Megabooks My all time fav!! 4w
TrishB A great read👍🏻 4w
Oryx It just has a special quality this book. It has that 'something'. Thanks for your card by the way - I will reply soon - just been settling in at work last couple of weeks. So far so good. 4w
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essayareayaitch
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Did no aeronautical engineers/students survive? What about the text books. I don't understand. (Yeah, the apocalypse is not for me)

violabrain Keep reading and you‘ll understand. :) 1mo
Megabooks No gas. 1mo
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Megnogged
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Finally diving into the book club pick for the month! 🤗 #bookclub #currentlyreading #booksandcoffee

mcctrish I love this book. I‘ve lent it to someone and it appears to be lost now 😢 4w
Megnogged @mcctrish oh no!!! I‘m really loving it so far! About half way through!! 4w
mcctrish She has a new one out ❤️ 4w
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essayareayaitch
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I probably should have read this before Severance. Not because it might compare unfavorably, but because I was not a fan

Megabooks This is my all time favorite book! It‘s fantastic! 1mo
TNbookworm I love Station Eleven so much, great book! 1mo
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Creadnorthey
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This is a star book because it really fits into my love for the post apocalyptic world. It is remarkably similar to other oeuvres of the genre but ultimately it‘s story arcs coming together in a powerfully underwhelming way. The important is reduced to trivial and the trivial is recast when the end comes!

Creadnorthey Wow thanks- I‘ve never gotten 15 likes before! 1mo
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TCLinrow
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Review 2 of 2 😁 I love the cover of this edition 🧡

I found that I enjoyed it just as much as the first time. This time though, rather than enjoying the wonder of what would happen next, and which of the characters it would happen to, I enjoyed the intertwinedness of the characters and their stories. It was cleverly done, and reading it again took away none of the appeal.
Linger review on Goodreads for anyone interested 😊 #Reread

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TCLinrow
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Safe and sound in Prague, and I've been enjoying reading in the sun all day 😊

Review to follow tomorrow 😁

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The.Intentional.Reader
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So, I started this today and I‘m having a hard time doing anything else. It‘s so good 🤤.

Lcsmcat Loved this one! 1mo
Blaire Yes!! It is 🔥 1mo
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JennyM
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I know I‘m very late to the party, but I‘m finally here to add my love! Absolutely wonderful and completely unexpected, especially from a post-apocalyptic novel, I was wrapt! Thanks to Tanisha again for gifting it to me 😘

JenReadsAlot I still haven't read it! 1mo
BeckyMerilatt She‘s got a new book out in March! 1mo
JennyM @JenReadsAlot it‘s worth the wait! Hope you enjoy when you get to it 1mo
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JennyM @BeckyMerilatt I will definitely be reading that sooner rather than later! 1mo
Tanisha_A Ooh! I am happy that you enjoyed it. 🧡 Waiting for the next one! 🤞 1mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A I hope to go to the post office tomorrow to send your parcel on its journey to you. 😘😘😘 1mo
Kalalalatja It took me by surprise as well! Such a great read 👌 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks This is one I couldn‘t wait to buy when it came out and is still unread on my shelf. I‘m bad about that... 1mo
JennyM @Kalalalatja it was unexpectedly brilliant! 1mo
JennyM @Erinreadsthebooks you are in good company....I do that all the time! 1mo
LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 1mo
Cathythoughts Such a wonderful & memorable book ♥️💔 1mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry @Cathythoughts it was very good and I‘ll definitely remember it, particularly as after reading about a killer flu, I‘ve woken am up with a killer sore throat and headache! Now that‘s a good book 😆 (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts Mind yourself ♥️... hope that sore throat & headache disappear fast 😘 1mo
JennyM @Cathythoughts thanks my lovely friend. I‘m working from home today, so at least I can keep myself quiet. 😘 1mo
Tanisha_A Squeeeee! Thanks love! 1mo
Tanisha_A Take care! ❤️ 1mo
LeeRHarry @JennyM oh no! 😔 hope you feel.better soon! Rest up and take care 💕 1mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry @Tanisha_A thanks guys. It serves me right for being smug about missing all the winter bugs 😬 1mo
Rissreads ❤💚💜💙💛 1mo
Rissreads Better late than never! 1mo
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SleepyDragon
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I haven't a single negative thing to say about this book. It was perfectly executed.

Read this one along with my 7th grader, who is about halfway through himself. There is a local organized event centered around this novel, and the library was promoting it last time we were there. It just happened to be on my TBR anyway. We didn't get to attend the festival, but it was fun to read the book anyway.

#Overdrive #VirtualMountTBR2019

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squirrelbrain
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Thanks for the wonderful gifts @BarbaraBB and @kathedron - I feel so very lucky!

Barbara - I‘m very much looking forward to reading Station Eleven, I‘ve heard such good reviews on here!

Kate - I stacked this one from the recent reading challenge I co-hosted and it does sound really good doesn‘t it? I‘ll let you know when I‘ve read it.... Thanks also for the chocolate 😋

kathedron I reckon even wild women are partial to good chocolate!😊 Both of these books are on my TBR: I'd love to hear what you think of them. Hope you are having a lovely day. 🎉🎈 1mo
BarbaraBB I saw it on your TBR, so I hope you‘ll like it. Congratulations 🎈❤️💃🌹 1mo
Cinfhen So many awesome gifts 🎁 1mo
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Caroline2 I loved station eleven. 👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Station Eleven ♥️♥️♥️♥️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Oryx Station Eleven - one of my favorites! 1mo
squirrelbrain Wow - sounds like everyone loves Station Eleven! @Caroline2 @Cathythoughts @Oryx *Really* looking forward to it now @BarbaraBB ! 1mo
Caroline2 OH and we can add Wilderness to our list of buddy read potentials! 😆 👍🏻 1mo
squirrelbrain Yay @Caroline2 - I think it was from your post that I stacked it in the first place.... do we have matching TBR shelves, or what?! 1mo
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essayareayaitch
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This book is mentioned everywhere. This is a blurb from Well Met by Jen DeLuca. I really need to move this book up my TBR

gossamerchild Oh, Station Eleven is fantastic! 2mo
Megabooks My all-time favorite book! 2mo
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TCLinrow
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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So my phone decided to update last night and the timer reset 😫 so I guess I'm starting fresh this morning 😅

I've hit a bit off a reading wall because I'm not sure I fancy any of the books that I've got on my current #TBR so I'm going to have a reread of something I know I love but haven't properly reviewed yet and come back to my #TBRChallenge picks when I'm ready 😊
#SummersEndReadathon #LeastRated #TBRCleanup 🖤💜❤

Clwojick Oh no! This happens far too often! 2mo
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JennyM
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It‘s always a good day when you come home to book mail from friends. Thanks so much, Tanisha for sending me this. I cannot wait to read it. You‘re a kind heart & a beautiful friend ❣

LeeRHarry Oh this is such a good read - hope you enjoy! 😊 2mo
JennyM @LeeRHarry I cannot wait. It‘s been on my list for a long time! 2mo
Buechersuechtling I “read” this as audiobook and loved it. So I hope you enjoy it, too. 2mo
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Tanisha_A Yay! 💙 I would love to know how you like it. 2mo
JennyM @Buechersuechtling I have high hopes! 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A and just as I was coming out of the house, your other parcel arrived. Thanks my friend ❤️ 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Lovely! I want to send you some Indian bookmarks and a postcard too. Will get to it as soon as I get some time. 💚 2mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A oh how lovely, but you don‘t need to. You‘ve been so generous already. I‘m collecting a little parcel of things - will let you know when it‘s on the way 😘😘😘 2mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Love! 🥰 2mo
Rissreads One of my all time favourites. I'm looking forward to what you think. 1mo
JennyM @Rissreads I‘ve just started it and so far it‘s very👍👍👍 (edited) 1mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Set in a future dystopian landscape after a pandemic has decimated most of human civilization, this novel skips back and forth through time exploring the twisting connections, brief encounters, and pure happenstances that make up human existence. Even after all that we think of as comprising human civilization vanishes before our eyes, these things remain, reminding us what it truly means to be alive.

Recommended if you enjoyed The Nix.

Texreader Great review! 2mo
JazzFeathers It has been in my TBR for quite some time. Needs to find time and read it. 2mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy This was one of my top five books from 2018, I absolutely loved it! 2mo
Gezemice This was a good one. Took me a while to get into it but at the end it really made me think. 2mo
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kelseynicburke
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Unlimited teleportation 🌎
Leo 🦁
Errands upon errands 😒
#friyayintro @howjessreads

@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @teebe @KarynGood @mcctrish

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AmyG
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2. Is eating anything you want and not gaining weight a superpower? 😳
3. Libra
4. Packing to move.
5. Come play....everyone!

Thanks for the tag @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#Friyayintro

Eggs 💗💗 2mo
Lcsmcat I‘d take that super power! 2mo
REPollock Station Eleven was so good!! 2mo
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JenReadsAlot Amazing super power!! 2mo
TK421 I used to have that super power.😢 2mo
AmyG @TK421 Me too....before I had children. 😳 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Bookzombie What a great superpower!! Sign me up! 2mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Just happened upon this at Costco. Great price! In the cart it goes 😊

mom2bugnbee Loved this one! 2mo
ShyBookOwl @mom2bugnbee excited for it! 2mo
ElizabethBoa Loove!! Station Eleven, definitely will be reading some time in the foreseeable future. 2mo
ShyBookOwl @ElizabethBoa me too! 😊 2mo
sudi Such a great book 2mo
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Lianneh
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I absolutely loved this book. I picked it up because of a recommendation, one that I'd like to pass on to everyone. Station Eleven takes place in a post apocalyptic world. It's exciting and sad and hopeful and insightful. Once i started reading I really was unable to put it down. One of my favorites!

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Sharpeipup
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📚tagged
🎬Parent Trap
🎵life is a highway
#manicmonday @JoScho

TheSpineView Parent Trap is a good one! 2mo
JoScho 😊🏕💚 2mo
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gradcat
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
#Booked2019 #Summer #BookGiftedToYou

I may not have picked this for myself, given it‘s Sci-fi categorization, so isn‘t it a wonderful thing that it was picked for me, because it‘s a beautiful choice for anyone. If you‘re not a fan of the genre, no matter: you will find yourself pulled in as if by a magnet. There‘s suspense, there‘s mystery, there‘s high literary quality—all this in addition to its post-apocalyptic theme. (Cont ⬇️)

gradcat (Cont. ⬆️) The plot centers around five people who were acquainted (with varying degrees of intimacy) with an established actor who dies on stage. Shortly thereafter, the “Russian flu” kills off most of the world‘s inhabitants. Those who are left must start over, which involves scavenging for food and brutish fighting. My favorite thing about this book, though, is that some survivors are intent on creating aesthetic outlets and memorializing ⬇️ 2mo
gradcat ⬆️ both history and the memories of their lost friends and families. This goal provides the book it‘s overall elegiac quality. What may seem depressing, at first, becomes a celebration, in a sense—a celebration of art, history, and memorial. It‘s a sublime read. Thank you very much for the gift, @teebe ♥️ 2mo
LiteraryinLititz Great review! 2mo
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Lcsmcat I too read it only because it was recommended by someone whose taste I trust, and I loved it. 2mo
gradcat @LiteraryinLititz Thank you very much for saying that! ♥️ 2mo
gradcat @Lcsmcat I really wasn‘t expecting to like it nearly as much as I did, but it completely engaged me on so many levels. I‘d like to read other books by her, if I find the time. 2mo
teebe You‘re welcome, I‘m glad you enjoyed it! I loved it. 2mo
gradcat @teebe It was, in a word, brilliant...and especially so with your inserts, art, notes & games! Loved it! ♥️ 2mo
Cinfhen One of my favorite books!!! So good!!!! 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen I‘m with you on that...I‘m seriously thinking of checking out other books by her, even though it‘s not my typical read. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard her other books were not as good 😣let me know if you try any... 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I really, really need to get this one read. Lately, I‘m reading a lot of post-pandemic books, so maybe now is the time! 2mo
readordierachel Fantastic review! Love this book so much. 2mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage I can‘t recommend it enough. Parts of the book, the post-Russian flu times, function as requiem...laments for everyone lost. As one character notes (in a sort of twist on Sartre): Hell is the absence of the people you long for.” 2mo
gradcat @readordierachel Thank you for saying that—I appreciate your comments. I have to say this book was a nice surprise, and I‘ll not soon forget it. ♥️ 2mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Will do—but I heard the same as you re her other books...so for now, it‘s a big maybeifIhavetimetogettoit, kind of thing...😂🤣😂 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @gradcat Sadly, I know that quote to be 💯😢 2mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage I sympathize. Unfortunately, I know exactly what you mean. 😔 2mo
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sudi
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This book was so beautiful that's it impossible not to be completely invested. The story tells you the characters journey navigating the post apocalyptic world but is also not completely devoid of a plot. It was so unusual but refreshing to read a book that focuses on what comes after survival. 👇

sudi The thing i liked most was how neatly the author had arranged the timelines without them being confusing. And the conclusion tied the storylines together very cleverly. One of my favorite reads this year. 2mo
Meaw_catlady I need to read this! 2mo
sudi @Meaw_catlady this was a #blameitonlitsy purchase for me but totally worth it. You should definitely give it a try and i hear there's going to be a movie/tv show based on it. 2mo
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squirrelbrain I‘ve heard good things about this - stacked.... 2mo
ShyBookOwl This is everywhere. I'm intrigued! 2mo
Meaw_catlady @sudi I actually have 2 copies I got sent one in a swap and given one for an all town reads. It looks right up my alley I just need to give it a go 🖤 2mo
sudi @squirrelbrain you won't regret it. 😊 2mo
sudi @ShyBookOwl you should give it a try. 😊 2mo
sudi @Meaw_catlady that's great. Hope you like it 😊 2mo
Cathythoughts Loved this one ♥️ 2mo
Megabooks This is my all-time favorite book! 2mo
readordierachel Great review! One of my favorites. 2mo
lynneamch I rarely say, "This was a great ending," but that's what I said when I finished this one. ? 2mo
sudi @Megabooks it's now one of my favorites too 🙌 2mo
sudi @readordierachel thank you and yeah, i'm adding this to my list of favorites 🙌 2mo
sudi @lynneamch it was perfect, not too cheesy or sentimental. I didn't want it to end though 😄 2mo
Tanisha_A Awesome review! I loved it! 2mo
sudi @Tanisha_A thank you 😘. I'm now waiting to see the adaptation. 2mo
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gradcat
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1. I‘m about five pages from the end. Such a good book—and really not my usual fare!
2. I have so many. Most common is probably “Minnie.”
3. Flatbread with almost any veggie + cheese
4. Reading my books, I hope...should be a quiet weekend 🤞🏼
5. Seven

#FriyayIntro

*Have a nice weekend, everyone! ♥️😊

TrishB Have a great weekend ❤️ 3mo
Crazeedi You're very international! 7 languages, that's just awesome my friend!! Have a great weekend 3mo
ImperfectCJ I loved Station Eleven. And seven languages...I'm impressed! 3mo
gradcat @TrishB Backatcha woman! I hope yours is fantastic! ♥️ 3mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Don‘t be impressed. The word for Friday in the Latin languages is very similar, and for the the Germanic dialects the same thing goes, + I counted English. 😂 @ImperfectCJ I just finished the book, and I‘m happy to say that it will stay with me. I found it to be very moving...I love this kind of deep philosophical treatment of memory & memorialization. ♥️ 3mo
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MelKelsey
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After picking it up from the library, I put off reading Station Eleven, leery of the post apocalyptic storyline. I was immediately invested, though. The writing is good, and I'm eager to check out more of St. John Mandel's work. This book would make for a good discussion at a book club.

Cathythoughts Great book ♥️👍🏻 3mo
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Susanita
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1. Tagged book doesn‘t fit any one genre, so it works for different readers. 📚
2. How to Train Your Dragon 3 🐉
3. Ice cream with fresh berries 🍓
4. Just two first cousins but second and third cousins? No idea 🤷🏻‍♀️
5. ❤️❤️
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suzie.reads Your second cousins are your cousins children. So it's just how many children your two cousins have 😊 3mo
MelissaSue81 @suzie.reads - actually that's not true! Your cousins children are your first cousins once removed (The removed goes by generation). Second cousins are your Parents' Cousins' Children.. So they are the same generation as you.

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Susanita @MelissaSue81 @suzie.reads I had to go to Webster to verify, but basically it has to do with shared great grandparents. My parents between them had only one sibling but lots and lots of cousins. 3mo
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suzie.reads @susanita Yeah you share a great grandparent 3mo
Susanita Don‘t even get me started on the “removed” part! *head explodes* 3mo
MelissaSue81
LOL. Its all very confusing! I always thought 2nd cousins were like Suzie said at first until recently when I got all up in ancestry.com. Also, after reading your post, I actually think the last movie I saw in the theatre was HTTYD 3 as well, not Wreck it Ralph 2. And I think I want to read Station Eleven
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cherinium @MelissaSue81 I grew up very close to my 2nd cousins, and I referred to them as such to a friend in middle school. She corrected me and told me that they were my 3rd cousins and that their parents were my 2nd cousins. We got into an argument in which I told her that my mom said that her cousins were my 1st once removed. The friend told me my mom was stupid and thus ended our friendship. I knew I was right and that was all that mattered. 😉 3mo
Susanita @cherinium @SuzieB15 @MelissaSue81 The article I read suggested using a pen and paper to map the generations! 3mo
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Exbrarian
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Fantastic book. Half literary fiction, half pandemic apocalypse thriller. I have never read anything quite like it.

Oryx I love this one. 3mo
wanderinglynn This was such a fantastic book! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Hufflepuffle Such a good book! 3mo
RaimeyGallant So good! 3mo
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ju.ca.no
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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😍

ephemeralwaltz Same!!😍 3mo
Kalalalatja Exciting! 3mo
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gradcat
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#Booked2019
#Summer prompts:

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.

Cinfhen They all look perfect!!! Hope you find them enjoyable!!! 3mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly! I really appreciate it! I know I will enjoy them—it took me FOREVER to pick them!! 😂 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Hope they‘re great reads! 3mo
Crazeedi Nice selections Minette!! 3mo
gradcat @BarbaraTheBibliophage & @Crazeedi Thanks! I sure hope that they‘re good—it took me forever to pick them out! 😂 3mo
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SpaceCowboyBooks
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Just started Station Eleven. Will let you know what I think as I get further into it.

Megabooks Best. Book. Ever. Seriously 4mo
IamIamIam @Megabooks DITTO!!! I listened to this and really need it in print! 😍😍😍 4mo
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Tanisha_A
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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All the Station Eleven fans, rejoice! 😁

Loved that book!

AmyG Yay! 4mo
Cathythoughts Yay !! From me too 😄 4mo
Tanisha_A @AmyG @Cathythoughts Wohoo! Can't wait! 4mo
readordierachel So excited! 4mo
Tanisha_A @readordierachel 🥳 Yay yay yay! 4mo
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Suetara
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel

I‘m intrigued by the thought of a limited series of Station Eleven, but hope they stick to the book.

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/made-for-love-station-eleven-warnermedia-patric...

Megabooks Me too!! 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan Hmmmm....interesting. 4mo
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KarenUK
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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#WanderingJune #SummerNightCity
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.”

Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻 4mo
REPollock I love that book 2, it absolutely blew me away. 4mo
BarbaraBB Great, great quote. I really enjoyed that book too. 4mo
Cinfhen Top 10 all time favorite books 4mo
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trazo
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Hi members of #PostLit 👋🏽 I received my book from @ReadingsByTheC I read all of your interesting feedback. Thank you all very much, it was a fun ride 😊 @RebelReader I shipped your book out yesterday afternoon.

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thewallflower0707
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel

It‘s is a good book but it does not keep your up on your toes or is scary. Reading the news everyday is more terrifying than a book ever could be.
3,5 stars

#StationEleven #read #meh

Amiable I loved this book, but I have to agree with you 100% about the news! 😳 4mo
Suet624 Was it supposed to be scary? 4mo
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SLSbooks
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel

I think I have your Station Eleven book if you still want it :)

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Cathythoughts
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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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 😵😴

TrishB Sounds like a good night 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB yourself & Mr B have to come over for a night 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
readordierachel Sounds like fun! 4mo
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GripLitGrl Sounds like a fun night👍😁 4mo
JennyM Sounds fun! Always time for a pint 🍺😘 4mo
Kalalalatja Sounds like a lot of fun! 🙌 4mo
TrishB That would be fab! 😘 4mo
Tanisha_A Soooo fun! 4mo
Cathythoughts @readordierachel it was fun 👍🏻😍 4mo
Cathythoughts @GripLitGrl we had a good laugh & chat 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja yes! It was good fun 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A it was ... a good night 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts @JennyM yes!! Always time for a pint 🍺😘 4mo
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starlight97
Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Pickpick

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."
⭐⭐⭐☆☆

Cathythoughts All the love for this one 😍 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf!! 4mo
starlight97 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks hope you'll like it! 4mo
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gradcat
Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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#MysteryMessageSwap

*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.

gradcat @teebe I didn‘t want to remove anything from the book—I want to leave everything exactly where it is until I reach those points in my reading. So I‘m sorry that my picture doesn‘t show it all off very well. Just know I think it‘s very special, what you did. Also, I‘ve been trying to post b‘day messages, but I don‘t think I have yours in my list—was it the 10th? Anyway, happy, happy belated birthday wishes to you, my friend. 🥰🎉🍰🎁🎂🥂🛍🎀💕🎊♥️ 4mo
teebe 🙀😊 I‘m glad you‘re happy with it! I hope everything made it there intact, I was a little concerned with how customs would handle it, must have looked weird on the X-rays lol. And thank you! My birthday was on the 9th. 4mo
gradcat @teebe Yes, everything made it in perfect condition. I‘m very happy to have this little treasure trove of “artifacts” inside the book, and I can‘t wait to get started on it! 🥰 4mo
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