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Sea of Tranquility
Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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"The award-winning, best-selling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from an island off Vancouver in 1912 to a dark colony of the moon three hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and planets"--
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Howseldomtheydo
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Loving this one so far #currentlyreading Heard HBO is making adaptations of this book and The Glass Hotel https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/story/sea-of-tranquility-essay/amp

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RamsFan1963
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Mehso-so

70/150 #unpopularopinion As much as I adored Station Eleven and enjoyed The Glass Hotel, this novel just did nothing for me. I found the characters flat and uninteresting, and the various time lines never came together for me as a coherent story. 3 ⭐⭐⭐

DogMomIrene I keep seeing more and more posts about their “meh” reaction to this one, but they always encourage me to read Station Eleven, which sounds pretty amazing. 8h
RamsFan1963 @DogMomIrene I connected with the characters in her other two books, especially Station Eleven. Here I felt like I was just skimming the surface of the character's lives. Yes, definitely read Station Eleven its AMAZING!! 7h
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Floresj
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Pickpick

Time travel. Science fiction. Multiple, connected characters. I burned through this one and loved it.

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perfectlywinged
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I didn‘t love her previous book the Glass Hotel (beautiful writing but it felt fragmented). This has me hooked with the character writing and things are already tying together in an interesting way

BooksNBowls I wasn‘t a fan of Glass Hotel either! I loved Station Eleven tho so I want to check this one out. 1d
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AvidReader25
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I never reread books quickly, but I just couldn‘t stop thinking about this quiet time-traveling novel. The ending left me reeling the first time around and the plot felt completely different, knowing how it all played out. I listened to it on audio this time, which allowed me to process it in a new way. The book tour chapter was my favorite. Mandel‘s observations swing from big picture issues to simple personal reflections. Just beautiful.

Leftcoastzen Gorgeous flowers! 3d
EKonrad Just finished this two days ago…still thinking about its brilliance! ❤️ 3d
Megabooks 💯💯 great pic too! 3d
AvidReader25 @Leftcoastzen @Megabooks Thank you! Our rhododendron blooms every May. 😊 2d
AvidReader25 @EKonrad Right! So much to ponder. 💙 2d
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mom2bugnbee
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Another lovely surprise from Libby! I'd better get reading! 😁

BkClubCare What is this? How does it work? 3d
Megabooks Awesome!! 3d
mom2bugnbee @BkClubCare I don't have any magic answers - Libby will just occasionally offer me skip-the-line books that I have in my holds. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2d
BkClubCare Oh. Interesting. I have not had that happen. In fact, I usually get the opposite! Whenever I attempt to put a hold on a 2 week delay, it turns into 4 weeks 🤣 2d
mom2bugnbee @BkClubCare I don't know if it's a regional thing or not? I'm in Nashville - maybe we don't have as many readers here. 😔 1d
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Susanita
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What an interesting book! Even when I figured out where it was going, I wasn‘t sure where it was going.

Anyway, that‘s a wrap on the #MarvelousMay readathon. All things considered, I‘m pleased with the outcome.

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swishandflick
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I don't think this wowed me as much as Station Eleven, but that wasn't much of a shocker. I'd say this is a book best experienced in 1-2 sittings if possible. I had to put it down and pick it back up enough to make the quickly shifting timelines and perspectives a little confusing. There were some really poignant quotes about the pandemic experience - ESJM is so talented!

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squirrelbrain
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Finished this on the train home yesterday. I really liked it, but didn‘t love it as much as some seem to do. My favourite parts were those about Olive; they felt spookily real despite being so far in the future.

I couldn‘t make my mind up about which I preferred between this and The Glass Hotel, so I scored it out of 10 before I looked at the score I gave TGH a couple of weeks ago. They both scored 8, so there you go… 🤷‍♀️

TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 👍🏻 4d
MicheleinPhilly This is my book club‘s pick for June. Really looking forward to it. 4d
Megabooks Great review! 4d
Caroline2 Glad you liked it. 👍 😃 3d
Cathythoughts Great review! I‘m on the Olive book tour part at the moment.. loving it. 3d
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squirrelbrain
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On my way to London to meet up with some lovely Littens for a bookshop crawl.

It‘s so long since I‘ve been on a train to London; I‘m enjoying listening to the tagged book while gazing out of the window, instead of reading my Kindle for a change.

Hooked_on_books A bookshop crawl sounds amazing! 5d
Leniverse I'm planning on audio gazing my way to London too. Or maybe a nap. 😴 See you in a few hours! 5d
Oryx Great idea. See you soon 5d
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vivastory Sounds like a blast! Have fun! 5d
squirrelbrain @Hooked_on_books - I‘m sure we‘ll be posting pictures in a bit! We have 10 bookshops on the list, but not sure how many we‘ll get to! 5d
LeahBergen Oh, you lucky duck! I can‘t wait to see the photos! 5d
BarbaraBB Sounds like a lovely way to travel! Have a great day and please share pictures 🤍 5d
charl08 Sounds wonderful. 5d
Cinfhen Sounds marvelous!!! Enjoy 💕 5d
Hooked_on_books I‘ll be living vicariously through your pictures! 📚📚📚 5d
CarolynM I'm so envious! Enjoy! 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Have a lovely day y‘all! 5d
youneverarrived Have a lovely day ❤️ 5d
Cathythoughts I‘m listening to it too … really enjoying 💫 5d
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julesG
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julesG #MarvellousMay @Andrew65 - might make my goal after all 6d
Andrew65 You can do it! 👍 6d
Cathythoughts Oh good , that‘s good you liked it. I‘m only starting , but I really enjoying it so far. Very engaging. 6d
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Leniverse I'm still waiting for the library to cough this one up. Meanwhile I am listening to Station 11, and it's... ok, I guess? 6d
julesG @Leniverse I wasn't a fan of Station Eleven. Haven't read Glass Hotel. 6d
Leniverse I'm only a fifth of the way through Station 11, but so far it seems like a Walking Dead spinoff without any zombies. 6d
julesG @Leniverse 🤣🤣 and lots of Shakespeare 6d
CaroPi I have to read her other books. I finish this one this week. I really like it. Short nice book 5d
squirrelbrain I‘ve just started this (on audio) -enjoying it so far. 5d
julesG @squirrelbrain so many short chapters. Makes "just one more chapter" very easy. 5d
Caroline2 Oh good! Glad to hear you liked it too. 👍 5d
TrishB Glad you enjoyed! I think quite a few of us have actually read. 5d
CaitlinDBurnside Hi Jules, love the Marge Simpson blue hair 👍 5d
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julesG
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Andrew65 This is a popular book at the moment. 6d
RaeLovesToRead This is next on my TBR!!! I hope it'll be OK to read straight after The Glass Hotel. Don't want to over-Mandel myself! 6d
Cathythoughts Great quote 👍🏻 6d
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Susanita
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🌸Libby first told me it would be MANY weeks before the ebook would be available, but I was able to download it yesterday.
🌸I‘ve only read about 15% but I like it so far.
🌸I highlight ebooks and will write in a book once in a while if I own it.
#thoughtfulthursday

mandarchy That's what I love about Libby. They purchase more books based on demand. 6d
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️📚 4d
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TheSpineView
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In short, not on par with Station Eleven but still enjoyed. I liked the plot but I wished there had been more character development. It look me a bit to get into the story. 3.5 to 4⭐

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Laughterhp
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Okay, this is the first pandemic novel I‘ve read with Covid-19 mentioned and I was okay with it. We can‘t watch movies set during the pandemic, so I thought it would be the same.

However, at this point, I‘ll read anything by Emily St John Mandel. I loved this book. I dropped everything as soon as my library hold came in.

I loved seeing the connection with The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven. Starts in 1912 and goes to 2100+ with time travel.

Andrew65 Sounds great, well done 👏👏👏 1w
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MysticFaerie
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4.5⭐/5⭐

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BkClubCare
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The official TOB Summer Camp slate has been announced via Discord. #CampTOB #campTOB22 #CampLitsy

BkClubCare And the schedule has been published as well! 2w
merelybookish Wow!! You have the scoop! 2w
vivastory Interesting choices, but I'm honestly a bit disappointed as I feel like several of these will be in the end of year TOB 2w
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BarbaraBB Me too @vivastory I‘m not blown away. We were hoping for those obscure ones… 🤷🏻‍♀️ thanks for the scoop @BkClubCare!! Tagging @Megabooks @squirrelbrain 2w
squirrelbrain Ooh interesting! She says carefully, having seen our voting….Thanks for posting BkClubCare! @BarbaraBB @Megabooks 2w
Megabooks Interested to see how much overlap we have. I have already read three (Devil, candy, sea) and own YM. I plan on reading either/or but don‘t have much interest in trust. I, too, was hoping for a few that were more far afield and that I‘d be getting fresh reads. @squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB I‘m getting more excited about camp litsy and what we might read! 2w
Megabooks Thanks for posting @BkClubCare !! 😁😁😁 2w
vivastory @Megabooks Now I'm curious. Between Devil, Candy & Sea..which is your favorite? 2w
Megabooks @vivastory sea for sure!! The other two were solid picks, but sea blew me out of the water! Sorry for the pun 😉😉 2w
vivastory @Megabooks Mandel has yet to leave you adrift 🌊🤣I hope to read it soon. The Glass Hotel is a favorite of the year, so if she tops that 🤯 2w
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @Megabooks - I couldn‘t figure out how to copy/paste everyone 😣 So I am glad you saw this. 2w
Hooked_on_books Thanks for posting! I‘m with @vivastory and am a little underwhelmed by this list. I‘m not particularly interested in the Darnielle or the Stuart, and I was planning to skip the Egan. Happy to see Mandel on here (I‘ve read it and it‘s great), plus the Batuman, which I‘m really excited for. 2w
Cinfhen Ohhh, thanks for posting! This is pretty underwhelming 😬super glad we have our alternate tournament @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @squirrelbrain 2w
BkClubCare @Cinfhen - I don‘t have an opinion, really, but I am curious how many books were suggested and how many people contributed. 🤨 2w
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Kimbono
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Friday off with a cat on my chest and a book in my hand 😻 I‘m halfway through the book and really enjoying it. I‘m sad it‘s so short.

Kimbono I really loved this book. Her writing is smooth and gentle and instead of aggressively trying to put the pieces together I just let it happen. It‘s a good book to set down from time to time to just think. And not to try and figure it out but to think about the time we‘re living in now. 5 ⭐️ (edited) 2w
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Lindy
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Pickpick

A strong narrative propels this time travel tale, bringing all the pieces neatly together at the end, yet leaving me with a delightful sense of wonder & the question: What is reality? Also delightful: walk-ons by characters from The Glass Hotel, plus an obviously autobiographical section (set in 2203) about an author (who lives on a moon colony) touring one of her previous novels (about a pandemic) because it‘s being made into a film. #Canadian

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Will this one work for me?? We shall soon see! 😉 I am in a long line at the library for it though. 1w
Lindy @Penny_LiteraryHoarders It‘s not as convoluted as the Glass Hotel. I hope you like it. So far I don‘t have strong feelings about any of the Giller contenders that I‘ve finished. I‘m excited about the one I‘m in the middle of, though: (edited) 1w
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Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Lindy oh I haven‘t seen this one! Off to see if the library has it. 1w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders And they have it on order! 1w
Lindy @Penny_LiteraryHoarders One more story left to read, but I already know I will give the book 5 stars. 😊 1w
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Lindy
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He was utterly unnerved by the crowd. They were shaking hands, which even after all of his cultural-sensitivity training seemed like a bizarre thing to do in flu season, and kissing one another on the cheek. These people have no direct experience with pandemics, he reminded himself.
[A 25th-century time traveller visits 2007]

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mdm139
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This was a really good sci fi novel. Quick read. Reminded me a little of Loki and Endgame.

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julesG
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The 9 day mid-month #MarvellousMay #readathon starts tomorrow.

My goals, dear @Andrew65, are
📘 Read and review(!) 4 ARCs
📙 Read 1 physical copy off the shelves
📗 Read this months book club book, tagged. It is also an ARC for me, but I'm not counting it toward the 4 that I want to read.

That's 6 books. Should be doable.

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Follow.my.read
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I pledge to get through each one by the end of June #SeaOfTranquillity#FirstSummerRead#TheTBRPileGrows

LeslieO Impressive stack! 2w
jlhammar Good luck! 2w
Ruthiella Good luck!👍 2w
Callemarie Z is my FAVVVVOORRRIIITTTEEEEEEE 2w
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Mkhoshy
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She is so good at writing stories with plots (real honest to goodness plots where lots happens and the stakes are high and then somehow making it not at all about the plot. Each of the the last three has felt like a meditation on how lonely and incredible human life is.

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DHill
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1. Tagged book and Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

2. I don‘t mind music in the background. I can pretty much read with anything going on around me.

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView
@THill want to play?

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2w
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rockpools
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Mehso-so

This is one of those rare things - a book I may have enjoyed more had it been longer! I loved the opening, and wanted to stay with Edwin on his journey. Olive‘s story made for perfect plane-reading. Mirella and Vincent - maybe reading The Glass Hotel would have helped me appreciate their story more?

And then there‘s Gaspery, who I almost wish I had an opinion on. But I just don‘t. He seems to sit in an uncomfortable position between mysterious

rockpools other-in-the-background and fully fledged character. I don‘t really believe his actions. Maybe more time with him would have filled out the gaps?

I also have a sneaking suspicion that I may not actually be a fan of time-travel novels. This was a surprise - I might be more comfortable with time-slip stories- but the mechanics and ethics of time travel, without any of the wonder of ‘experiencing a different place and time‘ just left me unsatisfied.
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rockpools And it‘s a pandemic novel. I expected it to be too uncomfortable, too soon, but instead I think I wanted more tension 🤷🏻‍♀️.

Mandel does ask really interesting questions, above all about what makes a life worth living - and I have found myself thinking about it today - but I just a didn‘t feel it as I would have liked to. #gladstonerds
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rockpools Last thing. Surely the incident with the underpass compromises the timeline as much as anything else? 2w
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julesG Your picture is very tranquil. 😉 Time travel can be fun. I really liked Crichton's Timeline and am a huge fan of Jodi Taylor's Chronicles of St Mary's series. 2w
KristiAhlers This is our local B@N book club choice. I‘m leading the discussion tomorrow and I‘ve got to say I agree with you I wanted it longer. Perhaps because I simply didn‘t want to say goodbye to the characters. I went in not sure I wanted to read a pandemic novel. We are barely out of one I don‘t want to read about it. And I love the photo. Flying above the clouds affords for so many pictures. When I flew I would fill my phone with them. 💙 2w
rockpools @julesG You know, I might give the Crichton a go sometime. It does sound fun. I may have been suffering a book hangover at the time, but I did try the first St Mary‘s… and nope. It‘s possible I‘m a lost cause! 2w
rockpools @KristiAhlers I‘ve just seen your bio. That would be a lot of sky photos 😍. Good luck with your discussion tomorrow- it‘ll be interesting to see how the others got along with it. It‘s slightly bizarre, but I would have liked to get to know the characters better! 2w
TrishB Great review Rachel, agree totally. I gave a puck because I like time travel. And yes it could have been more expansive! 2w
squirrelbrain Interesting review 😁…it is very short isn‘t it? I was surprised, just short of 6 hours on audio, which should only be 3.5 hours listening time. I‘ll hopefully get to it soon. Are you flying oop north to see your niece? 2w
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️ I‘m looking forward to trying it out soon 🤞🏻 2w
TheSpineView I very much agree! It needed more oomph and a longer version could achieve that. 1w
rockpools @TheSpineView That‘s it! Oomph was what I was after 😆 1w
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AmandaBlaze
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I can't really say much more praise that hasn't already been said. I loved the way the stories interconnect. Reading Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel first is helpful, but not totally necessary.

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Chrissyreadit
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Amy ❤️ thank you for sending emotional support via a beautiful care package. The card is one of my mantras! I‘ve been singing Three Little Birds every day to myself- the necklace is so pretty, the tote is perfect for my car and farmers markets and I‘m super grateful for the book- sending you virtual love and hugs. I‘m so grateful for you! 😘😘😘😘😘

AmyG I just want you to happy and healthy, my friend. May all the kindness you give to others come your way! (edited) 3w
squirrelbrain Lovely - how thoughtful! ❤️ 3w
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CrowCAH
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I‘m only number 240 on the holds list via my library‘s Libby! I think it would be quicker to go buy it lol

Kimberlone Libby was estimating 13 weeks for me when I stated my hold…I gave up and bought online :/ 3w
CrowCAH @Kimberlone I don‘t blame you. I have other books to occupy my time. But, I kinda want to read it while it‘s new and popular. We‘ll see how long my patience lasts. 3w
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Mel
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Beautiful story, writing just flows and even tho at times I wasn‘t sure where it was going, I still found myself enthralled.

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Hooked_on_books
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I did something with this book that I‘ve never done before—when I got to the end, I restarted and listened again. I love how it all came together and wanted to dive back in with the knowledge of what was to come and see what else I could pick up along the way. I think Mandel is a superb writer, and she certainly doesn‘t disappoint here!

Cinfhen Knowing what you knew did it change the story for you? I liked this book but I didn‘t LOVE it as so many did. I agree, ESJM is a brilliant author. Maybe I should listen again 3w
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen I don‘t think I‘d say it changed the story, but it allowed me to focus on different aspects of each piece, since I wasn‘t focused on learning what was happening. So, maybe it allowed me to approach it in a different way. 3w
squirrelbrain Wow, that‘s some recommendation! 3w
AmyG @Cinfhen I liked it alot but also didn‘t love it. I just felt a need for a bit...more. 3w
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Bookwormjillk
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I‘m not even sure what to say about this other than it was amazing and the less you know about it going in the better off you‘ll probably be.

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KarenUK
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Just spotted this on your feed @Cinfhen and decided to join in! #readingbracket2022 @chasjjlee 💕

BarbaraBB Great choices! 3w
Cinfhen Yay!!! It‘s fun but harder than you‘d think!!! I love your picks 3w
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CuriousG
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I love this so far, but wish I had more time to spend reading it. Pretty sure I could plow through it all in one sitting if I had the chance to read for more than 10 minutes a day!

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Sophronisba
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I found this novel, a high-concept cartwheel through history, completely captivating. And even a bit hopeful. If, as Nicholson Baker says, every novel is answer to the question, “Is life worth living?“ Mandel's answer is a resounding yes.

You don't absolutely have to have read Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel, but if you have it will enrich your experience.

(Photo by Ben White for Unsplash)

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Lesliereadsalot
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I love everything she‘s written. More time travel here, but in a really interesting context. This book just…flows. It goes right by you and then you‘re at the end, and you think wow, I‘ve just read something. Plus there‘s a twist at the end.

KristiAhlers This was last months to discuss this month book club read. I loved it! 3w
Bklover I‘m waiting on a library hold on this one! 2w
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scripturient
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About to start this one. 😊

RaeLovesToRead Loving the tea jar too! 😊 3w
Lindy I‘m looking forward to getting my hands on her new book. Enjoy! 3w
sarahbellum Ooo I was drawn like a magnet to that big tea tin at Costco the other day, but wound up not buying it. I already had lots of tea at home 😫. Enjoy! 🫖 3w
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Cathythoughts That‘s a lovely post. Look forward to your thoughts 👍🏻❤️ 3w
rockpools Hope you enjoy it 😊 3w
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 3w
BookBabe What a cute tea tin! 😍 3w
squirrelbrain Enjoy! 3w
Linsy Love that tea tin! 3w
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TrishB
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Her writing is, as always, beautiful. I just didn‘t find any emotional connection to the story. I loved Station Eleven, disliked The Glass Hotel and this one is somewhere in between. It‘s a pick because I really wanted to see how she brought things together and it was very cleverly done.
Hope I‘ve remembered everyone in the tags.
#gladstonerds

scripturient I‘m about to start this. Finished TGH this afternoon and liked it but not as much as Station Eleven. I have high hopes for this one. 😊 3w
TrishB @scripturient I hope you love it 👍🏻 3w
rockpools I‘ve gone straight in without reading TGH, and maybe that‘s the way to go! 3w
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Cathythoughts Oh dear. I loved Station Eleven .. looks like it‘s a hard act to follow 🤔 3w
squirrelbrain Hmmm, let‘s see how I get on, although I‘ve only just started TGH. 3w
TrishB @rockpools @Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain can‘t wait to see what you all think! 3w
sarahbarnes I‘ll be interested to try this one when it comes in at the library. I liked station eleven but haven‘t read the glass hotel yet. 3w
TrishB @sarahbarnes hope you enjoy it 👍🏻 3w
rockpools Apparently I agree. 😐. 2w
TrishB @rockpools 😁😁 2w
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TrishB
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Very grateful for a bank holiday today as I hadn‘t slept in my own bed since Wednesday with work and wedding! Having a quiet read before anyone else gets up and I get on with the million things that need doing.
Reading and tea first 😁

Cinfhen Enjoy 💜💜💜im curious to see what you think of this book 3w
charl08 Hope you have a lovely relaxing day 📚🫖 3w
batsy Enjoy your time at home & hope you get to relax 💜 3w
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Cathythoughts Enjoy your free time 🥰📚 3w
BarbaraBB That‘ll be reading the book in one go I guess! 3w
Tamra Precious moments! 3w
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mdemanatee
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Trying not to cry in the coffee shop. Normal reader problems.

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Chelsea.Poole
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Pickpick

This book provided a reading experience that burrowed into my brain. It at once felt like a lived experience for me (the pandemic) but also completely out-of-this-world (literally!). This author is magical. Also, a great companion to The Glass Hotel which should be read first. Sci-fi isn‘t my jam but St. John Mandel‘s particular brand is perfection. So much contained in such a slim novel…I‘m amazed! Loved it.

BarbaraBB Great review. I felt the same! 4w
AmyG I am so glad I read The Glass Hotel first, though it wasn‘t necessary. It just added to this book. She writes so beautifully and while, I guess sci-fi, it just feels so real (not “out there”). I loved this, too. 4w
sprainedbrain Excellent review! 4w
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Branwen
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Bookish lunch at the park! 😋📚💕 Did I bring three books with me today? Yes. Yes, I did! 😂

Nute The perfect lunch break!🙂 4w
Branwen @Nute It really was! 4w
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RealLifeReading
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Pickpick

While I didn‘t like her previous book, this pandemic time travel novel held onto me and didn‘t let me go. I loved this: “Pandemics don‘t approach like wars, with the distant thud of artillery growing louder every day and flashes of bombs on the horizon. They arrive in retrospect, essentially. It‘s disorientating. The pandemic is far away and then it‘s all around you, with seemingly no intermediate step.”

CuriousG I just started this last night - can't wait to really dig in this weekend! 4w
AmyG I really enjoyed this, too. I love her writing. 4w
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Oryx
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Pickpick

Very relieved I liked it, being the proud owner of two copies would have felt a bit stupid if I didn't 😉.
As usual beautiful thoughtful writing, and just the right mix of reality and speculative science for me. Not quite up there with Station Eleven, but still a worthy companion. This edition has a bonus material - a chapter of the book with the book. And I now really want to read that fictional book!

RaeLovesToRead I plan to actually attend the book club next month 😁😊 (unless it clashes with Eurovision, hehe) ✌ 4w
squirrelbrain Glad it was good - looking forward to getting to it…. After The Glass Hotel! 4w
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Leniverse Yay! So... do I need to read Station 11 first, or are they not connected? 4w
Leniverse @RaeLovesToRead Eurovision is earlier in the month, no worries. 4w
Oryx @Leniverse No, you don't need to read it first. 4w
Leniverse @Oryx Cool. I only have The Glass Hotel so far, so I guess I'll start there. 😄 4w
Cathythoughts That‘s great you liked it. I just discovered it‘s on my kindle , I must have bought it at some stage 👍🏻 4w
Caroline2 Oh good. So glad to hear you liked it. 👍 4w
Caroline2 @RaeLovesToRead oh my god, I LOVE Eurovision!!! 😆 ❤️ 4w
TrishB Phew…… 4w
RaeLovesToRead @Leniverse @Caroline2 Eurovision is awesome!!!! 😁😁 4w
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Oryx
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Who wore it better?
I think the UK cover is nicer, but the US one had the postcards, so... Get both ❤️

squirrelbrain 😁 1mo
RaeLovesToRead I like both!!! 1mo
BkClubCare Postcards! Nifty. I like the one on the right just a teensy bit more. 1mo
Megabooks I prefer US! 1mo
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DHill
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Have you ever read a book that takes such hold of you that you‘re afraid of reading anything else by that author for fear of breaking the spell?

But I just couldn‘t resist giving this a try.

#stationelevenstolemyheart

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Kimberlone
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I was waiting for a library loan, but I couldn‘t wait another 10 weeks, so I ordered this and it arrived today! I need to finish Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and then this will be my next read!

BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll love it 1mo
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AmyG
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When you find the days date in the book you are reading. 🙌🏻

BookNAround Well, according to the movie Miss Congeniality, April 25th is the perfect date. (Google if you haven‘t seen the clip.) And I know this because it is also the anniversary of the day I became a mother. 😉 1mo
AmyG @BookNAround Ha! The perfect day! Happy “Birth day” to you! 😘 1mo
JamieArc It never becomes old! 😊 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How is this one? 2w
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really enjoyed it. It‘s a shorter book that Iwished was longer. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG cool! I keep seeing it! 2w
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Oryx
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Happy happy. Got my signed US edition with postcards - wasn't easy to get this in the UK (I got it from Brilliant Books in Michigan in the end). And it's arrived a few days before the UK one is out. My weekend is sorted now.

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 I‘ve given in and ordered Waterstones one! 1mo
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