Monday 1 September 2014

Monday Posts

Mailbox Monday & It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

It was created by Marcia @ A Girl and Her Books but now has a permanent home here



This week I received a copy of Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel from the publishers Picador. It's published on September 10th and I've been hearing good things about it for a while.


The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb.News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%.


Civilization has crumbled.

A band of actors and musicians called the Travelling Symphony move through their territories performing concerts and Shakespeare to the settlements that have grown up there. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe.But now a new danger looms, and he threatens the hopeful world every survivor has tried to rebuild.


Moving backwards and forwards in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: famous actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan - warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend Clark; Kirsten, a young actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed 'prophet'.Thrilling, unique and deeply moving, this is a beautiful novel that asks questions about art and fame and about the relationships that sustain us through anything - even the end of the world


Its Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme run by Book Journey and you can mention books you've just finished, are currently reading and any you plan to read this week. You can leave a link to your blog and read other bloggers posts.


I started Red Rising by Pierce Brown but unfortunately gave up on it just over half way through. The first part was great and had me gripped but it changed direction in the second and I quickly lost interest. It's been getting plenty of good reviews though so think it's not a bad book just isn't for me. I'm now reading the latest by Ruth Rendell, I love her stand alone novels and I'm thoroughly enjoying The Girl Next Door.


Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) The Girl Next Door



  1. Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy Red Rising. I have it on my kindle but haven't got around to reading it yet. Here's my MM.

  2. I've been seeing a lot of good things about Station 11 on Twitter. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Ooh, I bet Station Eleven is good!

  4. I really hate it when I can't finish a book. I usually abandon before I get half-way though. I have so many books on my stack that if a book doesn't grab me in the first 20 pages, I set it aside to try again later. I'm glad you're enjoying the Rendell. Happy reading!

  5. Ooh you got Station Eleven! I've been eager to check out that one- hope it's great. I'm not sure Red Rising would be for me either.
    Have a great reading week!

  6. Enjoy Station Eleven. Not sure I would like it. I am not a fan of that genre.

    Have a great reading week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  7. Station Eleven sounds interesting. I'm looking forward to the reviews on that one and I'm on the fence about it.

    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  8. omg im jealous, I want to read Station Eleven! Can't wait to see how it is

  9. Only in the past few years have I allowed myself to give up on a book. I understand why you did. Have a good week!

  10. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel sounds interesting.


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