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"Because Survival is Insufficient"

I love to read. I’ll go through periods of pure addiction to books. In the past week that I have been stuck on this train in Romania I have finished two of the three books I brought with me. 348 more words


Almond and Honey Cake | Bienenstich

In German, this cake is known as Bienenstich (= bee sting). While this sounds rather unpleasant, I promise this cake does not live up to its name. 755 more words

Sweet | Süß

Review: 'Station Eleven' by Emily St. John Mandel

Not everyone one loves non-linear plot lines so in order to make Station Eleven accessible to all I took it upon myself to chart the timeline out for everyone and have included it for reference below. 461 more words


Book Review: Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel

Genre: Science Fiction/ Post-Apocalyptic fiction

Published: September 2014

Series: Standalone

Description: 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.

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Station Eleven A Book Review


Emily St John Mandel’s post apocalyptic Sci-fi novel Station 11 starts off in a theater in Toronto staging King Lear. Arthur Leander is dying on stage, not in scathing review in the press sense of dying but, the phone me an ambulance way. 280 more words


Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven (2014)

An Arthur C. Clarke winner for 2015, a 2014 National Book Award nominee (lost to Phil Klay’s Redeployment, and having read both I can say that justly ;)), a poetic novel set in a post-apocalyptic world, where the Traveling Symphony – an orchestra slash Shakespeare troupe – wanders through a dangerous territory reclaimed by wildness, bringing the light of civilization to the places which long have forgotten something like civilization even existed. 1,038 more words