I love seeing everyone else's reading nooks so here is mine! I've spent a lot of time in this cosy corner lately as I've been reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel which was wonderful, and not just a little haunting. There were times when the book spent too much time in the past (dinner parties, Hollywood) when I was far more interested in the present events (the Symphony, the Prophet, Jeevan) but it was an absolutely captivating book with many heartbreaking moments. It was impossible not to put yourself into the characters' positions and wonder what you would do if there was a sudden pandemic. (Answer: probably die very quickly-I have zero survival skills). There's also a very moving and realistic part of the book when Mandel describes how modern modes of communication-the internet, TV- slowly shut down but survivors still waste their last telephone calls on business calls instead of saying goodbye to their families. I imagine I will be thinking about this book for a long time and I'm very grateful to #bookstagram
for bringing this incredible book to my attention. Definitely one to read.