Weekend Coffee Share #27-Down The Rabbit Hole

Coffee’s ready. Pull up a chair and grab a cup. If we were having coffee I would tell you this past week contained a loose assortment of things. I finished the latest book for our book group. I would highly recommend ‘Station Eleven’ by Emily St. John Mandel. You might think a book about a fictional pandemic would not be appealing in these times, but it really drew me in. After I finished it, I wished there was more.

A real page turner

We’ve been binge watching another series on Netflix, ‘Manifest.’ It mainly keeps me interested because I want to know how it’s going to end. And I started back doing genealogy research. That’s where I really get hooked. I think it is that there is something rewarding about finding records about people on my tree and following the winding path that links us all together.

Some branches

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie at Natalie the Explorer

Featured Image is Forest Tower of Camp Adventure in Southern Zealand, Denmark by Stig Nygaard on Flicker.com

22 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share #27-Down The Rabbit Hole

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Manifest, a Netflix TV series, has some interesting parts. The passengers and crew of a plane take off from Jamaica and land 5 1/2 years later. Then they find they have clairvoyant and telepathic powers. There are evil forces at play too. I have learned a lot with the genealogy research. Thanks for dropping by, Kelly.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I was the same way with reading and writing. I still haven’t felt like doing creative writing. I think the book group got me started back reading again. Thanks for stopping by, Dawn.

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  1. Maria

    The book sounds very interesting, I’ll add it to my Wishlist. I love getting tips about great reads. Yesterday I ordered a new book after reading Leanne’s coffee share 🙂 Thank you for the coffee!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I like how imaginative the author is in the book. I don’t like to read reviews that tell me about big chunks of the book before I read it. Hope you enjoy the book. Thanks for stopping by, Maria.

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  2. Denyse Whelan Blogs

    I commend you for your reading habit. Mine has gone awol. Right now I am “making” myself read a non-fiction book I offered to review if I was sent a free copy. Now I have to put my money where my mouth is. I admit I can never find something I really get into via Netflix. My husband does though!
    Denyse #weekendcoffeeshare

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  3. SadiRose

    Ugh…I would scream “stop watching Manifest”!!! It is a fantastic show but I heard they are not having a third season!!!! Unfortunately, I heard that 2 episodes before the end of the second season. I sure hope someone picks it up.

    Some day I may have to pick your brain with genealogy research. I am desperately trying to find information on my father’s paternal side. I’m overwhelmed by the DNA research and such.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I got drawn into ‘Manifest’ but it keeps going and going. I wanted to see a resolution. I knew very little about my family when I started researching. I found a lot on all the online sights. It helps if there is an online database of your country of origins birth, marriage, and death records. Then there is burial and obituaries. I started on Familysearch.org. It is free. I do not know if they have international records. Thanks for stopping by, Sadi.

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  4. Gary A Wilson

    Hi Deb. I just finished as much of Manifest as Netflix has and it ended leaving lots of questions but if they make a 3rd season . . . We’ll see.
    I did enjoy it even though it’s not my normal genre. There’s been a few series like this that I started but never finished because it always seems that such series just keeps adding new rules of how some phenomenon is acting. Manifest kept enough of the rules and kept introducing new challenges between the characters that I stuck with it.
    Sometimes, I leave such stories thinking how much I’d like to write something like it, but not Manifest. I still prefer my own writing to have deeper roots in either known or potential real world rules.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I would like Manifest to have a resolution but it sounds like it stays open ended. I really admired the writing in ‘Station Eleven,’ she does a great job intersecting the characters stories and it is very imaginative. Science Fiction is hard to write. I have tried it and I know what you mean about wanting the story to seem possible based on current science rules. Thanks for stopping by, Gary.

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  5. Jo

    Geneology is the very definition of rabbit hole! I’m down a similar one at the moment – trying to document all the work Mum has done over the years and also trying to find my husband’s family. It’s so much more than names on a tree, isn’t it? #weekendcoffeeshare

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      Manifest is on Netflix and It’s about airline passengers and crew who disappear with the plane and lose 5 1/2 years of their lives. Then they find they have special telepathic powers. The only thing is I find it keeps going on and I would like it to be resolved sooner. Really liked Station Eleven. Thanks for stopping by, Sanch.

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