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The Bees
The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
This brilliantly imagined debut tells the story of Flora 717, a devout young worker bee who finds herself in possession of a deadly secret Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive's survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw, but her courage and strength are assets. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect nectar and pollen. A feat of bravery grants her access to the Queen's inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous. But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of alldaring to challenge the Queen's preeminenceenemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the hive's strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by a greater power: a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, and her societyand lead her to perform unthinkable deeds. Thrilling, suspenseful, and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees and its dazzling young heroine will forever change the way you look at the world outside your window.
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Daisey
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This combination dystopian novel and story from the perspective of a bee was an interesting listen.

#audiobook

Daisey August #DoubleSpin book 14! 7d
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Yuki_Onna
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1. Haven't yet, as I rarely to never read Sci-Fi or Fantasy, which might use alien or mythological creatures' POVs.
2. Haven't read this one yet either, but it's been on my wishlist forever and I feel I might like it a lot. It's told from the POV of a bee. 🐝

@TheSpineView
Wanna play? @hannah-leeloo @Nute @BeeMagical

#Two4Tuesday #summer #summerreading

RaeLovesToRead I loved The Bees! Such a good book. When I asked the lady in Waterstones if the story was told by a bee, she said "it's written by a human..." ? too cute ? 1mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🐝❤️ 1mo
BeeMagical I have this one! I must move it up on my list!!🖤🖤 1mo
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SpookyDonut
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Saw this walking around my local library and it sounded interesting. 40 pages in and I‘m hooked. #thebees #hardcover #library #savethebees #currentlyreading

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I enjoyed this one. 2mo
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UwannaPublishme
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Ever since I stepped on a yellow jacket nest when I was a kid, I haven‘t been very fond of wasps or bees! 😬 But when my sweet pen pal @JaneyWaneyB sent this as a gift, I bravely dove it. The dystopian storyline is creepy and very compelling, and I can now say I admire this insect‘s fierce sense of community and the intricacies of how they run a hive. But has this book helped me conquer my fear? Not even close! 😳🐝
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@TheAromaofBooks

Amiable You are brave! I have a phobia of snakes and I could never read a book that has any plot involving reptiles in any way. 😬 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I read this one a few years ago and had really mixed feelings about it. My main issue was there never felt like there was much of a plot, the story just wanders around all over the place without a whole lot of direction lol You can read my ranty review if you want - https://thearomaofbooks.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/the-bees-by-laline-paull/ But great work facing your fears!! I definitely would not read a book about spiders! 😂 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Sounds like a really interesting book! I do find bees fascinating. Wasps too, although they drive me crazy in late summer when trying to eat al fresco. 😅Good for you for facing your fears!🙌🏽 6mo
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UwannaPublishme @Amiable Yikes, I hear you. I‘m not crazy about snakes either. 😬At least these bees weren‘t wreaking havoc on humanity or I would have bailed! 6mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks What a thorough review, my friend! I loved it and you sure made some great points. Some of the religious references did make me cringe. And I learned so much more about the mating dance of bees from your research! I think I was just relieved that no humans were harmed in the plot.😉 I must read more of your reviews! 6mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin I really do find them fascinating...as long as they keep their distance! 😬 Hope you‘re staying warm and enjoying more good reads, my friend! ❤️ 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh thank you! I hate reading a book and not knowing what's real and what's not 😂 And I actually do have an interest in bees and beekeeping, so there is that haha I go through cycles with my blogging. Sometimes I'm all about it and stay on top of it, and other times I'm reeeeally bad about it. But it's turned into a great personal reference system, so I do try to give at least a paragraph or two about every book I read. 6mo
UwannaPublishme @TheAromaofBooks And you just recruited another fan! 😁🙌🏻 6mo
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UwannaPublishme
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It‘s #WondrousWednesday, and I must thank @Blerdgal_Fenix who sent me this sweetest surprise Valentine‘s Day package. I‘m so grateful for Keia and all my #LitsyLove pen pals who keep me smiling with all their happy mail.🤗❤️
My current book, a gift from @JaneyWaneyB , is a pick and a page turner, but I‘m not sure yet if it‘s helping my fear of bees!😬🐝
@Eggs
Anyone else want to play? Dive right in!

Eggs Thanks for playing ♥️♥️ 6mo
UwannaPublishme I almost forgot.....Thanks for the tag @Kdgordon88 !!! ☺️ 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Looks like you had a fab Valentines Day! And interesting books as well! Sounds heavenly. 💜 6mo
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin We had a relaxing dinner and movie night with a lot of chocolate for dessert. 😁🍫 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin Good for you! Sounds like dessert was perfect. 😍 6mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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#SummerBookmarkSwap great questions for @kaysworld1 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you @jenniferw88 for sharing this

My answers 😊
Book - Tagged but also The Northern Lights series, Winternight Trilogy
Shows - Supernatural, Line of Duty, Luther
Movies - Marvel (Captain America) Goonies, Bad Boys, Bourne Identity
Singer/Band - The Script, Eurythmics, Metallica, Elton John
Plant/Flower - Sunflower
Animal - Kakariki, Cockatiels

JaneyWaneyB Run out of letters...I have a pet Kakariki called Bodhi (named after Swayze in Point Break...Best film ever!!) I'm an Aries born on Good Friday 😁 13mo
JaneyWaneyB Couple of further questions....favourite views e.g. mountains, sea/beach? Favourite cartoon character? Tea or Coffee or nope to both? 13mo
JaneyWaneyB You can comment below, steal and post with your answers or drop me an email. Looking forward to seeing your answers 🥰 13mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Some things I like that might help you shop. I like: anything bookish/literary, MCU, wonder woman, witchy/wiccan, cats, moons/moon phases, horror/ fantasy/classics, mountains/hiking, travel/maps/globes, succulants. Hope that helps. Don't stress about it though. I'll love whatever you send. 😊 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego And flamingos. 13mo
jenniferw88 Views - mountains, lakes, waterfalls, cartoons - scooby-doo, kim possible, coffee 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hi Jane, I'm just about to send off your package. I was looking at your address and wondering if you have a postal code? Cheers. 12mo
JaneyWaneyB @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego did you find it? I can send it through in an email 📧 12mo
JaneyWaneyB @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ah good ole Google 😁 12mo
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Jody3
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There are a lot to things to be learnt from the day-to-day life presented to us readers. However, I do think this novel would‘ve been better had it of been shorter. It‘s about 100-150 pages too long. By the end, I just wanted to finish it. I felt the story dragged on and I would‘ve liked to have seen this cut down. But, it is fascinating and it is extremely well-written and it‘s a great piece of literary fiction.

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Jari-chan
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Thank you so much for your #LitsyLoveSpringSwap package, @JaneyWaneyB 😍
Can't wait to try all those tasty looking chocolates and I've already started reading The Bees 😊 What a great way to jump into spring!

#LitsyLoveSpringSwap #LLSS

@rsteve388 @Bookgoil

JaneyWaneyB I'm so glad you like it 💖📚 The Bees is brilliant I really hope you enjoy it 😊 1y
Jari-chan @JaneyWaneyB I'm onlybat the beginning, but it's already very fascinating, and something totally different 🤩 1y
Bookgoil Lovely package! 1y
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CuriousG
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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 22

charl08 So beautiful! ❤🐕❤ 1y
CuriousG @charl08 Thank you - we think he's cute! 1y
BookNAround Your pup is gorgeous! (Also, I really liked this book a lot.) 1y
CuriousG @BookNAround Thank you so much for saying that! He doesn't quite have the typical Berner markings, but I like to think it just makes him more unique 1y
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honeydew_reader
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Bailedbailed

it could be cool to read a bee's perspective but kinda felt like facts were just thrown at me. didn't really ever get invested in the narrator enough to care what was going on even though it seemed like a lot was happening

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Mccall0113
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I think this is exactly what my reading life needed. Something a bit different!

Reggie Lol, this book is crazy, those bees are crazy. I loved this book and hope you like it! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved this one. 🐝 2y
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bookandbedandtea
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This is a fairly typical dystopian story but it's set in a bee hive &it felt fresh to me. We meet Flora 717 on the day of her Awakening &follow her life and the rhythms of the hive over the course of a year. She is born to the lowest caste but like all chosen ones she is smarter, braver, & more gifted than her kin. Making herself useful in many areas of the hive the knowledge she acquires saves many of her fellow bees from a series of disasters.

bookandbedandtea @TheAromaofBooks This is my first completed read for #BookSpinBingo & it's my #DoubleSpin this month. I borrowed the idea of coloring a B&W bingo card from @erinreads 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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bookandbedandtea
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I thought sure I'd finish this one this evening but that clearly isn't going to happen; the weekend has been too busy. Tomorrow then!

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bookandbedandtea
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Plans for today. I'm so thankful to have a day off! 😊

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LaraS
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4🌟

I may be a tad obsessed w 🐝 After lookin for a pic in my photoroll I realized I take more pics of bugs when on vacay than ppl. 🤷‍♀️

So no surprise I 💛🖤💛🖤the architectural descriptions in hive & the incredible research put into describing daily bee-life.

I might‘ve given 5 ⭐️ but I wasn‘t in the mood for dystopian (& at the end of the day, that‘s what this is). W everything going on, I wasn‘t feelin the guilt-ridden self-flagellation.

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mdm139
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Book 2 for #buzzwordreadathon @Clwojick @hes7 It was hard getting through the first couple of chapters because I was as confused with sensor overload as the newborn bee was, but that is the brilliance of the author‘s writing. As the bee grows and changes so does the author‘s writing. It becomes clearer as the bee becomes an adult. 4 ⭐️

Clwojick This one sounds really neat! Stacking! 2y
Reggie I really liked this book. The bees got a little crazy towards the end. 2y
hes7 Ooh, interesting! 2y
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LaraS
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Went on an #audiowalk yesterday and came across this dude just chillin' smack dab in the middle of the foot path. I could almost hear him say “UGH. Those pesky humans are coming back into the wild.“

So far this book seems to be like The Handmaid's Tale meets Divergent, but staring bees. Kinda dig it.

JoScho What in the damn hell kind of turtle is this? 2y
LaraS @JoScho LOL it‘s a snapping turtle. They‘re usually really bite-y when they‘re on land, but this guy just looked at me, cocked his head, then looked away. Like the turtle embodiment of The Dude from Big Lebowski. 2y
JoScho We have snapping turtles here but I don‘t think I have ever seen a tail like that! 2y
Nute Gosh! I love Litsy and my fellow Littens for sharing life experiences, because I didn‘t know that turtles could have long tails like that!🤷🏽‍♀️ 1y
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LaraS
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Doing some #audiogardening, just started this one!

JoScho 💛💛💛 2y
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Cosmos_Moon
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Flora 717 is the lowest class of bee in her hive society. Loved the personification of these bees and their society. @ShyBookOwl #bookhunt #scavengersaturday

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kathedron
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Flora! 🐝 I wasn't sure I'd enjoy this: the premise caught my attention but I'm not a fan of anthropomorphism and these bees certainly have their share of human traits. But the more I read, the more absorbed in the life of the hive I became. What I appreciated most was how it is Flora's devotion to the hive that drives her to break its every law. Whether honeybee or human, she proves to be an extraordinary person.

Suet624 Sounds so interesting! Thanks for the review. 2y
BookNAround I loved this book. I heard about it on The Readers podcast and even though it was so not my wheelhouse, I picked it up and read it. So glad I did! 2y
Reggie These bees were crazy!!! I enjoyed this book very much. Especially the part where they have to remove the males so that way they can prepare for winter. That scene sticks with me. Also, Sir Linden❤️. 2y
kathedron @Suet624 @BookNAround @Reggie There are certainly some vivid scenes! I've been thinking about it some more (while doing housework) and it strikes me how uncharismatic a hero Flora is: I mean, diligence isn't one of the showier virtues. It makes me root for her all the more. 2y
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Dolly
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Don‘t get me wrong I love nature and I love learning about nature but this book was actually making me cross. The fact that the bees in this story had human traits and values was totally distracting and seemed silly to me. Religion, gossiping about other bees that don‘t clean properly, stamping and applauding. Really ? And this was just a start. Others have liked it but I had to bail. I can not learn about bees here. For me it‘s an 🙄 Sorry

Prairiegirl_reading I thought this was so weird and then was grossed out by the wasps. I also bailed. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Someone bought me this book, I tried to read it, but it was weird. It‘s just such a beautiful cover I hesitate to donate it, but I should. I doubt I‘ll ever go back to it 3y
Laughterhp I bailed on this book too. 3y
Dolly @Prairiegirl_reading @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Laughterhp I liked Watership Down but it was years ago. Maybe this is a marmite book 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3y
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3mma
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6/12 📚 Very interesting book, surprised it held my interest given it‘s a story about bees. Really believable imagining of a bee society, with parallels to religious and authoritarian human societies. But the ending and outcome was predictable. ⭐️ 6/10

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Cosmos_Moon
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Mehso-so

This was okay. Better toward the end, but I just couldn‘t get into it the way I do with a really good book. It had a feel a bit like Animal Farm. A metaphor for dictatorship and those who are not supposed to ask questions of their leadership.

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Cosmos_Moon
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My husband actually said he misses those orange and black Halloween taffies 🤢 also in college organic chem we made some banana scent that filled the chemistry corridor with banana odor. It was wholly chemically derived, and the smell matches the taste of these banana taffies! Maybe the bees would enjoy when they‘re starving through the onset of winter 🌺🐝🍭🍬🍫

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Cosmos_Moon
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I had to find out why... how... a queen becomes royalty. It is the royal jelly that gives them ovaries... https://youtu.be/m_SlH3Uwslc

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alisonrose
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Truly fascinating—the author nailed the concept of telling the story thru the perspective of a bee w/o making it corny or silly. The bees basically have human characteristics, speech, & motivations, but we still get 100% bee life & behavior. It‘s hard to explain but I thought she did what she set out to do very well. It did get a little repetitive after a while, & be warned there is some bee-on-bee violence. But a terrific & singular read. 4/5 ⭐️

BookNAround I really liked this one a lot. 3y
ladyneverwhere I loved this book, but it was so so weird! And you're right, it's incredibly hard to explain. 3y
alisonrose @BookNAround 👍🏻🐝💗 3y
alisonrose @ladyneverwhere Right?? Like.....”Well, it‘s about life in a beehive, and there‘s some super violent murder, and bees apparently learned English from classic novels or something....and it‘s REALLY GOOD!!!” 3y
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alisonrose
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...the veil of scent parted to reveal the doors to the Chapel of Wax, from whence the Queen herself walked out, her ladies behind her. She was clothed in a mantle of pure white waxen lace, so light it flowed like air around her. Her divine fragrance was now blended with the wild air that had blown through the broken and ravaged hive, and when she smiled on her daughters, bright and steady waves of love and reassurance flowed through the air.

alisonrose The writing in this book is whimsical as fuck and I‘m here for it 3y
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I feel you, homebody bee. 🏡🐝

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alisonrose
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This book is not just about bees. It‘s told from the perspective of a bee. Third-apian perspective. I‘m so here for it because 1) bees are a cute and fun aesthetic, & 2) like most people, I read about bees dying off and what it portends for humans and I‘m like ARE YOU OKAY BEE CAN I HELP YOU WHAT DO YOU NEED LET ME CARE FOR YOU. So I wanna read this bee book to expand my bee empathy even more. Plus it sounds fucking fascinating. 🐝🐝🐝 #nowreading

Texreader My dad was a hobby beekeeper and so I grew up around bees and love them. I hope to be a beekeeper when I retire. 3y
alisonrose @Texreader that‘s so cool! 3y
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ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed
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I wouldn‘t usually reach for this sort of fantasy novel but this is such an immersive, and imaginative read I would recommend it to any one who likes dystopian fiction. Strangely you immediately connect to the heroine my only critique would be the plot is a little jumpy, but I enjoyed the style of writing. I also spent ten minutes getting a picture of my copy next to this cute little bee in the corner 🐝 😂😂

squirrelbrain Love that you spent so long waiting for a 🐝- the things we‘ll do for a great Litsy pic! 🤣 3y
ReadUntilYourEyesAreRed @squirrelbrain I know I couldn‘t resist 😂🐝🌼 3y
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Several reviews to catch up on for the books I finished during vacay last week... First up, The Bees: this is an interesting dystopia/cli-fi mashup. Think The Handmaid's Tale but in a beehive and all the characters are bees. Paull obviously knows about bee behavior and seeing that as a series of rituals was fascinating, but I didn't think she sold the possible conspiracy in the hive enough.

Reggie I loved this book. Those bees were CRaZY!!! 3y
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Reagan
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We‘re camping! I devoured The Bees (finally) after hearing a glowing review by a favourite university instructor a few years ago. I loved it. Flora 717 is a sanitation worker who ends up moving into other positions in the hive, eventually challenging the hive hierarchy.

This books is 🍌, fascinating, a real adventure story and Flora 717 is a world class heroine. I laughed, I cried, I raged. Bizarre and so cool.

rwmg bananas? 3y
Reagan @rwmg totally! I have never read anything like it. 3y
rwmg Yes, weird but in a great way @Reagan-reads 3y
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sebrittainclark
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3.5/5

This is the fictionalized life of a bee. It's a little weird and took me a while to get into, but I did enjoy it. It really imagines, based on the facts we know about bees, what their society might look like in terms of politics, religion, and relationships.

(I took this photo in my grandmother's gorgeous garden)

#readharder #readharder12

mrozzz Great photo! 3y
CoffeeNBooks Beautiful flowers! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Those blooms are beautiful. Lovely pic!👍🏽 3y
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sebrittainclark
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I don't usually travel with library books, but I am determined to finish this book this weekend.

SW-T This was a different read for me, but I ended up liking it. 3y
BooknerdsLife Oh i loved this book & that‘s a cool cover! 😍🐝 Hope you enjoyed it too 3y
Melissa_J I thought The Bees was such a great book! I didn‘t expect to like it as much as I did, but who knew a story about bees would be so interesting? 3y
Larkken Wow, the synopsis is crazy! What an interesting premise 3y
rachelsbrittain You can do it 😄 3y
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AChickThatDigsBooks
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I'm needing some friends on Goodreads!

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sebrittainclark
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1. When Dimple Met Rishi, The Wise Man's Fear, The Bees, and The Phoenix Project

2. The Bees by Laline Paull is kind of yellow

3. Yellow and Navy

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Laughterhp
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I have wicked book ADD right now! I can‘t settle into a book and don‘t know what I‘m in the mood to read.

I keep switching between these 3 books! And they are all very different, I know.

I don‘t know if I‘m enjoying the tagged book right now. It‘s very religious for a book about bees, which I‘m not really into. I may have to put it down for a while and pick it up in a couple of months. It‘s a prompt for the #readharderchallenge - animal POV

BookNAround Sorry you‘re not enjoying The Bees. I really loved that one even though it‘s not my usual (I found it through Simon Savidge of The Readers). 3y
Laughterhp @BookNAround Looking at the reviews on here, and it looks like people either loved it or hated it! I‘m not giving up on it completely yet! 3y
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sebrittainclark
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Made a trip to the library today.

BooknerdsLife Wow! Love this cover 😍 🐝Hope you enjoy this book as much as I did 🤗📚💕 3y
Annl Yep, the cover! I could own a whole library of books with covers I love! 3y
sebrittainclark @BooknerdsLife @Annl it took me forever to find it in my library because it was out on a display of books with cool covers instead of on the shelf. 3y
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BooknerdsLife @sebrittain so lucky you found it 🤗🐝 Its a very cool cover 💛Hope you're enjoying the book too! 3y
SW-T This was a different book for me, but I really liked it 😊 3y
rachelsbrittain Such a great cover! 3y
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Laughterhp
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Here‘s my April TBR.

12 books! Hopefully I can get through all these!

I‘m most looking forward to the tagged book and A Girl Like Her!

monalyisha There are three books here that I can‘t wait to read your thoughts on! (The Bees, Dark Matter, and Bellman & Black). Happy reading! 3y
Melissa_J I‘m soooo happy to see this one on your list (I love it) 3y
Laughterhp @Melissa_J It‘s the April pick for a podcast that I listen to, The Sword and Laser podcast 3y
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Laughterhp @monalyisha I‘m honestly very interested in what my thoughts will be for Dark Matter as well. I‘m reading it because it was the March/April pick for the Books, Bows, and Blasters Book Club! 3y
RvnclawWhovian I‘m reading Dark Matter right now and I can‘t put it down 3y
monalyisha @Laughterhp What is B,B,& B? Is it bows like 🎀 or bows like 🏹? 3y
Laughterhp @monalyisha it‘s bows like 🏹. It‘s a sci-fi fantasy book club on Litsy. We switch between sci-fi and fantasy books every 2 months. 3y
Laughterhp @RvnclawWhovian You‘re right, I just started reading this book today and can‘t put it down. I‘m already 100 pages in!! 3y
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ladyneverwhere
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Cozy coffee and snow day to close out a great year of reading.

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JaneyWaneyB
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Day 19 of #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x

I don't know why a book about bees would be so captivating. This story follows Flora 717 as she fights to find her rightful place in the Hive under a totalitarian regime. I was blown away by this novel & so has everyone I have lent it to. This is now one of my all time favourite books

#Bookaholic #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Recommendays

Andrew65 Sounds intriguing! 4y
JaneyWaneyB @Andrew65 it is so good I couldn't put it down 4y
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WeeziesBooks
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What did I just read? Apparently bees have sexy legs and wear lace. It‘s, uh, a lot to process. On a different note, this could have been wonderful if the author had a) not projected humanoid characteristics on bees (hands, faces, sin) and b) had expanded on the Hive and made Flora have even the vaguest hint of personality.

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coffeenebula
The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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Easy like Thanksgiving morning ❤️

#catsoflitsy 🐾🐾

Librarygal08 Love this book 4y
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Cinfhen
The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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#AbbaInAugust #HoneyHoney I really wanted to love this book, but I bailed early on😝It wasn‘t working for me...I‘ve since seen mixed reviews #maybeOneDay I‘ll try again 🤷🏼‍♀️

erzascarletbookgasm 🙌 wanted to pick this too! 4y
Cinfhen You still can....maybe you read it and liked it @erzascarletbookgasm 4y
TheNeverendingTBR I'm scared of flying insects, so this looks absolutely horrifying! 😱 4y
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Cinfhen I love that you‘re a horror fan @trioxin_sematary but flying insects scare you 😜😂😉 this book was just slow going and it‘s written from the POV of a bee🐝 which is cool in concept but annoying in actuality 🙄 4y
Reggie @trioxin_sematary Give it a try though, because there are some crazy scenes in here. The main 🐝 wakes up and the bee guards/police come down the hall to capture a bee that was born defective. They catch her and crush her head in. That‘s on page 2. It gets crazier from there. I liked the book, but was not emotionally connected to it as I would have liked to have 🐝n. 4y
Cinfhen 👍🏻🙃 @Reggie 4y
TrishB Flying insects scare me! A bee was trapped in the house last week and I locked myself in the bedroom until someone came home to sort it out.... 4y
Cathythoughts That is a scary cover 😮 4y
Libby1 It wasn‘t my favourite, either. 4y
Cinfhen I‘m glad u agree @Libby1 and I‘m not a fan of flying insects either @Cathythoughts @TrishB they are rather annoying 😖 4y
CouronneDhiver This book was not for me either... 👎🏽 4y
Cinfhen I saw your review @CouronneDhiver 🤟🏼😁#likemindedsister 4y
Tex2Flo It‘s a shame you didn‘t get into it. I took to it right away and found myself just looking at our own society through the story. 4y
Cinfhen I wish it would have peaked my interest but I wasn‘t connecting at all @Tex 😢 (edited) 4y
Mdargusch Great graphics! 4y
emilyhaldi Hmmmm a book from a bee's perspective 🤔 I don't think I'll be picking this up anytime soon 4y
Reviewsbylola Such a cool picture and cover!! 4y
AlaMich I loved this book but I can definitely understand how it wouldn‘t be everyone‘s cup of tea. 4y
Meredith3 At least it fits the prompt! 💛😹🍯👌🏻 4y
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The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
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#ReadingResolutions @Jess7 #Books&Flowers #BooksandFlowers
Closest I could do today 😊 they were flowering about a week ago but all the flowers have wilted now, and it's having a growth explosion instead... the cat is not impressed at losing her window space 😅

melsimpson I love this book ❤📚 4y
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