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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life | Barbara Kingsolver
Author Barbara Kingsolver and her family abandoned the industrial-food pipeline to live a rural life--vowing that, for one year, they'd only buy food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is an enthralling narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.
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kyraleseberg
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December is when alllll the seed catalogs arrive + I get to dream of spring again! Today we narrow down the selections before we place our order in a few days. 🌱

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Simona
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Barbara Kingsolver‘s family decided to eat only the food that they would produce on their farm (with some exceptions such as coffee) and this one-year project is documented in this book. Some scientific facts are presented by her husband Steven and recipes by daughter Camille, which is nice complement to the whole story. Highly recommended - if you care about what is on your plate, and if you want more sustainable oriented life. #nFnov

rsteve388 6 pts 2mo
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Simona
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Since I read Ducks, Newburyport few months ago I‘m craving for some cinnamon rolls. And here they are! I‘m very proud with my results. Tagged book is my pick for #NfNov and inspiration for today‘s #audiobacking Not all local ingredients, but made from scratch.

julesG I'll be over to help you with this batch. 2mo
Simona @julesG I‘m waiting for you ... what would you prefer - coffee or tea?😘 2mo
Linsy Yum 😋 2mo
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rsteve388 1 pt those look great! 2mo
batsy Wow! That looks so impressive! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I loved this book and I want some of those cinnamon rolls! 🤤 2mo
Simona @Linsy @rsteve388 @batsy @Hooked_on_books Homemade are much more delicious than bought, and quite easy to do. 2mo
sprainedbrain Yummmmm 😋 2mo
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DebinHawaii
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AyupAugust
The tagged memoir/foodie non-fiction book is a favorite #Animal titled book of mine, plus here‘s two more animal titles from my #TBR stack.
💚🦍🦓🦒🦏🐅🦜🐈🐓🐕🦌🦚🐿🐢🐖🐪🦝🐘🐊🐄🦙🦔🦉🦇🐇🦛🐆🦈🐂🦆🐍🦡🕊💚

Schnoebs Loved the Jane Goodall book. If you‘re able to, listen to the audiobook because she narrates most of the book herself and all I want in life is for her to narrate my entire life 😍 5mo
DebinHawaii @Schnoebs Ooh, good to know. I have one of her books on audio but she only narrates the into.😔 5mo
Schnoebs I want her to narrate every part of my life. I think she also narrated her Reason for Hope book as well 5mo
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DebinHawaii @Schnoebs Actress Tippi Hendren (sp?) did most of this one. It‘s still good but I would have liked Jane. 5mo
Schnoebs Will need to definitely check it out 5mo
Cinfhen Love these NF titles ❤️ (edited) 5mo
RaimeyGallant I'll have to look into these. 5mo
DebinHawaii @Cinfhen Thanks! 💚 5mo
DebinHawaii @RaimeyGallant I hope you like them! 🤗 5mo
ChasingOm The tagged is one of my favorite books as well! 😍 5mo
squirrelbrain Sounds like the tagged book is rather good - stacked! ❤️ 5mo
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kyraleseberg
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Lots of audio booking while the garden is in high gear
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These tomatoes grew together from one flower- it's the first time I've seen it happen!

DivineDiana ❤️ 7mo
Christine 🍅❤️ 7mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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‘You are what you eat‘ the saying goes. This part memoir tells of the author and her family‘s green living. For one year, they pledge to eat only food that they either grow themselves or if they knew who did (except for coffee, purchasing only fair trade). Should be a good read for those who are interested in growing their own food and conscious of green eating.

#literaryluck #greenreads

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I would starve!!! 🤣💚 10mo
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Soubhiville
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Hour 36 challenge for #24in48: a food related book. I listened to this on audio several years ago. I appreciated that the whole family took part in the local eating experience, and also in the book writing. It opened my eyes to some food practices I really didn‘t know about. Just an all together great book!

Captivatedbybooks I totally forgot about 24in24 😭😭 12mo
TheBookHippie I did this book as a BIG READ and we heard the best speakers and cooked the best food !!! 12mo
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Dolly
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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@staci.reads #mybookmyfriend

Congratulations 👏🍾on your milestone and yes Litsy is a great place to be for friendly bookishness.

Most of my books are teachers but if I could call one a friend it would be the tagged book. It works as a friend because it informs, relaxes, fascinates, and pleases me to no end. I love this book.

staci.reads I didn't even know Kingsolver had written nonfiction. You've made me curious about this one. Thanks for entering! 1y
Readerann Love this book as well. I just saw she has a new one coming out in October. 1y
Dolly @Readerann I see that. The reviews on Amazon aren‘t the best. It sounds a little too much like real life today. I may pass on it. I don‘t like her fiction as much as AVM ☹️ (edited) 1y
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sixminutesforme
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 A great reflection on eating locally and seasonally, and conscious consumption- I learnt a lot from this!

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RebelReader
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1. Random
2. Ranch
3. Cook
4. Not everyday and usually a piece of fruit if I do.
5. Tagged book

#tellmetuesdsy

Ke633 Thanks for sharing!! 2y
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kyraleseberg
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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1. The tagged book is my favorite :)

2. Too many to name but I'd say my first love was pasta.

3. Grits. I'm from the south but I can't make myself love grits.

4. Thanksgiving.

5. A local place called Eli's.

#manicmonday

JoScho I am a Southern girl and I will eat grits with plenty of cheese. 2y
kyraleseberg @JoScho I've tried grits every way possible and still can't enjoy them. It must be the texture. 2y
Wife Great book! It‘s on my keeper shelf. Wish I had thought of it when answering. 🌹 2y
kyraleseberg @Wife It is so great, I read it every winter to help me look forward to planting in spring! 2y
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Reviewsbylola
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Not the prettiest looking bath bomb, but it smells like lemon Pez. 😍 I just started this book today. It‘s not one I would typically go for but it seems interesting so far, and the reviews for it are overwhelmingly positive. #bathandbook

mdm139 I loved this book 2y
Dolly I hope you like it. I listened to it and loved her voice along with her husband and daughter(s). 2y
Mdargusch Another one I hadn‘t heard of. I‘ll be anxious to hear what you think. 2y
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lynneamch Worth reading, even though I lost interest toward the end. I did get to her farm-to-table restaurant in Virginia a few weeks ago. Charming and delicious! 2y
Reviewsbylola I‘m on chapter five and I‘m bored. I had expected it to be more personal and memoir like. Instead she‘s giving me a history of vegetables and farming. While that‘s very important, I‘m not really feeling it. @lynneamch @Mdargusch @dolly @mdm139 2y
minkyb Some of the recipes are excellent! 2y
Wife This one was a keeper for me. I usually give my books to friends or #LFL , but not this one. 2y
emilyhaldi Have u read this one? I‘m looking forward to it!! 2y
Mdargusch I didn‘t think it sounded good. 😂 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes, it‘s good! @emilyhaldi 2y
Cinfhen That book has been on my shelf for years @emilyhaldi 2y
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amb
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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This book was my #bookaboutnature choice for the #readharder challenge. I found it so interesting, and it made me want to think harder about how I spend my food budget. This black thumb will never be a grower of things, but I can choose who to buy from those who do.

tammysue I see you‘re a new to Litsy, Welcome!! I hope you enjoy it here!! 👋🏻🌸 2y
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amb
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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So here's a question, do you consider #audiobook the same as reading? If you listen to something rather than physically sit down with it, does it still count in any #challenge you are participating in?

swishandflick Yep, it counts! 2y
readinginthedark Yes! Reading is reading! (edited) 2y
tammysue Yes. Always! 2y
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SoSheTries
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Absolutely one of my fave books! It‘s really made me reconsider food sources and we are now working toward gardening and raising our own chickens. And we eat local as much as we can. A great read!

RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. 2y
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I just started listening to the audiobook version and am liking it so far. Barbara Kingsolver lives near me, and I have enjoyed some of her fiction, so I have been wanting to read this nonfiction for a while. Side note: I saw her in a local restaurant once (that serves local food of course), and was star struck.

bookwrm526 I took a class from her sister Anne in graduate school, but I haven‘t managed to get to any of her books (several are on my never ending TBR) 2y
tjwill @bookwrm526 That‘s cool! What school? I highly recommend 2y
bookwrm526 @tjwill at the time, she taught cultural anthropology at University of South Carolina. I think she‘s in Kentucky now? That‘s the one I own but haven‘t read. 2y
tjwill Kingsolver mentions in the beginning of this one that she grew up in Kentucky, so that‘s interesting if her sister moved back there. I live in southwest Virginia, by the way. 2y
ChasingOm This is one of my favorite books. 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#scenesfromabook #needgroceries🥚🥗This prompt made me think of what happens when you need groceries but have committed to living a locavore lifestyle & eating food from local farms, produced within 100 miles of where you live, you grew yourself, or doing without your favorite candy or olive oil, or flour... I've taken the challenge a few times-for a week at a time-so I admire the spirit & dedication of these authors who take it on for a year.💚🥕

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ChasingOm
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L - Lexicon (bizarre in all the right ways)
A - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral (there were a lot of choices!)
C - Curse of Jacob Tracy (my intro to Weird West)
E - El Deafo (beautiful graphic novel)
Y - You‘re Never Weird on the Internet (on audio!)

#booknames

ValerieAndBooks I picked El Deafo as one of mine for this too! It comes closest to my life growing up that I‘ve read. 2y
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Dolly
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This is one of my favorite books of all time. Life changing. Sale at BookBub today.

Prairiegirl_reading You will never eat cheez whiz again after reading this book! (Not that I ate it anyway) 2y
Dolly @Prairiegirl_reading Sounds and looks awful😝. Not sure I've ever tried it 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @Dolly yes it is disgusting! Some people love it though! 2y
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samesfoley
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Book #1 of my #MakeMeRead readathon!!

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lycomayflower
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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CandycaneBelle
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Book 19/60 was a success! Loved it and the way it changed my perspective on a lot of different things! I'm left wondering how to make small changes and I think it starts with the farmers market! Wish me luck! (Also I basically have to finish 2.5 books/week over the next 3.5 weeks to catch up towards meeting my goal!!)

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CandycaneBelle
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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This is huge! One of the most pressing problems of poverty is a lack of access to good food and then not knowing how to prepare it once it is acquired!

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CandycaneBelle
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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The more that I read, the more I feel pulled to be a #locavore

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CandycaneBelle
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Being #woke is hard. And yes that's my privilege fighting back against the new knowledge my #codeofethics is bringing up from reading this!

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CandycaneBelle
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Sneak peak of some goodies going in my #SummerSantaGoesPostal box! @BookishMarginalia so much fun!! (Not related to to the actual book I'm reading!)

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CandycaneBelle
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Well this is shocking and necessary info!

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Maggie
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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I've already voiced my issues with this book, but I did love Camille Kingsolver's meal plans and recipes. I've been waiting ages to make this dinner, because I read it when rhubarb (for the rhubarb apple crisp on the left) was not in season. And I subbed a steak for the lamb chops because I can't with the smell of raw lamb. #CookingTheBooks

drokka Great photo! 3y
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kyraleseberg
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I've done this photo in the garden each spring since she was born. 💗
Victory Garden 2017 🐝🐞🌻🍅🌽🍉🍓

Flaneurette So cute! And really awesome garden! 3y
DebinHawaii Adorable! What a great thing to do! 💚 3y
kyraleseberg @Flaneurette @DebinHawaii Thanks ladies!! I hope these photos are something she holds on to when she's older (and that she'll have an appreciation for her food at an early age!) 3y
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kyraleseberg
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Our garden is coming along nicely. I spent yesterday introverting in my world of books and leftover Chinese and today was spent outdoors digging in the dirt and wandering around Target 📖📚🍱🌱🐞🐛🍅🎯
(Top row are photos of pole beans emerging, bottom row are Silvery Fir tomatoes and okra)

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LectricSheep
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Has anyone listened to this on #audio? "Read by the author" are some very dangerous words. ??

kyraleseberg My sis in law had trouble reading this book but said she LOVED the audio. 3y
LectricSheep @kyraleseberg good to know! 👍🏻thanks! I also own the print version but haven't picked it up yet. Still not sure how it made its way onto my shelves. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3y
kyraleseberg I read the book and found it to be fascinating but I can also see where it could be tough to keep your attention when certain topics are discussed. It's definitely worth a read or a listen! 😊 3y
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Soubhiville I enjoyed the audio! 3y
LectricSheep @Soubhiville thanks for letting me know! 😀 3y
Literaryunicorn Kingsolver is great narrator. I listed to The Lacuna and loved it. She even does pretty damn good accents. 3y
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kyraleseberg
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Spent our entire day in the garden! 4 boxes of tomatoes are in, planting okra and beans tomorrow. Tonight we're grilling and then I'm going to start my next Lyndsay Faye book!

britt_brooke Very nice! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LauraBeth This looks lovely! 3y
Nat_Reads So pretty! 3y
kyraleseberg @britt_brooke @LauraBeth @Nat_Reads Thanks ladies! It was a rough start but we powered through and accomplished more than I thought we would. We had a cook out afterward and it was the perfect end to the day. I'm ready for a bath and a good book! 3y
Alfoster Nice👏👏👏👏! 3y
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MarticaMustRead
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🤓📖🌱🍅🍒🥕🌽🌿🍄🌱🐤🍞🐣 #FoodieReads #CurrentRead

Really enjoying this lyrical memoir (and learning a lot too!) about getting back in tune with nature and reconnecting with family through harvesting and living off the land and local agriculture.....It's really making me want my own garden and farm!!🤠😊

TGIF Littens!!🙆🏻

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Miss_Kim
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp

I bought this two weeks ago and really want to read it. However when I picked it up today there is a really strong musty smell and I can't read it! Any ideas how to get rid of the smell??

Megabooks @beccaeve can you help? Look back. She had a post about cleaning used books! 3y
beccaeve Sadly, smelly books are the hardest to fix. It might not work, but I'd try standing it up with the pages fanned out in the sun to try airing/drying it out. It may also help to store it in a shoebox with some charcoal, which absorbs odors. Good luck! 3y
Miss_Kim Yes, I've just read about a cat litter trick which I might try and also the sunshine idea. It's a good warning to store our books with care! 3y
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Miss_Kim @DebinHawaii Has your cook the books club read this one? 3y
DebinHawaii @Miss_Kim Yes! We read it a couple of years ago. It was a reread for me--I love this book. 📚👍 3y
Miss_Kim 👍🏻 3y
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Miss_Kim
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The first bag of books from the library book sale today! $5/bag! What a treat!

DebinHawaii Great haul! 📚📚👍 3y
Miss_Kim Thanks! Now which to read first?!? 3y
TheWordJar Fantastic stack! 📚📚📚 3y
SilversReviews This stack is something I am liking. Love Kate Morton!! 2y
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Loreen
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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Sort of theme for #greencovers. Plants and Jane Austen! #marchintospring #spring

DivineDiana Loved both Elizabeth Gilbert's and Barbara Kingsolver's books! 3y
Loreen @DivineDiana Gilbert's book is on my TBR. ☘☘☘ 3y
DivineDiana @Loreen I hope you like it. Rather strange, but it stays with you. The main character is a strong woman! 3y
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KimM
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#Happyreads Barbara Kingsolver's story of how she and her family grew their own food or sourced it locally for a year. The ending would make even a junk food junkie happy 😊. #marchintoreading

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crhealey
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February was kind of a reading rut for me so hoping to kickstart a strong March into gear with my latest Kingsolver (and by latest I mean "been sitting in my #tbr stack for 6 months").

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CherylDeFranceschi
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Thank you, @ChasingOm - I love my books! And I love the bookmark and the thoughtful notes! I loved being it all! Many thanks! And a big shout-out to @BookishMarginalia for once again putting together such a stellar thing as #cupidgoespostal. Happy Valentine's Day, Littens! My life is so much happier with you around! 😘

Reviewsbylola Happy Valentine's Day! 💘 3y
ChasingOm Happy Valentine's Day!! 💜 3y
Hooked_on_books The Kingsolver is a great book! It really influenced my thoughts about carbon footprints of food after I read it several years ago. 3y
kspenmoll Happy Valentines Day! ❤ 3y
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Mehso-so

Interesting premise and Totoro enjoyed some of the stories, but this book was awfully preachy at times.

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Maggie
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Mehso-so

I would love to tell you that this book changed my life. But the fact that it took 7 months to read speaks volumes. I just couldn't get past the pretentiousness. Because it's much easier to pack up your family to go live on a farm in Appalachia if you, you know, already OWN a farm in Appalachia.
But I'll try to be more thoughtful. Maybe I'll even grow some tomatoes. I just have to figure out a way to keep the asshole squirrels from eating them.

Zelma I've started this one twice and keep putting it back down. I agree on the pretentious voice; I just had a hard time with it from page 1. 3y
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Maggie
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Good morning!

Getting a little #24in48 time in before I have to go to work. (😭😭😭). Hoping it will be really slow so I can spend the day with some ebooks.

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Maggie
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Good morning, Littens. Happy #24in48!

This book has really got me thinking about avoiding highly processed, bad-for-you foods and instead choosing a healthy, natural, plant-based diet. Operative word: THINKING. For now, the Coconut Creme Coffee Mate is my favorite

Bookgirl This book literally changed my life about 9 years ago. Completely changed my grocery shopping/cooking/eating habits and have never looked back. Enjoy it! 3y
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This is the only book I've read recently that might qualify as #booksaboutnature. I found it a really interesting look at the process of growing food though and it's made me really think about what I eat. #ReadJanuary @RealLifeReading

kim.guernsey It's on my TBR for #litsyatoz 3y
jmtrivera @AReaderWhoMoms Good choice! 3y
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kiminreverse

Dear Chapter 14,

I hate you.

Despite being a vegetarian myself, I have no real problem with people who choose to eat meat. But I have a very big problem with the "animals only exist so we can eat them" argument.

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LiteratiCafe
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Pickpick

This is not a quickly consumed treat, this is the slow thoughtful process of changing your life. There are as many statistics and recipes as there are farm antidotes, all of which are worth reading. My only complaint is I might not be able to eat bananas again. (Unless you know of a fair trade, sustainable, and local supply, no? Let's hope the banana trees in my yard produce.)

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kiminreverse
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Next up in #audiobook, the incredibly fascinating Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. As a vegetarian I don't agree with every single point, but listening to this is making me want to more consciously and locally eat.

lynneamch 4 people ahead of me on Overdrive. Looking forward to it. Hope to get to her restaurant in Virginia some day. Have any Littens been there? 3y
beagle.mama This book changed me so dramatically. I loved it so very much. May be time for a reread. 💜 3y
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TotoroReads
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BookOff (this chain of second hand books in Japan) was having 20% off everything for their New Year's sale. Totoro ended up getting 5 books for about 2200 yen 😊

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Melmar
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Pickpick

Loved the general message of this book and was dying to try one of their many recipes. Eggs on a nest, managed to make it with all local ingredients except for the bed of rice I platted it into. #thinksboutwhatyoueat #readharder 2016 read #foodbooks #foodmemoir

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