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The Soul of an Octopus
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness | Sy Montgomery
Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig, this fascinatingtouchinginformativeentertaining (Daily Beast) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopusa surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creatureand the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary, predatory octopus, popular naturalist Sy Montgomery has practiced true immersion journalism. From New England aquarium tanks to the reefs of French Polynesia and the Gulf of Mexico, she has befriended octopuses with strikingly different personalitiesgentle Athena, assertive Octavia, curious Kali, and joyful Karma. Each creature shows her cleverness in myriad ways: escaping enclosures like an orangutan; jetting water to bounce balls; and endlessly tricking companions with multiple sleights of hand to get food. Scientists have only recently accepted the intelligence of dogs, birds, and chimpanzees but now are watching octopuses solve problems and are trying to decipher the meaning of the animals color-changing techniques. With her joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures (Library Journal Editors Spring Pick), Montgomery chronicles the growing appreciation of this mollusk as she tells a unique love story. By turns funny, entertaining, touching, and profound, The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about the meeting of two very different minds.
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IuliaC
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This book is such a delight and truly fantastic for animal lovers; an amazing journey into the universe of this magnificent creature both in captivity and in the wild.

“While stroking an octopus, it is easy to fall into reverie. To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege. It‘s a shared sweetness, a gentle miracle, an uplink to universal consciousness.“

Pogue I loved this book. 3d
IuliaC @Pogue me too, I enjoyed it tremendously 2d
Nutmegnc I read this years ago and I still talk about it to anyone who will listen!! 2d
IuliaC @Nutmegnc I've already started to do the same! I hope more and more will listen 😃 2d
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IuliaC
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Fabulous creatures ?; my favorite bit so far: ?

"Many home aquarists report that their octopuses appear to enjoy watching television with them. They particularly like sports and cartoons, with lots of movement and color. [...] King and her coauthor, Colin Dunlop, even suggest placing the tank in the same room as the TV, so owner and octopus can enjoy programs together.”

Smrloomis Whoa interesting! 😄 3d
IuliaC @Smrloomis yes, amazing discoveries about these creatures 😁 3d
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BookBelle84
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Bailedbailed

I can't do it.... I really tried, I thought I would love it but I actually hate it. I don't feel that the author has the knowledge to do this story justice. The main reason that I struggled with this is the lack of discussion about these intelligent creatures trapped in captivity. She even mentions how aquariums must purchase new ones when they die as it's not a real aquarium without one. ⬇️⬇️

BookBelle84 Maybe I view it differently having studied primates in and out of captivity but to me the constant escape attempts while yes showing their intelligence, also shows their desperation to escape. This story just made me sad, it could have been used as such a good platform for octopus wellbeing and it was one based on the writers feelings getting to be around them rather than what is best for them. 2mo
dylanisreading I DNFed this one too. Extremely anthropocentric. 2mo
Chrissyreadit That is heartbreaking. I really struggle with how animals are treated. 2mo
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iread2much
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This is a fun book about one woman‘s journey to try to get to know #octopuses. It‘s more like a travel book than a deep dive in the world of octopuses, with each octopuses highlighted and the authors quest to see octopuses in the wild being the main focus of the story. I didn‘t get much of the consciousness issue, but then I‘ve also know how smart octopuses are for years.
3/5 read if you love animals and want to know more about octopuses

wisherwishinguponastar I picked this title off the bookshelf at my job the other day and read the beginning of this. Octopuses are so crazy! The first thing I learned was that it is octopuses and not octopi because of this book! 3mo
iread2much @booksellerofyourdiscontent that was super helpful to know! Octopuses are amazing animals! 3mo
UwannaPublishme I must move this one up on my list. Does sound like fun! Hello Kiyo! ❤️ 3mo
iread2much @UwannaPublishme Kiyo says hi! It‘s a really good read. I think you‘ll be glad to read it sooner than later 3mo
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DivineDiana
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If you have seen the Oscar winning documentary, “My Octopus Teacher”, you must read this! If you love animals, this will touch your heart. The author is a naturalist and author of 20 nonfiction books. I know I am repeating the word love, but this is a special love story to the amazing octopus. From a New England Aquarium to the reefs of French Polynesia, it is an immersive journey. I was surprised at how many times I was moved to tears. ❤️ 🐙 ❤️

IuliaC I've been unable to ever again eat octopus after I'd watched a documentary on the friendship between a man and an octopus, and found out how intelligent and fascinating this animal is! 4mo
DivineDiana Thank you. We have a lot to learn from the animals who share our world. ❤️ 4mo
TheBookHippie Stacked! 4mo
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DivineDiana @TheBookHippie 👏🏻🐙❤️ 4mo
IamIamIam I picked this up last summer!!! I'll have to bump it up! 4mo
DivineDiana @IamIamIam So glad you have it! Will look for your thoughts! ❤️🐙❤️ 4mo
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DivineDiana
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Current IRL Book Club read.

Bklover I surprised myself by loving this book!! 4mo
DivineDiana @Bklover Wonderful! I hope I do as well! 🤞🏻 4mo
Nutmegnc One of my most talked about books!! 4mo
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DivineDiana @Nutmegnc Thank you! Looking forward to talking about it too! 4mo
shanaqui I remember this one being sooo fascinating. 4mo
DivineDiana @shanaqui I have only read a chapter, but already astounding! 4mo
UwannaPublishme I‘m really looking forward to this one! 4mo
DivineDiana @UwannaPublishme I will look for your review! 👏🏻 4mo
Nute I‘m into her books!🙂 4mo
DivineDiana @Nute This is my first! But I am planning to watch a YouTube video of a talk that she gave about this book! 4mo
Nute Oooh, I‘m gonna look for that! Thanks for the information, Diana. It‘s great to know you on Litsy!☺️ 4mo
DivineDiana @Nute You‘re welcome. It is great to know you on Litsy as well! 😊 4mo
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BoldCityBooks
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I‘m only in chapter one right now but I‘m really enjoying this book! I bought it at the Charleston Aquarium last year on vacation.

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MrsHood
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Mehso-so

I bought this book for husband as a gift. It was fun to read together (I read aloud to him certain books that we think we‘ll both like…does anyone else here so that???) overall it was okay. A bit redundant. A fun little museum/octopus/scuba diving related book. But there‘s probably better ones out there. Hopefully.

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fredthemoose
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Panpan

⭐️⭐️ I feel bad being hard on this book, but it just didn‘t work for me. I heard the author talking about the book on the Ezra Klein show a few months ago and it sounded really interesting, but it turns out all of the interesting (to me) information was in that interview, which left 9+ hours of other, not particularly interesting content. To me, a book version of a meeting that could have been an email.

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Mitch
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I‘ve learnt so much about these amazingly intelligent creatures & about a different way of looking at every species. The authors level of curiosity & wonder is infectious. It‘s a problematic book though - because her love for the creatures jars with her acceptance of their use & living conditions. I felt incredibly sad for these intelligent, creative & inquisitive creatures living in confined tanks & being sought in the wild for tourist pleasure.

LapReader Have you watch My Octopus Teacher? 6mo
Mitch @LapReader I haven‘t … i‘m Googling it now! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks I love this cover!!! 6mo
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Mitch @TheAromaofBooks agreed! It‘s very beautiful and the paper stock is lovely too! 6mo
iread2much They are amazing creatures! Ever since I‘ve been made aware of his intelligent they are, I‘ve had to stop eating them. 😅 6mo
Mitch @iread2much Agreed! 👍🏼 6mo
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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward
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This is incredible. Animal lovers, be prepared for tears. The author‘s narration is so full of love for living creatures and a devotion to communicating.
Plus, gorgeous octopus pictures.

I‘ve already bought multiple copies for surprise gifting!

#octopus #oceanography #biology #animallover #love #ocean #reporting #journalism #symontgomery #thesoulofanoctopus #soulmates #water #nonfiction

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Mitch
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On the corner of each page there‘s a photo of an octopus - making a fab flip book - octopuses everywhere!

This book looks random - but I was intrigued by the idea of the octopus an an emotionally co ones and spirited creature. Looking forward to learning lots!

jlhammar Wonderful book! 7mo
mdm139 Loved this book 7mo
Mitch @mdm139 @jlhammar I so pleased to hear that - it was an impulse purchase in the bookstore so bought it without reading reviews etc! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
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DGRachel I loved this book so much. I think I talked about it so much that my grandmother in Arizona grabbed a copy to read! 7mo
Johanna414 One of my favorite books! 7mo
Soubhiville I really loved this one too! 7mo
Mitch @DGRachel that‘s the best news! 😍 7mo
Mitch @Soubhiville I can‘t wait to read it now ! 7mo
wanderinglynn I was a little disappointed in this one. 🐙 I love octopuses and find them fascination but thought the author missed out on really exploring the subject, particularly the “wonder of consciousness” part. 7mo
Mitch @wanderinglynn I know so little going in ! 7mo
wanderinglynn She does present some good info on octopuses. I just had higher expectations. I‘ll be interested to hear your thoughts. 6mo
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steph_phanie
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a marvelous and fascinating read! It made me want to rush out to the nearest aquarium to look at the octopuses (and all the creatures) with a new perspective! 🐙

Highly recommend!

Prairiegirl_reading I loved learning that octopuses was correct. 8mo
steph_phanie @Prairiegirl_reading Same! And I think I have said the word 100x since finishing it! My husband has reached an, "Oh, octopuses again ?" state. Haha. 8mo
Prairiegirl_reading @steph_phanie lol I love that! 8mo
DivineDiana I felt the same way, and am planning my visit to see a live octopus. Did you get a chance to go yet? 4mo
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sebrittainclark
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4/5

This was a super interesting look at the intelligence of octopus. It follows Montgomery's relationship with four Octopus: Athena, Octavia, Kali, and Karma. It was a fascinating read that I really enjoyed.

#newyearwhodis @monalyisha @Johanna414 #nywd22

Nutmegnc One of my all time most talked about books. It started my love of octopuses 🐙!!! And I literally just put it on my recommended books list post! It might not be too much to say this book changed my life!!!! It brought me to a new friend and sent me on an adventure to view our local octopus (the tank was made on tv‘s Tanked show back in the day…) (edited) 9mo
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sebrittainclark
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1. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery, Made in Manhattan by Lauren Layne, and Good Enough by Kate Bowler

2. The main goal is to read every #bookspin and #doublebookspin this year. I'd also like to also fully complete 1 reading challenge, but that's more of a bonus goal.

3. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Benthecatlover 1. I‘m reading Eric Emmanuel Schmitt‘s “La Porte du ciel” (edited) 8mo
Benthecatlover 2. My goal is to read 60 books 8mo
Benthecatlover 3. My first book of the year was Moon police by Tom Gauld. 8mo
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Nutmegnc
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That time my friend connected with an octopus 🐙. Red color indicates happiness!! Happy World Octopus Day.

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Nutmegnc
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Happy World Octopus 🐙 Day! Thank goodness for Sy Montgomery and her incredible talent for illustrating many of the ways octopuses are incredible. This book remains one of the reads most often mentioned in my conversations.

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alysonimagines
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A moving account of the author‘s friendships with several highly curious and intelligent octopuses.🔸#augustreads2021

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Cinfhen
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Soubhiville I loved this book so much! 1y
Deblovestoread 5 🌟 read for me. 💜 1y
Cinfhen Having trouble focusing 🧘‍♀️ so I‘m putting this on temporary hold @Soubhiville @Kdgordon88 because I‘ve heard it‘s phenomenal and I want to make sure im fully immersed 🐙🤩 1y
Megabooks This was a really emotional read for me. I can‘t eat octopus now. 1y
Centique @Megabooks I gave up eating octopus a few years ago after reading something about how intelligent they are. But I want to get to this book too! Did you guys see the Netflix doco “My Octopus Teacher” god I loved that 💕 1y
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Got a new kindle case and I'm in love! 😻🐙

Soubhiville Very cool! 1y
Megabooks Nice! 1y
CBee Love it! Where did you find it? Octopi are one of my favorites ♥️ (edited) 1y
WhatWouldJaneDo @CBee mine too! I got it on Amazon, it fits the paperwhite. 1y
CBee @WhatWouldJaneDo thank you 😊 1y
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Johanna414
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Halfway through this and loving it so, so much!!! Which has me thinking... I'm not a huge non-fiction reader, but the few nonfiction titles I've absolutely adored have been in that nature/science niche with some memoir thrown in. Now I clearly need to explore this further! I've read and loved Lab Girl by Hope Jahren, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson and The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Bailey. What should I read next?!?!

Come-read-with-me I have always wanted to read this - sounds great!! 1y
Amandajoy The same author wrote this on and it was pretty good 1y
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Soubhiville This is my favorite vein of NF too. I‘ll try to think of some others. 1y
Johanna414 @Amandajoy @Eyelit @Soubhiville you are all the best! Thank you!! 1y
Johanna414 @CaitZ thank you! I‘m definitely going to check out the wolf one! I‘ve got a few more of Sy Montgomery‘s books on my list - I was pleasantly surprised when I got to work this morning and realized how many of her books I have in the library! 1y
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Johanna414
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Starting a book I've been wanting to read for years, and settling in for an evening of #audiostitching
Can anyone tell what I'm working on?

jb72 I actually liked that book. 1y
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KelsiTaylor
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“A lot of people are freaked out by octopus,” he told me... “With Athena, I‘ve had four of her arms on me, and you peel them off and then the other four arms are on.”
“I think we‘ve all been on dates like that,” I observed.

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Skyrimir
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I let my seniors vote this year and they unanimously chose this over Macbeth. Now, I love Macbeth, but I was also think after such a rough year that students may want something lighter. They have been loving their aquatic science class and I think this will be a good connection to that. I‘ve never read it (other teachers at school have used it) so I‘ve got some speed reading to do!

Deblovestoread Great choice! I love this book. 2y
Nebklvr It is so good and so accessible. Teach for the win! 2y
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beaconhillbooks
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Give me all of the books like this. Love them.

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sharread
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Amazing story about our beautiful world God gave us along with all the unique creatures. This book made me think about how limited our own visual world is compared to creatures of this world. All life has an important role here and this book explains that perfectly. A fun quick read, helps you learn something new, easily. Not too scientific either.

Cuilin Did you see my “Octopus Teacher” on Netflix, such a beautiful story? 2y
Bklover Oh I read this a while back and loved it!!! 2y
UwannaPublishme Looking forward to reading this! 2y
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Deblovestoread
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#12Booksof2020 #Day9. Another non-fiction pick. This book was surprisingly fascinating and touching. I didn‘t expect to be still thinking about it almost a year later but I do.

Andrew65 Looks good. 2y
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CorgiBooks
Bailedbailed

I think this book was probably intended for people who didn‘t already like cephalopods, as it seems absolutely insistent on selling octopus to you. It made the whole beginning drag, and I only got about half the way through the book before I decided it just wasnt for me

Lchnessmnstr I didn‘t know much about the Octopus before I read this but it still felt pretty repetitive... 2y
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shadowspeak17
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For the most part, I really enjoyed this book. Montgomery‘s enthusiasm was infectious. The relationships between all the people and animals were nice to read about, and even though this ended up being more memoir than I expected, I still learned a lot about octopuses and other marine animals. But... there was one thing that bothered me. I already had mixed feelings about these animals being kept in captivity before, and while Montgomery seems ⬇️

shadowspeak17 pretty firmly on the side of it being okay because education, what actually happens in the book with a couple of octopuses definitely did not bring me over to Montgomery‘s side.

#booked2020 #liveandlearn #catsoflitsy #Phoenix
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shadowspeak17 @jenniferw88 I have not, but it sounds good. Thanks for putting it on my radar! 😃 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm glad it was mostly a good experience. I think it would make me feel conflicted as well, though. 😰 2y
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Yuki_Onna
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⚓Part of my holiday bookhaul ⚓
Fond memories... I could do with another holiday now after one week of work 😝 I miss the sea and the seaside... 🌊

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shadowspeak17
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1. No, I didn‘t know that was a thing that was happening.
2. My anniversary
3. The Soul of an Octopus 🐙 I‘ve only read one chapter, but I‘m enjoying it so far.

#ThoughtfulThursday

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🌠 2y
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shadowspeak17
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Here are #3books I plan to read this month:

The Soul of an Octopus- already started for #booked2020 #liveandlearn

Above Us Only Sky- for #lmpbc

Saga- for my #friendrecchallenge

OriginalCyn620 Nice! 👌🏻 2y
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CampbellTaraL
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A touching story about the author's interactions with octopus, captive and in the wild. It'll for sure make you pause a little longer at the next octopus exhibit, and likely skip the menu items where octopus is featured.

Megabooks I haven‘t eaten octopus since I read this. 2y
CampbellTaraL @Megabooks Right? I've read many a book that typically turns people away from eating specific animals after a lot of thought, but this is the first that demonstrated so thoroughly that I just can't bring myself to consider eating an octopus ever again. 2y
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Deblovestoread
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1) The Soul of an Octopus, We Were the Lucky Ones, Salt to the Sea, The Five and The House in the Cerulean Sea
So many good books,

2) No, but I pick up reps from Litsy reviews and talking books with friends and family.

#TwoforTuesday

Want to play @Pageturner1 @Mynameisacolour @rachelm

TheSpineView There have been a lot of good books this year! Thanks for playing! 🌞📚 2y
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SqueakyChu
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After a week of being so terrified of the pandemic we are experiencing worldwide, I finally settled down reading this book. I find it helps me stay calm. Be safe, everyone.

mdm139 I loved this book! 3y
SqueakyChu @mdm139 I haven‘t read much of it yet, but I‘m falling in love with this book as I proceed. 💕 3y
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AppuNthebooks
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Can a book be so good that you dawdle as much as you can to stretch out the experience? I‘ve never had to do this before but Sy Montgomery‘s 🐙 insight is such an amazing, delicious read that I don‘t want it to be over! #sosogood

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Deblovestoread
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February stats. 11 books read most of which I loved. Several for #BBRC and 2 for #ReadingEurope2020. Sweden: The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and Depths of Glory for France.

#WeeklyBookReport. Finished The 10l Year Old Man and Cinder.

Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 great month!!!!! 3y
Geenie Nice 👍💖 3y
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cswaingiggles
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And excellent sick day read

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Deblovestoread
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#Bookreport #Weeklyforecast. Glad to put Depths of Glory behind me. Soul and There There were both excellent. 5 🌟 I have not made any progress on Cinder. I‘m halfway through Deathless Divide. I usually stay clear of anything Zombie but love these audio books. Not sure why I started The Kiss Quotient and its ok so far. I‘m looking forward to starting Fire when I get home later today. Tax season is starting to chip at my reading time ☹️

Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 on Depths! Any final thoughts? 3y
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Porgmaster
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The book was about the interesting feelings that an octopus shared with a human being. I learned about a couple different octopuses personalities and how they live. I would definitely recommend this book to any other marine animal lovers.

DrexEdit Glad to know you liked this. This book is also on my TBR list! Welcome to Litsy! 😊 👋 3y
Porgmaster Thank you. Happy to finally find an app with book reviews! 😊 3y
ImperfectCJ My daughter and I loved this one. It was recommended to us by a librarian who noticed that my daughter checked out a ton of books about animals. 3y
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AvidReader25
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If you had told me I would love a book written about an octopus, I probably wouldn‘t have believed you. This nonfiction account of one woman‘s exploration of aquariums, scuba diving and those intelligent creatures was completely captivating!

“To share such a moment of deep tranquility with another being, especially one as different from us as the octopus, is a humbling privilege.”

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I listened to this one narrated by the author. It was so good! 3y
AvidReader25 @Penny_LiteraryHoarders Me too! Sometimes authors as narrators are awful, but she was wonderful! 3y
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Ibsbadibs
Pickpick

This book was so stinking cool. Nobody talk to me for the next month unless it‘s about octopuses. 🐙

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Soubhiville
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I have started reading a lot more nonfiction since I joined Litsy 3 1/2 years ago. I‘m still surprised when I come across NF I love, because part of me still feels like NF is “boring”.

These are all books I really loved. Because the other part of me apparently loves NF.

#top10ofthedecade
#nonfictionedition

It was not easy making this list!

Suet624 Great list. It‘s so hard to compile a list that I haven‘t even tried. 3y
Soubhiville @Suet624 thanks! My mind is boggling at the idea of choosing just 10 fiction books from the last 10 years, so I‘m not thinking about that tonight! 3y
Cinfhen This is a GREAT list!!! I‘ve read 4 and loved them all and three are on my #TBR but what the heck is 3y
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Cinfhen I MUST check that one out!!!!! 3y
Megabooks The Soul of an Octopus broke me. I couldn‘t finish it. I remember crying driving home from work thinking about how I had eaten them. I haven‘t touched octopus sushi since. Great book. 3y
Soubhiville @Cinfhen lol, Girl Boner is mostly a sex Ed guide, and part memoir and part workbook. It teaches all about sex Ed, in a modern and easy to follow way- how girls‘ bodies work, STDs, birth control options, gender identity, sexual orientations, sexual and personal rights, even sex toys. It‘s the book I wish was available when I was a young teen, and I gave a copy to my 12 yr old niece. It‘s really good, and important! 3y
Mdargusch For some reason, NF is one of my favorites. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa litsy has been revolutionary in that way to my reading too! 3y
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wanderinglynn
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#nfNov book 3 finished!

And #TIL that scientists hesitate to publish about species‘ personalities because they don‘t want to be seen as anthropomorphizing their subjects. Even Jane Goodall held off publishing her observations for 20 years.

My main takeaway from this book is that humans actually know very little about the creatures we share this blue sphere with, especially the non-mammals.

Clwojick 9pt 3y
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wanderinglynn
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#nfNov #TIL octopus have short life spans, usually about 4 years. Once the female lays eggs, she doesn‘t live much longer once they hatch—like Charlotte🕷in Charlotte‘s Web. 🐙 But they are amazing creatures!

jb72 Such a good book. I was so sad when they lost an octopus. Just broke my heart. 3y
wanderinglynn @jb72 It‘s so sad how short their lives are in general! Such amazing creatures that we know very little about. 3y
Kaila-ann Wow, I didn‘t realize what short lives they have 😱 3y
wanderinglynn @Kaila-ann I didn‘t either! 3y
Clwojick 4pt 3y
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wanderinglynn
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Thanks for the tag @Coleen_Nieto ☺️

1. Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Robin Hobb, Mary Shelley
2. It‘d probably be me just gushing how much I love their books. 😂
3. Several hundred. I haven‘t counted in a long while. 🤔 Something to do this weekend!
4. Tagging some of my newer followers: @Ladyval05 @KendallHershey @AmberHumphries @britt_reads

Addison_Reads Great answers! I'd be unable to form a sentence let alone a question if Neil Gaiman was talking to me. I love his writing. 💚 3y
Eggs Neil is the bomb.com🤗 3y
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wanderinglynn
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Fascinating book that makes me want to go back and study biology.

And the really incredible thing: octopuses are color blind! So then how do they do such excellent camouflage? Scientists really don‘t know but theorize they might “see” with their skin.

#nfNov #TIL #themoreyouknow

Clwojick That‘s kind of mind blowing. I love it! 3y
rsteve388 4 pts 3y
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wanderinglynn
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#nfNov #TIL one sucker of the giant Pacific octopus can lift 30 pds. Multiply that by 1600 suckers! 😯 I knew octopus (not octopi because octopus is derived from Greek, not Latin) were amazing, but had not idea how amazing.

Can‘t wait to learn more. If only work would stop getting in the way of reading.

jb72 I really enjoyed that book, and learned so much about octopus. They are fascinating. 3y
Bklover I loved this book!! 3y
alisiakae That is fascinating! 3y
rsteve388 4 pts 3y
Come-read-with-me @wanderinglynn There has been so much great press about this book! Thanks for sharing. 3y
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wanderinglynn
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Starting this for #nfNov. It‘s been on my TBR for a while so I‘m excited to dive in because 🐙

Jess861 I find octopuses fascinating - hopefully I can get my hands on a copy one day. 3y
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Clwojick This book sounds amazing! Stacking! 3y
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CONGRATS @Librarybelle 😁😁😁 Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway! I would love to read the tagged book, as I have a fascination with octopuses and my son‘s very favorite stuffed animal is a red octopus named “Mr. Octee.” ♥️😁#200KGiveaway

Trashcanman Go to bed. 3y
CBee @Trashcanman yessir, doing that now 😁 3y
Trashcanman 🤗 I hope tomorrow is a kind day. 3y
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Librarybelle Thank you! This one does sound good! 3y
CBee @Trashcanman me too. Thank you 😊 3y
CBee @Librarybelle 👍👍👍 3y
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