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The Overstory: A Novel
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
A monumental novel about reimagining our place in the living world, by one of our most prodigiously talented novelists (New York Times Book Review). The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fable that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. An air force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing-and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These and five other strangers, each summoned in different ways by trees, are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continents few remaining acres of virgin forest. There is a world alongside oursvast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe.
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ReadingEnvy
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 169: Simulacrum with Jon Sealy.
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Jenny sits down in the Reading Envy Pub with author and publisher Jon Sealy. After we talk about the state of publishing and Jon's current projects, we also discuss books we've read and liked recently. Some books are just better in audio, some are necessarily dark, while others clear away the gloom.
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https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy169

Cathythoughts Just had a listen ! Really enjoyed - I‘m learning so much from your podcasts !! I‘m going to give Overstory a go ... yeer discussion was inspiring... I love Tana French too ... interesting to hear yeer take. Thankyou ! (edited) 7h
ReadingEnvy @Cathythoughts thanks for listening! Jon really made me want to go back and read more Tana French. 5h
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nikirtehsuxlol
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When you think you made a lot of progress on an ebook and then you get the physical copy and realize you‘re not even halfway through 🤨

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shadowspeak17
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1. The Overstory (Powers)
2. Lanny (Porter)
3. Confessions (Minato) Technically, I gave it 4.5 stars, but I‘ve been pretty stingy with my 5 stars this year (only 2 so far).
#weekendreads

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jen_hayes7
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London Review Bookstore was an excellent stop. Has an adorable cafe attached (though we‘d just snacked at the nearby British Museum). A definite must shop if you‘re in the area!! I‘m very fortunate that my other half understands that visiting local bookstores is a must while on vacation. #london

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nikirtehsuxlol
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I didn‘t finish this by the time it was due back at the library, so my hold finally came through and we‘re picking up where I left off! 🍂

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bernadette
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I've been getting most of my books through the library, which I think is a good thing, but today I had the urge to buy The Overstory. A local shop is holding a book discussion on it in November and this seems like the kind of book I would like to discuss.

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lkurgs
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“You know, you look at those mountains, and you think: Civilization will fade away, but that will go on forever. Only, civilization is snorting like a steer on growth hormones, and those mountains are going down.”

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litsybookclub
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Discussion Question Number Three.

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Discussion Question Number Two.

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Discussion Question Number One.

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Daisey
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Mehso-so

For most of this book, I considered it a borderline pick, but in the end I‘m going with so-so because it just did not live up to my expectations after all those pages. I enjoyed the early story portions and time in the giant tree the best. Some parts were beautiful and fascinating, but other parts came across to me as long winded and sometimes unclear. Pieces I hoped to see build and connect in great ways lost their intensity.

#LitsyBookClub

Daisey I read a good portion of this as an ebook but also switched to the #audiobook for parts in order to finish by this weekend. The narrator was good, but personally I preferred reading this story in print. 3w
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litsybookclub
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We hope you‘ll join us for our live discussion of The Overstory by Richard Powers tomorrow at 2pm ET. Here is the link to join our discussion:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2104086391

Abailliekaras On my shelf at the moment! 3w
tpixie @Daisey thanks! I‘ll put it on my TBR (edited) 3w
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Susanita
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#7covers7days #covercrush #lastday

Yes explanation! When a dear coworker enthusiastically recommends a book, you put it on your #TBR list immediately.

Tag yourself if you want to play along.

RachelO That‘s a pretty cover - I hadn‘t seen that version of it 😍 4w
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Daisey
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With our #LitsyBookClub discussion coming up quickly, I gave in and added the audio along with my Kindle copy. This morning was a beautiful time to listen, but I think I like reading this book better than listening so I‘m still going back and forth when I can.

#audiobook

TalecArashi Oh, what a lovely photo :D 1mo
Daisey @TalecArashi Thanks! It was a beautiful sunrise as I left for work this morning. ☀️ 4w
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Pedrocamacho
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There is little that I can say about The Overstory that wouldn‘t, ultimately, spoil something interesting. I loved the characters. I loved that trees and living things are front and center.

Pedrocamacho Everything looks like a tree metaphor to me now. 😊 Also, I miss Maidenhair and Watchman already. I wanted more time with them in the tree 😊 1mo
Reggie @Pedrocamacho you can go on YouTube and lookup the video of the worlds oldest trees and it‘s sad but one was in Africa until someone recently drove their car into it. But some of those trees are centuries old. I looked it up because of this book which I also loved. 4w
Pedrocamacho @Reggie I will definitely look that video up. I've hiked through some Bristlecone Pines out here in Colorado...also centuries old. The description of the millennia old root systems was surprising too; growing since before humans had any sort of writing; I honestly had no idea. BTW, there's a great author talk on YouTube with Powers at Shakespeare & Co. 4w
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Rjcteacher
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Pickpick

I was enlightened about trees (and I did not think I was unenlightened to begin) and grew to know and admire the characters. Big and American and ultimately powerful...

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ImperfectCJ
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Another Overstory cover, especially for @Caroline2 🙂

Caroline2 Ohhhhhh 😯 what a lovely edition!!! 😍 thanks for posting! 😀 1mo
Caroline2 I think I prefer your edition thinking about it. 🤔 1mo
ImperfectCJ @Caroline2 Until your post, it's the only version I'd seen, but I like it, too. It seems almost like it's camouflaged. 1mo
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Caroline2
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I couldn‘t choose a final book for day 7 of #7days7covers #covercrush so here‘s 4 and I still need to read them all. 🤦‍♀️ I‘ve really enjoyed this challenge! So lovely to see everyone‘s beautiful books! 💖

ImperfectCJ I almost included the Overstory cover I have, which is different from the one you have here. It's interesting to see different covers on the same book, especially when more than one of them is attractive. 1mo
Caroline2 @ImperfectCJ ohhhh you‘ll have to post your cover now!!! 😆 I love seeing alternative covers!! 👀 1mo
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KatieB
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Just started this and whilst the prologue had me a little worried that the language would go over my head, I was thoroughly invested in the first chapter. It's a good start!

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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There are nine major human characters in this novel. Plus countless trees and forests, which became also characters for me. The narrator tackles all of it herself, and is excellent. The story made me sad, angry, hopeless, hopeful, and did make me laugh occasionally. Mostly I was captivated by the way all of the humans are changed by the trees in their lives. And how they go on after.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2019

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Great review! 1mo
Readerann Agree with all you said, especially with the myriad of adjectives! 1mo
kathedron I adored this book! 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess I just finished reading for the @litsybookclub and loved it! 4w
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tattersalt
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I'm only on page 27 so I need to keep giving this a chance but I'm feeling a bit bored by this book at the moment...

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4w
tpixie @rather_be_reading welcome to Litsy! It took me from 8/23 - 9/21 to finish this book. On audio. But I listened to it for @LitsyBookClub, so I finished. There‘s some real beautiful parts, but it‘s looong. 4w
tattersalt Thanks for the welcome everyone! Hmm ok @tpixie, good to know, thanks! I‘m on holidays for a week so I might pick it back up while I have time for a slow burn. 4w
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 3w
tattersalt Thank you @Nute! 🥰 3w
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Kathrin
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I am still enjoying this book!

tpixie I liked this quote also ♥️ 1mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Our neighbor just had a row of tall pines taken down today. I‘m especially sad because I‘ve spent the week immersed in Richard Powers‘s incredible novel. It‘s making me hurt for these missing pines.

“This is not our world with trees in it. It's a world of trees, where humans have just arrived.”
― Richard Powers, The Overstory

Crazeedi I hate when people cut down trees😢 (I know it's really necessary sometimes, but just for no reason???) 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi Me too. We aren‘t close with these neighbors, so I don‘t know the whole story. But the trees seemed fine to me. 😢 1mo
SauerPatch My mom had several trees cut down a couple months ago because they were dead or going to be very soon. And since then MULTIPLE neighbors on our street have had several cut down for no immediately apparent reason. It makes me sad. 😔 1mo
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DGRachel I was worried about neighborhood backlash when we recently had trees cut down. You couldn‘t tell by looking that there was anything wrong, but we had an arborist come in. We had two Bradford Pears removed (terrible, stinky, weak trees) and a group of cedars in the backyard that were dying. We‘ll eventually replace the Bradford with something better suited to our location. 1mo
Crazeedi @DGRachel we've had to cut down dead ash trees and a pear that died so I get it! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I found this book a little difficult to get into initially, but it completely won me over by the end. It‘s fitting that your neighbor‘s trees were removed as you are reading this—their loss will resonate with you so much more. Trees are amazing. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @SauerPatch I‘m glad I‘m not the only one. Trees are so vital to our world. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DGRachel Funny, I was just talking with someone about the downsides of Bradford Pear trees. I know my neighbors trees might have hidden problems. Still sad to see them gone, though. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Hooked_on_books Exactly how I feel! 1mo
Kayla.Adriena Ooooo love the quote. And I know how you feel. My dad just had to have a lovely tree removed because they are building a house. Makes me feel sick to my stomach 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa We‘ve had some pines by the house cut down a few years ago, PP&L wanted them gone. They were to close to their lines and a junction box apparently, never mind that they were older than I am, I still miss them. But after we had to remove a few in the back yard that blew over a few years before due to micro burst winds, I understand why they had to go. 1mo
DGRachel @barbarathebibliophage I understand. I was especially sad to lose my cedar trees. Some of the shrubs are now thriving because they get more sunlight, but I‘m looking forward to replacing the Bradfords with better, native trees. 😊 1mo
LibrarianRyan Here‘s hoping they plant new ones. 1mo
UwannaPublishme It makes me sad to see trees cut down to build another shopping center or resort. I find solace in hugging our eucalyptus trees. 🤗🌳 1mo
tpixie Another great tree book 📚 🌳 ♥️ 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tpixie I thought more than once about re-reading Lab Girl while I was reading The Overstory. I loved that memoir! 4w
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Kathrin
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Listening to a book about trees on my walk through the woods today. So far, I am very much enjoying this month's #litsybookclub pick

@SoniaC @Graciouswarriorprincess @Bookworm83 @tpixie @Daisey @Theresa

tpixie I love the collage! And cute puppy!! Perfect way to listen to this book – out in nature! 🌳🌸🐶🎧📚🌳 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Fun collage!! And I agree, cute puppy! 1mo
Daisey Great collage and a very appropriate setting for appreciating this book. 1mo
Theresa Love the pictures! I was afraid I was not going to like this month‘s pick but I was wrong. I‘m about 10 hours into the audiobook & am so intrigued to see where it goes! 1mo
Kathrin @Theresa Yes, I was worried that I don't like it too, but I am still into it. It really makes me think. 1mo
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Cait.Gibs
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Life changing.

gossamerchild Ooh, I'm reading this right now! I've heard so many great things about it. 1mo
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Melmar
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So I have been reading a lot, but I have also been so busy with work, school, and wedding planning that I have not posted anything on Litsy in forever. This was one of my favorite summer reads and I particularly enjoyed this quote; “To be human is to confuse a satisfying story with a meaningful one, and to mistake life for something huge with two legs.” #summerreads #quotes

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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

This is our September IRL book club pick.
I applaud Power‘s for making me look at trees in a completely new light but I would have been just as impressed, maybe even more so, if he saved the planet from paper consumption and kept the novel at 350 pages. This book could have been brilliant if it was whittled down by about 200 pages. Beautiful language and strong ideas but preachy overtones & drawn out conclusion left me feeling meh 😞

DivineDiana On the #TBR. Bought for my tree loving husband and he is taking it slow. In fact, I think he closed it up for a while! 😂 2mo
Megabooks Lol!! I loved that line about saving trees! Great review! 2mo
Cinfhen The first part was fantastic @DivineDiana @Megabooks but then the preaching began and it was like a never ending sermon 🙄 2mo
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LauraBeth Ha 😂 great review! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😆 your review! 👍 2mo
KarenUK Unstacked! 😂 2mo
Cinfhen I feel bad if you unstack @KarenUK there is some really gorgeous writing and the enlightenment about trees is truly stunning xx I‘ll send/bring you my copy 😘 2mo
Cinfhen 519 pages of this book are about saving trees and then they publish hundreds of thousands of books ~ it seems a little hypocritical @LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm 😊 2mo
KarenUK 😘😘😘😘 2mo
BarbaraBB I know exactly what you mean. Way too long despite the interesting point of view. Love your view, by the way 😍 2mo
Ruthiella Agree! Started strong but by the end I was bored. But lots of readers loved it! 😀 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen so many glowing reviews that I kept thinking I was missing something or that the ending would WOW me , but that never happened @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB not a bad book but it just fell flat by the end. 2mo
BookwormM I am in the same camp it annoyed me that a book about saving trees was so long personally I would have made it digital copy only to stick to my point 2mo
Cinfhen @BookwormM PREACH 🙌🏻❣️😁 2mo
BarbaraBB @BookwormM Yes!! Smart! 2mo
Daisey I just finished this had some similar thoughts throughout the book. There were parts I truly enjoyed and others I felt were unnecessary or just long winded. @BookwormM The idea of a digital only to make a point also occurred to me. 3w
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Cinfhen
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Did you ever read a book and then start to resent the author for monopolizing so much of your time??? That‘s kind of where I am right now with The Overstory. Title is pretty freakin accurate...I‘m Over(this)Story 🙄😜😂I have about 50 pages to go and man, Richard Powers is just dragging this novel out.

TrishB I‘d have definitely given up! 2mo
Cinfhen Bookclub pick and my bookclub ladies take bailing VERY SERIOUSLY 😳 @TrishB 😂😂 2mo
TrishB @Cinfhen they sound like serious ladies 😁😁 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly A+ for even tackling it with your big book phobia! 2mo
KarenUK Well done you for persevering!! 2mo
Crazeedi I'd have tossed!🙄 2mo
Kalalalatja 😂😂😂 2mo
Cinfhen It‘s not a bad book and I LOVED the first part @Kalalalatja @Crazeedi @KarenUK @MicheleinPhilly it‘s just becoming a chore now, because it‘s so inflated! I blame the editors & perhaps my #pagecountphobia 😆 2mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Lunchtime reading.

Leftcoastzen This book!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Jeg Loved this book. Very powerful read for me. Joined a political party after I read it. Started joining protests again, something I haven‘t done for many years. 1mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Jeg How wonderful!!! I'm really enjoying it and so revelant! 1mo
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CallMeIshmael
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As someone who is watching his girls grow up way too fast this book is getting me right in the feels...may have to set it aside. No one likes to see a grown man cry

Leftcoastzen It‘s a very intense read! 2mo
BarbaraBB Well said, I know what you mean. 2mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Giving this on a shot on audio—all 22 hours worth. So far, it‘s quite lovely.

It‘s my IRL book group pick for our October meeting. It‘s so long, I want to start early. And also going to try and join the #litsybookclub discussion in Sept 29.

Reggie This is one of my favorites from last year!!! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reggie Oh good! I‘m enjoying it so far. 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Guess who had 5.5 hours of reading time this morning while waiting for her visa to be renewed???Guess who needs a criminal background check preformed before obtaining her new visa? Guess who needs to return to Immigration Offices?? I loved the first part of this novel (Roots) wasn‘t too keen on part 2 (Trunk)😣Now I‘m up to part 3 ~ (Crown). This book is a little too overwritten for my liking but I gotta say, the storytelling is really strong🌲

gradcat WOW! That sounds like a lot of trouble and/or work—sorry you‘re being put to it, but I guess it‘s nice to have some reading time. ♥️ 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Ugh and triple ugh. But I‘m glad to have your take on the book. It‘s my IRL book group‘s October pick. Starting it soon, since it‘s so long! 2mo
Chrissyreadit Oh no!!! That stinks!!! Fingers crossed all the barriers ease up and glad you enjoyed reading! 2mo
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KarenUK 5 1/2 hours! Ouch...... Reading time or not, that sucks..... so sorry ☹️💕 2mo
LeeRHarry I‘ve had some “interesting” times at immigration over the years - hope everything gets sorted out ASAP 😏 happy reading! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m reading this for my IRL book club too @BarbaraTheBibliophage and yes, ugh x 3 but I‘m happy for my uninterrupted reading time @gradcat @Chrissyreadit @KarenUK 2mo
Cinfhen It was a little frustrating to find out I needed a criminal check after waiting 5.5 hours @LeeRHarry wish they would have written that down somewhere before I waited all that time 🙄 2mo
LeeRHarry @Cinfhen just making things difficult to test your commitment 😏😩 2mo
IamIamIam 😫😫😫😫 2mo
AmyG Oy. Well, what can you do... but do what they say. 😳 2mo
TrishB Bureaucracy...keeps the world running (slowly) 2mo
CafeMom Oh wow I guess I can't complain about getting a Real ID. At least you got to read. 2mo
Cinfhen I had to get my Drivers License renewed this summer @CafeMom another day of mild frustration 😬🤪 2mo
Kalalalatja I‘m all for uninterrupted reading time, but that sounds ROUGH! 2mo
Blaire Ugh!! What a day! 2mo
Cinfhen I came home and took a 2 hour nap @Blaire @Kalalalatja 😜 2mo
Centique Oh wow that sucks. I am not good at waiting rooms, I would have shrivelled up like an unwatered plant with all that waiting! You poor thing. 😩 2mo
Chelsey Agreed that it's overwritten but by the end I enjoyed the journey. I think the pace was part of the point that it was making about us having such a short term perspective on the universe. I also read it right after finishing The Hidden Life of Trees so I was just so angry at humanity by the time I was done! 2mo
Cinfhen I knew going in that it was going to be a long wait @Centique so I was “mentally” prepared although I forgot to pack snacks which made me a little hangry 😡 2mo
Cinfhen Book is definitely redeeming itself in part 3 @Chelsey oh, thanks for the recommendation...I‘m going to read 2mo
DivineDiana I hope all went well! Except for that wait time! 😲 2mo
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litsybookclub
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New month, new book! This month, we are reading “The Overstory” by Richard Powers. We hope that you will join us in reading this month‘s book selection.

lynneamch I noticed this on a post where @tpixie mentioned it to @aimeesue. End of September is busy for me, but I'd love to check in on the discussion. Will try. 2mo
tpixie @lynneamch we‘d love to have you! Even if you haven‘t read it! Just to say hi!! And you can tell us about #NatBookFest !!! 2mo
lynneamch @tpixie I actually have read it, but it's been awhile. Fortunately, have it peppered with post-it notes, so perhaps I'll gain some specific recall looking at those. I was blown away by him at NBF. So glad littens will be reading it together. 2mo
tpixie @lynneamch I taped a lot of the interviews on C-SPAN-2 Book TV. I‘m hoping he‘s on one! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! This is my IRL book group‘s next pick. We meet right after the discussion you‘re having! 2mo
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Aimeesue
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The communication collaboration between the fungus and the trees is called the Wood Wide Web. 😂😂😂
#NatBookFest

lynneamch He blew me away at #NatBookFest today. I loved this book and so admire him. Two quotes: "Environmental activism is a big tent."
"Literature can widen sense of kin."
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Aimeesue @lynneamch He was great! My daughter is majoring in Environmental Sci + is peer mentoring a Plants and Literature class this semester. The Overstory is the first book they're reading. We're Unitarian Universalists, so the kinship with all creatures + the environment thing is not exactly new to us. It's one of UU's basic principles. That's one of the reasons the WWW joke cracked me up- we talk about the interconnected web of existence all the time! 2mo
Aimeesue @lynneamch And totally superficially, did you notice how BLUE his eyes are?? 2mo
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tpixie @Aimeesue we‘re reading Overstory this month for @litsybookclub another great book is 2mo
Aimeesue @tpixie Lab Girl was great! So many trees! 2mo
tpixie @Aimeesue yes!! ♥️🌳♥️ 2mo
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MamaGina
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1️⃣ The Overstory by Richard Powers. I just need to read it already!!!
2️⃣ Chocolat by Joanne Harris. The woman is so good she makes the Wind a character and she made me love the tropes of the precocious child and quirky villagers.
3️⃣ In the words of Buzz Lightyear ... To infinity and Beyond!!! 💫
4️⃣ Maid by Stephanie Land and apparently I'm in good company - it made Obama's summer reading list
5️⃣ BookBabe; Lynnsoprano; booksandsympathy

Lcsmcat J‘adore Chocolat! 2mo
BookBabe ❤️ 2mo
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Owlizabeth
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So many swoon-worthy lines in this book.

readingjedi I loved this book so much 🌳💚🌳💚🌳 2mo
Leftcoastzen Exactly! 2mo
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Owlizabeth
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Richard Powers‘ writing makes my heart skip a beat. I‘m loving this book, even though I don‘t know where it‘s going. The journey is definitely worth it so far!

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Daisey
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Supper in the backyard and then another chapter of the next @litsybookclub pick in the hammock! I'm only on the second chapter, but I'm intrigued to read it after what I've seen and heard about this Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

#LitsyBookClub #ReadandEat

Leftcoastzen I loved this book! 2mo
Tamra I‘m trying to absorb all the rejuvenating outdoor pics like this one to tide me over the winter. 2mo
mhillis Yum 😋 2mo
Daisey @Leftcoastzen Good to hear! A lot of the reviews make it sound like something I will appreciate. 2mo
Daisey @Tamra I know what you mean. I‘m trying to enjoy more time outside for the same reason. 2mo
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CallMeIshmael
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Beer and new book makes a good Saturday night

lynneamch Loved this one! 🌳🌳🌳 2mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My BN #bookhaul plus the September (mentioned title) @litsybookclub .

LibrarianRyan Nice. 2mo
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Owlizabeth
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Major PMS = migraine + exhaustion. The Overstory is amazing but dense and takes a level of concentration I can‘t maintain for long right now, so I‘m interspersing it with Fae hunting. Luckily these books are completely different, which makes the multi-tasking much easier.

wanderinglynn I like KMM‘s books. 👍🏻 2mo
Tamra I hate migraines - just getting over one too. 2mo
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nikirtehsuxlol
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I am loving this book. It‘s definitely one of the best I‘ve read the year!

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amyf0x
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Pickpick

A brilliant, ambitious novel in which the lives of several strangers become intertwined as they explore humans‘ mysterious and troubled relationship with trees.

Read July 29-August 8
Book 42/55

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nikirtehsuxlol
Overstory | Richard Powers
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“What you make from a tree should be at least as miraculous as what you cut down.”

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HrJust
Overstory | Richard Powers

“Life will not answer to reason. And meaning is too young a thing to have much power over it.”

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readingjedi
The Overstory | Richard Powers
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1. 🌳💚🌳💚🌳💚🌳
2. Saw The Lion King today. It was (please forgive me) roar-some! 🦁🦁🦁
3. I love a nice fresh Greek salad with lots of tangy olives & salty feta.
4. At least 30. All on my mother's side. Don't even know them all ... biiig family.
5. I'll try 😉

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Susanita ❤️❤️ 3mo
DaveGreen7777 “Roarsome”! BWAH-HA-HA! I ain‘t lion when I say that cracked me up! 😂🤣 3mo
Bookzombie #3 🤤 3mo
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RealLifeReading
The Overstory | Richard Powers
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Singapore was a former British settlement so we like our colours and favourites, “u”s and all. But it‘s also a country with lots of American influences (I grew up watching lots of American TV shows), and also quite a bit of Aussie influences. At any rate, in terms of books, I‘m always pleased to find different editions at the bookstores.

Jeg Loved Overstory. 3mo
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lkurgs
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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“No strangeness stranger than the strangeness of living things.”

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Suelizbeth
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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I‘ve been up for a while, but I had to sleep. Back into this gorgeous book for #24in48readathon2019 @24in48

kathedron I loved this book! 3mo
Suelizbeth @kathedron It is a book you have to savor. It is multilayered and rich and wonderful. 3mo
Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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