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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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JillR
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Told by way of a dual timeline, the story of two families living in a ramshackle old house now and in the 1800s. There were parallels between the difficulty many have in accepting change in society and status, and scientific thought, then as now. I loved Thatcher‘s neighbour, real life scientist Mary Treat, and the strong female characters. This didn‘t grab me at first, but slowly grew on me until I realised I was thinking about it all day!

Rachel.Rencher That's exactly how I felt about it, too! Great review. 6d
Cathythoughts That‘s a great review... 👍🏻♥️. I have this one & you are inspiring me to read it soon 6d
Crazeedi Sounds good, I'm putting on my list 6d
JillR Thanks @cathythoughts @Rachel.Rencher - I‘d seen mixed reviews, so was glad when I realised I was enjoying it! 6d
JillR @crazeedi look forward to seeing what you think! 6d
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Lauram
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Mehso-so

Switching from ebook to audiobook was the only way I could get through this book. I had high hopes for this one but thought it was only ok. Other members of my bookclub agreed that the political and environmental issues addressed in the story were heavy handed and more like a lecture. That being said, we all really enjoyed Mary Treat and would like to know more about her.

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TrishB
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Mixed reviews, but I really enjoyed it! Today‘s deal.

squirrelbrain I bought it about an hour ago! 😁👍 1mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou !! I have the book. So I‘m ok. But Thankyou for thinking of me 1mo
Caroline2 I bought this in the secondhand shop the other day based on your review. 😉 1mo
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perfectsinner
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Book haul #2 got 8 books today
Got 10 on Friday

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Shuga
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This was my local library‘s book club pick for September ... it has been awhile since I‘ve read a book by Barbara Kingsolver and this one was very good. It really was 2 stories in one but interesting just the same.

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Aimeesue
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Barbara Kingsolver. Now I must read this book.
#NatBookFest

Samplergal I loved it. I‘ve heard mixed reviews, but it struck a chord in my heart. 2mo
Aimeesue @Samplergal She talked about the real people behind one strand of the story. Mary Treat sounds amazing! And the guy who founded Vineland, NJ sounds a right horror show. Charles K. Landis owned pretty much everything, was a millionaire "land developer," made it a dry town, and shot the paper's editor in the head, in broad daylight, and was found not guilty. Hmmmmm. Remind you of anyone? (edited) 2mo
lynneamch Wasn't she super? She said, "A novel is the territory of the human psche." I've loved every on of her novels and definitely putting this one on my tbr. #NatBookFest 2mo
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tpixie What a great time you had there! @lynneamch @Aimeesue 2mo
Aimeesue @lynneamch She was fabulous! @tpixie It was a GREAT day! Really, really crowded, though! But that's a good thing, over all. Just not when I need to use the restroom. 😄 2mo
tpixie @Aimeesue glad it was fun!!! Yes short lines to the bathroom or better! Especially when there are other places to go stand in line!! 2mo
Aimeesue @tpixie I'm incredibly lucky in that I live in the area so I get to go every year. This is the biggest crowd I've seen there, but I'd bet that RBG was a big reason for that. It's SO much fun, though! 2mo
Samplergal @Aimeesue LOL. It does remind me of someone.... 🤡 2mo
Aimeesue @Samplergal She was pretty clear about that resemblance. ??? And she also said that the book is kind of a défense of Millenials - people talk about Millennials "ruining" everything (paper napkins, golf, homeownership, "and, I don't know, avocados?") which, given what we've left them to deal with makes no sense! (edited) 2mo
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Blueberry
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Much better than I thought it would be. I don't like most of Barbara Kingsolver's books. This was the best I've read.

Cathythoughts Good to hear 👍🏻 2mo
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Blueberry
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My next read. This one is for my f2f bookclub. I don't usually pick Barbara Kingsolver for myself.

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TrishB
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Wow 😮 this one has so many different opinions.
I absolutely loved it. I thought the two storylines were great: 2 new scientific paradigms that people didn‘t want to accept (Darwin and climate change), feminism, patriarchy/rise of the right wing.
And the house just falling apart.

8little_paws Yeah I liked it as well. I mean it's not my favorite book ever but I thought it was pretty solid and a lot of people didn't like it at all to my surprise 2mo
sprainedbrain Loved this book! ❤️ 2mo
TrishB @8little_paws I was quite surprised too! 2mo
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TrishB @sprainedbrain 😘 it was a good read. 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻 brilliant, I have this book 🎉 2mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I‘m genuinely mystified that there‘s so many so-so and bails on this. But we all get something different I guess. I happily passed the afternoon with this book. 2mo
Reggie You make me want to read this. Sounds good. Also, I‘ve never read her either. 2mo
TrishB @Reggie this is my third by the author and I‘ve loved them all so far. 2mo
Caroline2 I just bought this book in the secondhand shop based on your awesome review. 😆 (and that I loved Poisonwood Altho Lacuna was more of a so-so for me. 🤷‍♀️ be interesting to see what I make of this one!) 2mo
TrishB @Caroline2 Ohhh interesting to see what you think as I loved both of those. 2mo
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Samplergal
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Unsheltered : Flowers on the cover. #bookishBingo

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Samplergal
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I loved it.

sprainedbrain Me too! ❤️ 2mo
kathedron And me! 2mo
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cateeoh
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Totally get that folks found this one tedious. It‘s painfully pedantic at times & the protagonist frankly drove me nuts. But there‘s a whole feminist scientist theme going on that was fab, plus I‘ve gotta “pick” it just for the Jersey locale!

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Suet624
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Oh jeepers. A three star read at best. Sorry to have to say that. This photo was from my July 4th trip to the Montreal Botanical Garden where I desperately tried to find shelter in the 97 degree heat. 😂😂 Leaving the US for the day was my tiny form of protest. 🤷🏻‍♀️

BarbaraBB ❤️ 3mo
shawnmooney Kingsolver is way way too preachy for me. :-) 3mo
Econaghan I couldn‘t finish this one. 3mo
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Tamra I bailed too. 😐 3mo
Suet624 @shawnmooney I know what you mean but she didn‘t even attempt preaching this time. 3mo
Suet624 @Econaghan @tamra I wish I were better at bailing. 😁 3mo
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Suet624
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Listening to this tedious novel while weeding and I turn my face to the left and this Luna moth was staring at me.

Dolly Incredible! ❤️ 4mo
JennyM Wow! That‘s a very cool photo to get 4mo
AmyG Wow! Gorgeous. And my dauhter saw a moose in VT yesterday. Everyone is out and about. 4mo
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Suet624 @AmyG A moose!!! Where??? 4mo
KatieDid927 I love luna moths! 4mo
AmyG She was driving to NJ so I can only say.....along that route. I will ask her. 4mo
SamAnne What a great photo! 4mo
Liz_M Amazing! 4mo
Tamra Such a sight! 4mo
Blaire What an incredible photo!!! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Cool! 4mo
Lady_Tigana_20 So amazing! 4mo
NHLibrarian Nice! I‘m feeding my neighbor‘s animals and they‘ve had Luna moths by their front door every morning this week. 4mo
Godmotherx5 Wow! 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow that‘s a great photo! I‘ve had a Luna moth visit a couple times (not recently) and they are so amazing. 4mo
Suet624 @KatieDid927 it took me a minute to figure out that‘s what it was. I‘ve never seen one before. 4mo
Suet624 @SamAnne @Blaire Thanks! My old iPhone5 still has some magic left in it. 4mo
Suet624 @NHLibrarian I wonder why they are showing up now. I‘ve never had one before. 4mo
Suet624 @ValerieAndBooks thanks. I‘ve never seen one here so I was especially excited. (And stunned.) 4mo
NHLibrarian @Suet624 Well, my neighbors left their porch light on, so maybe that has something to do with it? Haven‘t seen any at my house. 4mo
CaramelLunacy What a great photo! 4mo
rohit-sawant Wow, love this! 💚 3mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous photo! 3mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll thanks so much! 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Experimenting with what I can and can‘t do after fracturing my foot. Yesterday I tried my full, pre-injury loop and felt okay. Today I could only make it halfway.

In the meantime my work has been offering guided meditation, so I tried that. Not bad.

I‘ve been listening to the tagged book, but am going to bail. I love Barbara Kingsolver, but can‘t get into this one.
#bfcr2

wanderinglynn Take it easy and don‘t push yourself. 💚 You‘re doing great! 🙌🏻 4mo
BookNAround Ouch! Take care of that foot and don‘t push it. 4mo
TheSpineView Don't overdo! But you are doing great! 4mo
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Clwojick Props to you for trying different things until you find what works for you, instead of giving up! 🙌🏻 You‘ve got this! 💪🏻 4mo
Suet624 Having the hardest time with this book. 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Suet624 I bailed. The waiting list at my library is miles long, so I figured it was time to pass it on to someone who would appreciate it. 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Is anyone else having Libby issues on iPhone? I would really like to listen to this book on my audiowalks but no matter what I do it won‘t give me the option to download. Precious listening hours are being wasted! Grrrrr.

Samplergal I have had some issues. It freezes. I thought it was something quirky with my new phone. 4mo
Bookwormjillk @Samplergal not just you. Thanks for commiserating 4mo
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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

Huh. I had heard such good things about Barbara Kingsolver but this story did nothing for me. I felt it was over written and preachy.. The premise was interesting, I loved the idea of connection to your house‘s history.. and the story started out interesting but then went nowhere.

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Bookwormjillk
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Day 2 of #BFCr2 - I‘m enjoying my bone healthy spinach omelette while listening to the tagged audiobook. I‘ve been doing well keeping my steps between 8-12 k steps every day, and taking my vitamins. It feels so good to be walking again!

wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 4mo
Hufflepuffle That omelette looks yummy! 4mo
Megabooks Same here with walking! Looks yummy! 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Doing a little #audiogardening while I start a new book. I‘m always unsure what to expect when a book is read by the author. So far so good on this one.

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Kazzie
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Mehso-so

Glad I read all of it, took a bit to get into. Needed some editing

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BookaholicNatty
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Found this at the library while visiting my family in Delaware this week. Good find for a dollar!! I have seen and heard good things about this book but am curious to know what my #LitsyFamily thinks of it. I enjoy Barbara Kingsolver. I loved The Poisonwood Bible ALOT!!!! If you haven‘t read that one you should. The audiobook of it is good as well or at least I thought so. Do you have a favorite Kingsolver book?

C.Perone I really enjoyed this one. Bailed on Poisonwood Bible, though. 5mo
kathedron Loved it! ❤ 5mo
Christine Poisonwood is one of my favorites, too, and I really enjoyed Unsheltered. :) 5mo
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rachaich I loved Poison wood and also Prodigal Summer. 5mo
LeeRHarry Prodigal Summer is my fave - although I haven‘t read them all including this one 😊 5mo
Herschelian Am listening to this as an audio book. Kingsolver herself is the reader. Early days but I am enjoying it so far, slightly reminiscent of Anne Tyler‘s writing. 5mo
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palmerspageturners
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I am loving this book on audio! Read by the author herself!

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kathedron
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A house and a way of life that both turn out to be without foundations. This is the second book of hers that I've read and, to my surprise, loved. I can't bear being lectured in a novel and she certainly doesn't pull any didactic punches. Yet still I feel, reading her, that I'm in a safe pair of hands. I haven't got to the bottom of why I'll let her preach so: the characters? the satisfying patterning of her prose? She is GOOD, is all I can say.

Cathythoughts Nice review ♥️👍🏻I have this one on the shelf 6mo
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kathedron
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Here's my wrap-up for April. It wasn't the best reading month as I went overboard with the gym and my reading time suffered in consequence (can't quite believe I've just written that! 😱). I've tagged my favourite, which I finished on the last day of the month and haven't got round to reviewing yet.

Lindy Such a pretty reading journal. 😊 6mo
Cathythoughts Delighted with your favorite.. I have it 👍🏻♥️ & yes , beautiful journaling 6mo
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meek84
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When men fear the loss of what they know, they will follow any tyrant who promises to restore the old order.

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MicheleinPhilly
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This was a “low and slow” book for me. I didn‘t consume it in great, greedy gulps, I savored it and let it simmer. It has all of the classic hallmarks of a Kingsolver novel - science, nature, politics, humanism, family. It was like a big comforting bowl of soup.

4🌟

TrishB I shall look forward to it 😁 6mo
Cathythoughts I have this on the shelf... sounds really good ♥️👍🏻 6mo
8little_paws Yeah I really liked this too! A solid 4. 6mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Starting this tonight.

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mdhughes72
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I want to have Barbara Kingsolver‘s baby. All the elements of a BK book are here: science & nature, complex characters & relationships, living & dying, past & future, disappointment & hope. Grown up stories for grown up readers. I mostly enjoyed the ways she wove the two story lines together, focusing on residents of one New Jersey town from two different centuries. Her lilting narration on the audio was a bonus for me. Which BK book to read next?

wanderinglynn KITTENS! 😍 too cute! ❤️🐱 6mo
wanderinglynn (Good review, but it‘s hard to focus on the book with that much cuteness around. 😉) 6mo
squirrelbrain Exactly @wanderinglynn - it‘s not like a Litten to say ‘who cares about the book?!‘ but...kittens! 😻😻 6mo
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JenReadsAlot I want those kittens!!!! 6mo
CouronneDhiver 😂😂 Maybe you can have Barbara‘s kitties ... they‘re pretty darn adorable and perfect 6mo
Meeko93 So adorable 💜 6mo
mdhughes72 You can‘t have them @JenReadsAlot! You‘d have to fight some very fierce people for them! 6mo
mdhughes72 Maybe I can, @CouronneDhiver, she‘s my kind of person! 6mo
JenReadsAlot I'm sure!! So cute 😻 6mo
Suet624 Oh, those sweet faces. 6mo
Nute I love everything about this post! Excellent review! 2d
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cherinium
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I hate reading something by a favorite author and not loving it. The good news is, I did not hate this book; but, it was a huge disappointment. The two story lines did not gel for me as I believe they were intended. While I see the parallels meant to weave the two plots into one, it just didn't work.

While social commentary is expected from BK, it did feel very heavy handed in this book. It made the conversations feel forced and unnatural.

Cinfhen Felt the same way!! Very disappointing. Expected MORE & BETTER from this author 6mo
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Macnjen
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Audiobook. Good narrative by the author though I had to listen at1.25 speed because 1.0 was too slow. I didn‘t care for the abrupt ending but do like her writing and the two stories that occur in the same house in different eras. #litsyAtoZ challenge @BookishMarginalia

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MicheleinPhilly
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Lazy Sunday.

mreads ❤🐕❤ my guy looks the same 😀 6mo
MysterySleuthReadsAgain Soooo like my cats🤣🤣🤣 6mo
TrishB Have this on the pile! Look forward to seeing what you think 😁 6mo
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bernadette
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Nothing wrong with it but I realized it just wasn't for me. The characters in the present day seemed a little useless and I wasn't drawn in enough to find out if the characters from the past were going to be more interesting.

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bernadette
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Stumbled on to this while browsing through the library app. It seems a little more melodramatic than what I like to read but I got pulled in to the first chapters.

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Macnjen
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Next audiobook for #litsyAtoZ challenge for the letter U. @BookishMarginalia

sprainedbrain I ❤️ that book! 7mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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#BOTM keeps trying to tempt me with free books but I still have quite the backlog. Going to a.) try to work through them and b.) see if they maintain this level of taste before I commit again. #BookAndDinner

8little_paws I've been very happy with their selections lately, particularly the expanded nonfiction. 7mo
JackOBotts Same! When they asked why I was cancelling, I said “backlog...big time” - I was tempted today, but resisted. #staystrong #mountTBR 7mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I was a bit nervous after a few lukewarm reviews on Litsy, but never fear, for me Kingsolver did not disappoint! I absolutely loved this book, which reminded me a bit of The Lacuna in its return to historical fiction, yet of course it's different because of the alternating present-day time-line. So many themes are close to my heart: reading the Bible responsibly and not as a scientific text, the environment, consumerism, waste... Gorgeous.

sprainedbrain YES. Loved loved LOVED this book. 🙌🏻 7mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Being able to sit and read while the kids mostly play happily is a rarity! Will simply have to worry about the house later...

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bluejanetennessee
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I cannot express how disappointed I am. I could not get through it. I was so annoyed by the main character. Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors but she lost her mojo on this one.

C.Perone This is why I love Litsy - I thought she got her mojo Back with this one 😄🤷‍♀️ 7mo
bluejanetennessee Go figure! Glad you enjoyed it. 😁 7mo
C.Perone @bluejanetennessee 😁 .... I just happened on your response to my comment; if you click on the comment and choose Reply the person is tagged and gets a notification. Or you can type @ and the name for tagging/notification to a comment. Took me a while to figure this out when I first got here 😊 7mo
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booklahoma I've tried but never enjoyed Kingsolver. Her writing comes across as turgid, ham-handed preaching to me. But a lot of people I know and respect like her books, so maybe I am an outlier. 😀 7mo
bluejanetennessee @booklahoma I grew up in Tulsa. Where are you from? 7mo
bluejanetennessee @C.Perone thank you! 7mo
booklahoma @bluejanetennessee Originally from Florida, but lived in Tulsa for a dozen years in the '80s and '90s. Bought a house near Grand Lake last year and live there most of the time now. 😀 7mo
bluejanetennessee @booklahoma Lucky you! I have spent many wonderful days on Grand Lake. My ex and I had a sailboat and a little lake house near Ketchum in the '80s and '90s. 7mo
bluejanetennessee @booklahoma If you ever decide to give Kingsolver a try again I think Poisonwood Bible and Prodigal Summer are her best and have the least preachy-ishness. 😁 7mo
booklahoma @bluejanetennessee Tried both of those Kingsolvers. Just not my thing. 😬 I drive through Ketchum to get to my vet in Cleora. 😃 7mo
bluejanetennessee @booklahoma Yep, you are NOT a Kingsolver guy. Our cabin was on Scotty's cove. 7mo
booklahoma @bluejanetennessee That's a nice area. Calm waters, so I would bet that was good for sailing. ⛵️ I live on the southeast side near Dripping Springs and Drowning Creek. Can't wait for summer! 7mo
C.Perone @bluejanetennessee Glad to help 😊😊 7mo
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Tamra
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Bailedbailed

I am surprised that I‘m bailing. I really liked the idea of sheltered and unsheltered and what that can mean to different people. But, 1. I didn‘t enjoy her narration and 2. it seemed overwritten in places & “lectury” in effect on various topics. I went thru a phase of reading Kingsolver years ago and recall enjoying her work, but maybe my literary tastes have changed.

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 love an unexpected opinion! onward and upward 7mo
Tamra @CouronneDhiver maybe it‘s a different experience in print? Maybe it‘s just not the right time? Right now I felt like she could have expressed her ideas & research in some NF essays. 🤷🏾‍♀️ 7mo
Cathythoughts Interesting.... I went through a phase of not liking her & wS hoping to like this one ... timing is a bigger issue than I realized... I love the unexpected opinion too @CouronneDhiver ♥️👍🏻 7mo
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Tamra @Cathythoughts I‘m weird. 🤡 7mo
Cathythoughts 😂 😂... you are a lovely woman 👍🏻♥️📚📚 7mo
minkyb Just keeping you on your toes! 7mo
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cherinium
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I've had this waiting on my shelf since it came out in November. A coworker who generally really likes Kingsolver just read it and told me she didn't like it all. 😕 She wants to know my thoughts, so I'm finally dusting it off and cracking it open. 🤞#BOTM #currentlyreading

Reviewsbylola Something‘s been putting me off with this one. 7mo
8little_paws I actually liked it a lot. 7mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Really excited to be finally reading this, but man, did not see the stuff that happens early on coming! We are having the most ridiculous situation in South Africa right now, so it's before 7 and there's no power, hopefully in about 30 minutes..

Cathythoughts I have this one on the shelf... look forward to your thoughts.. hope you get power back soon 😘 7mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Cathythoughts thanks, it was on a bit sooner than expected, but is going off again at 13:00 for 2 hours or so and again tonight at 21:00! Living in South Africa is never dull 😊 Will let you know what I think of the book, liking it so far. 7mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Oh my goodness, Erica, these are all so gorgeous! It feels like Christmas! Thank you so, so much for your generosity! And thank goodness the South African postal service didn't lose it!

@enidkeaner

Cathythoughts I loved Fates & Furies ♥️... lovely books 7mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Cathythoughts it just seems like my kind of book, I'm so stoked! 7mo
enidkeaner You are absolutely welcome! I‘m just glad they got to you! 😊 7mo
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Bookwm85forever
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The struggle is real!! I‘ve joined the library book club and totally dislike this month‘s selection. The author went from one topic to another in different time periods. Darwinism and politics mixed with unlikeable characters make for a long read. #booknerd #bookaddict #bookaddiction #bookclub #twothumbsdown 👎🏻👎🏻

Chelleo Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy it but I find the best book discussions are usually based on books people don't like :) 7mo
Bookwm85forever @Chelleo Very true! I‘m hoping for some interesting discussion tonight. The age group in the club is quite diverse. 7mo
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Mshookquilts
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I was a bit mesmerized by a family continuing to live in a home that was falling down around them...and then to be reading that the same thing happened at the same address over a 100 years earlier. An insight into another family‘s struggle during recent hard times.

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dialogofadream
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I became immersed in this story, thinking about the characters when just going about my day, eager to get back to reading. At times a bit overwhelming in the desperation of the situations, but so realistic. I adore Kingsolver and the characters she creates. I will be thinking about this one for a while.

LeeRHarry She‘s a fave of mine - looking forward to this one 😊 7mo
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Readerann
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This woman is a wonderful writer, but she makes you face some hard truths. Don‘t expect to feel particularly jolly after finishing this.

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RachelO
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Not sure about the cover, but will you look at those page edges??!

candority That is so cool! 8mo
Cathythoughts Nice ♥️👍🏻 8mo
Suzze I bought the British copy of this just for the edges! 8mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Wow pretty! 8mo
iread2much So pretty! 8mo
LeahBergen Oooo! 😍 8mo
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Krose1
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Every new book (and those I love to revisit) remind me how much I love Barbara Kingsolver. She writes so beautifully about humanity, relationships, and nature and how it is all intertwined. This was another wonderful novel she‘s gifted us.

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Pickpick

Now I want to read all the #Kingsolver.
#booktubeprize

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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What a lovely surprise on a sucky day!! Thank you Vickie!! I LOVE the book sleeve and you made it!! I love elephants 🐘 And I love the socks!! The bracelet is perfect and I‘ll be able to wear it to work! It‘s beautiful! I have the candle burning now!! Thanks for everything and mostly your friendship 💗💗 Happy Valentine‘s Day!!

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Wife Enjoy. I‘m so glad you like everything. Feel better ❤️ 8mo
Kaye Nice ! 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Wife love it! Thank you! 😘❤️ 8mo
Tanisha_A 😍 Lovely! 8mo
kspenmoll Such lovely gifts! 8mo
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