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Poisonwood Bible
Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -- from garden seeds to Scripture -- is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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JoyBlue
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We started reading this together in the car today on our way to Number One Son's wedding rehearsal (DH's first time reading; my second). We're taking next week off for staycation, so we should have plenty of co-reading time. Number Two Son is two to the right of his brother (dark hair, blue shirt).

bewareofwords I love this book—and congratulations to your son and family! 3w
JoyBlue @bewareofwords I did, too. Thanks so much! 💕 3w
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JoyBlue
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In my previous post you saw the signed edition of The Poisonwood Bible that is part of my anniversary gift. Tagging it in a separate blurb gives me a chance to share some photos with you from our 30 years of marriage so far. One of our friends joked w/DH today that he never has to worry about the traditional anniv gifts—paper always works for me! 📚 Number One Son is getting married Saturday. Our joy is multiplying. Can't wait!

Avanders Congratulations!! 🥂🥂 3w
julesG Congratulations! 3w
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 3w
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JoyBlue @Avanders @julesG @TrishB Thanks so much! 💙 3w
Reggie What a lovely post! Congratulations! 3w
JoyBlue @Reggie Thank you! 💙😃 3w
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Rachel.Rencher
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For the 3rd day of #30JuneBooks, I chose The Poisonwood Bible as underrated. It's one of my absolute favorites after my grandma recommended it to me. I've seen a lot of people who hate this book or just dislike Kingsolver in general, and I'm really not sure why but hey to each their own. 🤷🏻‍♀️

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled One of my favorites too ❤️👍 3w
Lcsmcat I liked this book! 3w
Prairiegirl_reading Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favourites for sure! I don‘t remember details of this one as I read so long ago but I really liked it. I love multiple perspectives. 3w
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Rachel.Rencher @Prairiegirl_reading I do too as long as it's done well! I've read some not so great ones. 🙈 3w
bewareofwords I loved this book! It was so skillfully written, and it was such an amazing story. 3w
Rachel.Rencher I'm so glad to see so many others love this book 🤗 3w
LeeRHarry Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favourite authors 💕- this was good but I loved Prodigal Summer 😊 3w
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Stephjotsdown
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Any of you have a name for that lasting feeling of appreciation towards a literary masterpiece and the development of pure admiration towards an author? Barbara Kingsolver did this to me and if she was a guy, I would stalk him (her).

jewright It definitely sticks with you. 1mo
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Addison_Reads
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My recent haul from the HPB sale. I spent $22 on all the books I got. One of the Katie DiCamillo books is even signed. 💚 My nephew walked away with a huge stack of comics (only 50 cents each!) and my husband bought some cookbooks and gardening books as well. It was a lot of fun and I'd definitely go again if I get the chance.

Addison_Reads @Crazeedi I unpacked my book haul. 😁 1mo
Crazeedi @Addison_Reads oh man, I am soooo jealous! You got some mighty fine books there! Enjoy!! 1mo
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Stephjotsdown
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A rare Friday afternoon read. So good not to be working

SW-T Looks lovely 😊 1mo
Freespirit What a lovely reading spot😊 1mo
BooknerdsLife Happy reading! What a gorgeous view 😍😍 1mo
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catebutler What a lovely reading spot! I hope you enjoy your quiet Friday!! 🧡 1mo
Stephjotsdown Thank you lovely readers 1mo
Gissy Beautiful picture! 1mo
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Stephjotsdown
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I need the serene surrounding to get pass this book. Nathan Price n his high hypocrisy is appalling

tpixie Lovely view!! 1mo
Libby1 Good morning! I agree. What an odious character. 1mo
jewright This book was hard for me because of how much he reminds me of a few people I know. 1mo
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JessicaThunstromNelson
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This one's been on my #TBR for a long time.

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Stephjotsdown
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Best page of the book so far, page 121. A doctor with razor sharp mouth. Superb.

Tianarose I love this book. 1mo
rachaich One of my favourite books and author :) 1mo
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Stephjotsdown
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver

"I held him in my arms at night and saw parts of his soul turn to Ash. Then I saw him reborn, with a stone in place of his heart."
Wow, what amazing writing.

jewright I found this book hauntingly beautiful. 1mo
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EmilieGR
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Oprah club-ish

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Stephjotsdown
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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My current reads are vintagy!! #stephjotsdown #bookstagram

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 2mo
xxjenadanxx The Poisonwood Bible has been in my TBR for years and it‘s my goal to finally read it this year. 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 2mo
jewright I just read The Poisonwood Bible this past fall. It was very thought provoking. 2mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 2mo
thereadingowlvina Welcome to Litsy! I'm a Malaysian living in Canada! So nice to have a Malaysian here in Litsy! 🙂👍💕 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 1mo
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bewareofwords
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FINAL for the #maymakeup readathon! I never thought I‘d make it past 24 hours in any readathon, so I‘m happy with this total! 🤗

Started: 2 books
Finished: 3 books
-The Poisonwood Bible
This book was amazing!! I loved the characters. It was entertaining and enlightening. The writing style was beautiful—it often felt more like poetry than prose.
#bookishbingo: Yellow cover

@Jess_Franzino

UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Jess_Franzino Awesome job!!!! 2mo
bewareofwords @Jess_Franzino Thank you, and thank you for hosting this challenge! It helped me a lot. 🤗 2mo
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Kathrin
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This book is so packed with quotes... it really is quite amazing.

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suvata
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#suvataPicks #AprilTBR finished with a few days to spare.

erzascarletbookgasm Wow! 👏 Great titles! 2mo
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Oryx
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I loved this. So much to think about now after reading this. And a really strong sense of time and place. I read this on audio (tbh, the narrator wasn't the best, the differences between the character voices were almost non existent, although once I got into it, the differences in the writing style between the girls meant I could identify them quickly) but this is one I think I'll need to get a nice physical copy for the collection.

Caroline2 I read this book last month and loved it too! 👍🏻 altho it also broke my heart!!! ☹️ 2mo
Oryx @Caroline2 me too, completely 2mo
Cinfhen Such an amazing book!!!!! 2mo
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AmyG Some books I can actually remember reading. This was one of those. I loved it, too. 2mo
LeeRHarry Love love love Barbara Kingsolver! Glad you enjoyed it 😊 2mo
Oryx @LeeRHarry which others of her's would you recommend? 2mo
LeeRHarry @Oryx Prodigal Summer is my fave so far 😊 2mo
Caroline2 I‘m reading The Lacuna by Kingsolver at the mo. It‘s very good so far! 👍🏻 2mo
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suvata
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kspenmoll Wonderful book; wonderful quote.🧡💛 2mo
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suvata
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I first read The Poisonwood Bible in 2011. At that time, I struggled through it but my heart wasn‘t really into it. I rated it 3-stars. I re-read it for the #MMD Book Club in April 2019. I can‘t tell you what the difference was but the second time around, I adored it — 5-star adored it. Some books absolutely deserve a second chance. I will never forget this book and how it taught me that there are many levels of what society calls “privilege”.

cherinium I loved this book when I read it many years ago. I've often thought about a re-read, but I'm afraid I would have the opposite experience you had. I would hate to read it again and be disappointed. It's so true that sometimes, how we feel about a particular book is all about where we are mentally when we read it. 2mo
suvata @cherinium So true. I am so glad I gave it a second chance. 2mo
Sward7 I‘m going to give it a second chance now. Liked it the first time- bet I‘ll love it the next time. 2mo
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suvata
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Up next: #MMD Flight Pick for April 2019

TrishB A great read 👍🏻 3mo
suvata @TrishB I read it back in 2011 and I am re-reading it. I may be enjoying it more the second time around. 3mo
CKBrooke This is one of the best books I‘ve ever read. One of those books that changes the way you think & gives you a whole new perspective. Great read! 3mo
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suvata @CKBrooke I totally agree. 3mo
SilversReviews I liked this book. 3mo
Wannabe_Quijote One of my absolute favorites!! 3mo
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 3mo
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emilyhaldi
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When your psychotic religious-fanatic dad makes your whole family to Africa to live in the bush, your old life can feel oh #sofaraway 🦂
#anglophileapril

Reviewsbylola For real! 3mo
EmilyM SUCH a good book! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Great pick! 3mo
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LeahBergen I love that mask! 3mo
Cinfhen You know I LOVE this book!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!! 3mo
gradcat Yaaasss! One of m all-time favorite books! 3mo
Kalalalatja Still need to read it, but it sounds so good! 3mo
Mdargusch I have not read this but your blurb makes me want to! 3mo
emilyhaldi Thank you! @LeahBergen it belonged to my husband‘s grandparents and used to have a leather tongue sticking out 😛 which sadly has long since gone missing... (edited) 3mo
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Oryx
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Beautiful morning for an #audiowalk. Love the blossoms ❤️
And I'm loving this book.

JennyM ❤️ 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love the 🐶, the flowers..everything about this photo! ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous! Fallen blossom & maybe daisies too 👍🏻💕 3mo
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AmyG This looks beautiful. 3mo
Freespirit Wow beautiful blossoms❤️ 3mo
readordierachel Gorgeous 😍 3mo
DivineDiana Love your dog! ❤️ 3mo
Oryx @DivineDiana Thanks! She's a good dog 😊 3mo
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bluejanetennessee
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One of my all-time favorites. ❤

Pricel101 Agreed! One of my favorite books to recommend ❤️ 3mo
JenniferEgnor I think it was via Book Riot that I saw they‘re making this one into a movie! 3mo
C.Perone Lol - I didn't like this one. I love it that we both enjoy Kingsolver but are opposites on individual books. What did you think of Flight Pattern? 3mo
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bluejanetennessee @C.Perone How funny! I liked Flighty Pattern but felt it dragged in parts. She does get a little preachy and has an ecology agenda, which I totally support. What did you think of Flight Pattern? 3mo
C.Perone @bluejanetennessee Finally! A Kingsolver we agree on 😄👏 That's how I felt about it as well 3mo
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JamieArc
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Did any one else see this??? I don‘t love Amy Adams, but this is an adaptation I would really look forward to seeing!

AmyG Oh wow. I loved the book. 3mo
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gradcat
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1. Bookstore (but I did work in a library part-time for 3 years!) 🏛
2. I‘m extremely boring, so no highlights 😒
3. For today: The Poisonwood Bible (tagged), but it could change on another day 😂
4. Moby Dick—it‘s sooo boring (like me), but I do know its value to the canon 📖
5. I‘m following the lead of @darklydreaming and tagging my newest pals (see below) 🥰
#wondrouswednesday

darklydreaming 😊😊 4mo
Eggs @gradcat no one who reads can be boring 4mo
Eggs @gradcat no one who reads can be boring surely. Thanks for playing 👏🏻💗 4mo
gradcat @Eggs 🥰🥰🥰 4mo
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LeafingThroughLife
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This was good, very good. 5 unique points of view that were perfectly voiced. 4 coming of age stories of 4 women spun in wildly different directions by an ill fated mission work in the Congo. One chapter about the slow falling under the sway of an abusive husband that might be the best single chapter of fiction I‘ve read in a very long time. A truly compelling exploration of the “shifting terrain between righteousness and what‘s right.”

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 loved this book too. 4mo
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LauraBytheBook
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Barbara Kingsolver
Alice Hoffman
Diana Gabaldon
Louise Penny
Martha Grimes

This showed me how my tastes have changed over the years. Very interesting.

rather_be_reading Hoffman! 4mo
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Caroline2
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This is an epic read! An American Missionary family move to the Congo in the 1960s. I loved that it was from the daughters perspectives but the first half (before the awful event) was stronger than the second half! I can‘t wait to check out Barbs other books now, what a fantastic storyteller! 😀
I think this was another great @TrishB recommendation! 😉

Leftcoastzen I loved this book.I have not read all of her books , but never was disappointed with the ones I read. 5mo
squirrelbrain I loved this too! I have ‘The Lacuna‘ on my TBR shelf to read.... 5mo
Reagan-reads Great review! I‘ll bump this up my tbr. 5mo
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TrishB So glad you enjoyed this one 😁 I have read The Lacuna and loved it. I think I have 3 more on the pile ready! @squirrelbrain (edited) 5mo
Lcsmcat I loved this too. And what a great cover! 5mo
cherinium One of my favorite books! 5mo
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emilyhaldi
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How many books is too many books for a 10 day vacation 😅

CoverToCoverGirl That‘s a really tough question! 5mo
JennyM Not enough...add more 😆😆 5mo
Reagan-reads Jenny‘s right, that looks too short. 5mo
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Karisa Depends on the books! 🤷‍♀️ 😂 Have a great vacation! #LuckyDucky 5mo
Samplergal The beauty of a kindle or IPad. Never run out. Enjoy your vacation! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Seems about right 5mo
Tamra Choosing makes me anxious! 😬 5mo
janeycanuck That depends entirely on how much luggage you are able to take. 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Better safe than sorry. 5mo
LeahBergen It depends where you are heading! If the place has bookstores, I always “accidentally” bring not enough reading material and “have” to go book shopping. 5mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I one time hid an entire tote bag of books for a 10 day trip in the mini trash can my mom put in the back of the car. She had limited me to two books for the vacation. She did not think it was funny when she went to throw something away 5 hours in and discovered them. My siblings and I still laugh about it though. So as fas as I‘m concerned there‘s no such thing as to many. 🤣 5mo
emilyhaldi LOLOL @Ashley_Nicoletto dying over that story!!!! Kind of seems like something @Reviewsbylola would do 😆 I love it. 5mo
emilyhaldi Yes!! @LeahBergen I was actually considering the same thing... I often even have trouble making it past the airport bookstore without a purchase 🤭 5mo
emilyhaldi Me too @Tamra feels like the biggest decision of my life at the moment! 🤣 5mo
TheBookStacker Lol I‘m going on a week vacation and I plan to bring 3 physical books and then my kindle. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 5mo
Reviewsbylola Hmmmm 10 days? I‘d take probably 8 books and my kindle but also I would probably buy books while I was gone. 5mo
Cinfhen Definitely depends on destination ~ beach vacation you need minimum 14 books for 10 days ~ if it‘s a city/ touring vacation then 5 should be ok!! Just enjoy and ALWAYS have a Kindle!!! 5mo
Kalalalatja I‘m with @LeahBergen completely! But most often, I end up buying so many books I have to ship them home early because they won‘t fit in my suitcase 😂 5mo
BarbaraBB I was typing my answer and suddenly saw that it was literally the same as @Reviewsbylola 😂 5mo
BarbaraBB I love deciding which books to take with me on a holiday 😍 5mo
BarbaraBB And how is the Kingsolver? Still on my shelves... 5mo
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja you guys are terrible influences!! Our checked bag was overweight this morning and I told my husband perhaps I could take out a couple books (that I hid in there) 😬 he was not pleased... but it did the trick! Now my carry on is super heavy 😆 5mo
emilyhaldi Also @BarbaraBB I am loving The Poisonwood Bible so far!!! And Cindy gave it a fabulous endorsement as well 😁 5mo
BarbaraBB Good to know. I‘ll use it in one of the challenges! 5mo
Reviewsbylola Omg I bet he about had a coronary. Was there steam coming from his ears?! 5mo
Cinfhen My hubby is getting a little bit better about my ridiculous book habit but it‘s definitely becoming an added travel expense🤑🤑🤑🤑🤑 5mo
emilyhaldi There were some aggressive eye rolls 😆 @Reviewsbylola but he got over it pretty quickly! Glad to hear your hubby is slowly getting on board 😉 @Cinfhen 5mo
Mdargusch No big books. Ugh. 4mo
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emilyhaldi
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Another freezing morning, another good book. I‘m really enjoying reading this story from all 4 sisters perspectives..

TrishB I loved this one ❤️ 5mo
Cinfhen I LOVED this book!!!! A 5 star from last year!!!!!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your photo!! The book is on my shelf 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 5mo
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youneverarrived Probably my fave read last year 🧡 5mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice Loved this book! 5mo
Kalalalatja Great photo! 👌 5mo
Mdargusch I spy grandmas candles 5mo
Reviewsbylola This is a good one. 5mo
BornReadChicago I recently posted this on my Instagram as my ‘if I HAD to pick one all time favorite book‘ ❤️ 5mo
emilyhaldi Wow!!! @BornReadChicago that's quite the endorsement!! I'm really loving it so far 😊 5mo
emilyhaldi Good eye!!! 👀 @Mdargusch 5mo
L_auren This is the book we discussed at the book club meeting where I met my fiancé! And it was already a lifetime fave for me. Hope you liked it!! 4mo
emilyhaldi Omg @L_auren I didn‘t know you met your fiancé at book club!! ? love it! And did he like the book as much as you I hope? ? I‘m about halfway, really enjoying!! 4mo
L_auren @emilyhaldi Yes indeed! About 6 years ago and the book club still meets every month to this day! And we were the only ones who loved the book that month! 4mo
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Ericalambbrown
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I think this one is going to stick with me for a while. I couldn‘t put it down, so I alternated reading and listening all weekend until I finished reading last night. I read criticism that the book was heavy handed, but I just felt it showed the characters‘ perspectives - which happened to be less than pleasant at times. If you are interested in the history of the Congo, I‘d recommend King Leopold‘s Ghost (I‘ll tag in the comments.)

Ericalambbrown I read this book last year. I thought it was a wonderful history of Belgian control of the Congo. 5mo
Freespirit I loved The Poisonwood Bible @Ericalambbrown . I will look at King Leopoldis Ghost Thank you for the recommendation😃 5mo
Daisey I really want to get to this one soon! 5mo
Kaye Excellent book 5mo
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Christine
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This probably shouldn‘t be my Swiss Army pick because I know from experience that Kingsolver is not for everyone...but I love her, and I‘ve recommended this one so often over the years, and still do. #24in48 #hour42challenge

AmyG I loved this book. I recommend it too and I always say...get through the first 75 pages and enjoy! 5mo
brandybear22 Excellent pick. Maybe time for me to reread 🤔 5mo
Readerann LOVE this book. 5mo
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Freespirit Love it too💕 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve read two of her more recent books, and loved them. This is my next one! 5mo
Christine @AmyG Haha, are the first 75 pages slow? I don‘t even remember! 5mo
Christine @brandybear22 I think I might do a reread of it this year! 5mo
Christine @Readerann @Freespirit So good! These comments are really making me want to reread it! 5mo
Christine @BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh good! I hope you love this one just as much. (I think I saw you really enjoyed Unsheltered? Me too!) 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Christine Me too. Yes, I loved Flight Behavior and enjoyed Unsheltered. Anxious for the back list! 5mo
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rachaich
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Listening to the wind outside and sipping my cup a soup whilst reading this.
I read it years ago and was completely absorbed by her writing. I've recommended it to so many people that I'm now re reading for a book club!

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LeafingThroughLife
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Hmmmm. 🤔 #politics

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krystldwn
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“Imagine a ruin so strange it must never have happened.” Something about this opener is a bit foreboding and it definitely makes me want to read on. #24in48 #poisonwoodbible

Tomigirl44 I enjoyed this book - sounds like you are too😊 5mo
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Ericalambbrown
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So grateful for audiobooks! I read the first quarter of this book, and my preference today would be to sit on my arse and keep on a readin‘. Because I‘m totally sucked in! But I can‘t because errands. 🤣 Yay, technology!

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LeafingThroughLife
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Some people have tables. As for me, I enjoy breakfast in a book fort. 🤣

LauraBeth 😂👏👏 5mo
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KatieDid927
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I can see why this is Barbara‘s most celebrated work. My favorite part of the story is the way she examines the roles of missionaries and how sometimes they don‘t have the purest of intentions after all. Definitely recommend.

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KatieDid927
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Hoping to finish this one up this holiday weekend!

JessNevertheless Loved that book! Hope you are enjoying it! 5mo
Sills This looks good also👍 5mo
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KatieDid927
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1. Probably literary fiction. It‘s hard to say though, I really like to mix it up.
2. Snakes. Won‘t even put the emoji up. Ick.
3. A teacher, but I realized I‘m too selfish and impatient for such a difficult and important job.
4. 39°
5. ??

#friyayintro @howjessreads

j9brown Sooooo next time i see you i should prank you with a snake? 😝 5mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown Rude! 😵😜 5mo
Hestapleton I initially decided to be a teacher when I was in high school. Then I volunteered as an aide in a kindergarten classroom my junior year and did a quick 180 for the exact same reasons you listed! 5mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 ❤️❤️ 5mo
KatieDid927 @Hestapleton I did some aide work in high school too! 4th grade. 5mo
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KatieDid927
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1. 🇺🇸
2. 🇨🇩
3. 🇬🇧&🇺🇸 (can‘t pick just one)
4. 🇦🇹 🇨🇿 🇭🇺

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🌎 5mo
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85eliana
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Excellent. Dark humor with an intimate exploration of characters and the powerful events shaping (and shaped by) their lives.

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LeafingThroughLife
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This one is finally getting its moment since it‘s the February selection for my book group. It‘s been on my shelves longer than I can remember!

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jleighb
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My fav. Listened to the audible 1-2019

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Joyfulmimi
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One only has a life of one‘s own...I have my own story, and increasingly in my old age it weighs on me...I stir in bed and the memories rise out of me like a buzz of flies from a carcass. I crave to be rid of them, but find myself being careful, too, choosing which ones to let out into the light.

TrishB This is a great read 👍🏻 6mo
Joyfulmimi Yes! I absolutely loved it @TrishB 6mo
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Joyfulmimi
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This was definitely my favorite of 2018. Each of the characters was complicated and intense, psychologically, and remained true to their diverse natures and personalities although struggling through the same traumatic events. Kingsolver brilliantly gave me interesting perspectives on human nature and people, although fictionalized, will be unforgettable.

Cinfhen One of my favorites from last year too. She‘s such a gifted writer 🙌🏻 6mo
RebL Oh my, the 🐜 🐜 🐜 🐜! 6mo
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LauraBeth One of my all-time favorite books 💕 6mo
violabrain I loved this book! I read it years ago, but I still continue to think about it. 6mo
youneverarrived My fave of last year too! 6mo
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Dndlnz
Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Every “voluntourist” and missionary should read this book. I‘ve always been skeptical of missionary work. Then I lived at a seminary for five years. I wish the tone of this book was wrong. It‘s not though. The epic twists and turns of the young women in this book and their attempts to continue on with life are astounding

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youneverarrived
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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I‘ve read so many good books this year! Most of these are #blameitonlitsy ❤️

I think the tagged book is my favourite of the year, with Freshwater being a close second. #18in2018

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Call Me By Your Name was one of my faves, Born a Crime is at the top of my TBR for Jan! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Ugh, What Made Maddy Run has stuck with me all year. 😢 6mo
Suet624 Freshwater ❤️ 6mo
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TrishB I loved this one too 💕 6mo
youneverarrived @Reviewsbylola 😔 I just read it recently but I can‘t stop thinking about it. Been telling everyone that will listen all about it. 6mo
youneverarrived @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I think I read Born a Crime in Jan. The audio was brilliant! 6mo
youneverarrived @TrishB so good! It was all so vivid. I‘m intrigued by her new one. 6mo
TrishB Got the new one for Christmas 👍🏻 6mo
JennyM Awesome list. Happy new year lovely. Hope 2019 is a good one 😘🥳 6mo
youneverarrived Same to you @JennyM all the best for 2019 hun 🥂♥️ (edited) 6mo
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Ericalambbrown
Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Loved finally getting a chance to participate in Jólabókaflóð . And did I get lucky or what! @catiewithac , you did not have to send two books! The first one was just fine ? I can‘t wait to read them both. And those caramels are delightful! ? Thank you so much! This was my first swap and I had so much fun ??❤️#jolabokaflodswap Merry Christmas, y‘all!

catiewithac Have a merry Christmas!🎁 6mo
Ericalambbrown @catiewithac you, too! 🌲 6mo
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas!🎄🎁 6mo
Ericalambbrown @Redwritinghood Thanks! Merry Christmas to you, too!😊💕 6mo
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BrownGirlReading
The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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This was a re-read for me. I had forgotten how wonderful the writing is and how edifyingly brilliant the storyline develops. If you haven‘t read this book then what the heck are you waiting for. ABSOLUTELY worthwhile and will make you want to read Things Fall Apart.

Emilymdxn I‘ve really been wanting to read this! It just moved up my tbr cause of this review. I really loved things fall apart too 7mo
BrownGirlReading @Emilymdxn An epic read! You‘ll be asking yourself what took you so long. Enjoy! 6mo
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Sharpeipup
Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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#catchup #letterp @JoScho
📚Poisonwood Bible
🖋Picoult, Jodi
🎬Pushing Daisies
🍽Pulled Pork & Pickles

Amandajoy I loved that show! 7mo
JoScho 💜💜💜 7mo
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