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The Murmur of Bees
The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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Evita
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4 out of 5

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kissmehardy
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So glad this got chosen for my book club! We're going to have a lot to discuss from this for sure. The start was a little slow for me, but oh, my heart was hurting by the time I finished. #literaryfiction #workintranslation

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Readergrrl
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How do I say how much I enjoyed this novel?! Just beautiful and I‘m buying another copy to keep in my personal library. The writing was reminiscent of Isabel Allende and I found myself stopping occasionally just to savor a passage. Lovely story with characters who grew on me and a plot that allowed me to escape into the story without looking back. The beginning was a tad slow, but once hooked, I couldn‘t stop reading! 4.5/5⭐️
#LMPBC
#GroupO

sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you loved it! I got the Allende vibes as well ❤️ 3mo
Readergrrl @sprainedbrain I really did!! Just lovely! Thank you for sharing! 3mo
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Readergrrl @julieclair I just read your email to me. I was a little busy this May and June and it took me longer to finish than expected, but I just popped it in the mail to you today. Once I sat down with this novel, I just flew through it! I think you‘ll love it. My apologies for its delay! 3mo
julieclair Looking forward to reading it! No worries about the delay… I have plenty of other books to read, lol. I was just worried it may have “disappeared” from my mailbox… we have been having some problems with that in my neighborhood lately. 🙁 3mo
BookBosomed1 I sent the next two books to you today. @sprainedbrain sent one early to me, so they are now ready for you. Should be there Wed/Thurs 3mo
julieclair Just starting this one today. Not sure where June went! Hoping it‘s okay for me to be late in returning it to you, @sprainedbrain . This has been such a fun group! I‘ve enjoyed reading with you ladies for my first #LMPBC. @BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl Many thanks to @suvata for hosting this wonderful activity! 3mo
LoverOfLearning This is one of my favorite books of all time. Yes the word beautiful fits so perfectly to describe this novel especially the ending. 2mo
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Readergrrl
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I have my next #LMPBC #GroupO book in hand! Thanks, @BookBosomed1 ! I‘m looking forward to reading this one!!

LoverOfLearning SUCH A GOOD BOOK! Don't be alarm that the beginning in slow, it's introducing you to the characters. But the rest of the book 😍😍😍 I'm so glad this book is finally getting the credit it deserves. 🙌 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I LOVED this book!! Hope you enjoy it too! 5mo
sprainedbrain I hope you like it as much as I did! ❤️ 5mo
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Bren912 I loved this read and hope you will love all the characters as much as I did! (edited) 5mo
LoverOfLearning If I could warp this book into 1 single word it would be "beautiful". ? 5mo
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sprainedbrain
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This book was much more than I was expecting and took me a while to get through… and so I‘m a day late sending it out for #LMPBC group O. 😬

It most definitely fits our planned magical realism, and it‘s so beautifully written. For me, an enchanting, slow burn of a story. I hope you all like it!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

(Cat bath has been in progress for at least the last 10 chapters, and continues now! 😂)

Prairiegirl_reading Here is another sitting in my audible library!! Lol. Anyway, just wanted to say that your cat is ADORABLE!!!! 😻 6mo
sprainedbrain @Prairiegirl_reading Funny story… this one has been sitting on my kindle for years, but then I had to buy a physical copy to send for #LMPBC. 😜 6mo
Prairiegirl_reading @sprainedbrain it‘s too easy to forget them if it‘s not a physical copy! 6mo
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julieclair Looking forward to my turn at this one! I think I'll be last, so I'll have the benefit of everyone's notes as I read. So fun! And... your cat is so cute! 😻 6mo
emz711 You sold me! #toomuchtbr 6mo
AlaMich Cat bath! You‘re a braver woman than I ever was!!! 😾 6mo
BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain Rec‘vd the book! 6mo
Readergrrl I‘ll be sending mine out tomorrow! Sorry for the delay, everyone. March came in like a lion and has left like a crazed banshee!!! Whooo!! 6mo
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squirrelbrain
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Mehso-so

I‘m afraid I didn‘t love this book as much as many other Littens seem to do. I‘m not keen on magical realism as a rule, but I think it was more to do with the disjointed narrative in the first half of the book. The blurb implied it was Simonopio‘s story, but there were so many threads with different leading characters I couldn‘t figure out the narrative arc.

Yes, the second half picked up a bit but by then I‘d already lost most of my interest.

squirrelbrain At least I finished and it‘s another off the TBR! @Caroline2 🤣 7mo
Librariana It's a shame when that happens... losing interest halfway through. But great attitude about it! Another book off your TBR ☺️ 7mo
Caroline2 Well done for finishing! I‘ve stalled, I don‘t want to pick it back up so I think it‘s going to be a bail for me. I‘m struggling with the snow flower book too. 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
squirrelbrain Oops @caroline2 - I meant to tell you the other day that I tried the first chapter of snow flower and decided it just wasn‘t for me. 😬 This is all because I said how well our #extendedbuddyread was going and how much I was enjoying it! 7mo
Caroline2 😆 how funny! Yeah I‘m bailing on that too. Oh well. Onwards and upwards for April then! 😃 👍 7mo
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How are you getting on with our #buddyread? @Caroline2

Im about 40% in, and I‘m kind of enjoying it, but have a couple of frustrations.

I can‘t figure out whose story it is. The blurb seems to imply that the book is all about Simonopio but so far it‘s more about Beatriz, the nana or even Antonio. I guess linked to this is what is the story actually meant to be about? It‘s meandering rather a lot and there doesn‘t seem to be a plot.

Caroline2 Yeah I‘m starting to struggle. I liked it in the beginning but now there are too many characters and I don‘t care about any of them?! 🤷‍♀️ going to give it another go but then I may have to bail…. 🤦‍♀️ 7mo
squirrelbrain You have my permission to bail @Caroline2 ! You know me though…I‘ll probably struggle on until the bitter end…! 🤣 7mo
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Caroline2
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This is my March TBR stack.
(Subject to change depending on my mood, how I feel, the weather, what side of bed I get out of, what I‘m wearing and many other factors. 😬 ) #authoramonth #buddyread

rockpools That looks like a lovely heap. I look forward to co-ordinating outfits 😁 7mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to our #buddyread! 7mo
squirrelbrain Ooh, the Lisa See is a potential that I bookmarked on Scribd, if you fancy buddy reading that? I‘m reading a NF of hers anyway but wanted to do one fiction at least… so this may be it! 7mo
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Caroline2 @squirrelbrain oh yay!! Two buddy reads! Well up for it! 😜 👍 7mo
Caroline2 @rockpools Ha! Watch this space!! 😆 7mo
tokorowilliamwallace I dabble in multiple different books, genres, and subjects each day, since my moods are ever-shifting and I'm a terribly slow reader. 7mo
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sprainedbrain
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Hello, group O! Here are some books I have that I think work for magical realism.

Please let me know if you‘ve already read any of these (I may be one of the few who hasn‘t read Like Water for Chocolate), if there are any you definitely don‘t want to read, or if any particularly strike your fancy. I will tag the other 5 in comments. 😊

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BookBosomed1 I‘ve read Like Water; Murmur of Bees is on my TBR so I am particularly interested in that one but I‘ll be fine with any. 7mo
Readergrrl I‘ve read both Like Water for Chocolate and Piranesi (loved both), but I‘d be happy with anything (even a reread). 7mo
julieclair Any of these would be great! 7mo
sprainedbrain @BookBosomed1 @Readergrrl @julieclair ok, I‘m going with The Murmur of Bees! 🐝 7mo
BookBosomed1 @sprainedbrain 🙌🏻❤️ 7mo
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rachaich
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I received this through a book club secret swap.
Really gorgeous cover and the blurb reads appealingly.
It's a different type of cover paper, feels odd when you tough it...

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IndoorDame
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audraelizabeth This is on my list tbr. 9mo
IndoorDame @audraelizabeth I recommend it. I got it as a prime free book and it sat on my kindle for almost a year till it showed up on my #NewYearWhoDis rec list. But once I had a reason to move it to the top of my TBR I really enjoyed it! 9mo
audraelizabeth Hmm, might need to add it to the list this year. 9mo
Clwojick I‘ve had this free kindle book since it was released and still haven‘t read it! 😅 9mo
IndoorDame @Clwojick love the free kindle release books. That‘s where I got this too 9mo
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Clwojick 💖💖💖 9mo
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IndoorDame
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This was a surprising blend of historical fiction and magical realism. The best thing about it is that they completely worked together! Both aspects drew me in. The historical aspect was set during the Spanish Flu, so I was immediately drawn to learn more about that, and the mysterious element helped make it a truly unique story. #NewYearWhoDis #MountTBR #PopSugar2022 #OnomatopoeiaInTitle @monalyisha @jen_the_scribe

jen_the_scribe This was one of my favorites from last year, so glad you enjoyed it! 9mo
Bren912 Love your first@sentence review! Spot on! 7mo
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IndoorDame
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That early morning in October, the baby‘s wails mingled with the cool wind that blew through the trees, with the birdsong, and with the night‘s insects saying their farewell.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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IndoorDame
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
Thanks for the tag @Amiable
🔸I‘m reading the tagged book, which is one of my #NewYearWhoDis selections, & I‘m loving it! Really beautiful writing.
🔸My reading goal for 2022 is consistency. Last year there were months when I didn‘t read anything cause of pandemic stress (which is crazy cause reading would have been a great way to deal with the stress)
🔸My 2022 word is resilience
Reading this? You‘re tagged!

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jdiehr
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I hope everyone was able to spend at least a few minutes reading in their pajamas yesterday 😊

'The Murmur of Bees' is a beautifully written book about a mysterious boy, the family who takes him in, and a country in turmoil.

The parts about the deadly flu of 1918 were eery to read.

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TheKidUpstairs
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A beautiful, magical story of family, both born and found, in rural Mexico through the Spanish flu, the Mexican revolution, and Agrarian reforms. The first half dances through history with gorgeous prose, touches of magical realism, heart, heartache, and a refreshingly wry humour. The second half barrels towards the inevitable, breaks your heart to pieces, then stitches them together. Stunning.

#foodandlit #Mexico @Texreader @Butterfinger

mdm139 So glad you liked it too. I love that a few of us read it this month. 10mo
Texreader Beautiful review and glad you loved it as much as @mdm139 and I did! 10mo
Butterfinger Awesome review!!! 10mo
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Texreader
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This book of historical fiction is set in Linares, #Mexico. With subtle magical realism, it follows the life of Simonopio, the bees that swaddled him as a babe when he was born, and the family that found and raised him. Simonopio is mostly mute. born with a facial deformity (probably a cleft lip), causing some in his small Mexican town to believe him to be a demon & at least one wishing to kill him. ⬇️

Texreader Simonopio‘s godparents are landowners, who lovingly tend the land, with a number of sharecroppers and their families in a work-to-own arrangement. They rightfully fear Mexico‘s agrarian reforms that threatened to take their ancestral family‘s land and losing all they‘ve worked for. Simonopio, even as a small child, makes himself and his bees the family‘s protectors given his unusual skills to read nature ⬇️ (edited) 10mo
Texreader and the future dangers that the family is to encounter over the years. It‘s an immense task for him, to which he‘s dedicated his life. This is his story and the story of his bees. The storytelling is mesmerizing. The narration was the best I‘ve ever listened to and this book is now a favorite I hope to read again and again. #foodandlit (edited) 10mo
tpixie Great review. I remember reading about a book in which a boy was surrounded by bees all the time but I forgot which book it was! Thanks 😊 10mo
Texreader @tpixie It‘s so awesome. I hope you love it 10mo
tpixie @Texreader I‘ll move it up on my TBR! 10mo
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This is the most beautifully narrated book I‘ve ever listened to.

A beautiful book. Brilliantly narrated—the emotions are fierce. Just wow.

This is one I‘ll read again and listen to again and again. I urge everyone who has a heart to go grab this audiobook.

Fortunately I still have two hours to go.

#Mexico #foodandlit @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

mdm139 Definitely a book I didn‘t want to end. I didn‘t want to leave this world. 10mo
WJCintron Thanks for sharing! I just added it to my TBR.
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Catsandbooks Adding! 10mo
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mdm139
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Read this book for #foodandlit and so glad I did. One of my favorite books I read this year. Definitely in the top two so far. The prose is magical and beautiful and full of quotable life lessons. Wonderful world building and characters. I did not want the book to end. Already ordered the author‘s newest book. @Texreader @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

BkClubCare That is a lovely endorsement! 10mo
Catsandbooks That's so great! 10mo
Texreader I‘m almost finished and so far I completely agree. Such a beautiful book 10mo
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Texreader What‘s her new book? 10mo
mdm139 @Texreader it was a Amazon first choice ebook a few months ago so it is free on kindle unlimited. 10mo
Texreader @mdm139 Oooh! I found it! I got it too! Thank you! I had no memory of it. Now I‘ve only got two hours left in my audiobook of Murmur. I may stay up tonight to finish it. So glad to hear you loved it till the end. It really is so beautifully written. 10mo
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"... had she still been the woman of days gone by, before life executed her character by firing squad..."

mdm139 This book is beautifully written. I am reading it. Hoping to finish by Tuesday when the new outlander book arrives. However, I am savoring this one. 10mo
TheKidUpstairs @mdm139 you're so right. It's beautiful, definitely one to savour. I love how she injects humour into heartache without coming across as glib. I'm so glad that #foodandlit nudged me to pull it off the shelf! 10mo
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Texreader
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After a death I‘m the household, adults tried to explain all the crying to a young boy. This made me LOL. A good time for some comic relief

I love this book

#Mexico #foodandlit @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger

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Texreader
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#thoughtfulthursday Thanks @MoonWitch94 for the tag!

📖 tagged
🍁 the excellent audio from the tagged book
📚 most recently, the undisciplined mix of genres in The Old Drift—it made what could have been an interesting historical fiction of Zambia a very frustrating read

If you haven‘t been tagged please join in! @Catsandbooks @Butterfinger @mdm139 @Jari-chan @AnneCecilie

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂📖✨ 11mo
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mdm139
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#foodandlit @Texreader @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks chicken burrito bowl. Has chicken, rice, corn, tomatoes, green bell peppers, black beans, Mexican cheese and a family secret sauce.

Catsandbooks Yum! 11mo
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Texreader
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Book coincidences again. The book I just finished, The Old Drift for #Zambia, talked about a vaccine for the Virus. My next book, tagged for #Mexico, is talking about a vaccine that doesn‘t exist yet for the Spanish Flu in 1918. And, well, we know what‘s happening in the real world. What a strange set of coincidences that were completely unknown and unplanned. #foodandlit

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mdm139
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Another perk of homeschooling. The kids are riding their bikes with dad as part of Gym and science since we are learning about muscles and how to keep them healthy. I get to read my #foodandlit book and snack on my homemade Christmas trail mix. The book is beautifully written.

Bklover Lovely. Enjoy! 11mo
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Texreader
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I am listening to this audiobook for #Mexico #foodandlit and it may be the best narrated book ever. The woman‘s voice conveys so much heart and feeling it just wraps you up in a warm blanket. The male narrator is lovely too. I‘m really enjoying the story too. I‘m not too far into it because I can only listen in the short commute to work and back but tomorrow I‘m traveling out of town to meet a client so I‘m looking forward to listening to it.

jdiehr I think I have this on my Kindle... 11mo
Butterfinger We have two of the same titles this month. I'd suggest a buddy read, but you and I are both so busy. I told someone today I couldn't believe it was the 9th and I haven't finished one book yet. 11mo
Crazeedi I think I'll try to find this as audio 11mo
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Texreader @Crazeedi Her voice is amazing…. At one point I thought she‘d just tear up and start crying. I strongly recommend it. 11mo
Texreader @jdiehr I think I do too but I‘m so glad I chose to go with the audiobook. It‘s so beautifully done. 11mo
Texreader @Butterfinger ooh that would‘ve been fun but yea this month is really quite bad. What is the second book we‘re both reading? 11mo
Butterfinger Shadow of the wind. I'm listening to it so I can commit to that one. I will read Murmur - I just don't know when. 11mo
Kammbia1 I have this one my Kindle too. I will have to read it soon. 11mo
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Texreader
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I‘m finally getting to #Mexico for #foodandlit and this is my chosen audiobook. I‘ll be putting my #readingasia2021 audiobook about Taiwan on hold so I can read this one during its assigned month. @Butterfinger @Catsandbooks

I‘m having a craving for Mexican food!!

mdm139 I might read this one too for #foodandlit. I have two others to pick from. Maybe I will read all three. 11mo
Texreader @mdm139 👍🏻 11mo
GingerAntics I misread this title as The Murder of Bees and was a little worried at first. (Was it the murder hornets getting rid of the other stingers in town?!) 😂🤣😂 Luckily, my brain figured it out rather quickly. 11mo
Texreader @GingerAntics 😂😂😂 11mo
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jen_the_scribe
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Oh, how this one toyed with my emotions. It had me falling in love with these characters, feeling like I was part of their family, and then it absolutely broke my heart. I have no other words.

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jen_the_scribe
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"Because one night, between one sweet sounding song and another, she understood that while life offers no guarantees, sometimes it does offer gifts."

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jen_the_scribe
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“…one should never contradict an act of love.”

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My next listen 😊

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Allthebookclubs
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Set in 1917 in Northeast Mexico, this novel takes you through one family‘s journey as a baby was found under a bridge and then the Spanish Flu decimates their town. The baby, who was described as having a cleft pallet without it actually being called that has a relationship with a hive of bees who end up saving him and his adopted family more than once. Book 38 in 2020

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DivineDiana
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April Reads

Fiction -3
Nonfiction-2
Women Authors- 3
Audio-2
Countries: Chile, Mexico, Spain

Most Fascinating- Leonardo Da Vinci

Leftcoastzen Hi! Wondered about you , glad to see your posts! 1y
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen Hello! Thank you! It feels good to be back. ❤️ 1y
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JGadz11
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When your friends went ahead and got creative with social distancing and Book Club.🤣🤣🤣 #neighborly

LoverOfLearning I loved loved loved this book. What do you think of it? 2y
JGadz11 @LoverOfLearning I‘m not very far in, just to Chapter 3. Have been reading 11 books at once, and started a new job this week, so my reading suffered.☺️ So far, I love it though - love the turns of phrase, and it feels like magic realism! 2y
LoverOfLearning @JGadz11 it definitely is magical realism! It's a slow start be warned but it introduces you to a ton of characters and makes the ending that much better. And I do that too! Reading a ton of books at once 😂 2y
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suvata
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A little tedious but not a bad story. Maybe something was lost in translation.

From https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/nnlm-reading-club/murmur-bees

“Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the devastating influenza of 1918, The Murmur of Bees captures both the fate of a country in flux and the destiny of one family that has put their love, faith, and future in the unbelievable.”

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Texreader
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Audible‘s deal of the day is this translated Mexican fiction novel in case you want to stock up for #foodandlit #Mexico. @Butterfinger (Because I already owned it on Kindle, my Audible version only cost $1.99–great deal!)

Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger imagine my surprise to find I already own it! (Shocking I‘m sure to not have a clue as to what I own on kindle) so this is a definite read for me for Mexico! 2y
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bnp Thanks for the tag. Would you believe my library has this in Spanish, but not an English edition. Sigh. Runs off to find out if the Latin American Association is offering classes - Spanish classes were a long time ago. 2y
Butterfinger That is great @Chrissyreadit - I think I have it too. I think I got it form the Free World Lit Day or something. @bnp that is great that they have something for the Spanish readers. Can't believe they don't have the translation. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I got this during one of the past Kindle in Translation free books offerings. 2y
Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger I bet that is how I have it also! 2y
Chrissyreadit And it looks like it is available on kindle unlimited. 2y
IndoorDame @Chrissyreadit @Butterfinger Great minds think alike. It‘s on my kindle too! 😊 2y
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“—Mira, Francisco. Tienes que prometerme una cosa —le diría mi mamá a mi papá durante el año de luto de su yerno—, si me muero en este año, no se les vaya a ocurrir esperar para que se casen Carmen y Antonio. Si seguimos así, se les puede ir la vida entera con tanto moridero. La vida no espera a nadie y la muerte nos lleva a todos.”

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LoverOfLearning
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👬🏻❤🌿🍊🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful! Wow. I loved this novel. It was full of mystery, magic, heartache, and an abundance of love.

A disfigured and orphaned boy named Simonopio is found surrounded by his protective swarm of bees. Welcomed with open arms by some and thought to be the devil by others. When he closes his eyes he can see what no one else can--visions of all that's yet to come, both beautiful and dangerous. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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LoverOfLearning
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"Tell them to walk in the shade. To listen with their eyes, to see with their skin, and to feels with their ears, because life speaks to us all and we just need to know and wait to listen to it, see it, feel it."
??❤????????????

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LoverOfLearning
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Sitting in my car reading in one of my favorite places. So serene and quiet today. 😍😍

TrishB Looks lovely 💜 2y
LoverOfLearning @TrishB one of the few good things about my hometown ❤ 2y
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"She remembered the promise that she had made to no one but herself: not even in her old age would she allow herself to become anyone's shadow. She would never be set adrift, at the mercy of other people's decisions. She would never allow herself to stagnate."

mavey Love this quote!💪 The pic kinda reminds me of King of Scars for me. 2y
LoverOfLearning @Mavey yes! Inner strength is extremely important!! ❤ Oh yes, I can see that! 2y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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It isn't often that a book makes me cry (& even less so for movies), but this did it. It is beautifully written and translated. The story is incredibly moving. This will likely be my favorite book that I read in 2020! I can't wait to reccomend it to my best friend.

squirrelbrain I‘ve had this on my Kindle for ages - really need to get to it.... 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @squirrelbrain it is such an amazing novel! I had it on my Kindle for a while too, and I wish I had read it sooner. 2y
TrishB I went to have a look because if your review and brought in in April 2019! 2y
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squirrelbrain I think it was a freebie on World Book Day, or similar @TrishB .... I won‘t suggest a buddy read! 🤣 2y
daisyheadmaesie Wow! Big title, fave book of 2020. I‘ll take your word for it and add to the stack! :) 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @daisyheadmaesie I can't wait to read your review of it! 2y
LoverOfLearning I just finished this! Omg it was so good. I head tears in my eyes from the middle of the book to the end from being both happy and sad. The life lessons in this novel were so beautiful and inspiring. Loved it!! 2y
WorldsOkayestStepMom @LoverOfLearning yes!!! It was beautiful! 2y
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WorldsOkayestStepMom
The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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Currently reading tagged book and I love it so far...and I can't stop buying the books in the Daily Deals section. 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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LoverOfLearning
The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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I can't wait to finish this beautiful book. It's taken me a long time to read this but I love it.. 🐝❤

An orphan boy who is disfigured grows up surrounded by his protective swarm of bees he was found with as a baby. When he closes his eyes he can see what no one else can--visions of all that's yet to come, both beautiful and dangerous.

The character development in this novel is outstanding. I love every character so much. ❤

Not my image.

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wen4blu
The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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When we chose this month‘s book club selection we had no idea it included the 1918 pandemic. Should be an interesting discussion!

Despite following bees around the garden, I couldn‘t convince any to pose with the book. 😕

Sace The garden is beautiful! 2y
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LoverOfLearning
The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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🍊🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝
This beautiful story just broke my heart. I was absolutely not expecting the storyline to take that turn. That's how you can tell a book is going to stick with you when you can't predict the story.

What a great book. I can't wait to finish it. I am 65% done.

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Victoriahoperose
The Murmur of Bees | Sofa Segovia
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Mehso-so

This has great reviews but I just could not get into it. Maybe I‘ll try reading the physical book because the story really was something I think I would normally enjoy. Overall, I just thought it was a bit slow.

LoverOfLearning I'm reading this now on kindle. And I had to make a character map because the story kept switching across generations and confusing me. It's a beautiful story but yes it was slow to start because it was establishing like 10 main characters but now it keeps me on the edge of my seat. I cant wait to finish it. 2y
Victoriahoperose @LoverOfLearning I‘m gonna have to try again with a physical copy instead of audible. I think it was just too complicated on audible and I lost interest. 2y
LoverOfLearning @Victoriahoperose yes I can absolutely see that. Hope you get back around to it! 2y
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