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Flight Behavior
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
Set in the present day in the rural community of Feathertown, Tennessee, Flight Behavior tells the story of Dellarobia Turnbow, a petite, razor-sharp 29-year-old who nurtured worldly ambitions before becoming pregnant and marrying at seventeen. Now, after more than a decade of tending to small children on a failing farm, oppressed by poverty, isolation and her husband's antagonistic family, she has mitigated her boredom by surrendering to an obsessive flirtation with a handsome younger man.In the opening scene, Dellarobia is headed for a secluded mountain cabin to meet this man and initiate what she expects will be a self-destructive affair. But the tryst never happens. Instead, she walks into something on the mountainside she cannot explain or understand: a forested valley filled with silent red fire that appears to her a miracle.After years lived entirely in the confines of one small house, Dellarobia finds her path suddenly opening out, chapter by chapter, into blunt and confrontational engagement with her family, her church, her town, her continent, and finally the world at large.
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TheEllieMo
Flight Behaviour | Barbara Kingsolver
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join in if you want!

#ABookADay2023

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KatieDid927
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Mehso-so

Not my favorite Kingsolver. I didn‘t like Dellarobia at all, and never connected with her. The characters felt too much like caricatures for me than flawed people. I also felt the climate change story, while it rang true, it was also heavy-handed and overly preachy. There was some unnecessary fatphobia and the book felt overly long. I liked Prodigal Summer so much more. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

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tjwill
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I‘ve been on a roll with my #AuthorAMonth books! I already knew I like Barbara Kingsolver (who is local to me) and wanted to read more, so this was the first this month. Dellarobia is feeling disconnected to her life in small town Appalachia (I can relate at times), but she comes across an unusual natural phenomenon involving butterfly migration that changes her life and perspective.

Soubhiville Great job! 12mo
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squirrelbrain
Flight Behaviour | Barbara Kingsolver
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#authoramonth
#booked2022 #ecofeministnovel

I‘ve really enjoyed the previous two Kingsolver books that I‘ve read, and this one was no exception. I loved all of the characters, particularly Dellarobia and Ovid, but also all of the minor characters too.

I like how the author manages to teach without being didactic and I certainly learnt a lot from this book.

First book ticked for both #aam and #booked 2022..On to the next Kingsolver soon….!

AmyG I read this last year and enjoyed it, too. 13mo
youneverarrived Glad you enjoyed it! Which other two have you read? 13mo
LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it - I read this one whilst I was in the US in 2017 - aaah travel 😊 my fave of hers so far is Prodigal Summer (edited) 13mo
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squirrelbrain @youneverarrived - I‘ve read The Lacuna and The Poisonwood Bible. I have Prodigal Summer on Kindle @LeeRHarry so hoping to get to that, but I‘m going to read Unsheltered next as a #buddyread so we‘ll see…. 13mo
LeeRHarry @squirrelbrain I have Unsheltered and the Lacuna to read - how did you find the Lacuna? 13mo
Caroline2 So glad you liked it. I‘ll be ready for flight behaviour at the wkend if that‘s good for you? Just need to finish my current book. 👍 13mo
Caroline2 See what I did there?! 🤦‍♀️ it really has been one of those days!! I meant Unsheltered. 13mo
squirrelbrain @Caroline2 yes definitely ready at the weekend, for whichever book! 🤣 13mo
squirrelbrain @leerharry I liked The Lacuna better than Poisonwood; it was more broad-ranging and less depressing. That makes it sound like I didn‘t like Poisonwood, but I did! 13mo
Caroline2 Hey Helen, I‘m ready to jump into Unsheltered tonight if you are?? Xx 13mo
squirrelbrain @Caroline2 - yes, you make a start. I was planning on having a reading weekend but have work to do instead. Things should calm down by Tuesday 🤞🏻 so I‘ll catch up then! 13mo
Caroline2 There‘s no rush. I‘m a slow reader with little time to read lately so I‘m only up to page 40 so far. 😆 it‘s gonna take me ages. 👍 13mo
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ladygrey
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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A woman trying to take her life into her own hands. A woman trying to do something different, something more for herself, despite the odds. Despite the hand she has been dealt.

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ladygrey
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Recently got this as a gift from my sister (the biggest bookworm I know) - Has anyone read it??

JamieArc It took me a little to get into it, but I liked it. Not my favorite of Kingsolver‘s books, but definitely worth a read. 2y
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Butterfinger
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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I hope my review does justice to this book. So many themes: Questioning God and His will is okay to learn about one's self, embracing the good that comes from mistakes, realizing failed dreams, people cause climate disasters and we should learn from it, science doesn't have all the answers. I could go on. This book has so much. I appreciate Kingsolver doing the research and taking us on a journey with the family's growth. #plantmoremilkweed

Butterfinger And it is set in wintertime. #WinterGames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 26 points Tennessee -USstates 34/50 2y
Scochrane26 This is on my list—I only have a few of hers left to read. She‘s a favorite. 2y
Butterfinger @Scochrane26 she is just amazing. 2y
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Oryx
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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The first third of the book, I wasn't sure if i was going to love it. I thought it was going to be a family drama and I was feeling a bit meh about it. But it turned out to be much more than that - a fascinating exploration of environmental issues and science and how they are perceived in different communities. Lots to think about in this one. Glad I persisted with this chunkster.

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Oryx
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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The best thing about the North of England in October is parkin, which is a delicious sort of ginger cake type thing. I hadn't heard of it till I moved here - now making up for lost time. Yum.

Libby1 Yum! Do you make it yourself or can you find it in shops? 2y
Oryx @Libby1 this one I bought at a local bakery, but I might try and make it sometime. 2y
eraderneely Having some tonight with a garden bonfire! 2y
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Oryx @eraderneely It does go very well with bonfires. Did you make yours? 2y
Gissy Looks delicious😋 2y
eraderneely Nope! 2y
LeeRHarry Haven‘t had parkin in sooooo long! 😋 2y
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Oryx
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Had lots of fun in a second hand book shop today - and a persephone for £2.50 cannot be left behind #persephonebooks

rockpools Oh nice! 2y
squirrelbrain Great books! 👍 2y
LeahBergen Lucky you! 👏🏻 2y
Kalalalatja Great finds! 2y
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Rebekah_Wilson27
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This summarised much of what the novel is about: the clash between humans and the environment. Two worlds of civilisations and communities of people, and nature and butterflies.

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rockpools
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Mehso-so

Woohoo! I‘ve finished my #bookspin. It‘s only taken 8 years...

I reached midway point before I got into this book. I‘m not sure why. Somehow I just didn‘t connect with Dellarobia, and the other characters felt a little distant. Later, she has more conversations with adult women (best-friend Dovey and in particular MIL Hester)- that‘s where the writing shone and I started actually falling for the book. Then the end felt...?... overblown perhaps.

rockpools On the face of it, it‘s a story about climate change. What it brings us to think about, and what she writes so well though, are polarised beliefs, culture clash, and the myriad of ways that telling people to ‘follow the science‘ may not be effective.

BK has been a #favoriteauthor for years, and I loved about a third of it, but sadly this just didn‘t click as a whole for me.

#BBRC #GrowUp
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TrishB I‘ve got this one on the pile and have never been drawn to it as yet! 3y
rockpools @TrishB You may well love it! But this was probably my 4th attempt at it, so 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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Sarahreadstoomuch 👍 great review, though I‘m sorry it didn‘t work for you 3y
TheAromaofBooks Glad you were able to finally get it off your list!! I've had The Poisonwood Bible on my shelf for probably at least 20 years and have never read it for some reason. I've picked it up probably three times and just never felt it. 3y
TheAromaofBooks PS I see you have changed your username!! I was so confused for a minute! 😂 3y
rockpools @TheAromaofBooks Eek - sorry. I‘ve been dithering about changing my username for months, and was just in the middle of doing when you posted. And I am ludicrously happy to have finally read this, even if I didn‘t love all of it! 3y
rockpools @TheAromaofBooks And yes, the Poisonwood Bible - I understand. I‘d loved all of her earlier books, but I didn‘t get on with that at all (unpopular opinion!). I‘ve been meaning to revisit it, as maybe it was just so different to her other stuff/my expectations. But then again... (edited) 3y
TheAromaofBooks Do you have a favorite Kingsolver book that you would recommend to start? 3y
rockpools @TheAromaofBooks I‘ve read Animal Dreams more than once, and I really enjoyed her essay collections as well 3y
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3y
TheAromaofBooks Good to know, thank you!!! 3y
squirrelbrain Sorry you didn‘t love it - thoughtful review though, as ever! 3y
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glitterkitty459
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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I'm having a bit of a slow reading month so far, but I finished this one! My first by this author...
I liked it, not loved it— I didn't find the first half to be all that entertaining, but it definitely picks up towards the end. Some of the messages/morals seemed rather heavy-handed. I did enjoy learning a little more about monarch butterflies 🦋😊

Prairiegirl_reading I love Barbara Kingsolver! This wasn‘t my favourite by her either. Still good but not her best. 3y
Scochrane26 My personal favorites by her (I haven‘t read all of hers yet) are Poisonwood Bible & Prodigal Summer. 3y
Ardachy I often find Barbara Kingsolver‘s books slow starters but they are always worth the effort. 3y
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rockpools
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‘Is it hateful if you don‘t agree with your home team about every single thing? Because I can agree on maybe 9 out of 10. But then I start to wander out of the box on one subject, like this environment thing, and man. You‘d think I was flipping everyone the bird.‘

‘Now, see, that‘s why everyone wants Internet friends. You can find people just exactly like you[...] trouble is,

rockpools once you filter out everybody that doesn‘t agree with you, all that‘s left is maybe this one retired surfer guy living in Idaho‘

Dellarobia‘s been hanging out with environmental scientists. And her family don‘t necessarily like what she‘s/they‘re saying.
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Freespirit It‘s healthy to occasionally have robust discussion with those who have opposing views😊 3y
rockpools @Freespirit I think so 😊. I feel like this book is actually more about that culture clash and filtering out ‘other‘ people who disagree than about climate change itself. 3y
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rockpools
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I‘m half-way through my #BookSpin for July and I‘m sorry to say I just don‘t know! I feel like it should be right up my street, and Barbara Kingsolver has been a favourite author forever. But I feel like I‘m *reading* it. I‘m never actually there, living it, fully engaged... Ho hum.

squirrelbrain Oh dear.... ☹️ 3y
rockpools @squirrelbrain I‘d blame being in a funny mood - but as this is my umpteenth attempt at it, that might not wash! 3y
Thousand-Lives Do you have access to the audio version? Kingsolver narrates it herself and I found her narration totally absorbing. 3y
rockpools @Thousand-Lives That‘s interesting to hear - thank you. Unfortunately our county library only has it on CD (which I can‘t access or reserve because we‘re not fully out of lockdown yet) and Audible UK don‘t seem to have it (which seems weird!). I‘ll keep it in mind for re-reading her other books though - cheers! 3y
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rockpools
Flight Behaviour | Barbara Kingsolver
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*Finally* starting this month‘s #Bookspin. Again. I think I‘ve probably started this about 3 times in the last 8 years, but never actually got through it. I‘m really not sure why. 🦋

squirrelbrain I hope it turns out to be a good one! 3y
Singout I usually really like her stuff. Let us know what you think! 3y
rockpools @squirrelbrain I‘m sure it will - if only I can concentrate... 3y
rockpools @Singout 😊 I‘ve liked everything I‘ve read - except Poisonwood Bible (shocker!!), but I suspect that‘s just because it was so different from her earlier stuff it wasn‘t what I was expecting. 3y
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rockpools
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I so enjoyed last month‘s #bookspinbonanza, I pulled 3 more numbers out of a hat, to make myself a ‘shortlist‘ for June. I won‘t read all 5, but 3 would be good.

And I‘m delighted with my #bookspin and #doublespin. Shall we not mention that Flight Behaviour‘s been on my shelf since it was published in 2012 ? 🤫

Cinfhen I need to get that Kingsolver too 3y
squirrelbrain I have the Kingsolver on the Kindle TBR shelf - look forward to hearing your thoughts 3y
TrishB I have it sitting there too!! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Looking forward to your thoughts, and I love that you pulled some extras!!! 3y
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Cortg
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Day 24: For fun, I am going to post one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Join the fun if you want. #bookstoread #tbrpile @StaceyKondla

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SilversReviews
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Thank you to:

#MagicalMay
@eggs

Today‘s Prompt: BUTTERFLIES

Butterflies that changed someone's mind about an affair? Butterflies that have the entire country flocking to Knoxville, Tennessee?

Yes...butterflies may be what Dellarobia needed.

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/y8dddm2p

#barbarakingsolver
@harpercollins

Eggs So lovely 👏🏻🤗 3y
SilversReviews @Eggs It was very good. 3y
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Cuilin
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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A wonderful read from the amazing Barbara Kingsolver. #butterflies #MagicalMay

Eggs Gorgeous 😍 3y
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sophierayton
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Beautiful writing and incredible insights into humanity and the world.

Christine Agreed! 🦋💙 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Loved this one! Now I plant milkweed every year. 3y
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kyraleseberg
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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It is still a struggle to focus on reading so I'm spending a lot of time in the garden listening to podcasts about books.

valeriegeary Look at all that lovely space! 😍😍 3y
Tamra A beauty! 3y
kyraleseberg @valeriegeary @Tamra Thank you! ☺️ 3y
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rockpools
Flight Behaviour | Barbara Kingsolver
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Because I‘m so good at challenges 🤥 - I just loved the idea of #BookSpin . Here‘s my February list @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo look at you go, posting your list so fast!! I'm impressed! I'll tag you next Sunday when I draw the number for the month!! 3y
rockpools @TheAromaofBooks Yay! Thank you 😊! 3y
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Read66
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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An environmentally focused novel - I learned a ton of information about the migrations of Monarch butterflies and how fragile the natural world is in this story about a woman who welcomes scientists into her isolated rural home when the migration path unexpectedly changes.

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LoverofLit
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Kingsolver is a masterful storyteller and just so amazing at narrating her own books. I love her smooth, honeyed voice building up these characters that become a little bit real. This one was a bit too long, and Prodigal Summer still holds the spot for my favorite of hers, but I still thoroughly enjoyed this book.
#ReadingWomenChallenge A Book About Nature

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emilyhaldi
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The good news is my hydrangea bush is getting ready to bloom 😍 the bad news is I‘ve got to find another #clifi option for #booked2019 bc this one is pretty wretched. Barbara really let me down after Poisonwood Bible!!!

So who‘s got some good Cli-Fi recommendations??

MicheleinPhilly I‘m about 125 pages into American War. It‘s not my usual cup of tea but it will do for the prompt. 4y
CouronneDhiver Pretty! 🌼🌸🌺 4y
KarenUK I really liked the Lauren Groff story ‘Boca Raton‘ ...... (edited) 4y
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BarbaraBB I am looking forward to this one 4y
BarbaraBB It ‘s about a Wall build around the UK to project it from external (climate) influences. At least that‘s what I heard. 4y
Aimeesue JG Ballard's The Drowned World was good. Omar El Akkad's American War involves a lot of climate stuff, but also a lot of terrorism between the American North and South, so so il-politics is the main driver of the plot. Excellent book, though. 4y
IamIamIam I immediately thought of I Am Legend and, of course 4y
IamIamIam Ooh... what about 4y
IamIamIam Or this? Now I'm just searching for crap to put on my TBR... that was a mean trick, Emily!!! 😂😂😂 4y
TheKidUpstairs Loving the Broken Earth trilogy, starting with: 4y
Reviewsbylola Yeah this was rough. Kingsolver can be way too wordy. 4y
emilyhaldi @MicheleinPhilly good suggestion!! Although I‘ve already read AW (and didn‘t like it much) so I‘ll have to look for another option. 4y
emilyhaldi Great suggestion!! @KarenUK I hadn‘t heard about this short story collection and was able to download for free from Amazon! 👏🏻👏🏻 and I love a short story these days since my reading time has been reduced 😉 4y
emilyhaldi Lol @IamIamIam happy to be of service!! 😂 Thanks for your suggestions.. somehow I‘ve never heard of Solar but I‘m definitely adding it to my list!! 4y
Severnmeadows A bit late, but Mara and Dann by Doris Lessing 😊 4y
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Christine
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Not sure why I put this one off, because I pretty much always love Kingsolver. I really enjoyed everything about it - characters, setting, and themes like class issues around science and knowledge and climate change denial as part of culture and identity. Plus butterflies - I love butterflies and have been lucky enough to live near several major monarch migration pit stops. 🦋🧡 And, as always, her writing was pure literary comfort food for me.

Bibliogeekery Love the idea of Kingsolver as pure literary comfort food! Beautiful! 4y
sprainedbrain I loved this one! Totally agree with you about Kingsolver. I‘ve adored everything of hers I have read. 💕 4y
Christine @Bibliogeekery Aww, thanks! ❤ 4y
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Christine @sprainedbrain She's just so good! In recent years I've been listening to some of her books instead of reading in print, and I've come to love the sound of her voice, too (as long as I increase the speed a bit ;). 4y
sprainedbrain @Christine yes! I love her narration. I do speed it up, though. 😂 4y
Christine @sprainedbrain 😂❤️, a must!! 4y
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youneverarrived
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Kingsolver has a way of writing characters that are completely brought to life. I can‘t fault her writing. The climate change aspect of it was fascinating and the setting of a small community generally always makes for a decent story. Only thing that let it down was the end; it felt a bit rushed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #booked2019 #clifi

Cathythoughts Nice review ♥️👍🏻. I‘m pretty sure I have this one at home 4y
Pricel101 Great review 😀 Love this author! We had her on our #newyearwhodis list! 👌📖 4y
youneverarrived @Cathythoughts thanks 💕 she‘s a great author. 4y
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youneverarrived @Pricel101 yes! 🥰 I think that was probably my favourite read of last year! 4y
BarbaraBB I just finished my first Kingsolver so I am happy to see you recommend another one! 4y
youneverarrived @BarbaraBB she‘s becoming a favourite of mine. I‘m intrigued by the one you‘ve just read. I‘d never heard of it. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage This was my first Kingsolver. All I kept thinking was, “Why did I wait so long?” 4y
BarbaraBB @BarbaraTheBibliophage That‘s what I‘m thinking too now that I‘ve just finished my first! 4y
Cinfhen I love Kingsolver but was a bit disappointed by her newest 4y
youneverarrived @Cinfhen yeah I‘ve seen mixed reviews on that one. 4y
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Reviewsbylola
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Mehso-so

This was my#clifi pick for #booked2019. It‘s looooong. A great character study, and there‘s no denying that Kingsolver can write. But truth be told, this was just too drawn out. I felt like it took me years to finish.

Cinfhen I love Kingsolver BUT she does like to take her time!!! Awesome graphics 4y
britt_brooke I‘ve yet to read any of her books. It‘ll likely stay that way. 4y
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Simona
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I‘m done with spring, I‘m definitely ready for hot summer days and my favorite in this quarter was Flight Behavior. The rest of the books was just so-so ...

#Booked2019 #spring @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 🎉🎉Bring on Summer 🏖🎡🏄🏻‍♀️ 4y
alisiakae 🎉🎉🎉 4y
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monalyisha
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My friend Dave (furthest back) has been *really* into taking choreographed group photos recently. This one made me laugh so hard I cried.

(3/4 of us are in a short stories book club together!)

Purrfectpages This is great! 4y
tammysue Love it!! 😂 4y
Blaire Fun! 4y
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HotCocoaReads
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This book reads slowly, but I was fascinated by the butterfly migration and global warming aspects of the novel. From a science standpoint, it captured me. While I didn‘t dislike Dellarobia as a character, I felt she was young and obviously immature and sadly (as she‘s explaining to her son at the end) she has a hard time seeing the big picture. I hoped she could find a way to balance her newfound love of science and try to love her husband.

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Hoopiefoot
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It‘s weird and humid outside today so I‘m indulging in an afternoon of audio puzzling.

JamieArc I enjoyed Flight Behavior - a great spring read! 4y
Hoopiefoot @JamieArc Glad to hear it! I‘m enjoying it so far 4y
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BarkingMadRead
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Cinfhen Great!!! Only a few days into April and you‘re already checking off boxes💜 4y
valeriegeary I was thinking of reading this one for my cli-fi pick too. How did you like it? 4y
BarkingMadRead @valeriegeary it was good, not too dramatic, I never wanted to quit reading but I also never got to a point where I couldn‘t put it down lol 4y
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BarkingMadRead
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My trip to Nj was cancelled so I spent today doing things to cheer me up! Panera, Dumbo at the movie theater, and now sitting in Starbucks reading some more. This book is amazing and terrifying all at once!

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sprainedbrain
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This book is so good! It‘s about monarch butterfly migration, climate change, and a poor, unhappy housewife on a failing Tennessee farm. It‘s gorgeously written, as I‘ve come to expect from Kingsolver... it‘s really something how she can enrapture with her imagery and storytelling while also making me think about serious issues. I absolutely adored Dellarobia and this story.

Also, I LOVE Kingsolver‘s narration of her books.❤️

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

vivastory I will definitely be reading Kingsolver soon 4y
sprainedbrain @vivastory this was my third, and they‘ve all been 5 star books for me. 😃 4y
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LoverofLit I read Prodigal Summer by her a few weeks ago and loved it. Added this one to the stack! 4y
vivastory Did you read Poisonwood Bible? I was thinking of starting with that one. 4y
sprainedbrain @LoverofLit That was my first one and I loved it, too! I‘ve also read her newest book (Unsheltered) and felt the same way. 4y
sprainedbrain @vivastory Not yet... it‘s on my list for this year! 4y
alisiakae Great review! I will also be reading this for the #clifi prompt. 4y
Lindy Great review. Kingsolver is an author Ive loved for years. 🦋 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love this one. Now I need to read her backlist! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen I‘ve found my book for #CliFi ☝️ 4y
Cinfhen It‘s getting lots of #LitsyLove ~ good choice @sprainedbrain & @erzascarletbookgasm 😁 4y
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BarkingMadRead
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#wellnesswednesday yoga and an hour at Panera to read. I‘d say I was reading in silence but one of the other regulars is here with her home schooled kids and the little girl is having a sad day lol much crying and whining

Kappadeemom Oh lort. 😩 4y
BarkingMadRead @Kappadeemom I felt bad for the mom but I was so glad when they left! They are usually really quiet, and stay much longer 4y
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BarkingMadRead
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Bookstore volunteer reading time #clifi #butterflies

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alisiakae
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My Spring picks for #Booked2019! One is already complete.

#nightoriented : 🌙 Moon Sign Book 💫
#CliFi : Flight Behavior 🦋
#IndigenousAuthor : Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit
#featuresamusician : On the Come Up 🎤
#socialmediafocus : An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
#foodorbeverageoncover : 🍰 The Coincidence of Coconut Cake 🧁

JamieArc I love Leslie Marmon Silko‘s fiction. I‘ll have to check this one out. 4y
Cinfhen Nice!!!! 4y
alisiakae @JamieArc I picked up her book in this post years ago in a book warehouse sale, I‘ve never read any of her work before. Which of her fiction would you recommend as a starting point? 4y
alisiakae @Cinfhen Of course my current read is for the #politicalintrigue prompt, I keep getting ahead of myself! 😂 4y
Jacquelyne I chose Flight Behavior for my list also (after a mini panic of the cli-fi category 😂 ). 4y
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BarkingMadRead
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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I love free stuff! Free birthday bundtlet (my birthday is next week) and a free iced tea because I went to Starbucks yesterday on double ⭐️ day and racked up some points! Score! Plus it‘s a library book so that was free too!

Demibom Happy Birthday in advance 🎈 4y
rather_be_reading i love Nothing Bundt Cakes! 4y
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Madds
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Pickpick

While I couldn‘t put the time into that I wanted (since it was for a class), this was an amazing read! Though it‘s not something I‘d usually read, I really enjoyed it. Kingsolver has such a way with words and images I was encaptued from page one. Would recommend! 💖

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Leftcoastzen
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Sneaking off into the woods for a possible tryst with a younger man,unhappily married Dellarobia sees what she thinks is a lake of fire. A warning? A sign? Monarch #Butterflies not on their usual migration path.Dellarobia considers its magical ,religious & mythical symbolism as scientists,journalists, & biologists invade Appalachia to explain why.Another wonderful Kingsolver that blends the personal with the ecological. #LiteraryLuck

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 4y
vkois88 That sounds like a great read 4y
Leftcoastzen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 It‘s a very good book in my humble opinion. 4y
vkois88 I'll have to remember to keep an eye out for it! 4y
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Madds
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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“Unearthly beauty had appeared to her, a vision of glory to stop her in the road. For her alone these orange boughs lifted, these long shadows became a brightness rising. It looked like the inside of joy, if a person could see that. A valley of lights, an ethereal wind. It had to mean something.”

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Simona
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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Pickpick

Interesting combination of the personal, intimate story of a young mum in a small town, and the bigger story, related to all of us - climate changes, which are reflected in the unusual behavior of the butterflies. Although the author‘s view on climate changes is absolutely clear, in the story she keeps the distance, and final judgment leaves to the reader. A beautiful written, nicely rounded story, but with to much hurried ending ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cinfhen Gorgeous photo, beautiful review and delicious looking lunch 💞😘 4y
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Simona Food: Falafels baked in oven, arugula with yogurt/garlic dressing. 4y
Simona @Cinfhen Thank you, thank you and thank you😘 4y
maich Sounds interesting😊 The picture is so pretty and yummy😍 4y
Simona @maich Brez lažne skromnosti - res je, skuhala sem odlično, okusno kosilo 😘 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I absolutely loved this book! Glad you could use it for both prompts! 4y
Simona @BarbaraTheBibliophage Sometimes are novels with the hot topics to pedagogic/moralistic for my taste, and authors often forget about the story just to make the point. In this book the point is made through the story which is the main reason why I like this book. 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Simona Perfectly said. Unfortunately some reviewers feel her most recent novel, Unsheltered, fell victim to that problem. I still liked it, though. 4y
Simona @BarbaraTheBibliophage I wasn‘t interested in her works, but after reading this book, she is definitely on my list of authors to explore more. 4y
Graywacke @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Simona - seems this conversation comes up a lot with Kingsolver. 4y
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kathedron
Flight Behaviour | Barbara Kingsolver
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My January reading wrap-up. I've tagged my favourite of the month.
I totted up my 2018 total spending on books: £226. In truth, I thought it would be a lot worse: sticking to a three-months book-buying ban at the end of the year certainly helped.

TrishB I could never do that..... 4y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! 4y
CouronneDhiver Are you saying your total would be more or less @TrishB ? 4y
TrishB @CouronneDhiver for the year? Ohh....I‘m not sure really but I suspect more. Which is why I don‘t really want to know 😁 4y
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SitsWithaBook
Flight Behavior | Barbara Kingsolver
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I loved this book until I didn't. The ending was abrupt and unsatisfying. I don't mind a book with an agenda but this one was a bit ham handed. #2018

Buechersuechtling This book is still on my to tbr but I really like your review. I think “I loved this book until I didn‘t.” is a brilliant, pointe description and every bookworm will know exactly what you‘re talking about. And I also learned new vocabulary by reading your review. “Ham-handed” I like a lot and I hope that I will manage to keep this expression in memory for further/later use. Also I hope that I will remember to tag you when I read this book. 4y
SitsWithaBook @Buechersuechtling your comment made me smile. 🙂 4y
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kathedron
Flight Behaviour | Barbara Kingsolver
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Pickpick

My first book of 2019 and it gets five stars! I loved the intelligence of this book, paired with respect and compassion for her characters. I enjoyed how a global topic (climate change) was grounded in the everyday struggles of an ordinary woman as out of place in her life as the migrating butterflies. Most of all I appreciated Kingsolver's craft: I hadn't read her before but it didn't take long for me to feel I could trust her as a writer.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook Love this book! You're in for a real treat when reading her other work! 4y
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