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Pandalibrarian
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My first three books of 2020 included this memoir. I read this one for our book club and we had a really great discussion about it. Meredith was so lucky to have her grandfather and the bees in her life as the rest wasn‘t that great. I also finished Wolf Winter - kind of slow but good - and Shadow is the Fox which I enjoyed but probably won‘t read the next in the series.

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Suet624
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This was a lovely memoir. The author moves back & forth between describing how difficult it was to live with her depressed & extremely selfish mother and then soothing the reader with rich stories of her step-grandfather‘s love and attention. He was a beekeeper & he taught her (and us) so much about bees. The mix of emotions I felt while reading it surprised me & the author‘s final thoughts about her mother were an important addition to the book.

kspenmoll Your review makes me want to read this now! 1mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll it‘s a good one! 1mo
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Avidreader25
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When her parents divorce, Meredith is transplanted from her Rhode Island home to California. Her mother is deep in the thralls of depression & so her strict granny becomes her care giver. But it‘s her step-grandpa, that truly connects with her. He teaches her how to care for bees and all about his hive colonies. Their relationship is sweet and wonderful. The memoir reminds me of The Glass Castle, but the addition of hive culture adds a new layer.

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teainthelibrary
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Hands down, one of the best memoirs I‘ve ever read. The Honey Bus takes place in the 70s in Big Sur, CA and focuses on a young girl‘s turbulent childhood, and how the guidance of her beekeeper grandfather healed her. Reading this, I learned so much about bees but I also found myself completely entranced by Meredith‘s story and her relationship with her grandpa. I laughed, smiled, and cried my way through - it was incredibly touching and beautiful.

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teainthelibrary
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100 pages in and I‘m in love with this stunning memoir and it‘s beautiful cover 🥰

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Christine
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On a brief getaway from our California home to another California location, reading about yet another part of California, where we previously lived. Guess I‘m stuck in an endless California loop - could be worse! ☀️ 🐝 💛

BookNAround I really enjoyed this book. 5mo
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LiterRohde
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“He thought suddenly of watermelon. It was hard to come by back in Scotland but even before he'd ever tasted one in the flesh it had reminded him of summer. He knew what watermelon tasted like now; it was one of his favorite things. He could almost feel it in his mouth as he stood there, that cold sweet powerful explosion of almost nothing.”

#ColorMePretty | 28: #GreenAndPink

📷: Made with Typorama

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BookNAround
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The dock is underwater and the rain and wind are unpleasant. Perfect time to stay inside and read.

Cathythoughts Looks perfect reading weather ♥️👍🏻 7mo
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ReadingEnvy
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When Meredith was 5, her parents separated and she moved with her mother and brother to her maternal grandparents' home. Her grandfather the beekeeper introduces her to the world of honeybees. It is a comforting, rural memoir and bees have great metaphor potential that the author utilizes through her Grandpa's voice. Research on bees runs throughout with a somewhat sad epilogue combining her grandfather's aging with the bee crisis.

tammysue Pretty cover 💛 9mo
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Kelly
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My March reading stats and my year-to-date stats. A great year in books so far!

LeslieO Love your library cards! So cute. Gonna steal this idea. 10mo
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