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The Hidden Life of Trees
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World | Peter Wohlleben
In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, and support them as they grow, sharing nutrients with those who are sick or struggling and creating an ecosystem that mitigates the impact of extremes of heat and cold for the whole group. As a result of such interactions, trees in a family or community are protected and can live to be very old. In contrast, solitary trees, like street kids, have a tough time of it and in most cases die much earlier than those in a group. Drawing on groundbreaking new discoveries, Wohlleben presents the science behind the secret and previously unknown life of trees and their communication abilities; he describes how these discoveries have informed his own practices in the forest around him. As he says, a happy forest is a healthy forest, and he believes that eco-friendly practices not only are economically sustainable but also benefit the health of our planet and the mental and physical health of all who live on Earth.
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janeycanuck
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The stacks for my #DecemberTBR & #WinterReadathon!

The left are book box books that have arrived recently. The middle is all my #pemberlittens reading that I‘m behind on (with the exception of the Heiress) so that stack is my goal for the Winter Readathon - I solemnly vow to catch up on #janeandtheexcellentreadalong! The right is some leftovers and a few books as I continue my quest to #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks.

Gonna be a busy month!

DieAReader Looks great! Good luck📚🤓♥️ 5h
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Creadnorthey
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Pickpick

Just a beautiful and uplifting non-fiction piece. The audiobook is as soothing and crisp as a walking underneath the canopy of a lush old growth forest. 5🌲🌲🌳🌳🌳

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ChelsAH10
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This is a book that within the first three chapters, I felt as though my perspective on something I took for granted completely shifted. An absolute must read and the perfect reminder to slow down and look around. 🌳♥️

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Floresj
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Pickpick

This book contains quite a few really interesting things/systems that trees do and have in order for forests to survive. The chapters are short and readable. My only complaint is that I‘d like an advice chapter on how to create a community of trees in your without needing an old growth forest. Informative, with a twinge on condescension randomly.

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wanderinglynn
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Peter has put into words the exact feelings I feel when walking through a forest. The strong environmental message seeks to instill a sense of value & wonder for the world around us. That the earth is full of community, and not just human community.

That being said, I found the writing a little dense at times (maybe due to the translation), the short chapters a bit distracting, & the organization a bit off.

Overall I enjoyed it.

wanderinglynn #roaringolf “Gold” (white cover even though it doesn‘t quite look like it in my photo) @Roary47 @Littlewolf1 10mo
Roary47 Yay! Great job! 💛 10mo
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wanderinglynn
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#weekendreading

All NF!

Tagged is my library book, which I think is overdue. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Alchemy (audiobook) I have a little less than 3 hrs to go. Although I wish I had this one in physical form because I‘d be taking notes in it.

Daring Greatly is my #bookspin that I will start as soon as I finish the tagged.

#joyousjanuary update

Andrew65 Happy Reading 11mo
squirrelbrain Glad you‘re enjoying Alchemy. I saw the author speak at a (virtual) conference a few months ago and immediately bought his book. Just haven‘t read it yet…. 😁 11mo
wanderinglynn @squirrelbrain it‘s quite fascinating. 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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#thoughtfulthursday

📚 my GR goal is 104 (2 books/week) & then my biggest goal/challenge is my reducing by TBR bookcase (more about that here: http://wanderinglynn.com/2022/01/02/a-year-of-books-100-books-in-2022/)

📔 progression (n) the act of changing to the next stage of development

📖 tagged 🌳🌲🌴

Thanks for the tag Danielle!

Have you played? @TheSpineView @Eggs

Eggs Yes I have but thanks for thinking of me 🥰 11mo
wanderinglynn @Eggs 👍🏻💜 11mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Read your blog and now I want to do the same exercise in splitting my bookcases in to read and TBR. Because I think I'll also have cases not piles 😅 11mo
wanderinglynn @Enchanted_Bibliophile the struggle is real. 😉😆 11mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! 😊 11mo
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wanderinglynn
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#NewYearSpecial #20in4

Well I totally missed day 1 because I thought it started tomorrow (31st) & was running around doing other things today 🤦🏼‍♀️ 😆

My goals are to finish my library book (tagged) & finish at least my Dec #bookspin.

Andrew65 Can always extend it by a day. Very relaxed Readathon. 11mo
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kspenmoll
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#wishesandblessings #tree

Sunrise this morning.

Eggs Breathtaking 🌞 12mo
Librarybelle So lovely! ❤️ 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 😍 12mo
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wanderinglynn
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#two4tuesday

1. The lights, the smell of evergreens, and Hallmark Christmas movies

2. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I don‘t have a set TBR for December. I just checked out the tagged from the library. And I aim to read at least 5 books this month to get to 150 for the year.

Thanks for the tag Lisa!

Have you played? @damselsgotballs @Allylu @Yuki_Onna @Leftcoastzen

damselsgotballs Thanks for the tag!♥️ 12mo
TheSpineView I too love that pine smell! Thanks for playing! ❤🎄🎶💚 12mo
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Singout
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book, although I admit it was my falling-asleep book so there were bits I didn‘t catch. The author does a great job of describing the lives and interconnection of individual trees, forests, ecosystems, and the Earth. I was particularly intrigued by the sections on how trees connect with each other and other beings, and on how human choices regarding trees and forestry have had an impact on the Earth.
#Nonfiction2021 #Nature

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I enjoyed this one too! 13mo
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Sha0102
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IuliaC I loved this one too and yes, I do look at trees differently now! ❤ 1y
Sha0102 😊 12mo
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Veenie
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Pickpick

This is a great read for just about anyone. It is written in an engaging and approachable way that references scientific work without immediately bogging down in details that can slow the flow. I now look at forests and trees in a different way and want to read more that would be specific to N American forests as the writer references work in European forests. A film based on the book is coming out soon.

PhyllisH I loved this book! I‘m glad to hear a film will be coming soon. 1y
Nute I am so thankful for trees. I can‘t wait to read this book!🌳🌲🌴💚🙂 1y
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11-16 June 2021 (audiobook)
Interesting ideas, compellingly told. Wohllebon has a background in forestry but advocates for old growth forests and for reconsidering trees as social beings. Whilst his writing does anthropomorphise trees, he cites scientific research to support his views. It also causes one to question the plant/animal divide. If nothing else, this will lead the reader to rethink the wonder of a walk through the forest.

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IuliaC
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The book "The Intention Experiment" talked about plants manifesting fear and communicating, but the fabulous work of German forester Peter Wohlleben sheds a new light on plants. Trees are social beings, they share food with their fellows, help each other survive, develop friendships, learn and share experiences, communicate in ways which, once fully understood, will revolutionize and hopefully alter for the better our relationship with plants.

jewright Is the book in Italian? 2y
jewright Is the book in Italian? 2y
IuliaC @jewright It's in Romanian, quite similar to Italian 😊 2y
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IuliaC
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Trees communicate with us ? (book version for kids in the picture; equally captivating as the one for adults)

"Whether we can somehow listen in on tree talk is a subject that was recently addressed in the specialized literature. ... Personally, however, I think the swirling cocktail of tree talk is the reason we enjoy being out in the forest so much. At least when we are out in undisturbed forests." ⤵️

IuliaC "Walkers who visit one of the ancient deciduous preserves in the forest I manage always report that their heart feels lighter and they feel right at home. Possibly it's because in ancient beech forests, fewer "alarm calls" go out, and therefore, most messages exchanged between trees are contented ones, and these messages reach our brains as well, via our noses. I am convinced that we intuitively register the forest's health." ⤵️ 2y
IuliaC "Thanks to selective breeding, our cultivated plants have, for the most part, lost their ability to communicate above or below ground—you could say they are deaf and dumb—and therefore they are easy prey for insect pests. That is one reason why modern agriculture uses so many pesticides. Perhaps farmers can learn from the forests and breed a little more wildness back into their grain and potatoes so that they‘ll be more talkative in the future." 2y
IuliaC @Milara e posibil sa aiba ceva sens; acum daca as corobora informatia asta cu cea din cartea despre respiratie, s-ar putea ca in functie de cantitatea de oxigen-dioxid de carbon cu care lucreaza o anumita specie de copac, sa fie benefic sau nu unei anumite persoane, in functie de cat de corect sau sanatos respira omul acela. Am inteles ca CO2 e la fel de vital ca si oxigenul pentru om 2y
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IuliaC @Milara exact! In parc mult prea putin probabil, poate putin in vreo padure deasa cu specii mai speciale de plante, cum ai spus si tu tropicale, cu care poate o persoana mai sensibila nu e deloc obisnuita si manifesta un fel de alergie. Apropo de asta, autorul spunea ca padurea de conifere e foarte benefica persoanelor cu alergii respiratorii, pentru ca diminueaza mult germenii din aer 2y
IuliaC @Milara acum parcurg articolul 👍 2y
IuliaC @Milara am citit articolul, intr-adevar pare putin deplasata ideea ca unii copaci afecteaza negativ. In cartea asta am gasit doar ideea ca in general studiile au aratat ca oamenii nu resimt nimic deosebit la nivel de stare fizica si psihica dupa ce petrec timp in padurile plantate, din cauza ca "reteaua" copacilor este deficitara, copacii nereusind sa comunice intre ei pentru ca radacinile le sunt afectate la plantare 2y
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Absolutely engrossing book! It's spring here and I just couldn't stop taking photos after I discovered trees devise blossoming strategies when they come out of hibernation, for which they store food reserves and nutrients.

"It seems the trees can count! They wait until a certain number of warm days have passed, and only then do they trust that all is well and classify the warm phase as spring. But warm days alone do not mean spring has arrived."

beeweird "But warm days alone do not mean spring has arrived." Here in the Midwest, I totally understand the trees' trepidation! ?? 2y
IuliaC @beeweird I've noticed that too, particularly in the beginning of spring when there are heat waves followed by colder or even snowy days before warmer weather stabilizes 2y
beeweird @luliaC we call it "Fool's Spring" and "Spring of Deception" ? 2y
IuliaC @beeweird Perfect names for this! 👍 We also say that winter strips off her last coats 😁 2y
beeweird Oh, I like that a lot! 😊❄ 2y
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IuliaC
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The wood wide web has been mapped, traced, monitored, and coaxed to reveal the beautiful structures and finely adapted languages of the forest network. ... mother trees recognize and talk with their kin, shaping future generations. In addition, injured trees pass their legacies on to their neighbors, affecting gene regulation, defense chemistry, and resilience in the forest community. ...members of a connected, relating, communicating system.

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IuliaC
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"That means it is okay to use wood as long as trees are allowed to live in a way that is appropriate to their species. And that means that they should be allowed to fulfill their social needs, to grow in a true forest environment on undisturbed ground, and to pass their knowledge on to the next generation. And at least some of them should be allowed to grow old with dignity and finally die a natural death."

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Cazxxx
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This line made me think of how it is to live with chronic illnesses 🌳

CuriousG What a true statement - this perfectly describes what my husband has to do because of his brain injury 💙 2y
Cazxxx @CuriousG I can relate 💚 2y
Tera66 I feel this, also living with a chronic illness. We can't do everything we want, gotta rest when your body needs it. 💚💚💚 2y
Cazxxx @Tera66 yea that is absolutely true, rest is vital for us and we have to listen to our body 💖 2y
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night_shift
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New pot with new plant!

Also, I'm likely not going to do/finish any of these (so bad at keeping up with challenges) but I've collected a variety of yearly challenges on my blog. I tried to find all the yearly ones from here I could, but if you don't see yours... drop a link to the original post and I'll link it!

https://unidragonfrag.wordpress.com/2021/01/14/2021-challenges/

Crazeedi I joined several challenges and buddy reads too. I'm going to do my best, but now stress about it 2y
Leftcoastzen Love that! 2y
night_shift @Leftcoastzen thanks! @Crazeedi I officially joined two (litsyatoz and booked) but yeah, I stress out about it because I often forget? Or just.. don't read things that'll fit? Lol 2y
rubyslippersreads Thanks for posting this. I‘m terrible about keeping up with challenges, but I can‘t stop joining them anyway. 😄 2y
night_shift @rubyslippersreads you're welcome! Did you find more to join? 😅 2y
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monalyisha
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever called this book by its correct name. Not once. 😂

dgingo 😂 2y
Librariana Your intentions are good! 😊 Makes me wonder if you were thinking of 2y
monalyisha @Librariana Or The Secret Life of Pets? Who knows?! I literally had the title on the screen right in front of me. 2y
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Librariana @monalyisha SUCH a great movie!! 😁 2y
monalyisha @Librariana The sad thing is...I‘ve never even seen it! 🙈 2y
Librariana @monalyisha Alyisha!! Fix this pronto, chica! Some great voice work in there. Although I will say I wish Tiffany Haddish had voiced a character in both movies! 2y
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TheSpineView
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OriginalCyn620 💚🌳💚🌳 2y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Pickpick

This was an interesting listen on the hidden processes of trees. Never knew trees had such busy lives! After listening to this book, I will now look at a tree more differently than I would have had I not stumbled upon this.

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MilesnMelodies
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Pickpick

Perfect spot to read this book.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
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AnneCecilie
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Pickpick

After reading “The Overstory” earlier this year, I wanted to learn more about trees. I borrowed this from the library, but then I injured my ankle and couldn‘t walk for a while, now the ankle is good and I‘ve started walking in the woods again so the timing for reading was better.

The book look at the “dialogue” between trees, how the forest work and look after itself. I learned so much and I won‘t look at the forest in the same way again.

AnneCecilie Now I‘m ready for reading more books about trees. This book will also fill a free square on my #BookSpinBingo card @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
IuliaC I love this book 😍 2y
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slategreyskies
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Pickpick

Just finished this today. I felt that it could have been edited somewhat, as it was fairly repetitive in places, but it was otherwise quite good. I‘d give it 3 1/2 stars. It‘s definitely making me look at trees differently. That‘s a plus. :)

violabrain I agree with you about this book needing an editor! I learned a lot about trees from this book too, but I felt I could‘ve learned more had it been more organized! 2y
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I‘m currently reading this book and finding the information fascinating. I got to the section about “drunken forests” and had to go searching for images. Poor trees- but they keep on fighting to live and grow.

Soubhiville What?! Ok please tell me how this happens! I‘m very curious. 3y
VioletBramble @Soubhiville This happens to trees that are half grown- about 10 feet tall - in areas where there is a lot of snow, avalanches, shifting ground, like on hillsides, and in areas of melting permafrost. The trees are bent due to all the pressure. When the stressor is removed they continue growing upward. 3y
Soubhiville Wow, survivor trees! Cool, thanks. 3y
Nute That is a sight to see! So happy that they survive and continue to grow toward the sky. 💚🌳 2y
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janeycanuck
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Recent acquisitions that have finally been allowed in the house after their mandatory garage quarantine. So happy my local indie is still able to operate!!

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belacat
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On my weekly adventure out in nature, I noticed this tough tree doing it's best to grow at a 90 degree angle. Hang in there, little tree! You're an inspiration.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww love it!!! 3y
gallowbraids I recently bought this book. Did you ever finish it? 2y
belacat @gallowbraids It's on my TBR list. Some day I'll get to it. 2y
gallowbraids @belacat Hahaha, right? Same here. 2y
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RedLeaves
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So far so amazing!!!

ImperfectCJ This has been on my TBR since I heard the author on NPR several years ago, but maybe I should bump it higher on the list! 3y
RedLeaves @ImperfectCJ Definitely bump! It's so calming and beautiful! 3y
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theplacebeyondthespines
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#56 #TheHiddenLifeofTrees #PeterWohlleben GR: 2/5 ⭐️⭐️ Honestly, there was nothing wrong with this book. I really struggle with non-fiction and I fell asleep a few times reading this on the train.. standing up. There were paragraphs I read and thought ‘interesting‘💭 but then the same point was repeated multiple times throughout book. Just not for me but I read it as I thought it would make a nice companion piece to #TheOverstory 🌳

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I love that the science behind trees affirms the Tolkien characterization of Ents 😁 I listened to the audiobook, which I wouldn‘t necessarily recommend. Not because the reader wasn‘t great (he was!) but because I lost focus in the jargon. The writing was excellent. He related trees to humans so we can get them more. Lots of learning happened here.

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Caterina
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#BFC #BFCr4 Week 5 Check-in: I can't believe it's already been 5 weeks! This week I only got 2 runs in because I got a nasty cold that's been going around my seminary. I'm still not 100% but I'm stubborn so I ran 4 miles Friday night and 2.2 miles Saturday (when I saw this flower). 😂👍🏃‍♀️ I finished 2 books, getting me to 8/9 total! Pachinko (❤️) and the tagged (also ❤️). #RunningonReading @wanderinglynn @BarbaraJean @Catlover23 @hermyknee

hermyknee That‘s awesome! 3y
quirkyreader Feel better. As of right now I am working through “The Sayings of The Desert Fathers” and fighting off a migraine. 3y
BarbaraJean That flower is gorgeous! Hope you feel better soon—great job getting in two runs while under the weather! 3y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 But I hope you‘re feeling better. 3y
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Caterina
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Went for an #audiorun as a break from schoolwork/reading physical books! Felt so good to run outside for the first time in a couple weeks, and on such a sunny day too! 😊💕🏃‍♀️ I'm approaching 9 hours for the #MrBook1inaMillion #readathon. #BFC #BFCr4 #RunningonReading #LitsyPartyofOne #24BMonday @MrBook

MrBook I haven‘t run in a long time. 🙈😆 3y
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Caterina
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Lots of reading happening! I thought I'd done more than 3.5 hours, so I might have accidentally paused it for a while? Read in the student lounge at my seminary for a while, then listened to the tagged while I came back to my apartment and cooked and ate lunch/dinner 😋, and now I'm reading in bed with some lofi hiphop. Later I might go for a treadmill audiorun! #MrBook1inaMillion #LitsyPartyofOne #24B4Monday #readathon @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher

Lynnsoprano You‘ve tagged a book I really want to read. Glad you‘re partying with us 🎉🎉 3y
jb72 Awesome! 3y
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Caterina @Lynnsoprano So glad to be partying with y'all! 😊 I am loving the book, trees are so cool! But I'm also sad about the street trees here in Berkeley now because I was just listening to how they're sad. 😢💔 3y
ChasingOm You‘re killing it! 🙌 3y
MrBook Wow!!! You are awesome, but we already knew that. 😎🙌🏻 3y
Andrew65 Going well, great to have you with us. 👏👏👏 3y
Clwojick You're doing great! 3y
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Caterina
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Day 2 of being very sick and I am very over it. I have lots to do, but even with DayQuil and NyQuil galore, I still feel so miserable. Just going to listen to this #audiobook hold that came in today until I manage to fall asleep/if I can fall asleep while feeling so sick. Thankful for some professors who have been very understanding and for very kind friends and for y'all's well wishes. ❤️ #NFNov @Clwojick @rsteve388

Clwojick 😞😞😞 Hope you feel better soon, love! Sending you virtual Totem cuddles! He always makes me feel better when I‘m sick. 3y
Clwojick 🐱🐱 3y
Redwritinghood Hope you feel better soon. 3y
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Butterfinger I hope you get to feeling better soon. 3y
Caterina @Clwojick Thank you!! ❤️ Love the virtual cuddles! I am super allergic to cats, so virtual is best. 😂 @Redwritinghood @Butterfinger Thanks y'all! ❤️ 3y
Emilymdxn So sorry to hear you‘re ill! You deserve much better. I just got over a horrible cold that lasted ages and definitely know how you feel. ‘Tis the season unfortunately. I adore the tagged book, it‘s probably my favourite science book ever, I really hope you like it and it helps! 3y
readordierachel Hope you feel better soon! 3y
rsteve388 1 pt 3y
Caterina @Emilymdxn Thank you so much dear!!! ❤️ This afternoon I started feeling like a person again, although I'm still quite ill and worn down. I'm hoping this won't be the kind of cold that lingers forever, but since I'm in grad school and it's November, it probably will be! 😂 I'm about 1/3 through the book and it has been so lovely while I've been recovering in bed, I'm completely in love with it!! 😍🌲 3y
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monalyisha
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Mehso-so

I finished this so long ago I can‘t even call the time that‘s passed a “hot minute.” It‘s more like, “a cold week+.” I found it largely boring, which I hate admitting. The writing is informative but dull. I guess I must be less of a treehugger & more of a speciest than I thought, because I found myself craving more of a human element. I think I need my Science to include a bit more Memoir to feel fully captivated.* 🤷‍♀️

monalyisha On the plus side, these feelings convinced me to *finally* pick up 3y
mrsmarch You should read 3y
monalyisha @mrsmarch That‘s one‘s been on my list for awhile, too! My last library system didn‘t own a copy on audio but I wonder if my new network does. 🤔 Thanks for the reminder! 3y
BookieBiker I‘m trying to finish this book. A close friend said it was “the most inspiring” of her recent reads and I can hardly do it. Nice info but so dull somehow. I have Wild but couldn‘t get through the intro re: mom as I recently lost both parents. Soon. Soon I‘ll pick it up again! 3y
monalyisha @BookieBiker I‘m sorry for your loss. And I totally get it. I sobbed my way through the intro; I can‘t imagine making it through while connecting with it personally. I‘ll try to remember to tag you if/when I read “Lab Girl” (per @mrsmarch‘s recommendation). Maybe that will be the nature love we want with just the right amount of emotion! 3y
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BookieBiker
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This book started with a fascinating bang. And while the detail is incredible, I find the read tedious. I have to focus on staying attentive. Yet somehow I don‘t want to give up on the book due to its unique information. 50% read thus far. Ugh.

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monalyisha
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Update: I am still listening to this book. I may always be listening to this book. It will never end. I should have abandoned it but now I‘m too far gone to give in.

Today, the very stodgy British narrator said, “There‘s sucking & excreting going on everywhere“ (re: ants slurping sugar straight out of aphids‘ assholes). I guess that was a moment. 🤷‍♀️🙈

Pictured: me, circa 1993, in the wild woods of New Hampshire.

Texreader Love it! 3y
Kimberlone Wow that quote 🤣🤢 3y
Kimberlone Also your 90s outfit is hella on point 3y
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LibrarianRyan I needed that funny right before bed. 3y
Nebklvr 😂😂. At least you have a rockin‘ 90‘s pic! 3y
BookieBiker It‘s taking me forever to read too. I was really into it until I really wasn‘t. It‘s informative and new thinking but somehow it‘s dulllll to read. Go 90s! 3y
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monalyisha
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Trees are basically my religion (see: pretty much all of my posts about “Dandelion Wine”). That being said... I‘m seriously thinking about bailing on this book. It has great reviews but it‘s just not doing it for me. It‘s like a lulling nature documentary only without all of the gorgeous visuals.

Anyone else? Bueller?

ravenlee I got this in German for my SIL, because she‘s a nature lover and student of German language/culture. It sounded mildly interesting for me, at best. 3y
SW-T It‘s pretty consistent all the way through. If it‘s not working for you now, things probably aren‘t going to change. 3y
Hooked_on_books I gave it a pick, but I remember it being a bit of a struggle to get through. I think going in I was hoping for something wonderful like Lab Girl, and it‘s quite different. 3y
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✨ i always knew trees felt

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KimM
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Pickpick

“It appears that nutrient exchange and helping neighbors in times of need is the rule, and this leads to the conclusion that forests are superorganisms with interconnections much like ant colonies.”
― Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World

2019 Reading Challenge: Science

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I‘ve been MIA lately because school and work is leaving me no time or energy. I did however make some time to go to my favorite local indie to support #RAICESTX! Also made it in time to hit up the farmers market in the lot next door. Pretty perfect day! #moonpalacebooks #bookstoresagainstborders

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Sunraven
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Extended quote: “Thanks to the migration of trees, the forest is constantly changing. And not just the forest — all of Nature. And that‘s why many human attempts to conserve particular landscapes fail. What we see is always a brief snapshot of a landscape that only seems to be standing still. The illusion is almost perfect in the forest.”

@jchawkins: Apparently I still have trees on the brain. 😉

#nature #trees #treeproject

jchawkins Tag, I'm it! 😁 I'll find one tomorrow for you lol! 3y
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Sunraven
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A tree can be only as strong as the forest that surrounds it.

Photo taken by me at a local park. 😁

#nature #trees

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valeriegeary
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Earth Day vibes! I hugged a tree today (and everyday) did you? 🌲🌳🌴🍁🐿️🐨

Graciouswarriorprincess I loved Last Child in the Woods. 4y
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Palindrome
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Leafing (!) through this slim volume happily affirms that trees are apolitical, expressing no party affiliations and eschewing partisan dust-ups on Twitter. They are, however, civic-spirited: capable of networking, nurturing, warning others against danger, sharing nutrients with under-the-weather neighbors. This dispatch from a German forester offers a blend of scholarship and whimsy, a gentle reminder of the interconnectedness of living things.

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 4y
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