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Please click on the link below to submit your choice for our September readalong.

#naturaLitsy

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVCV4jDKbzq0JJAUKxGe_IMs9t0NF0igGUDUKl...

Blackink_WhitePaper Done ✔️ 🤗 3h
Dilara I voted. Thank you for organising this 😀 3h
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Yay! Voted, and now eagerly waiting to see what the result will be! 🥰 37m
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#AwesomeAugust @Andrew65

Days 5 & 6

Finished the tagged, a great selection of speculative short stories focusing on climate change and environmental impact.✔️
Starting The Secret River by Kate Grenville✔️
Over 3 hours reading achieved over the last 2 days ✔️

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 12h
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Rustication | Charles Palliser
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#alphabetgame #letterR

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I think epistolary/journalistic writings heighten the realism, they do for me anyway.

The characters are very realistic and flawed individuals, there are few likeable characters.

The story is told through the eyes of a young man returned shamefully from Cambridge under a cloud of his own scandals to find his mother and Sister are struggling with their own.

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#naturaLitsy #Septemberreadalong

Hi all,
We've had 3 votes on theme, all for flora and fauna. Are you happy to vote on books from that theme tomorrow? Still time to put forward suggestions on flora and fauna.
I will put the books already nominated in the comments.

BookwormAHN I would like to add 18h
AllDebooks @BookwormAHN YES!!!! I love this book x 18h
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AllDebooks Already some great books to choose, but please, please let me know if I've missed anyone. It's very confusing searching over different posts, profiles by hashtag instead of a designated #naturaLitsy page. Might start an IG page if anyone interested 18h
jenniferw88 Happy to do flora and fauna! 17h
AllDebooks @jenniferw88 thank you for your input x 17h
Ann_Reads @AllDebooks Flora and Fauna is fine with me. 🙂 (Sorry, I totally overlooked that we were supposed to vote on a theme first.)
Also, I did double check my two book nominations for Desert Solitaire and The Galapagos: A Natural History, to see if they fit the theme. The words Flora and Fauna are mentioned in some official summaries/blurbs for both books, so I think they meet the criteria. (I have not read either book yet but plan to this year.)
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Ann_Reads I forgot to add, it's fine with me if we vote on the books for Flora and Fauna tomorrow. Thanks! If I'm to go with one book nomination, I'll choose (edited) 17h
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I‘m good with the theme! I already know I‘ll be voting for something besides my own book nomination because someone else‘s caught my eye! 🤣 Can‘t wait to find out what we end up with! As for Instagram, I have one but never really use it, but would be willing if it makes things easier to organize/track for you. 👍 16h
wordslinger42 I'm happy to vote on books for that theme! 😊 16h
AllDebooks @Ann_Reads thank you Ann I'm having a think about an IG account. See how it goes on here first. X 16h
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm lol, me too. Booky dilemmas 📚📚📚 16h
AllDebooks @wordslinger42 thanks for confirming, do you have anything you'd like to nominate? 16h
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm thanks for offer re IG, comment on Ann's was meant for you #scatterbrain 16h
MilesnMelodies Flora and Fauna sound good. Memoirs would be great for a future one. 14h
AllDebooks @MilesnMelodies Great, I think what's great about these categories, there can be some subject overlap too. 13h
Chrissyreadit Yes! 13h
Chelsea.Poole I‘m excited! 🌳 11h
AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit @Chelsea.Poole woohoo 🙌 10h
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Mehso-so

I was slightly disappointed with this, hovering between a pick and so-so. I was definitely expecting more on nature. Still enjoyed it very much. It does contain a lot of wisdom. As an atheist, I was put off with the religious content, but others may appreciate it more than me.

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The Sea, The Sea | Iris Murdoch
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#awesomeaugust
@Andrew65

Days 3 & 4

Over 4 hours of reading ✔️
Finished Phosphorescence, Sudden Traveller and The Book of Hope ✔️
Starting tagged but finding it hard going. I love Murdoch's writing, her nature descriptions are poetic and spot on. However, Charles Arrowby has to be the most self-aggrandising, egotistical bore of a man I have ever come across. Here's hoping for more characters to dilute him

Andrew65 Doing great! 👏👏👏 12h
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Quincunx | Charles Palliser
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#alphabetgame #letterQ

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Other faves include The Queen of Spades and other stories by Alexander Pushkin, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams and The Quantum Universe: Everything that can happen does happen by Brian Cox & Jeffrey R Forshaw

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Drop a pebble start a ripple

I've been thinking since finishing her book, JG is such an inspiration. What she has and is still accomplishing is truly astounding. I've been considering what I can do to make a difference. Starting with reaching out to local groups in my community and on SM to help in their support of people, nature and our environments.

#naturaLitsy

AllDebooks JG states several times that you can't help nature without local people being on board, inspired, interested and supportive. Those in poverty, poor health or lack of education have needs of their own to be met. We need to create a fair society for all, encompassing the human and natural worlds.
My hope is that by encouraging people to learn about nature they can appreciate it more and engage in nurturing it.
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AllDebooks So please, pick up a pebble and start making ripples in your local communities, online, join in global projects. We all have to try to make a difference as we're all in this together 2d
AllDebooks One world, one life ❤️ 2d
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Ha!!! I learned a new word today and it's a new favourite 😍 I never, ever, bloody ever want to be a grimalkin.

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This just one long interview/conversation between author and JG around our need for hope, how we attain it, both in ourselves and others. I particularly enjoyed reading about her Roots and Shoots organisation. She is an absolute inspiration and I adore her even more now.

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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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#alphabetgame #letterP

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Such an amazing book by Susanna Clarke, also wrote my J pick Jonathon Strange and Mr Norrell

Also The Princess Bride, Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice. For my fellow #pemberlittens

batsy I loved Piranesi. A book that continues to linger in my mind 💕 3d
AllDebooks @batsy it really is a haunting story isn't it? I think it's going to be one of those that reveals more layers and meaning the more you reread it too 3d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 3d
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#naturaLitsy

Apologies if I've added to your tbr pile. 🙈 Here's my selection of books for voting by the 19th. Starting with the top of the pile, 1 is The Last Wilderness and so on. The tagged book is for 4 - Rewilding

I'm really excited to see everyone's book selections over the week. And then we vote!

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The Leviathan | Rosie Andrews
Pickpick

I enjoyed this so much, great storytelling, characters and plot.

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Day 1 & 2 #Amazingaugust readathon hosted by @Andrew65

* Finished The Leviathan - over 4 hours reading. Bliss!!
* Starting tagged for short stories. This also counts for my last prompt on Q1 #promptmaze @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3d
Andrew65 Good progress 👏👏👏 2d
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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1. The book thief
2. Bronte, Charlotte
3. Breaking Bad
4. Beyonce
5. Bring it back - Moloko

#manicmonday #letterB @CBee

CBee The Book Thief is popular for this one! Amazing book 😊😊 4d
AllDebooks @CBee it really is. It's a long time since I read it and it still stays with me. Incredible book x 4d
CBee @AllDebooks same ♥️ I read it last year finally! 4d
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#alphabetgame #letterO

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Oryx and Crake is just perfect speculative fiction. The first in Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy.

Other favourites include:-
Once upon a river by Diane Setterfield
Oranges are not the only fruit by Jeanette Winterson
On beauty by Zadie Smith
Origin of the species by Charles Darwin

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!📚 4d
rwmg Yes, I nearly chose “Oryx and Crake“ for O 3d
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Hi 👋
So here it is, a 1st post for #naturaLitsy September readathon. All welcome to join in, the more the merrier.
I've broken it into 6 themes, as above, to make voting easier. You're welcome to suggest 1 book or as many as you like, for 1 theme or all of them.
Please offer up all suggestions for books by the 16th August. Voting for our September read on the 19th.
Tagging all those who've expressed an interest ⬇️⬇️

@LitsyEvents

AllDebooks Anyone elese interested in #naturaLitsy please let me know and I'll add you to the tagged list. All welcome 😀 5d
jenniferw88 Please add me to the tag list - I might not do all but I have plenty of recommendations! 5d
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AllDebooks @jenniferw88 that's great, welcome. Look forward to your recommendations x 5d
BookwormAHN My vote is for flora and fauna but all sound good. 5d
AllDebooks @BookwormAHN thanks for voting on theme 😀 you can suggest any books for voting on the 16th, for your chosen category or any other should you choose x 5d
AllDebooks Apologies I mean 19th for final vote 5d
AllDebooks Fyi @jenniferw88 has tagged #naturaLitsy on her post with plenty of choices for all categories x 5d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I want to make sure I understand. 😅 Are we voting on theme on the 19th and then voting on books within that theme separately another time or are we voting on the book across all the themes in one poll on the 19th? 4d
ErinSueMreads I'm interested! Can I be tagged! 4d
AllDebooks @ErinSueMreads eeek, how exciting. Welcome to our little nature lovers club x 4d
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm apologies, just seen this. I put for us to focus on theme up to 16th, offering up books (no limit) to vote for on the 19th. Hope that makes sense. Thank you for your lively post and book recommendations 😊 4d
AllDebooks Anyone else have any recommendations they want to put forward. 4d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Gotcha, no worries. 👍 I think my vote goes towards flora and fauna this round. And you‘re welcome, I‘m looking forward to whatever we end up choosing! (edited) 4d
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm thanks for your input. Flora and fauna is proving to be popular. I'm leaning towards that one too x 4d
AllDebooks Please check out @AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm and @jenniferw88 profile for their #naturaLitsy recommendations. Anymore from anyone, all entries welcome. I'll be working on a voting poll tomorrow x 3d
Chelsea.Poole I‘d love to join! 🌿 3d
AllDebooks @Chelsea.Poole Hi Chelsea, welcome to our little fledgling group. Please feel free to join in the discussions of our planned September reads. All contributions/suggestions welcome. We will be voting on Friday x 2d
Ann_Reads Please add me to the tag list too. Time permitting, I'd like to join in. Thanks. 2d
AllDebooks @Ann_Reads that's wonderful, welcome Ann. Join in where you can x 2d
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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#alphabetgame #letterN

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Or anything by Neil Gaiman 😍

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this very much! 5d
AllDebooks @erzascarletbookgasm it's pretty awesome, right 😃 5d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 5d
AllDebooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks so many people are, it's a great game. Thank you for organising x 5d
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Hi all
It's blisteringly hot here in the UK. I'm mostly chiiling, reading, sleeping and repeat. How's your summer going?
I've been thinking about planning a readalong for September. Would you be interested? Would you prefer me to select a few titles to vote on or recommendations to come from all of us? Would you like a theme?
Let me know your thoughts

#naturaLitsy

Dilara Great idea! I'd vote for recommendations from all of us. 6d
AllDebooks @Dilara excellent, thanks for your input. I'll keep this post as a tentative reachout and post again asking for suggestions next week 😀 6d
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Sleeping is something I miss right now. 😅 I‘d be down for a read along! I like the idea of recommendations from everyone based on a theme, that way it sort of narrows it down for us. Maybe vote on a theme and then vote on the final book? But I‘m really pretty easy and will look forward to it however you decide to do it. ❤️ 6d
BookwormAHN I also like the idea of a theme to narrow ideas down. 6d
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @BookwormAHN ok, I'll put a post together to vote for theme. Thanks for your comments 🙂 6d
AllDebooks For themes, so far, I have landscapes, creatures of any kind, climate change, rewilding, memoirs and natural history. Are there any others you would like to include for consideration? I've tried to leave subject open to interpretation, ie landscapes could be land, mountains, oceans, etc. Does that make sense? 🤔 6d
BookwormAHN All those themes sound good. I've been really into reading about plants lately. Anyone have any good plant book suggestions for the group or just to give me a heads-up on? 5d
AllDebooks @BookwormAHN I'll change creatures to flora and fauna x 5d
AllDebooks Just got this from library, haven't started it yet 5d
BookwormAHN Those both sound good, thank you 😺 5d
AllDebooks @BookwormAHN my pleasure x 5d
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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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#alphabetgame #letterM

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

The BEST Roald Dahl imo

Also have to include Mountains of the mind by Robert Macfarlane.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/nov/13/guardianfirstbookaward2003.gurardi...

batsy So good! 💕 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
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The Leviathan | Rosie Andrews
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#FirstlineFridays @ShyBookOwl

''She is awake''.

Who? Who is awake?

The following paragraph is pretty intriguing too.

Don't you just love it when you're absolutely captivated by a first page.
#happydance

AkashaVampie All I can think about is Supernatural when I see this title. 6d
AllDebooks @AkashaVampie embarrassed to say I haven't seen 🙈 6d
AkashaVampie @AllDebooks haha that's ok. It's a good show of u ever decide to try it out. 6d
AllDebooks @AkashaVampie it's on my watchlist at the insistence of my daughters 😁 6d
AkashaVampie @AllDebooks they have good tastes 4d
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Mehso-so

This was raved about on BBC's Between the covers show. It was ok but only just. The plot was ok but predictable, a few situations implausible, and weak characters. Almost stopped reading but perservered because of the interesting premise around the unsettled Balkans.

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The Leviathan | Rosie Andrews
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#AwesomeAugustReadathon hosted by @Andrew65 starts tomorrow 📚😍📚

I'm planning a less structured, more mood-based readathon. My planned reading schedule for #bookspinbingo is mostly ocean based, so I'll definitely be paddling my way through those, starting with the tagged.
My main goal will be to manage 60-90 minutes reading time per day. Obvs more is always a bonus, right? 😉📚📚📚📚📚
Too many books, too little time

Happy reading folks 😊

Andrew65 Best of luck 😁 Sometime the lack of structure helps! 6d
AllDebooks @Andrew65 thank you. I hope so feeling a bit more 'go with the flow' this month. Was gonna put free and easy but thought that may be open to misinterpretation 😃 6d
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Luckenbooth | Jenni Fagan
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#alphabetgame #letterL

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This extraordinary gothic tale takes place in an Edinburgh tenement, following the lives of all residents in overlapping stories over several decades. I devoured this in one sitting, it was so good.
Hon mentions
The Living Mountain - Nan Shepard
Lore Olympus vol 1 and 2 - Rachel Smythe
A little princess- Frances Hodgson Burnett

batsy Must get to this! I loved The Panopticon by Fagan 7d
AllDebooks @batsy I need to read Panopticon. She's an amazing author, defo one to watch x 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good! 7d
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#alphabetgame #letterK

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

I still have my childhood copy of these beloved stories. I'm eternally grateful to Joan Aiken for igniting my lifelong love of fairy and folktales. Jan Pieńkowski's illustrations captivated me too.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👌🏻 1w
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#alphabetgame #letterJ

My most favourite novel of all time

Also Jane Eyre, Jamaica Inn and Jamragh's menagerie

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 1w
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This author, this book ?
#naturalitsy #shesaid

"There are times when you need the extremity of rock, the hardness of an old, cold place against which you can measure yourself. There are times when you need to retreat to the wilderness. But there are times when you need the subtle flow of a river, the song of a waterfall and the deep, slow presence of trees. Times when you need to Return. There are times for holding on, and times for letting go."

kspenmoll Beautiful ! Thanks for the intro to this author. 1w
AllDebooks @kspenmoll It's a quote that speaks volumes to me. I hope you enjoy her writing. Also really enjoyed 1w
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Ooooh my this film looks stunning, written by Robert Macfarlane

#naturalitsy

https://variety.com/2021/film/global/willem-dafoe-river-documentary-trailer-1235...

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The Drunken Botanist | Amy Stewart
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@BookwormAHN @wordslinger42

You can never have enough plants, same as books. I turned an old cabinet into a plant/fossil/shell treasure trove.

#naturalLitsy

wordslinger42 Oh, I love that! They're all so pretty 😍 I discovered air plants a couple years ago, and my collection of plants has been slowly growing ever since! 2w
AllDebooks @wordslinger42 I've been the same with succulents. There are too many gorgeous plants and sadly, not enough pennies in my account to cope with my demands 2w
BookwormAHN That's fantastic. My present favorites are pothos and my monstera. 2w
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AllDebooks @BookwormAHN love monstera 😍 2w
wordslinger42 @BookwormAHN I've never heard of monstera before. I love my pothos 😊 2w
Chrissyreadit I love this! 1w
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#Alphabetgame #letterH

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This trilogy is absolutely sublime 😍

Ladygodiva7 I loved it too 2w
AllDebooks How could I forget this amazing book 😍 2w
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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#letterA
@CBee is hosting #manicmonday favourites game.
Feel free to join in the fun. Thanks for the tag @Cinfhen 😊
📚 Fiction - tagged, non-fic - All quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque
✍️ Margaret Atwood... always
🎬 Alien
🎤 Aha
🎶 A kiss from a rose - Seal

Cinfhen Excellent choices!!! 2w
CBee Good choices! Thanks for playing 😊😊 2w
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Busy white tailed bumblebee on Scabosia

Such a beautiful little book. Jukes discusses her research into beekeeping and it's history, as she sets up her own hive.
Inspirational stuff, I'm now saving for my own top bar hive 🐝🍯
#naturalitsy

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Hi 👋
This is an intro post for those following #naturalitsy
I'm Debs, based in Derbyshire, UK. Mum to 4 wild beasties, who are now all doing their own thing as we head into teenage years. I've had a love of our natural world since childhood. However, reading the tagged book after becoming a parent made me realise how crucial it is in all our lives. Combined with climate change and environmental crisis,
@LitsyEvents

AllDebooks I began to be engrossed in the subject and striving to what I could as an individual and as part of a collective.
I'm truly excited to see #naturalitsy grow as a group as we share thoughts, books, ideas and news and making new like minded friends is always a bonus.
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AllDebooks A warm welcome to all, please feel free to introduce yourself. Tagging those who showed initial interest in #naturalitsy @Blackink_WhitePaper @Chrissyreadit @wordslinger42 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @rockpools @BookwormAHN @Kdgordon88 @MilesnMelodies 2w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Hello! I‘m Meagon, a new mom to my own little Wyrmling. 😅❤️ Being out in nature is extremely important to me and I hope to instill the same love of the natural world to my child. I‘ve stacked your tagged book, it sounds perfect! I‘m looking forward to being part of this group and meeting others who have a passion for this little blue ball we call home. ❤️ 2w
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Graywacke I‘m interested! 2w
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Hi Meagon, introducing your children to the natural world is just the best, most exciting adventure there is. 😀 2w
AllDebooks @Graywacke oh yay, welcome. I've added you to my tag list 😀 2w
BookwormAHN I'm Ashley, the older I get the closer to nature I feel (if that makes any sense). I've recently gone a tad overboard with house plants and I was always the kid and now adult with a rock collection 😸 2w
AllDebooks @BookwormAHN Hi Ashley, I hear you. I'm very much the same, always collecting treasures on our nature walks 🐚🍃🍂🪶✒️🗿🪨 2w
Dilara Hello Debs! I'm interested too 😁 2w
AllDebooks @Dilara Hi, that's great, I'll add you to my tag list too x 2w
Dilara @AllDebooks Thank you! Really looking forward to learning from you all. 2w
wordslinger42 Hi all! I'm so excited for this group 😊 I'm Alexandria from OH. I've always loved animals and nature, and I'm particularly obsessed with sharks 🦈 I can't wait to read & discuss with all of you! Also, @BookwormAHN it's possible that I've also gone a little overboard with houseplants 😂 2w
Blackink_WhitePaper Hello everyone. I am Akhila. I am from India. I love being out with nature. Trekking, bird & butterfly watching are my hobbies. I have a 2 year old kid. I will take her for small walks & having a small butterfly garden. I am a biochemist & love to read about plant intelligence & evolution. Thank you @AllDebooks for this great initiative. I hope we will learn , grow together & make little effort for the better tmr.🥰 thanks everyone 💐🙏 2w
AllDebooks @Dilara this is going to be so great 📚🤔😍🤓🙌 2w
AllDebooks @wordslinger42 Hi Alexandria 👋 welcome. Loving your enthusiasm, it's on par with mine 😀 2w
AllDebooks @Blackink_WhitePaper Hi Akhila 👋 your days sound busy and fun!! I'm fascinated by plants too. There's so much to explore together, it is going to be great 😊 2w
Blackink_WhitePaper @AllDebooks yeah 😍😻📚💐 1w
Chrissyreadit This sounds like a great hashtag and opportunity! I‘m Chrissy, and love being outside. I became vegetarian in 1989 for environmental reasons and now am vegan, love the natural world and am hoping to turn a chunk of my property into a haven for bees and butterflies. I am excited to see what books and discussions happen via this group! 1w
AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit Hi Chrissy, great to have you with us ❤️ I've been working hard on turning my garden from a barren wilderness inrlto an organic wildlife haven over the last 6 years. It's so worth the effort, seeing so many different species of birds, butterflies, moths, bees and bugs. It's made me so happy 😊 1w
Chrissyreadit @Mitch did you see this? 5d
Mitch @Chrissyreadit I hadn‘t! 🙏 5d
Mitch Hi - I‘ve been a city living nature lover for my whole life and only recently have we moved to the countryside ( Suffolk, U.K.) and everyday I feel like I‘m living my dream. I‘m reading lots about regenerative agriculture at the moment - trying to understand how we can manage the land and make it economically viable. Also love my garden, my veg patch, wild swimming and exploring with my dog! 5d
AllDebooks @Mitch Hi Mitch, great to have you on board, sounds like you're living your best life now 😍 I have posted about a readathon in September, feel free to join in and spread the word. Rewilding and regenerative agriculture are my chosen theme for the year, I've learned so much. My favourite so far has been 5d
AllDebooks @Mitch if you're interested the Soil Association have started a FB group called the Soil Hub, talking about wildlife, organic gardening, permaculture etc x https://www.facebook.com/groups/1130893544377404/?ref=share 5d
jenniferw88 Hi, I'm Jenny, I don't do much as our garden is mainly moss and clay but love learning about the natural world & want to start helping the Earth come back from climate change. 5d
AllDebooks @jenniferw88 hi Jenny 👋 thanks for joining in, lovely to have you with us x 5d
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#alphabetgame #letterG

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

One of my all time favourites 😍
Maitland explores nature, fairy and folktales within our woodlands. It is my comfort read. #naturalitsy

Also Grief is a thing with feathers, Gormenghast trilogy, Gone girl and Great expectations (a childhood fave)

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#Alphabetgame #letterF
This is a crucial discussion on the importance of natural places and rewilding, written 10 years ago. It is UK based but still has relevance for all areas, particularly when considering reintroducing key species. It is a great starting point to get you thinking about this subject.
#naturaLitsy

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/may/24/feral-searching-enchantment-monbio...

AllDebooks A favourite I reread over and over again 2w
AllDebooks Extraordinarily moving and empathetic stories of the five women before they were known as Jack the Ripper's victims 2w
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AllDebooks Also Frankissstein - A love story by Jeanette Winterson 2w
Graywacke Noting Feral! I‘m interested. (Also, I fully agree with The Fire Next Time…which was my pick) 2w
AllDebooks @Graywacke you can't beat James Baldwin's essays x 2w
AllDebooks @Graywacke I think you will enjoy Feral and get a lot from it0 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 2w
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Such a pretty cover by Yellena James

https://yellena.com/

So happy to be chilling outside reading this delight today. @Blackink_WhitePaper snap x
#natureLitsy

AllDebooks "What sustains us when the world goes dark? All we can really do is keep placing one foot on the earth, then the other, to seek out ancient paths and forests, certain in the knowledge that others have endured before us. We must love. And we must look outward and upwards at all times, caring for others, seeking wonder and stalking awe every day to find the magic that will sustain us and fuel the light within - our own 2w
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#Alphabetgame #letterE

#naturalitsy
Thanks for the tag @Blackink_WhitePaper
I really enjoyed the Elephant whisperer. Would also pick Emma by Jane Austen as it's one of the first classics I read as a teenager. Always a Pemberlitten 😍
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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#alphabetgame #letterD

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

This was an immensley enjoyable, murder mystery. Twists and turns galore all onboard a ship at sea, set in 1634. Deliciously dark, gothic storyelling. Loved it!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2w
Cinfhen I could not get into this book!! And I had such high hopes 2w
AllDebooks @Cinfhen oh no, that is a shame. 2w
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The Luckiest Guy Alive | John Cooper Clarke

I came across this gorgeous clip celebrating 50 years of the National Trust #loveyourcoast campaign.

https://youtu.be/J9p4pVUsFrs

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Untitled | Unknown
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My best reading buddy is always close by. His name is Ronnie (after Weasley). Although he has been bringing field voles back recently, so he's grounded 🤬 and considering changing his name to Vole - de-mort.
#catsoflitsy #naturalitsy

LeahBergen 🤣🤣 2w
Ruthiella 😹😻😻😻 2w
batsy Awww 😂😍 2w
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Ripley Under Ground | Patricia Highsmith
Mehso-so

This picks up Tom Ripley's story 6 years after The talented Mr Ripley. I adored the 1st book, it was a taut, enigmatic fast-paced thriller. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by her sequel. I found the plot far-fetched, irritating characters and little tension. Shame really as I was really looking forward to it. I will read more of Patricia Highsmith's work, just not Ripley.

#192025 challenge - 1971 ✔️
@Librarybelle

eeclayton I enjoyed all of the 5 Ripley novels, but I agree that none of them is as brilliant as the first. I think it's best to think about them not as sequels but as stand-alones that happen to have the same character. 2w
Librarybelle I do need to read Highsmith - maybe I can get to The Talented Mr Ripley for this challenge! 2w
AllDebooks @eeclayton that's a good point actually. 2w
AllDebooks @Librarybelle it is a very good read, the films good too, cos y'know, Jude Law 😉 2w
Librarybelle Haha! I haven‘t seen the film in years! 2w
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Ripley Under Ground | Patricia Highsmith
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1. Every day without fail, it's the only thing that keeps me sane(ish)

2. I listen to a lot of audiobooks when doing other things. I have a lot of free time due to chronic illness. Sometimes it's the only thing I can do during flareups.

3. Non-fiction - nature books
Fiction - gothic novels
If stuck in a reading rut, poetry or short stories, moving on to essays as my concentration mojo comes back 😁

@Eggs

Eggs #3 good strategy ❣️ 2w
AllDebooks @Eggs it really works too 😁 2w
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#alphabetgame #letterC

I have to go for a classic, Cranford is by far the best of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels imo. Great characters, humorous, all wrapped up in a genteel story of village life in 19th century England.

For a non fiction book, it would be the tagged, for sheer enormity of history and knowledge of our sun, beautifully told. #naturalitsy

@TheAromaofBooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛📚 🌞 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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As a child, David Attenborough, this tv series and book lit a flame of curiosity and passion in me that has lasted throughout my lifetime. I'm always looking to connect with like-minded folks.

I've not come across any nature based groups etc on Litsy, so I'm going to have a go at building a community using the #naturalitsy
I really hope it gets used and takes off so we can move towards regular discussions, readalongs etc.

Please join me ❤️

AllDebooks @MilesnMelodies would you be interested? 2w
wordslinger42 That sounds fun! What kind of books are you thinking of reading? This is my current read 2w
AllDebooks @wordslinger42 see, I've already added your current book!! Atm it's about building interest but I was thinking anything and everyting nature related including fic, non-fic, essays, poetry. Anything goes really. 2w
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AllDebooks I'm waiting on this library hold. Can't wait to read it and improve my knowledge on this beautiful, maligned creature 2w
wordslinger42 @AllDebooks I didn't know Paul De Gelder wrote a book! I'm excited to read that 😊 I'm definitely in for this group! I'll tag @LitsyEvents and they could repost for you! 2w
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I can‘t promise regular participation from myself as I am a new mama trying to figure out my new normal, but I am definitely interested in a nature based group! ❤️ 2w
AllDebooks @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm aww that's great. Congratulations on becoming a Mama, it's the best. Enjoy every minute. x 2w
AllDebooks @wordslinger42 ikr, 6 more days until I get my mitts on it 😍🦈 2w
AllDebooks @wordslinger42 thank you for reposting and the tag. I'm so excited 😊 2w
wordslinger42 @AllDebooks I'm so excited, too! And you're welcome 😊 2w
rockpools Hi, and maybe a belated welcome to Litsy? I‘m not great at group reads right now, but I‘ll certainly be following the hashtag 🌱 2w
AllDebooks @rockpools Hi 👋 thank you, I love Litsy. It's just baby steps atm and grateful for anyone wanting to join in, in whichever way. It's all about connecting, book reviews, sharing knowledge, events etc 2w
Chrissyreadit I love this idea! 2w
BookwormAHN I'm interested and welcome to Litsy 😺 2w
Blackink_WhitePaper Hi, I like to join you for the discussion 🥰 it is great idea to connect like minded people. Every month I will read at least one book related to nature ( both fiction / NF) Last month I read Where the crawdads sing. This month I am reading 2w
AllDebooks @Blackink_WhitePaper welcome, great to have you join in. Phosphorescence is in my chosen pile this month. How beautiful is the cover? I read Crawdads recently too, not sure why it took me so long to get round to it. It was amazing but I just finished Elif Shafak's book which was even better, if you can believe it! 2w
AllDebooks @BookwormAHN 👋 thank you and welcome, glad to have you join us. This is going to be awesome 👌 2w
AllDebooks @Chrissyreadit thanks, I'm so thrilled. It has great potential. 2w
Kdgordon88 Love this idea! My August is pretty booked but would love to read a nature related book monthly going forward. Also, loved 2w
AllDebooks @Kdgordon88 oh yay, so pleased you're joining us. It will just be using #naturaLitsy for now. I'll do a welcome post over the weekend and start making plans x 2w
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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#alphabetgame #letterB

Beloved is a masterpiece of storytelling, as the tale of Sethe stays with you long after you finish reading. As a former slave, she goes to extreme ends rather than return to slavery. Through an exploration of the consequences of her actions, Morrison lays bare the horrific impact slavery had.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really need to read this! Thank you for sharing! 2w
Graywacke Mine too! 2w
AllDebooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can't recommend it highly enough. X 2w
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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin

Finally got around to reading James Baldwin. Really looking forward to exploring more of his writing.

Fascinating essay by Colm Toíbín, fyi @Graywacke
https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v23/n18/colm-toibin/the-last-witness
https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2021/01/where-to-start-with-james-baldwin

Graywacke Yay! I adored this novel. I also love James Baldwin in general. 2w
AllDebooks @Graywacke I found it so moving and profound. 2w
AllDebooks @Graywacke I'm reading the tagged essay collection, in which the author writes the most wonderful, insightful letters to JB. 2w
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Graywacke I‘m not familiar with this. Noting! Thanks. 2w
AllDebooks @Graywacke you're welcome, thought it might be of interest to you 2w
Graywacke I noticed your second link. Tóibín‘s article is terrific and intense. And incomplete. He sort of just stops. What amazed me is I kept waiting for him to discuss The Fire Next Time - Baldwin‘s most important work, and his most politically intense. It‘s not mentioned once in the article. (Also I was mixed in Another Country, but loved Tell Me How Long the Train‘s Been Gone. Both are long wandering messy novels, but I found Train very human.) 2w
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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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#Alphabetgame #letterA

Great idea for a fun game and recap over our best reads. Ian McEwan is one of my favourite authors, Atonement, one of his finest.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! 3w
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#naturalitsy
I've managed to hoard another lovely selection of beautiful books for this month's #bookspinbingo (my chosen theme of oceans).

#weeklyforecast
I aim to finish Braiding Sweetgrass and Things I have withheld before starting the tagged book. Also need to collect library holds, will choose a fiction read from those.
@TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Oh, I love that you have a monthly theme 💕and oceans sound like a perfect choice for August 🏖 3w
Cinfhen Some of those spines are stunning 🤩 3w
AllDebooks @Cinfhen that's what I thought, holiday mood. They really are beautiful books x 3w
TheAromaofBooks Oooo I love your theme and the way all your spines go together! So pretty!! 2w
AllDebooks @TheAromaofBooks oops, misses your comment. I can't stop looking at these books, the cover artwork is stunning! 2w
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Wilding | Isabella Tree
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#naturalitsy
What Isabella Tree and Charles Burrell have achieved at Knepp, in just 20 years, is incredible and so inspiring. Imagine the impact if we all embraced their ideology in our gardens. All of that space rewilded as habitat for wildlife and humans to coexist.

https://www.iema.net/articles/interview-isabella-tree-on-some-wild-ideas?t=0hick...

https://marymary.ie/

AllDebooks Please consider making your own little oasis. If interested, check out Mary Reynolds and We are the ark project https://wearetheark.org/ 3w
mandarchy I love that idea. My family always asks me why I don't game hummingbird feeders and my response is that I plant then. My yard is a postage stamp, but it's full of birds, wild rabbits, frogs, and lizards. 3w
AllDebooks @mandarchy that sounds perfect x 3w
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A new months planned reading with #bookspinbingo
The first half is for reading challenges or readalongs. #pemberlittens #shesaid #192025 #booked2022 #promptmaze #readharder #inspiredbynaturewriting

The second half is themed around the ocean. Can't physically get to the sea, so I shall travel to clear, calm waters in my head instead. There's always a way.. 😁🌊🐚

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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