When I finished reading Where the Crawdads Sing last week, and I immediately missed the story’s protagonist, Kya.
Beautifully, succinctly penned book. Delia Owens made me fall in love with the North Carolina marsh and wildlife. I love how she weaved her scientific knowledge of environment, creatures-especially birds, and flora into the story in such a way that it breathed life into it.
The marsh and wildlife became part of Kya. It was her home and truly took on its own role throughout the story. I grew fond of the other characters too. Jumpin had my heart.
Kept wishing for Kya to move in and live with Jumpin and Mabel. Though I accept that Delia Owens could not write this compelling story with the outcome of her solitude.
I highly recommend this book! I’d let you borrow mine, but I’ve already loaned my copy. Where the Crawdads Sing is a GREAT read!
If you prefer audio, I can attest that the unabridged audio version of Where the Crawdads Sing is excellent!
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I’ve never been a big conspiracy theorist, but lately I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and this thought has been on my mind: we are a society addicted to electronics and wireless connections.
Okay, Deanna, tell me something new, right? But how easy would it be for a government to pull the switch? Remove power. Remove connection. How many would lose access to their news, knowledge resources, and books?
Luckily, I’ve always been partial to the touch, smell, and aesthetic of books. Call me a book ‘purest’. I like to feel them in my hands as I read, sans screen. When done reading, I love to save them on shelves, share them with friends. Would you have books if you lost power today? Have you ever thought about it? ⠀
It’s difficult for me not to imagine it after reading tweets or broadcasts about some insane, real thing happening in my country.⠀ ⠀ Okay. Maybe there’s been too much binge watching of #handmaidstale between reading and writing. 🙃⠀
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