Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Library Loot ~ November 12-18

The UK's cover is beautiful, isn't it?
Flight Behavior ~ by Barbara Kingsolver, 2012, fiction (Tennessee), 9/10
I reported getting this novel as library loot exactly two years ago this week.  This re-loot is not because I failed to read the book the first time I got it, but because I'm to lead the discussion in December in my new book club.  I originally read this book with my online Book Buddies, going through it piece by piece with our own monarch butterfly expert, Mary/Zorro.  In the story, Dellarobia Turnbow comes upon-millions of monarch butterflies glowing like a "lake of fire" in a sheep pasture owned by her in-laws.  The find is immediately branded a miracle and promises a lucrative tourist season for the financially beleaguered Turnbows.  Dellarobia, who gave up college when she became pregnant at 17, takes a big leap when she starts working with the research team.  I especially liked learning about the possible catastrophe in the collapse of the continental ecosystem of the monarch butterflies.
The Age of Miracles ~ by Karen Thompson Walker, 2012, fiction
Though I didn't get this re-loot read when I first reported it in 2013, the premise behind it still fascinates me.  The rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow, with the days and nights growing longer and longer, gravity being affected, and the environment thrown into disarray.  It was named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine, Financial Times, Kansas City Star, BookPage, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist.

If this video quits working, view it on YouTube.

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire @ The Captive Reader and Linda @ Silly Little Mischief that encourages us to share the names of books we checked out of the library.  See what others got this week.


Linda said...

I've seen The Age of Miracles around but haven't pick it up. Looks good. Enjoy!

Unknown said...

I hope your book club enjoyed Flight Behavior. Both of your re-loots look good. I enjoyed the video of The Age of Miracles. I didn't know what that books was about. Sounds interesting.