#LongandShortReviews #weeklybloggingchallenge 3.18.2020

The weirdest thing I learned reading fiction is today’s topic.

Hmmm…..this one requires real thinking on my part- something I’m not known for ( hee hee)

Okay, in THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES  I learned all about making honey, bee anatomy, and just how precious bees are to our environment and food supply.

Other than that I can’t think of anything WEIRD I’ve learned reading a book.

Now doing research for a book is different. For my own book, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, I learned that  cows have 4 stomachs, I learned a horse has a gestation period of 11-12 months, and that emotional abuse can take many forms.

Let’s see what some of the other authors in this challenge have learned – and I can bet it’s way more than I have!! L&SR

Until next time ~ peg

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12 responses to “#LongandShortReviews #weeklybloggingchallenge 3.18.2020

  1. lydiaschoch

    I learned about making honey from The Secret Life of Bees, too! What a good book that was.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-the-weirdest-thing-i-learned-reading-fiction/

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  2. Research can lead you to learning all kinds of weird stuff!

    My post

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  3. I’m reading that book right now. It is fascinating. The tot had to read it for school. Good post!

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  4. I learned a lot about seasonal disorder from reading a Jackie Weger book years before I heard about it anywhere else. I was relieved to know it wasn’t just me!

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  5. barbarabettis1

    Excellent post. I learned a good deal about some medieval politics and ‘knightly’ practice from Elizabeth Chadwick’s, The Greatest Knight, the story of William Marshall, who served King Henry and at least three of his sons.

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  6. Loved “The Secret Life of Bees,” Peggy! And research is one of my favorites to do when I’m starting a new book/series.

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    • Bees are not only fascinating, but crucial to our produce supply. Monarch butterflies are as well. But still we dump poisonous chemicals all over our fields, which kill them off, then stand around wondering why our harvest isn’t so good this year. DUH!

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  7. Michael Mock

    Bees and honey are wonderful topics. Great post!

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  8. Secret Live of Bees one of my favorites. Research is the fun part of starting a new book. LOL Thanks for sharing. Here’s mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/lsrs-wednesdays-blog-challenge-3-18-2020-the-weirdest-thing-i-learned-reading-fiction/

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  9. My best friend has taught me a whole bunch about bees! They’re fascinating! She’s become a self-taught beekeeper. She’s a city girl who moved to rural PA and is also raising chickens and goats. Her husband promised to buy her a milk cow for her birthday.

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  10. That’s very handy about the bees, Peggy. I have ideas about writing an apiarist character so this will come in handy. Thanks!

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