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Pub Date 13 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 22 Oct 2022

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Time moves four times slower for houseflies than it does for humans.

Honeybees see rivers of polarized light that help them navigate to flowers.

Silverfish have a long and intricate courtship ritual that can last up 30 minutes.

Filled with facts about their actual lives and behaviors, "Bugs" is a collection of short stories written from the insect's point of view on the last day of its life. Join two monogamous wasps as they sort out their relationship, a firefly on his search for love, a pregnant mosquito as she deals with her unexpected cravings, and more. Each story is annotated with footnotes explaining the actual behaviors and offering more information about these fascinating creatures.

"Bugs" will have you thinking twice before you ever squish, stomp, or spray another insect.

Time moves four times slower for houseflies than it does for humans.

Honeybees see rivers of polarized light that help them navigate to flowers.

Silverfish have a long and intricate courtship...

Advance Praise

"Bugs don’t have a brain like humans but they may have their own stories." From Amazon Japan

"Bugs don’t have a brain like humans but they may have their own stories." From Amazon Japan

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. The different perspectives from so many kinds of bugs plus, all the work that went into the notes, made this educational as well as a pleasure to read. At times, I became so invested in the lives of the characters that I found myself fully immersed in their world and it felt like a totally normal transition. It seems to be a good blend of research / science and the author's ability to tell stories with parts that made me laugh at times. The number of bugs given a voice is something I found impressive and the pace worked well. For me personally, the length of each felt right; enough story to really give a sense of what was going on but with little filler to that resulted nice flow.

I would recommend this if anyone is looking for something interesting, informative and entertaining - especially if you like learning while you read.

Thanks, to J.R. Tiedemann for putting this out there!

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*** Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for a free copy of Bugs in exchange for an honest review. ***

Bugs is an endearing and informative collection of short stories, each from the perspective of a different insect. Each story blends anthropomorphic imaginings of a day in the life and factual information about the species to make for a unique collection. I would recommend Bugs to any reader looking to gain more insight into the creatures that occupy many of our spaces! The stories paint generous portraits of often overlooked insects that we encounter day to day. Very fun read!

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This was a wonderful and at time funny book. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a bug or an insect then you should read this book and let the bugs themselves tell you about their lives. I loved how it was wrote from the bugs point of view. It also contains information and facts about them . It's a collection of short stories covering a wide range of critters fly,ant,moth,cockroach etc. All were interesting stories that were both fascinating and funny. I really enjoyed the author humour. If you love learning about bug then this book is definitely for you. My favourite story had to be the one about the fly. It had me laughing so much. This book is very well wrote and the stories flowed so well. This book is marketed for adults as it contains swear words but I really think that if these words were removed that young adults would love this book aswell. As it would be great if the younger generations could learn from these great stories. Learning things about nature without even knowing it. This book would also be a great read for those who are looking for books to read from the animals point of view. I just really enjoyed reading this fantastic, different and so very unique book.

So much praise goes out to the author for creating such an enjoyable and interesting collection of stories. I would like to read more of these wonderful stories. 
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From a lovelorn glow fly to “that couple“ and the silverfish community and all the bugs in between. These are the kind of books and kind of stories that make me feel like a little kid I loved the pregnant wasp and how she questioned her relationship with her partner and the spider who worshiped the woman whose house she pledged to rid of all gross roaches and flies each story seem to be better than the last I highly recommend this book if you love talking animals you’re going to adore these talking bugs they also have little tidbits and facts about each creature I totally enjoyed this book I think JR Tiedeman did a great job the spelling the fax in an enjoyable way without feeling academic at all. Totally a pleasure read. I received this book from Net Galley, but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.

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