the secret life of bees

why i wanted to read it: because erin sent me a copy of it. all the way from australia. because it was on buzzfeed’s list of books read by rory on gilmore girls, which was one of the categories in erin’s book challenge.

what i liked: i listened to the audio because it was a bonus selection and i was trying to cram as many as i could into the last week or so (i managed to finish two books and made some decent dents in three others in a week, so i’d say i did pretty well, there). yall, the gal who reads this does a fine job. one of the best narrations ever. so listen to it. you’ll be glad you did. since i did, i can’t give you specific passages but let me tell you, i loved just about every single word. it’s beautiful. it’s one of the most beautifully-written books i’ve ever read. i’m a little scared to watch the movie now because i loved the book so much, and yall, i’m never scared to watch a movie after having read the book. ever. because i can almost always find something to appreciate about the cinematic version of a story. unless it’s the time traveler’s wife — then just no. NO. but this one, mama said queen latifah is amazing in it, so maybe i’ll give it a go. anyway, it’s superb. this story is superb.

what sucked: not a damned thing.

having said that: this needs to be near, if not at the top of your to be read list.

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