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Book review: The Secret Life of Bees

I don’t even know where to start. “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd is one of the best books I have ever read. 361 more words

Book Review

The secret life of bees & an orange blossom Madeleine recipe

Fearlessness is a liberating proposition. To look something that scares you square in the eye can lift your confidence to new heights, inspiring you to walk a more courageous path than you ever thought possible. 1,147 more words

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

1964, South Carolina. Lily Owens lives with her abusive father, T. Ray and her ‘nanny’ Rosaleen – a black worker plucked from T.Ray’s peach farm. Lily has ambitions to be a writer but is spending her summer sitting by the side of the highway selling peaches. 312 more words


That Awkward Moment

Normally, when you see or hear the word awkward, you associate it with something funny. Or, at the very least, relatable. But in this instance, I’m indirectly referring to neither with my awkward moment, as I’m not sure how funny or relatable it is (though kudos to you if you find it as such). 733 more words

Organized Ramblings

The Secret Life of Bees: A Review and Other Thoughts

The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, is a realistic-fiction novel set in the 1960s American South, where temperatures were high and racial tensions were higher. 1,793 more words

My Writing


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CODEC        MKV
INFO           From wikipedia
PLOT       Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. 7 more words

Character Presence or Lack Thereof

Some characters are courageous and we as readers want to follow them along on their journey. Other times they’re smart and we admire their wit and tactical prowess. 426 more words