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30-Day Picture Challenge, day 19!

January 8, 2011

A picture of a book you are currently reading.

Right now I’m reading Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees. I’m about half way through the book, and so far I’m really liking it, despite it not really being the kind of book I usually read.

The story is set during the 1960’s, and follows the 14-year-old Lily, who decided to leave her violent and spiteful father when their servant, Rosaleen is arrested and beaten for spitting on some men who were harassing her. Lily helps Rosaleen escape  from jail, and as fugitives they decide to go to Tiburon, South Carolina to search for clues about Lilys mother, who died when Lily was four. One of the few things Lilys mother left behind was a picture of a Black Mary, and the image leads them to the Boatwright sisters:  May, June and August, who are beekeepers and honey-producers.

The book has also gotten the movie-treatment, with Dakota Fanning starring as Lily, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson as Rosaleen, Queen Latifah as August, Alicia Keys as June, and Sophie Okonedo as May. I liked the movie a lot, but it seemed to focus more on the sisters than Lily compared to the book. So far I think the movie is pretty faithful to the novel though, and there’s some superb acting from the entire cast.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2011 7:47 pm

    Den boka e kjempebra 😀 Fikk den te bursdagen min i sommer, og elska den ^^,

  2. January 8, 2011 8:01 pm

    Ja, like dein kjæmpegodt så langt i alle fall. Har komme mæ te dæm ska på kino 😀

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