Book Challenge update…
12. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, 336p
I enjoyed this book but there were a couple of things that bothered me while reading… first, time seemed to move excruciatingly slow. There were pages and pages describing multiple events and it seemed as if weeks had gone by. Then all of a sudden the author would reference time and it turns out only a day had passed. Very minor but it was really jarring for me. My second issue was the way Lily and Zack were allowed to interact. I mean, it was the 60s and if I remember my history lessons correctly, black boys couldn’t even so much as *look* at a white girl for fear of inciting anger from the community. So I thought it was a bit unrealistic to have Lily and Zack working as a team and making trips downtown to do errands. Wouldn’t that have caused a stir? Regardless, I’d still recommend this book — I ended it feeling very hopeful and optimistic for Lily and her journey.
Wow, March was a pretty bad month for me as I only read 1 book! Eeek.
Just some random news that amused me…
It looks like Cookie Monster, my favorite Sesame Street character EVER, is going… healthy??? It seems like they’re going to make him eat fruits and vegetables and cut back on the cookies. !!! Hehehe.
OMG. I consider myself a Britney fan but I don’t know if I would be able to stomach watching this. I can’t stand that awful, awful Kevin Federline. What were they thinking by signing on for a reality show? They’re definitely NOT Nick and Jessica.
100 Days til Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!