Tuesday, July 21, 2009

the secret life of bees

Just finished reading this book this weekend and really enjoyed it, except that it made me really want to eat anything with honey in it and I don't even like honey! Has anyone seen the movie? I've heard mixed reviews. And it's no where to be found at my dear Redbox at the Maverick!

"...some things don't matter much. Like the color of a house. How big is that in the overall scheme of life? But lifting a person's heart--now, that matters. The whole problem with people is...they know what matters, but they don't choose it...The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters." — Sue Monk Kidd (The Secret Life of Bees)

8 comments:

TyandMar said...

Good book Kirst. It's been like 10 years since I read it, but it's been one of my fave's ever since. I tried another of Sue Monk Kidd's book later on..."The Mermaid Chair" and it was VERY racy. I wouldn't recommend it.
Like I told you the other night, I fell asleep in the movie. But, I fall asleep in LOTS of movies. :)

Shawnee said...

I actually liked the movie (and Brady did too, but he didn't read the book), but it had been years since I read the book, so maybe I just liked it because I didn't remember it.

Brady and Gretchen said...

I loved this book too! If you find the movie let me know!

Jasmyn said...

Hmm, I hated this book! And I really can't remember why...I read it on various trains in Europe and remember thinking "what a waste of time". Is that a wrong way to remember it? Perhaps I should read it again to give it a second chance...:)

Ariel said...

i borrowed this from paul on cd :) i'll have to give it a listen!
{books on cd are pretty much all i have time for these days. i listen while i'm running errands. i miss reading.}

Bre said...

I liked the movie a lot! Watch it, it's got some great talent in it :)

Josh & Jay said...

GREAT GREAT book. LAME LAME movie.

Sue said...

I love catching up on all your posts! I really liked this book and want to see the movie as well. If I come across it I'll let you know.