A Good Read, Weather Vane and Daffodils

25 Feb

I’m quite surprised that the book I have just finished was first published twenty years ago and it passed me by. “The Secret Life of Bees” has also been made into a film and that passed me by too. A good friend brought the book around for me to read a few weeks ago and I am so glad she did as I have loved it. It’s described as a ‘coming of age’ story but don’t let that put  you off. It’s more about strength of character, standing up for what you believe in, perhaps about motherhood and I loved the way it was written and constructed. And you do learn about bees!

On our walk the other day, I spotted a weather vane that I like.

Ukraine is in our hearts and minds much of the time. `I love the colours here.


Posted by on February 25, 2023 in books, nature, photography, Postaday 2023


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8 responses to “A Good Read, Weather Vane and Daffodils

  1. Mama Cormier

    March 2, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    I loved the book as well but it’s been so long since I read it, I’m thinking I should pick it up again.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 2, 2023 at 9:04 pm

      It’s certainly a compelling read. It’ll be interesting to know if it is as powerful on a second reading. 🙂

  2. nrhatch

    February 26, 2023 at 3:20 pm

    Loved the book & the movie.
    Also the daffodils on that backdrop!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 27, 2023 at 7:26 am

      I wonder if I’ll be able to ring the film on a streaming service. I don’t always like to see a film when I’ve made the pictures in my head while reading but if you loved it……. 😊

  3. unexpectedincommonhours

    February 26, 2023 at 12:10 am

    When I was teaching high school here in the American South, our English teacher made “The Secret Life of Bees” required reading for her students.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 2, 2023 at 9:06 pm

      That’s an interesting choice as required reading but I can definitely see why. 🙂

  4. Hils Bryant

    February 25, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    So glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 2, 2023 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you so much for passing it on to me. It was an excellent read and is now with a good friend whom I am sure will love it like we both do. 🙂


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