Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Take time to feed your mind this holiday season…

 My goal was to read three books before school starts. I don’t know how I came up with this. I do remember going to the church fair and buying three books from the last years Oprah’s book club. It cost be $1.50 in other words 0.50 cents each. I couldn’t let go this bargain. I thought I can still donate the books back to the library and they may even able to sell and get some money.

I always read the reviews when I pick a book. I just couldn’t help myself to pick this book first from all three. The reviews are from diverse sources such as The Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and The Baltimore Sun,

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd she did nail the southern voice in this book. At one point I was sobbing reading this book. It was a great story. It helped me to understand the people’s sufferings, dignity, pride, recognition, survival, faith, a daughter who is seeking mothers LOVE, motherhood, and understanding the importance of bee keeping. I can add more to this list this book does addresses many issues such as wounds of loss, betrayal, and scarcity of love.

What I found MOST interesting thing in this book is the innate drive of women to mother each other and themselves. We all know the Civil Right act has made its scares in history but it has sharpened the womanhoods, feminists, in a totally different prospect.

When I add honey to my tea, I thank the hard work that has gone to making honey .Honey is a natural remedy for many illnesses which scientist are discovering and researching globally.

I want to share this from this book…

“if the queen were smarter, she would probably be hopelessly neurotic. As is, she is shy and skittish. Possibly because she never leaves the hive, but spends her days confined in darkness, a kind of eternal night, perpetually in labor… her true role is less that of a queen than the mother of the hive, a title often accorded to her. And yet, this is something of a mockery because of her lack of maternal instincts or the ability to care for her young”

-The Queen Must Die: And other Affairs of Bees and Men

I hope you are finding ways to feed your Brain and Soul during this holiday season.

Quote of the day “shake up your routine”



  1. I wish I had this book at the Bee gift exchange party I went to the other night. Thanks for the recommendation ;)

  2. This is indeed a great book. I like to know about your Bee gift exchange party...

  3. I would love to know what a bee gift exchange party is as well as read the book. Looking forward to reading the book cynthia