The Secret Life of Bee's

I loved loved LOVED this book! I wanted to hurry and guzzle it all down and wanted to slow down and savor it, all at the same time.
I marked one of my favorite parts that I thought I would share. There are many, but I can't hardly write the whole book in a blog entry.
"There is just one thing I don't get," I said.
"What's that?"
"How come if your favorite color is blue, you painted your house so pink?"
She laughed. "That was May's doing. She was with me the day I went to the paint store to pick out the color. I had a nice tan color in mind, but May latched on to this sample called Caribbean Pink. She said it made her feel like dancing a Spanish flamenco. I thought, 'Well, this is the tackiest color I've ever seen, and we'll have half the town talking about us, but if it can lift May's heart like that, I guess I ought to live inside it.' "
"All this time I just figured you liked pink," I said.
She laughed again, "You know some things don't matter much, Lily. Like the color of a house. How big is that in the over-all scheme of life? But lifting a person's heart- now, that matters. The whole problem is-"
"They don't know what matters and what doesn't," I said, filling in her sentence and feeling proud of myself for doing so.
"I was gonna say, the problem is they know what matters, but they don't choose it. You know how hard that is, Lily? I love May, but it was still so hard to choose Caribbean Pink. The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters."


dar said...

ok, you got me hooked... this book sounds like one I might wanna read

mom said...

burley thinks he sold this lady a computer to write her books on several years ago (when he worked at best buy.) i wanted to go see the movie, but it's already gone, i think. the book sounds good to me too.

by the way...i've looked and looked and i can't find the free tatoos in "new moon". did you already take 'em? )o:

I am LoW said...

Dar- it is worth reading. I hope you do. :)

Ma- How cool is that?

And OF COURSE the tattoo's from the book have been removed!! I didn't want to come visit you and find one on your bicept! Or worse, on your ankle! haha

Piko and Kanoe sitting in a tree. . . said...

Thank you thank you thank you for this book review. I was wondering if this book was worth reading. I saw it a B&N and wanted to buy it but didn't cuz I didn't want to be disappointed. Thanks again.

I am LoW said...

Kanoe- You are welcome! :) If your taste in books is anything like mine, you won't be disappointed for a moment. :) I'd love to hear what you think when you are done.