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The secret life of bees
« on: October 15, 2008, 01:55:32 PM »
The movie is coming out soon. Has anyone read the book yet?  It is fabulous.


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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 02:15:13 PM »
No haven't read the book.  Read the article about it in ABJ.  Might have to go see it.

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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 02:32:25 PM »
the book is sitting on my table in the "to read" stack.  just have not worked my way to it yet.  i hear it's a good read.
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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 09:42:29 PM »
Wonderful little book, I read it a few years ago and have been waiting for the movie ever since - although I wonder if they'll do it justice?  Kathy, move it to the top of the pile!  :)

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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 10:45:55 PM »
Yes, I have read it, I really want to see the movie!

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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 10:25:31 AM »
I just downloaded this in mp3 format for my wife to listen to in her car, she and I love audiobooks and I know she will enjoy this one.

P.S. Today is the first chance I got to drive my new car, she has driven it to work for 2 days while I used her car, but I needed to get a temporary base pass BEFORE the weekend if I expected to drive it to work this weekend when I start midnights :)

It is the Subaru 2.5! Limited Edition, fully maxed features, from heated seats, wipers, mirrors, to dual climate control, power everything and even a spoiler which  I never had before, but it looks cool.

My first lease too - I got almost $9000 for my collision payoff number of the old car, now take twice a day epilepsy pills to prevent any more brain spikes to cause me to passout (I pray that fixes that issue forever) and when all is said and done, leasing a maxed out Outback Legacy will cost me out of pocked about $10-$12 a day for 3 years. Not a bad deal and after that, if leasing works well for me (I only put about 5000-6000 miles a year on a car (my old car was bought in late 2000 and totalled in August of 2008 with less than 38000 miles on it. Number wise, I'm the perfect lease candidate.

So I have a 6 CD/mp3/wma changer in dash with top of the line 385 watt sound system, an audiobook will never sound so good.


It is day two at work, so far all is well, the seizure medication does make me sleepy an hour after I take it for about an hour, but that is getting better and should be use to it in a week or two. The boss is happy to have me back, put me immediately back on watch starting Sunday, so I have 5 midnights followed by a 4 day weekend and then 5 3-11 shifts after the weekend, so my reintroduction to work will be easy and I'll be 100% in no time at all.

So, we'll be listening to the audiobook on bees and then I'll search my sources and get the movie very quick too. I'm a good researcher on the web and anything is there if you know where to look!.

P.S. I was able to get the PDF version of "If I DID IT" by the murderer OJ SIMPSON, 450 thousand were put in print but never distributed, but of course someone got it, scanned it and put on line (its a small enough file if anyone wants it, PM me) chapter six is where he and his psudeoname CHARLE (for Robert Cardasian the friend lawyer who grabbed the bloody bag of clothes as OJ entered Ron Parks Limo to the airport) is where OJ goes into how he was emotionally maxed out at the sight of Rom and Nicole and how after the slaying J snapped out of it, with the 4 inch knofe in his hand and the massacre around him, asking "Charlie" as he called Cardasian what happened, and Charlie in detailed terms told OJ what OJ just did.

It is a good recount of what lead up to the events, the trial and aftermath. If you watched and read the transcripts as I did, then you will want to hear it in OJs own words.

The book "I DID IT" was a recount written and over-seen by the Goldmans explaining the things read from OJs book. But to read the words of the murderer, OJ never once questioned that he did it, not to himself or to Charlie.

I for one think in Decemember when the judge makes her decision on time sentence, she will have to throw the book at OJ, guilty on all counts alone would be devastating, but with a GUN used in the events in Vegas - there is no reason he will every see the sunshine again - it's a bout time too, 13 years too late, but about time.
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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2008, 08:23:51 PM »
>Has anyone read the book yet?

Yes.

>It is fabulous.

Yes.

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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2008, 10:50:00 AM »
Heated seats...YES, wish I had 'em!

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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2008, 10:55:41 AM »
It's a great book!
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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2008, 08:22:15 PM »
 I almost got the book last weekend, but I think I'll watch the movie when its available to rent. I've even picked it up, walked around the store, then put it back several times.
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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2008, 10:50:06 AM »
I was given the book, but just yet, no time to read extra stuff, but it surely does look like a gem.  Beautiful day in this great life. Cindi
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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2008, 07:11:32 PM »
Read the book and thought it was great....was surprised to see there would be a movie on it.  Movies very rarely do a book justice, though.  I'm hoping this one does!   :lol:
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 01:06:35 PM »
Just saw it last night.  Dakota Fanning is awesome.  I'm a pretty critical film critic, but I can't think of anything I'd do different.  The only casting that MIGHT have been better is someone else for June, but she did ok.  Everyone else did as well as I could ever imagine.  The subtlety and complexity of the book was portrayed so well.  Nothing over or understated from what I hoped or expected as often happens in movies.

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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2008, 02:29:52 AM »
OK hubby and I just saw the movie and I loved it. The bees were given a magical and sweet part in the movie. It was very good and the acting was fabulous. See it if you can.

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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2008, 11:57:48 PM »
I just saw it tonight and loved it - funny that the part that Queen Latifah plays, August, is the queen of the hive in the household as well! 

I had the same beef with the book that I did with the movie - I lived in the deep south in 1964 and was in high school in a small community in Mississippi - there's no way a white girl could have moved into an African American household and not have had tremendous negative community reaction, sad but true.....but that wasn't the point of the movie and I willingly suspended my disbelief in honor of the beauty of the movie.

The beekeeping scenes were so well done - such a contrast with the Bee Movie last year.  My only wish was that they had stayed a little longer with the bees that moved into the house in the early scene in the movie.

Go see it, if you haven't - best beekeeping movie since Ulee's Gold!

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« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2008, 12:20:49 AM »
I have not read the book or seen the movie. And that also goes for Ulee's Gold.... :'(
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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2008, 01:32:05 AM »
I have not read the book or seen the movie. And that also goes for Ulee's Gold.... :'(

you can watch it on the net for free Bjorn , I posted the link here

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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2008, 07:23:32 AM »
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Thanks. Now I need to pull the desk out and hook in the speaker wires.  :-x
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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2008, 10:54:54 AM »
take your laptop to bed and use  headphones.....or use headphones on your desk top.

if you are going to start watching stuff in bed with your laptop, get one of those fan things to set your computer on.  they have a USB plug in right to the computer and keep you from burning the thing up.
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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2008, 04:42:42 PM »
What sort of fan things are you speaking about. I started to watch a movie and I got onto the sofa with my laptop on my lap. I felt it needed ventilation under it so I did not watch it like that, but ended up at the kitchen table. Not comfortable.

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« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2008, 07:30:15 PM »
http://www.nextag.com/notebook-fan/search-html

here are some examples.  any computer store will have them.  i like the lightweight, adjustable ones.  they are powered from the computer through the USB port.
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« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2008, 11:44:07 PM »
Never knew about this item. I will look into this.

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Re: The secret life of bees
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2008, 07:14:14 AM »
Back to the Movie - finally saw it today (I'm another fan of finding stuff on the web when possible - Ted has a cool way of watching, mines a bit more complicated but works great for me :)

I liked the movie, but like Ulee's Gold it had little to do with beekeeping. The message of Queen Latifa is "Bees have their own ways, ones that works for them!"

Man, don't we all - we enjoyed it though, first Movie to stream to my HDTV too :)


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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2009, 11:40:07 PM »
Saw the movie and felt Dakota Fanning did an excellent job!  I liked the book better....but then, I always do!  Still....a good movie! 
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2009, 11:50:19 PM »
I loved the book, but doubt I will ever watch the movie. The cast just could not capture the true flavor of the book even closely imo. I didn't love the book because it was about bees, but because Sue Monk Kidd is an excellent writer. Her only other book was excellent as well (The Mermaid Chair). If she could churn out a book every month, I would buy them. Her style creates better mental and emotional images than almost any other author I have read.

 

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