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« on: April 01, 2005, 09:13:07 PM »

A while ago I wanted to do some fictional reading that had bees as topics in the story.  I had heard a lot of good things about The secret lives of Bees, but I have also heard that it's a chick book.  So I started reading McKay's Bees.  What a bunch of worthless dung!  This was the worst book I have every read.  It had such great promise too, atleast by the back cover.  I highly recommend that if you come across this novel, that you destroy it.   It was a completely stupid story and the bee parts were completely irreverent and innacurate.  Too many charater's with their own motives.  The first half was OK, then it fell apart once McKay goes back to Massachusetts.  It portrays Langstroth as a wacko.

Do not read this book.  

Up next,  The Honey thief.  It can only get better.
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005, 10:16:21 PM »

Maybe the forum should have a book review section so all of us can pass on our opinions of some of the good, the bad, and the ugly books published about bees?
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2005, 11:28:03 PM »

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It portrays Langstroth as a wacko.


Do you know any beekeepers who aren't?!
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2005, 12:40:07 AM »

I have read the secret life of bees, yes it is pushed torwd girls but my teacher was nice enough to spend cash on it than some other book. If you read it you will like it, at least I though it was ok, I am a book worm though. Bye Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2005, 07:29:34 AM »

I seem to remember that ol' Langstroth was a bit wacko--or at least, depressed much of the time. Maybe bipolar, by today's standards.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2005, 04:03:19 PM »

Hmmm - a book review forum (only on bee related books) would be interesting. There have been alot of requests by people on what bee books are good.

John may or may not see this particular list of posts. Maybe you should PM him and mention it. Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2005, 05:38:13 PM »

John sees  e v e r y t h i n g... cheesy

But seriously, how many fictional bee related books could there bee out there? Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2005, 05:59:18 PM »

Actually Beth... my special Beemaster X-Ray Glasses don't miss too much - I'm hoping that we can soon have SUB-FORUMS included here - so that under GENERAL BEEKEEPING FORUM you may see SUB-TOPICS such as perferred reading material, Best Place to Buy Bees, Setting up your beeyard, and other categories like that.

Literally EACH forum could have Sub-Forums related to the main topic - this is an add-on hack, and we need to discuss it with Lesli. I have seen this type of sub-categories before in forums and it actually works well EXCEPT that you can get a bit lost when searching - it gets back to using the POSTS SINCE LAST VISITED feature which is the cure all to such navagational issues.

For now. If someone wants to start a ANNOUNCEMENT called BOOK REVIEWS or PERFERRED READING or whatever - it can allow people to post both the good and bad about books, without getting lost over time.

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Actually, although it might get placed a bit further down the main screen - book reviews could be added to the MEMBERS WEBPAGES, BLOGS and FORUMS section since it has a Library or written theme??

Thus being called the MEMBERS WEBPAGES, BLOGS, FORUMS and BOOK REVIEWS - or something like that - I really don't want to make a special forum JUST for book reviews, I think it would peter out quickly, there are NOT a million books out there, at least not in print.

Just some thoughts.
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2005, 06:09:36 PM »

The Secret Life of Bees was written by a stupid woman who hates White Protestant Southern males, and who didn't take the time to learn anything about bees. She is an ignorant bigot.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2005, 06:12:35 PM »

TV....

Tell us what you REALLY think  shocked  rolleyes
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2005, 08:31:26 PM »

TVaughan is just trying out is freedom of speech. LOL Smiley

That is some statement. But how did you like the book?

I think an announcement would work great for a place to put book reviews. And John..... keep your x-ray eyes to yourself. Smiley
(Good to know you're watchin' out though.)

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2005, 10:04:38 PM »

TV I thought the book was pretty good for an every day woman to deside to write. Plus the book was about woman sticking together in life and it had to make guys look bad to prove parts, it is like the channel LIFETIME, the guy is always the bad person. Plus they really only hate 3 or so men in the book becuase of there actions. Like I said the book was OK and only OK in my eyes, bye Smiley
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