Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Secret Life of Bees



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I finally got my reading mojo back and finished The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. It was the book recommend by Lyns as apart of Mrs Readalots Book Club.

I loved this book, it was sweet, eccentric, funny and sad. It follows the life of Lily, a young girl who has grown up without her mother and lives with a harsh and unforgiving father. She has only one friend, Rosaleen, a black servant. It follows their journey over on Summer after racial tension explodes and Rosaleen is arrested.

I don't like giving away to much of a story line when I write about a book, so I just wanted to say you have to read it!

I loved this book so much that I want to share it with you so I am giving away one copy! I will also be giving away one copy of The Book Thief seeing as I loved it just as much as this one.

The books will be sent directly from The Book Depository to you. This giveaway isn't sponsored in any way, I just want to share these great books with you.

So to enter simply recommend me a book. Entries will close on October 25th 2011 and I will draw the two winners via random.org. You can tweet and share on Facebook for extra entries, but please be sure to tag @MahliMoo so I can keep track.

36 comments :

  1. Oh I would love to read the secret life of bees~ the movie was very sweet but books are always better than movies!

    My favourite book this year has been the time travellers wife~ It was a great read and I will admit to sobbing my heart out in parts..

    xx

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  2. Oh I have been meaning to read this book for AGES - there is a movie too isn't there?
    But i would love to read this

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  3. I never know what to recommend for people, so much depends on genre! If you like fantasy type things, The Castings Trilogy by Pamela Freeman is great. Lots of books that I love are fantasy based. (Geek? Totally)

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  4. Seeing as this has been made in to a movie im going to recommend 2 books i thought were fantastic reads that have been made into movies firstly Running with Scissors , second White Oleander the book is so good i still have not benn able to bring myself to watch the movie.

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  5. I haven't read a boom for so long!
    One of my favorites (which I leant to someone and lost) is called Treading on Dreams. I can't even remember the author (Kristin something I think?)
    So that doesn't make this a very good recommendation then does it? :)

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  6. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway! I would recommend a book titled "Room", by Emma Donoghue; it was a brilliant read. It is told from the perspective of 5 year-old Jack. I won't say much more, but it is terrific. I read it in one day!!!!!

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  7. Have shared on Facebook (facebook name Michelle Vamvas)

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  8. Have shared on twitter too (twittername queenofcomps)

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  9. I really enjoy Lee Child's series with Jack Reacher. I have just finished reading The Visitor, and it was great.

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  10. Such a great giveaway!!! And a fun idea to get book recommendations. I've been wanting to read this one since my mom recommended it to me recently.

    The book I just read is Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand. I thought it was a good story. Not too difficult or anything, but a few interesting characters and different from what I've read recently. A relaxing way to wind down after the kids were in bed or down for a nap! :)

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  11. I would recommend, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which I read many years ago and picked up again more recently.

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  12. Oh I want to read this...have it on my wish list for kindle - but waiting for the price to go down!

    I recommend The Hunger Games, and the sequels - Catching Fire and the Mockingjay!
    the movie is out soon (of the hunger games) so read it before it comes out!

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  14. A book giveaway, what a wonderful idea (one I may need to borrow in future, I promise I'll link back to you as my inspiration, hehe)!

    I'll recommend the Sleepers Almanac No.6 for a couple of reasons; it's the only thing I've read that I really enjoyed since reading the Twilight Series and I DON'T want to be seen recommending the Twilight series (even though I have to admit I really enjoyed it - so, shoot me!), and two, it's really good to dip into because it's an anthology of short stories. Perfect for busy mums or tired mums who want to fall asleep after a few pages!

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  15. Have also tweeted and put a message on Facebook!

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  16. I loved Anh Do's The Happiest Refugee. Really interesting and inspiring

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  17. I'vebeen wanting to read that book! I have read the book thief and loved it! It's been so long since I've read a book I don't know what to recommend! I used to read ALL of the time pre-kids! Have you read anything by John Irving?

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  18. The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory is the book that keeps giving. It has a sister book called the Red Queen and tells the story of a prominent queen during The War of The Roses in the Middle Ages. Elizabeth Woodville met her husband, King Edward, in the most amazing of circumstances. It was a true love story in a time where marriages were generally made for status and money.

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  19. to be honest i haven't read anything since the twilight series lol So i could really use a new book :)

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  20. A 1000 Splendid Suns by Khaled Hoseini is my favourite book after The Kite Runner by same author. Read it! :)

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  21. Shared on FB using @MahliMoo tag :)

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  22. I love Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood - she is a wonderful literary author.

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  23. Oh aren't you lovely! I love The Anne books - I don't care that they were written for children, I read them every year!

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  24. it will be lovely to win this book:) thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. shared on twitter (@sisilingling, sly)

    https://twitter.com/#!/sisilingling/status/127947365528256512

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  26. Unbeaable lightness - Portia De Rossi's book about her struggle with anorexia and anxiety

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  27. I would recommend Last Summer by Kylie Ladd. It's the last book I read and I wasn't able to put it down!

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  28. Sounds like a good read :) I suggest The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory - interesting fictional exploration of a little known English queen. Right up there with Lauren though rereading the Anne books every year, I never get enough of them or Pollyanna

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  29. Am reading the Tiger's Wife at the moment, which my lovely husband bought me recently - enjoying it so far.

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  30. I have just finished Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE. I loved it.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  31. I haven't read a novel in a long time - mostly because "once I pop I just can't stop"! My all time favourite is Pride and Prejudice. With a holiday coming up - surely I can read a novel or 10 ;0)

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