First of all, you should know that this combination is amazing.
In the yogurt mess bowl:
- Panda Puffs (a peanut butter flavored GF organic cereal for kids!)
- Greek yogurt (vanilla)
My dogs are so obsessed with Panda Puffs that when they see me take the box out of the pantry they are immediately by my feet, begging for a puff. Heh.
Blogger Book Club
As you might remember, there’s a group of ladies in Charlotte that meet up for a monthly book club. Unfortunately, I missed our meeting last night because of work. Plus, I hadn’t finished the book selection yet! But I stayed up late last night reading and finally finished it alone.
We read Little Bee by Chris Cleave:
This book was TRULY one of the Top 5 books that I’ve ever read. Now, I can tell you that it’s probably a love-it-or-hate-it kind of book, but a wise teacher of mine once remarked, “A great book is a great book. That doesn’t mean you like it, you just acknowledge its greatness.” So true. Whether you liked or hated Little Bee, I think it’s impossible to deny that this book is a GREAT book.
The back of the book warns, “We don’t want to tell you too much about this story. Just trust us that it’s a great story,” so I don’t want to give away the plot. But I will say this: Little Bee weaves the stories of two narrators: Little Bee, a Nigerian refugee, and Sarah, a privileged but emotionally tortured white woman in London. Their lives intersect one fateful day on a beach and both lives are forever changed.
Cleave’s writing is so beautiful, so painful, so descriptive, and used so many awesome literary techniques that I was dripping with jealously as I read. He is an awesome writer! The book is quickly paced and intriguing. I would HIGHLY recommend it.
Our next book for August: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Feel free to read along with us!
Have you read Little Bee? Did you love it or hate it? What do you think happens at the very end of the book? Would you have done what Sarah did on the beach, or do you think you would’ve been more like Andrew? (Warning: this means there will be spoilers in the comments section!) I’ll share my opinion in the comments section, too!