Lunch break and time to take the first mini-challenge. I am reading The Secret Life of Bees. I came across this book as part of another project I'm doing - being a Mary Jane Farm Girl. To earn my beginning badge under Garden Gates I needed to learn a little about bees and their importance, grow some bee-friendly flowers, and read the novel that I'm working on today!
The book takes place in the 1960's and is set in South Carolina. This is a part of the US that I can't wait to visit so I know that has intrigued me as I read. I can't imagine being part of the days when it was black vs. white - the story is about a young white girl who is raised by a mean father after her mother's accidental death. I'm just into the first few chapters - but I love it!