March 25, 2014

Little Bee...

  I worked as an Inspector at one of our local polling places yesterday.
It was a "minor" election, with only one item on our ballot (a question),
so we didn't expect a large turnout. Our Clerk told us we could bring a
book to read (or needlework) to help pass the time. (We were there from 
6 am - 7:30 pm). It was a long day. I decided to take a book for simplicity.

I've had this book for a while as it was a gift for Christmas, so I thought
it would be the perfect way to spend the "waiting time". Little did I know
that the entire story line takes place in my birthplace in England! I was 
reading along when "Kingston-upon-Thames" came up. Imagine my delight.

"Little Bee" is a #1 New York Times Bestseller written by Chris Cleave.
This is the synopsis that appears on the back of his book:
"This is the story of two women. Their lives collide one fateful day, and
one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we hope you
never have to face. Two years later, they meet again - the story starts there...
Once you have read it, you'll want to tell your friends about it. When you do,
please don't tell them what happens. The magic is in how the story unfolds."

Well, alright then. I'm going to continue reading this book and when I
finish it, I'll keep my review simple..."thumbs up" or "thumbs down".
Just know that, for now, I'm enjoying it and smiling an awful lot.

3 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Createology said...

Thankfully you brought a good book to read with that very long day. Bless you for working the vote polling place. Happy Hump Day...Julie Julie Julie

Minimiss said...

Hard to beat a good book for down-time.

Andi's English Attic said...

Looking this book up on Amazon I see it is written by the author who wrote The Other Hand which I enjoyed. Little Bee has gone on my wish list. Thanks for the pointer. xx


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