This is one of the best books I’ve ever read! It’s right up there with The Mermaid Chair and Me and Emma. I’ve given my review of Me and Emma over on my book blog. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this book. I’ll go and give it a review sometime. But that’s not the point of this blog post.
I am so excited about October. In October, I am planning on taking a Girl’s Night Out to the Riverwalk with a few of my girl friends and we are going to have a great time. I’ve been trying to think of things to do – besides get drunk and hang out at bars because I’m just not interested in that – and so, you just couldn’t even begin to imagine how GLEEFUL I was to run across the world premiere for the trailer to the highly anticipated screenplay for the book, The Secret Life of Bees!! Yes! That’s right – they’ve gone and made it into a movie (big surprise). AND – what’s so exciting – is that it’s being released in … OCTOBER!!! Just in time for my weekend! How wonderful is that? (Of course, I probably would have had a mild stroke if The Mermaid Chair was being released into a movie that month – and if you’ve read the book…you know why.)
Anyway, I’m so excited! I can’t wait to go see the movie with my girlfriends! I am adding a requirement now to the weekend – those of you who are invited (and you know who you are) you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO READ the book in order to get to come to the Girl’s Weekend Retreat.
The movie is going to be SO good – check out the list of women acting inthe roles:
- Dakota Fanning … Lily Owens
- Queen Latifah … August Boatwright
- Jennifer Hudson … Rosaleen Daise
- Alicia Keys … June Boatwright
- Sophie Okonedo … May Boatwright
Yeah – this movie is gonna rock!
And – if it doesn’t – if it’s a total and complete flop like The Memory Keeper’s Daughter was, at least I’ll have my girlfriends there to laugh about it with. The Lifetime Movie Network version of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter into a movie, it was so disappointing. The screenplay was bad, the costuming was bad, the makeup was bad, the acting was B.A.D. – the whole thing looked like a high school one act play. It was just bad. They desecrated it. 🙂
Anyway – girls – aren’t you SOOO excited?!?!?!
Check out the movie trailer here:
http://bordersmedia.com/features/video/secretlifeofbees.asp – I can’t embed it. ENJOY!!!