Queen Bee. Bee in your bonnet. Busy as a bee. The bees’ knees. The birds and the bees. Like bees to a honey pot. I only recently realised how many idioms, metaphors and symbols about bees we’ve adopted into the English language. This realisation came when quite by accident in the space of a fortnight, I read two bee-themed books back-to-back: The World Without Us by Mireille Juchau and The Bees by Laline Paull.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books And A Beat.
Basically you need to grab your current book, open to a random page and share two ‘teaser’ sentences from somewhere on that page (although not spoilers).
I’d thought I’d give it a whirl.
Right now, I’m reading The World Without Us, by Mireille Juchau. It’s an Australian book with a lot of references to bees. I think I’m going to enjoy it.
As each thought floated up, her eyes darkened, welled, then took on such a terrified cast that the officers grew kind and hushed. One fetched water and handed her the cup while the other quipped about baby names, his own father named after a frickin pub!
Anyone willing to share a wee snippet from their current book? Leave a comment below.