Two bee books in two weeks: The World Without Us and The Bees

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: The World Without Us

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.