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pyrajane’s Review #49: Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch by Haywood Smith

Queen Bee


This book was not written for me, but I didn’t hate it.  I’m sure there are lots of people who rated it much higher than I did, but I’m just not the target audience.

Read more about Southern bitches, life after fifty when you’re divorced and pissed off, and how to behave properly and use your manners when everything around you is falling apart.

pyrajane’s review #40: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

How did this

turn into this?

Because Hollywood!

I haven’t seen the movie Practical Magic in years, but it’s one of those movies that makes me stop and watch if I’m ever flipping channels and it’s on.  I’m not actually sure if I’ve seen the entire thing.  I like it a lot though and picked up this book on a whim after reading some heavy non-fiction.  I thought it would be nice to relax with a good couch read.

As I read I kept wondering if this was the book the movie was based on or if there is another book called Practical Magic that was used.  I even went to IMDb to check because, seriously… how?  My friend Jenn figures that  the script for that movie was waved NEAR a copy of the book once.  A few things stuck, but then they just did whatever was going to test well.

Happily, I liked both the book and the movie, but I really wish when Hollywood gets  a book and changes it, they should rename the movie and add Inspired By The Book “Blah Blah Blah”.  You’re just confusing people and making die-hard book snobs snobbier.

Read the rest of my fairly quick review over on my blog.  This was a nice relaxing read after a few serious non-fiction books and some depressing fiction.  It’s nice to have a beach read at the end of September when you’re nowhere near the beach.

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