Wednesday, March 20, 2024

"Ting-Ting" / The Bee Sting / Spring things

Nu's much-loved lovey, Silky the Bee, used to go "buzz-buzz, ting-ting" back in the day. We still use Nu's toddler-ese "ting-ting" to refer to bee stings.

I've been chuckling over that while reading Paul Murray's The Bee Sting--a book both At and Big A gave me copies of at Christmas! (I've since returned the copy Big A gave me.) I was savoring this novel, frequently chortling out loud, as it was delightful in a Derry Girls kind of way... but things have taken a disquieting turn and the sexual violence is quite terrifying... I can't wait to be done now.

Pic: Huck and Max got a Spring haircut and look a bit strange. The bows on Huck's ears make it look like she has ponytails! Outside is somehow snow AND flowers.

5 comments:

Gillian said...

Cute.

Nicole said...

Hahaha but they are SO cute! Whenever Rex (or Barkley, his changes were dramatic) get a haircut it's like they're a totally different dog!

Nance said...

I read a blurb about The Bee Sting and briefly considered it. I'll be waiting for your final review.

The pups look quite sophisticated now. I scarcely recognize them!

NGS said...

Look at those happy faces!! Smiling dogs are irresistible.

maya said...

Gillian--Thanks!

Nicole--they do, don't they?!

Nance--I thought they looked ready for a job interview :). Also, 10/10 for The Bee Sting. (Despite the sexual violence over 20 pages or so of a 600 page novel.)

NGS--I'm holding a treat in my camera hand--it's a smile of anticipation :).

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