Friday, October 7, 2011

Book Club!!

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway!

Today's Book Club Friday!


To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing...



Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

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  I've had this book on my to-read list forever, but for some reason I just couldn't get excited about it.  But this week, I ran out of excuses to put it off.  And I'm so glad I did.

I was not in the group of people that cried reading it, but I certainly laughed a lot.  Of course, there were many serious moments, and those really made the book.

I'm pretty sure I'm the only person left on the face of earth that hadn't read this.  But if you haven't, pick it up now.  I can't wait to watch the movie now!


What are you reading?

17 comments:

Lyndsay said...

I'm still in the process of reading it. I can't wait to finish! I'm glad you liked it!

Heather said...

One of my favorite books...the movie is just as good too!

Lena @ Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I finished it last week... I think I would have loved it MORE had I read it BEFORE all the hype... I think I went into it expecting too much... but it's def one of my faves! :)

Nikki said...

Nope, not the last person on Earth, that would be me. It's way far down on my reading list. It just doesn't seem to appeal to me. But everyone says it's good and sometimes I'm a follower...just a little late.

Victoria said...

the help is a good book, i read it last Summer. i still have yet to see the movie though :)

happy friday!

Wiz said...

I didnt cry in the book either but did during the movie! Seeing it play out made it much sadder! Glad you read it. I will be back next week to link up!

Katie said...

LOL- I haven't read it yet either! I was on the wait list for weeks from the library, and go figure my name came up while I was out of town, and they moved on to the next person. I had to sign up AGAIN, and after over a month, I am still #7 of over 100. I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow, so I'll probably have the same thing happen AGAIN! Gr! I haven't been able to see the movie yet, either!

jennie said...

Yay! You read it! I'm happy that you liked it. I think that casting Emma Stone was pure genius and I'm seriously looking forward to seeing the movie.

whit said...

Yay! I'm glad you liked it.

Megan said...

Ahhhh, I just read this book! It was amazing! I didn't cry, but I definitely loved it!!

Lindsay said...

I love that book! It's such a good read.

Sarah said...

I'm loving your blog! I need to read more often. Haha. I'm your newest follower!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I still have yet to read this book!!!!!!!

Cat Alford said...

Yay so glad you read the help! I loved it!
xoxo
Cat

Jennifer said...

Completely obsessed with this book. I cried and laughed and got really angry while seeing the movie and reading the book. And it is totally awesome that the author is a Phi Mu. :)

Katie said...

Love this book!! It was so amazing. And actually one of the few where the movie was almost as good as the book.

Jules said...

this is on my to-read AND to-watch list, as soon as I can find some time to sit... lol.

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