Monday, September 12, 2011


When I was younger I was an avid reader.  I read everything and always had a book in my hand.  I was even known to be so engrossed in a book  that I would try and read at the dinner table...or worse yet ..the bathroom!  Ha, I know, it sounds silly.

As I grew older and married and had children, magazines became my reading source.  I only had short spans of time to read and novels weren't it.  Now that my children are older, I make it a habit to read at least one novel a year.  The novel I pick usually gets read when we are on vacation.

This year were traveling to PA to help a friend celebrate her 50th birthday and I asked the hubs to pick me up a magazine before we got on the plane.  Yeah, I know, some reading habits are hard to break.  Anyhow, he came back with a book.  A book that had 527 pages.  I was like, "What's this?  I asked you to get me a magazine."  He said, " I saw this and remembered you said you wanted to see it, but I thought you might like to read the book first."  Know what book I am talking about?

If you guessed......

You were right if you guessed  THE HELP.  The hubs picked a winner of a book. It was just like being a teenager all over again.  I took this book every where.  I read it all the way to PA.  Two planes and a layover.  I read it on my free time while we were in PA and then I read it all week and two planes and a layover on the way back.  Great book!  Did you know that the the woman who wrote the book is a first time author? 

An added bonus for me was actually being able to meet someone from the movie.  On my second leg back to New Orleans, I sat by a woman and her husband.  She saw that I was reading the book and asked if I was enjoying it.  I said, "Yes, I am.  I am half way through the book.  I want to read it all before I see the movie."  She shared with me that she actually worked on the movie in the costuming department and said that they used vintage clothing and that some of the stuff was so old, that it was falling apart.   She said the movie was pretty true to the book...and she was right for the most part.

So, if you are looking for a good read or a good movie to see check out THE HELP!  I am giving the book and the movie two thumbs up.

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