The Book Nook

**I know I just published one of these Book Nooks last week.  Be patient, I’ve got really interesting, juicy, witty, meaty posts coming up.  Actually, that’s not true but I am trying to buy time is all until I come magically uncaged from blogger’s block.

The Book Nook is my little place to talk about (not to be insanely obvious here…) books.  Because I like to read a book every year or so.  I promise I won’t give anything away (but, things happen).  And, there is a 76% chance that you’ll find this review a complete waste of time because you read the book 10 years ago.  Moving on.

THE BOOK: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help

My thoughts (which most likely carry little to no influence): A wonderfully written novel about African American maids working in the south at the dawn of the Civil Rights Era; with stories and characters that warmed your heart and then ripped your right heart out.  The ending left me yearning some, but I don’t have much more to jabber about than that.  It’s a book that makes you wonder, given different circumstances, if you’d be the type to shrink away from doing what’s right and let the world go merrily along doused in its own viciousness, or would you be the one to take a stand and fight for decency, no matter the consequences?

Grade: A

Would I recommend it to a stranger on the bus (trying to make his way home)? YES, of course! Hubs is perusing its endearing pages as I type.  I can’t wait to finally see the movie.

What I am reading now: I sailed through the first book of The Hunger Games.  I’ve got the rest on hold (it’ll be a while until they turn up available) and in the meantime, I think I need to attend to the real and fake life (ahem, my blog) that I’ve checked out of to gobble up these past few recent reads…

10 thoughts on “The Book Nook

  1. Stayed up way too late last night finishing this book. But I give it an A as well, for what it’s worth (which is likely nothing).

  2. I liked The Help as well. I take both of your opinions seriously. The Help reminded me of a book in the 70’s about women that tried to get too many things into the storyline. I felt this way about THE HELP. But the actors were wonderful and I loved the clothing and the sets and the cars. I hope I can get into The Hunger Games. Right now, I am reading mysterys by Scandinavians. FUN! lv mamap

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