Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I read a book: the Help

I've been doing a lot of reading lately, well, a lot of reading for a non-reader like me. In a little over a months times I've read 3 books. This is quite out of character for me and made possible by my new eye doctor who told me that my old prescription wasn't good for my eyes. Say what?!? Religiously wore those stupid glasses for 2 years only to find out that they likely only making my eyes worse! I'm so glad that I'm past that silly bespectacled period. I've lost the glasses (for the most part), started doing pencil push-ups (eye strengthening exercises), kicked my Excedrin addiction and I haven't longed for an eye patch since. Thank you Dr. Whitescarver!

I just finished the Help last night. And yes, it's as good as everyone said. At about page 30, I wasn't getting into it and I almost quit. But I'm glad that I stuck with it, because once you get over the ridiculousness of the Junior League, it starts getting really good. I'm curious about the movie, anyone seen it yet? 


  1. by far one of the best books! I too, had to let the story get going, but once it did, I finished it without even putting it down. THAT GOOD. I am so excited to see the movie next weekend. I love this story.

  2. Heidi, I'm excited to hear what you think about the movie.


    It was good wasn't it. I especially liked how it ended. There was a nice amount of justice and indication that this really was all just the beginning, for all of the characters. And I'm so glad that Skeeter didn't end up with Stuart - I must be an anti-romantic because I much prefer an ending in which the boy doesn't get the girl but the girl goes on the better for it. Romantic stories are a dime a dozen and I liked the romance in this book, just glad to see that it didn't dominate. I was just so happy for her (even though she's just a fictional character). I like her gumption.

  3. I loved it too! I HATED Stuart. SO glad she didn't end up with him. I could tell that was gonna be a hot mess of a relationship from the beginning. I can't wait to see the movie either. PS. I'm glad you got the eye situation take care of! PPS. I listened to The Help on audio and Skeeter was the same reader as Lily from The Secret Life of Bees and her accent drove me CRAZY, but I stuck it out because the readers for Minnie and Aibileen were amazing. But I SO know what you mean about the drawl. AWFUL.

  4. @ Krystal - yep Stuart was bad news! I don't have much patience with guys that aren't nice - probably why I'm still single.

    When my Mom first recommended the Help, I asked her if it was as good as the Secret Life of Bees, she said better and I'm just going to have to say different. Truth is I really liked them both.

  5. hey that is great about the glasses! is that why you got those cute new ones that you had in chicago?
    as a non-reader myself, i am very impressed with all the books you have been reading! i did, actually, read The Help and i loved it tooooo! haven't seen the movie yet, though.