Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book “Opinion”

I say opinion, because I don’t feel qualified to “review” a book.  I do however, know what I like and want to share with you.  That’s what blogging is all about, right?

A good friend and teacher loaned me this book last week.

the help

I soooo need a blog photographer, this pic is so pathetic.  The book doesn’t really bow up like that at the top.  I hate to admit it, but I put the book on my bathtub to get this shot.  Oh Nikon D5000 where are you?…………………….enough of that.

About the book.   It is set in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s.  “The Help”, refers to the “Nigra”maids (her words, not mine) that work in the “white folks’” households.  Most of their families  have done this for generations, from slavery to domestics.  The main character wants to be a writer and decides she wants to interview “the Help”, but it has to be anonymous.  It is dangerous for the Help to talk, but she gets them to.  

The book is realistic, but still entertaining and a good read.  I was going to tell you ALL about it, but changed my mind.  Read it for yourself; you’ll be glad you did.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

I have been looking for a good summer - have checked out a few but they just aren't "grabbing" me. And I told Hubbie about the cauliflower recipe - and he wants to give it a try (he really is not all about healthy or new veggies so this is a good step!) I'll be making it soon, for sure. Have a great week!

Kelley said...

I need to get this! It sounds very interesting. I enjoy historical fiction.

Kay said...

That sounds really interesting. Might have to give it a try.

I have trouble taking pix of things for the blog too. I have a point and shoot. And I get what I get and I move on. I'm not PW! : )

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Is it an easy read? I have a hard time with reading a book that has a lot of drawl or... ack, can't think of the word I'm looking for... written into it.

Okay, not making sense to you, I'm sure. I should add that book to my library list. :)

Rayoma Shepherd said...

Becky, I just finished my copy this weekend while we were camping. A very good read. I really enjoyed it and was kind of disappointed when I got to the end and that was it. lol

ldragos said...

Leaving a test comment to see if it works.