Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Help

I am crazy about reading. I have always been. When I was little, dolls and toys were ignored in favour of any book I could get my hand on.

Hence I am slightly ashamed to have only just begun my summer reading. Let's blame it on the numerous visitors coming through our home ever since the first hint of warm weather arrived in New York.

Better late than never.

I started on The Help a few days ago and I could not set it down at all. I have so many romantic feelings about the South and the vivid portrayal of life, love and sadly hate between white families and their domestic help was truly enlightening in both good ways and bad.

Such a compelling read that I wish I had picked up sooner.

I know most of you may have already read this but perhaps a second read is in order before the release of the movie on August 12. I know I will be there on opening weekend.


  1. I think I'm the only person who hasn't read The Help! I am burnt out on fiction, so I just started Low Life, an account of downtown New York between 1840 and 1920.

    I'm so glad you're blogging - I can't get enough Usha!

  2. I read so much non-fiction for work, I can't help but reach for light, easy reads.

    I am glad I started too - let's toast to this later this week!