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Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel, The Help, is in the voice of three narrators – a young twenty-something progressive white girl and two black housekeepers. It is a story of Jackson, Mississippi, in the early 1960′s. Miss Skeeter – the white woman – sets out to write a book about the lives of black “domestics” – those who keep house for whites and raise their children in the process. Aibileen and Minny are the other two voices, and they help Skeeter with her book.
Miss Skeeter’s goal in writing the book is …
Apparently, it is Book Blogger Appreciation Week. Who knew?
I’m actually one of those who thinks that there are waaayyy too many “appreciation weeks” out there, but since this one is for me, we’ll celebrate!
Actually, I’ve been wanting an excuse to thank you, my readers, and so I’m going to turn this into Book Blog READERS Appreciation Week! Ha!
Seriously, there a lot of you out there – many more than I ever thought would visit, much less become loyal readers, and so I do thank you. (I must add …
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When I started this blog, I never thought I’d review a book for kids. If you’re a frequent reader, you know the story of my being asked to review books. Well, a children’s book came a long that I just couldn’t pass up.
You see, I was raised by an avid fisherman. In fact, growing up I was taken out of school early on more than one occasion for a special fishing trip down to the river with my dad. Now, my dad is taking his grandchildren – in particular one …
Yes, I’m back to catching up. It has been a whirlwind the last three to four weeks which has included shooting three weddings, an anniversary trip to NYC and week+ of birthday celebrations. All this means that there hasn’t been a lot of reading going on.
I did finish (finally) Alice Munro’s collection of short stories, and the last two were just as grand as the rest. In fact, I think the next to last story – Tricks – was my favorite. There is an obvious parallel in it to Shakespeare, …