Thursday, July 7, 2011

WHAT I'M READING

Right now I'm reading this:
This is the 4th book in the time travel series. My mom got me hooked on them. I find her characters so interesting and love that the majority of them are Scottish--like me! Yay!


What I have read:

I must thank Sarah for sending this book to me. I absolutely LOVED it. I finished it in a day and a half. I was mesmerized by the entire story and felt that Stockett wrote beautifully. He beautiful words weave an entrancing story of race in Jackson, Mississippi. The story is mostly told from the standpoint of two African American maids in the 1960s and all that they know about the households they work in, what they have to put up with and how much they love the children they care for. You also read the story from the viewpoint of a girl named Skeeter who is the driving force behind a big change that comes to all three of these ladies, their lives forever entwined and altered.


Lordy, Lordy. Where do I begin with this book? This came highly recommended from about five people. Goolrick writes like a dream with intense description...but I just didn't like this book. It was very dark and very sexual. Not that those are necessarily bad things in books some times, but this one just didn't click with me. There was something just a little too dark around this book. Now, other people might disagree with me and that's fine, but this is my blog and this is how I felt about this book.


Alas, the last book in this series.I have loved each and every book I have read. This book took me the longest to read because it was so intense. I would read a chapter and then have to put it down because I was sweating in anticipation- SERIOUSLY! Everyone should read these books. They are so good and I love how Larsson was a huge "hero" advocate.  

2 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed "The Help" as much as I did!!! Pass it on and keep the enjoyment going! :-)

Sarah said...

Oh I loved it so hard! I'm going to see the movie when it comes out in August.