Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Help

I started volunteering in a Kindergarten classroom this morning at a European School here in Karlsruhe.  Such an amazing experience working with so many adorable kids from so many different countries!  

The morning was a lot of fun.  Fun that left me exhausted afterwards.  Seriously, teachers are so underpaid.  I came home and thought I would lay down for 30 minutes or so; rest, maybe read a bit, and now I can't get up.  

It's not the tiredness.  Or the laziness. It's this book.  

The Help

It sucks you in.  I love books that weave a fictional story through an actual event in history.   And there's something so riveting about the women in The Help, defying social norms; working together to change culture, to right the injustices of world.  

I have a dishwasher to empty.  Dirty dishes to wash.  Cards to write.  Gifts to buy.  A website to translate.  Dinner to make.  A workout to do.  But all I want to do is read.  

You know a book is good if it keeps me from doing what I am supposed to be doing. I know reading is a valuable way to spend your time, but I still just have a hard time justifying sitting on the couch, curled up with a book, when there is work to do. 

So how did I manage to pull my head out of my book to write this post?  Because I had to tell you about this book.  You want this book in your life.  The movie is coming out this fall.  So read up before Hollywood does a subpar job of depicting such an amazing story.   


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I see that Luis did get his AZ Suns t-shirts - hooray - the USPS didn't swallow them up. I have heard others talking about this book and I'd like to read it. Also, I want to read "Heaven Is Real". I bought it as a gift for someone and I think Julie has an extra copy so I'll mooch off of her. How can two years have zoomed by? Happy belated anniversary.

Jaci Moseman said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so neat that you are doing some work at a school there! How is it being back other than that? need anything special from the states... specifically the middle of the states?

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