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.
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.