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"The Help," Mauritius-style, Part 2

As I am currently living in a place where house maids are extremely common, parts of “The Help” relate to my life in ways that those growing up in the States now cannot understand. 368 more words

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"The Help," Mauritius-style, Part 1

Recently, I’ve rediscovered my passion for reading. With the help of a new Kindle, I’ve been burning through e-books from my “local” library. One of the books I finished recently is “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. 370 more words

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"The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

Summary: Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends’ lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. 356 more words

Book Review: The Help By Kathryn Stockett

NRN Book Rating: B+

I know, I know, I’m pretty late with this review, especially since the movie came out (what feels like) years ago! But I still haven’t seen it and that’s because I wanted to wait until I read the book. 198 more words


What I'm Reading Now

I’m currently on another book, The Help.  It’s been so so popular in recent years, and with a film out (that I’ve seen), I’ve been spurred on to read it. 45 more words


Jackson, Mississippi 2014; Arriving Friday, June 13

Jackson, Mississippi, June 2014 for the Tenth USA IBC, seemed welcome and familiar as the Delta plane lowered and then landed; the remembered green and trees renewed memories, making me feel I was returning after a recent visit instead of the four-year hiatus. 613 more words