Ravings of a Book Junkie

An avid reader, if books were sustenance I'd be fat as a hog. I mainly read dark urban fantasies, but like to mix things up book-wise, just never enough time to read all the books I want to read!

The Help Deluxe Edition

The Help - Kathryn Stockett Terrific read set in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement. Three women - two black, one white - put together a daring book about how black maids feel about their white employers. I found this book hard to put down. The characters voices felt authentic to me though sometimes exaggerated phonetically, but then again, I've never lived in 1960s Mississippi. Aibileen & Celia were the characters I felt most drawn too. Celia, a white woman from the wrong side of the tracks, forms a friendship