My copy of Kathryn Stockett’s The Help has been sitting on my shelf since October. Every time I look at it, I tell myself I need to read it. Other books just had more priority because of my deadlines. Before I even owned a copy, I heard much praise for it.
Casual acquaintances suggested that I read it, especially since I write about raising my biracial children at I’m Not the Nanny. Other book loving friends recommended the novel to me. We weren’t even talking about books when they mentioned The Help.
When bloggers I just met at Book Blogger Convention were telling me how much they enjoyed the novel, I figure it was time to dust off my copy.
I didn’t know much about the book except it takes place in Mississippi and was about black women servants. I know, I haven’t even read the book flap yet! Watching the movie trailer for Stockett’s The Help movie sealed the deal.
I need to read this book before the movie comes out. I know that movies are never as good as the book but to me they are different formats so the storytelling needs are different.
What book do you keep meaning to read? Do you prefer to read the book before or after you see the movie?