Friday, September 7, 2012

August Book Club

Sadly, I forgot to get a group picture.  Sorry friends :(

For August we read:
The Help

SPOILER ALERT!  DON'T CONTINUE READING UNLESS YOU'VE READ THE BOOK OR DON'T CARE IF YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

I wanted to serve dinner while we discussed the book.
 Fried chicken was the obvious choice!  Funny thing:  everyone was supposed to bring a side dish.  I picked up some garlic bread when I went to get the chicken, Andrea brought rolls, and Sara brought rolls.  Luckily Erin brought a salad, but she was debating between salad and crescent rolls. It was a carb night! 
For dessert, we had the terrible awful!  Just kidding...it was just chocolate pie.  When hubby came home, he asked if Marie Calendar took a dump in the pie...we had a good laugh.

Our Thoughts on The Help:

Stewart was a total jerk!  We kept hoping he would come around and Skeeter and him would end up together, but they didn't, and he was a jerk!

It is really sad/weird to think that this happened during our parent's generation!  It wasn't that long ago that people were being treated this way.

It is scary that Hilly had so much control EVERYWHERE!  In her community, in her city, etc.  She needed a swift kick in the butt!  Elizabeth was such a drone/sheep/door mat.  She just did everything Hilly told her too.  We wanted her to finally stand up against Hilly, but no!

The terrible awful was disgusting and hilarious!  Chocolate pie will never be looked at the same way.

The style back in the 60s was funny to think about.  Like shot hair was brazen, ladies wore wigs, etc.  They mentioned a lot of styles in the book.

The way it ended was realistic.  Nothing epic happened, and it was a bit sad, but realistic.

It was a bit frustrating for Sara that the author changed narration every couple of chapters.  Some situations left you hanging.  I liked the change in narration, but the cliffhangers were a bit grrr!

There was much crying while reading.


For September we are reading:
How To Make A Bird

I picked this up at the UBM Party.  The ladies thought it looked interesting.  I'm a bit nervous about it, but I hope it's good.

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