Swagbucks Book Club – Cleaning up before The Help arrives
Thank you to everyone who participated in last Friday’s Book Club discussion. I know I enjoyed it and hope you did too. Remember that this month’s selection is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Many of you have read this so I’m looking forward to a lively discussion here on the blog on Friday, August 5th. If you haven’t started the book yet there is still plenty of time to join in! Don’t forget you can purchase the eBook for your Kindle in the Swag Store or order a print copy through several Book Clubs through the Special Offers tab on the homepage. You can also use some of those sweet Amazon Gift Cards or even borrow it from your local library. I will be here every Friday to remind you so you don’t forget.
For those unfamiliar with The Help, here is the synopsis:
Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.
Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.
Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.
Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women–mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends–view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don’t.
Still not completely sold? Check out the trailer for the upcoming movie, in theaters August 10.
See you next Friday when I have more treats from The Help for you.