30 April 2012

The Help

I was just wondering if any of you have you ever read The Help? 

If you haven't, you should!

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I received it as a present this past Christmas, and since I read it I cannot get it out of my head. I have even read a few other books but this is still in the front of my mind. It is the best book I have ever read!

I usually go for a predictable romance (which I do enjoy!!),the easy to read books where you read it, enjoy it and then forget it. I felt unsure if i'd even enjoy reading it but as soon as I read the first page I knew we'd get along fine.

The Help was easy to read (I read before bed and really wanted to carry on each night but my tired eyes couldn't take anymore), but at the same time it was thought provoking. It is so inspirational and makes you realise how hard people worked in those days for such little pay and how lucky we are to live the lifestyles we lead. I laughed and cried during this book and was truly saddened at the end as I didn't want it to finish.

I have since lent to my mum and she loves it just as much as I do!

Whilst reading it I didn't realise a film had been made that is based on the book, so I have that to look forward to! So exciting! I just hope it is as good as the novel itself.

Since reading it I have started looking at other books that aren't romance and it feels good to broaden what I read. 

If you have read it, did you love it? I'd love to know your thoughts.

Gemma xXx

P.s - I've given the blog a mini make-over and changed things around a bit! I love the look of it : ) A recipe page has been added so all my favourite recipes are in one place..perfect!


  1. I've not yet read it but it is on my list of books to read, I also want to read it before I watch the film. I often find the books tend to be better than the films, it is only a rare occassion I feel otherwise.

    I love the new blog layout. It feels very homely :) I love the colours also. I have tried my blog without a background, it just felt so bare yet your's doesn't feel that way at all, I like it x x x x

  2. I Gems, I am really thinking about read this book now you made me want to read it even more. Your blog is great, clean and fresh. Like a spring day (well, not like the ones he are having but you got the picture). ;) xx

  3. You should check out A Thousand Splendid Suns. It is fantastic. I have a spare copy if you want it.

    Loved The Help and th movie didn't disappoint either.

    Claire xx

  4. I read The Help when the book was first out, and found it fascinating. I havent seen the film and wonder how true to the spirit of the book it is?

  5. Thanks for letting me know about this book, I will check out my library for it :)
    I like the mini make-over to your blog..off to check out your recipe section now..
    Have a lovely day and Happy Reading!
    Magie x

  6. I haven't read or watched it but I would love to do both! Your blog makeover looks good I like it! Gemma there wasn't much interest in the Creative Memories templates I was offering so if you still want them I am happy to send you one of each. Just email me your postal address to nellie@mcccarthydesigns.com.au.

  7. I haven't read it yet, but I keep being told to read it haha... perhaps when things slow down i will.
    xo dana

  8. Hi Gemma,
    Yes, I read The Help and I loved it! It was so powerful and inspirational. To think of what other's have gone through, you become really greatful and at the same time inspired by their strength and bravery. When the movie came out I couldn't wait to see it. I thought it was pretty accurate to the book and everyone did an amazing job. I laughed, I cried, I laughed, I cried. It's one of those stories that stays with you and you can't stop thinking about. Like you, I am usually drawn to the romance type book (which I LOVE - I'm not going to lie...: )but I was so happy that I read this story. If you have any other recomendations please pass them my way. I love a good book! :)

    Danielle xo

  9. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Pop over to my blog for details. Claire xx

  10. Hi
    I was lent this book by a colleague at work who had really enjoyed reading this. Once I started to read it, I couldn't put it down. I started reading it when I was off work on holiday and I have to say it is one of the best books I have ever read. I read it in two days! It is very inspiring, and hard to believe those things actually happened. I haven't seen the film yet but I'm hoping to see it soon.


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Gemma x


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