Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Meet The Help

Each time I've read the novel "The Help" (that would be three in the last two years), I've wanted to review it for you here, but I could never find the right words to tell you how poignant and funny and heartwarming and important it is, and how I've never loved a book more.

How much do I love this book? So much that I've named the new chickens I brought home yesterday after three of the main characters.  Allow me to introduce Eugenia (a Delaware), Aibileen (a Barred Rocks) and Minny (a Red Hampshire). No need for nail polish this time.

25 comments:

  1. Welcome to the new girls! Good to see Clara and Peach have accepted them so well.

    "The Help" is one of the best books I've ever read. The movie is due out soon but I'm still undecided if I want to see it or not. You just never know what they'll do to a book when they make it into a movie.

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  2. I´m sure new blog stars arrived at the 7MSN! They are charming! I like their names. I loved to read the german translation from the wonderful story.
    Have fun all together!

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  3. what lovely looking chicken (dinners) ;-)

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  4. I think you are going to have beautiful, Easter colored eggs!

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  5. Pretty chickens, glad they had such a good reception from the other girls. Haven't read the book yet but it's on my list. Good to see so many people liked it.

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  6. Oh, they are so cute! I LOVE chickens...wish I could have them here in town...

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  7. They are beauties - can't wait for more posts on the girls!

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  8. Anne Boleyn5/31/11, 6:39 AM

    So interesting that you were so "taken" by The Help as I think you are not a southern woman (could be mistaken on that). The people I talk to who've read it, all of them southern, tend to feel somewhat guilty as we recognize astonishing black women from our childhood. My family had a wonderful woman who came once a week to help my mother (who cleaned and polished and washed right along side AnnieMae, I add proudly). Later she came several days a week to help with the grandbabies who named her "GrannyMae" because that's who she was. We loved her so much!
    P.S. Love the new chickens too!

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  9. Lovely, colorful flock you're getting there. We just got a very colorful rooster for our girls, but he's the strong silent type.

    I've never heard of Delaware chickens, so I've got some research to do. Will you let your broody hen set on some eggs? Just think, an even bigger flock...

    You'll have to open the 7MSN Omelet House! Yippee!

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  10. I so enjoyed The Help as well ... welcome girls. You are quite lovely! Look forward to seeing more of ya!

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  11. Welcome to the new girls! How old are they? It's nice to see everyone getting along upon introduction. I wonder how their first night together in the coop went?

    I haven't read The Help yet, but it is on my list! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  12. The new girls are beautiful. How old are they? It's great that they all seem to be getting along so well. :)

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  13. Carol in Colo5/31/11, 8:34 AM

    I haven't heard of a Delaware breed either. I will have to go check my Backyard Poultry magazine. My dd has my raising chicken book. The girls are beautiful. Glad they are all getting alone. I love the music selection with the violin.

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  14. Welcome to the new family members and congratulations, all 'round.

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  15. Okay, I'll be the first to admit, I am afraid of chickens. It comes from being the city cousin going to the ranch where the country cousins had me do things to, about and with the chickens that they didn't care for but I didn't know and it resulted in said chickens trying to peck a hole in my head. Never mind the rooster scars on the backs of my legs. But I've always thought chickens were pretty and your new girls are very colorful. I hope all went well in the coop overnite.
    As to the book, this is like universal speak or something. I have it on order from Amazon. It looked interesting and now I know after you endorsement and those of the other commentators....I can hardly wait. The Olde Bagg

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  16. Welcome to the new ladies. Loved the music choice for the video.

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  17. So cute!!!! And great music too.

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  18. Ok,I don't want to bring up what may be sad memories but what happened to Lorena? I've searched your site and can't seem to see where she went. Can you tell me?

    Sue E. from NY

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  19. Lovely chickens - and they're such fine conversationalists already!

    Also love The Help and the ladies' names.

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  20. Love the new crew. They look pretty happy there!!!

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  21. Lilla and Rosanne, the new girls are four months old.

    Sue E., Lorena died in her sleep in late December. Healthy one day, gone the next.

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  22. Love these special guys, but you never know with that Minny. I would look out for any chocolate pie she may present you with....

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  23. Welcome to the new additions! Love the video! Thanks for a great post!

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  24. LOVED the music! how do you find such perfect fits! the "clucking" of the fiddle is great.... and, of course, loved the narration.

    i put The Help on my Amazon wishlist.... one question.... is it really uplifting? or is it one of those things that the reviewers say is uplifting but really is very "hard" with just a smidge of "uplifting." I see enough of life's hardness at work; don't want to be more depressed by reading more of it in my free time... the news is sufficient for that....

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