Monday, April 9, 2012

A to Z: Help

Okay, I cheated a little. It's really The Help.

The Help

I know. A book TOTALLY out of my normal genre (YA).

And it was (is) pretty spectacular.

Ironically, I read this book mostly because I wanted to watch the movie. I'd heard good things about both, but as an avid reader, it's hard for me to go backwards. If I see the movie first, the book isn't as exciting.

But did I ever ACTUALLY watch the movie? Um, no.

I liked the book so much that the desire to watch the movie kind of faded. Plus, by the time I was done, it was out of the theaters.

So my question for you, dear fellow bloggers, is: Should I change my mind? Have you read/seen the movie? Or am I okay just reading the book and missing out on this one?


  1. I haven't seen the movie, but my mum read the book and saw the film. She loved them both. :D

    1. I'm thinking I need to check it out! Time to get my Net Flix set up...this one might be my first pick! :)

      Thanks for the feedback!

  2. I think the movie is worth it. A few things are changed from the book, especially with regards to Skeeter's mother (she's more sympathetic twd the end of the film) and a few things were left out for the sake of time. But Octavia Spencer deserved her Oscar so it's worth seeing her, and Viola Davis. Emma Stone is pretty great too, as is Bryce Dallas Howard... so you should just go ahead and watch it.

    1. You've totally convinced me!

      Feel like I've been living in a hole...had no idea there were Oscar's involved! I'll have to do another post after I see it...

  3. Visiting from the A-Z Challenge. I read the book and saw the movie. I cried long after the movie was over.