I need some The Help!

So I'm the only person who hasn't read The Help apparently. I wanted to SO BAD. trust me. When I first heard of it, my mind raced straight to The Secret Life of Bees, which is hands down one of my favourite books ( even though I cant say I'm a fan of other Sue Monk Kidd books).

Anyways, the bookstore downtown has a book club, and they posted a sign saying they were reading it and when the club would meet. It has been like my life goal to join a book club. I'm one of those people who has a gym membership, but never goes to the classes. Who loves to read, but never goes to the book club... even though I really REALLY want to.

I keep getting off track here! OK! So then there was even more buzz when the movie decided to come out and be awesome. I don't have cable so I haven't heard everything, but it sounds like the movie is actually pretty good. It FINALLY came to my town this week and I literally almost had my shoes on ready to go see it tonight- but I couldn't help but stop and ask myself if I should read the book first... I tend to LOVE movies way more after I have read the book, and either never read the book or hate the book if I have seen the movie first.

So I thought I'd take it to the experts- YOU! What did you think about the help? Worth the read first and wait for the DVD? or skip it and just watch the show because its good enough?


  • Petra | September 18, 2011 at 6:47 AM

    I haven't heard about this until now :)
    But I would read the book first, I guess.

  • Lan | September 19, 2011 at 1:22 AM

    I haven't read the book or watched the movie but my younger sister has and she says the movie is really good. If you don't have time, I think just go and see the movie. These kinds of books always tend to adapt well to the big screen. But if you have time I'd read the book. I always read a book first if a movie is going to come out so I'll know what's going on. Just my thoughts!