Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Fun Facts: A Random Collection of Musings...

Blogger was so wacky the last 24 hours! I couldn't post and now, well, it's almost the end of Friday :(

What am I doing this weekend? Lots and lots of grading. Sigh. At least the bulk of it will be done next week. I have to say, I'm looking forward to summer vacation more than ever this year! Been a long one.

I'm also considering what direction I want this blog to take. I mean, I used to blog 7 days a week, but it became too much. Now I try to blog Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with some kind of common theme...and yet I wonder if I need to change my focus. Right now it's sort of a random collection of writing updates and comments on my life, which I suppose isn't a terrible thing, but I've been thinking that it probably should be more of the former and less of the latter. Hmm. Still thinking on it. May reinstitute the book-a-month giveaway I used to do, to all commenters. I sure do have a lot in my library that I could share!

Will keep you posted - in the meantime, thanks to all my regulars for always popping in to read and occasionally say hello :)

Monday, May 09, 2011

Monday Mentionables: The Help

"We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I'd thought."

I know I wrote a little while back that I had started reading The Help, a debut novel by Kathryn Stockett about the world of black domestics serving white families in the South in the 1960s. I finished it over the weekend, and my original assessment stands: it's fantastic. The voice, the story, the perpsective, the glimpse into a world I knew very little about...I loved all of it. It captivated me in a way few novels have done recently.'s been made into a movie, to be released this summer! I'm so looking forward to it, and from the looks of the trailer, it seems like they've kept a lot of the crucial parts & characters the same (oh, I hope so!)

Enjoy - and if you haven't read this book yet, what are you waiting for?