Thursday, December 15, 2016

Friday Reads 12/16/16

I started off my week with a reread of The Bad Beginning, the first book in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. This is at least my fourth reading of this book. I just love these books. They are so creative and witty and and have such a snarky sense of humor to them. Even in the darkest parts (of which there are many) they make me laugh. I definitely recommend giving the series a try. The first few books are very quick reads. The audio books, read by Tim Curry, are also excellent and the Netflix adaptation come out in less than a month! *squeal* Here's the trailer in case you missed it.

I also finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett. This is the story of three women in Jackson, Mississippi in 1962, one a 22 year old white girl, recent college graduate and aspiring writer, the other two black maids for local families with years worth of stories to tell. These women develop a unique friendship and in their own way begin to challenge the strict lines of racism and segregation. This book was full of love and hate, hope and humor. Well worth reading!

I also read a very short children's book, The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes. At less than 80 pages this sweet story will not take you long to read. It is 1945. Wanda comes to school every day in the same worn blue dress but when she calmly states that she has a hundred dresses all lined up in her closet at home the other girls will seize the opportunity to tease her, until they learn the truth... 

Thank you for reading and have a happy bookish weekend!

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