So what books have you read? I just finished one called "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. It is on the New York Times best seller list and I would be surprised if it wasn't also on Oprah's book club list. It's a story about black maids in Mississippi in the 60's and a young white lady freshly out of college who decide to write a book containing stories of the maids and their employers. Being in Mississippi they have to keep it secret so there is drama surrounding all that. What I found so intriguing was the way it was written as a story within a story. The author was born and raised in Jackson Mississippi and has first hand experience with her subject. And that is all I am going to say. It is definitely worth the read. I probably wouldn't have read it except my brother was raving about it and then a friend gave me the book and said it was worth reading. It was.
Also read one called "The Persian Pickle Club" by Sandra Dallas. Set in depression era Kansas it is about a group of women in a quilting club and their loyalties to each other. It is definitely not about quilting. A short but good read. Also one I probably wouldn't have picked myself. This was given to me by my oldest daughter. Apparently what I really need is a personal book assistant.
How about movies? Anyone out there have a recommendation? All I have found are violent, sexed up, or slasher movies. How about something with a real story? I suppose that doesn't sell in theaters anymore since the kids are the ones spending the money to go see the movies while still texting on their cell phones.
How about food? Personally I have been pretty bored with food lately but we did go to the Olive Garden to celebrate a birthday last night. I had a terrific Pear and Gorgonzola ravioli in a fettuccine sauce and a balsamic reduction drizzled over the top. Yum! I would be tempted to kill for that recipe. The man thought it too sweet. However our girls liked it.
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