First, let's get the important stuff out of the way: I won a book! Hooray! I don't enter a whole lot of blog giveaways, mainly because the entry policies are SO annoying. Comment, follow, follow on FB, follow on Twitter, tweet about it, blog about it, write the President a letter about it. Annoying. BUT, between the awesome book and the super easy entry on one of my favorite food/health blogs, Daily Garnish, I entered to win Peas and Thank You and it's headed to my house soon! Thanks again Emily :)
A quick note on Emily's blog...it's awesome! She makes vegetarian/vegan recipes and shares them with her readers, she's expecting her first baby in October (YAY!), she's super inspirational when it comes to getting into shape and staying that way, and she loves dogs. One of my favorites to read each day.
I just finished reading Glow, the first in a new sci-fi/dystopian series by Amy Kathleen Ryan and I'm kinda struck dumb about this one. I don't know if I liked it or not. Still processing. Definitely up there with action/thrills though and I know there's been a lot of positive buzz around it on Twitter.
I'm about halfway through This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman and her writing is truly exquisite. It's my first experience with her work and even though I'm not totally in love with the story, I like the writing and her "style" enough to finish it and seek out her other titles. Anyone else have experience with Schulman's books?
So, I saw The Help on Friday. I was totally skeptical, as I always am when a movie is based on a book, and I'm still not quite sure how I feel about it. It was quite humorous, as the book was not, and so that made for a fun and entertaining movie experience. I thought the plot development was a tad quick...they could have skipped some things to add more to other scenes...and some of the characters were there, but kinda glossed over.
Even if I hadn't read the book prior to seeing the movie, I think I would have taken some issue with the historical accuracy in terms of how things ended up for the characters (a little too neatly tied up). I didn't believe in the ending, as I did after reading Stockett's novel and I didn't become nearly as invested with the story and the characters. It was, however, entertaining.
Depending on what website I'm looking at, the bean is the size of a bell pepper/sweet potato/baked potato, so around 6 inches long and 7 ounces. We're getting pretty excited for our upcoming appointment this week...it's the big one! We'll hopefully find out whether Baby Snow is a boy or a girl, so stay tuned for that.