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This is an article I wrote for the Toronto Observer on the Library strike in Toronto, hope you enjoy!

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Review: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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I finished The Help a couple of weeks ago and figured I should get around to writing my review on it.

I loved it, plain and simple. I thought it actually started a little slow in Aibileen’s first part, but once you are introduced to Minny the whole book just picks up, and I could not put it down.

Throughout the book Stockett has your rooting for Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny. You want the book to be published, you want the book to be successful, and (for me anyways) you wanted Hilly and Elizabeth to be slapped (though, I would say that Hilly eating the ‘poo’ pie was almost as good a slap in the face).

Celia Foote was such a great secondary character, I really wanted more from her in the book just because she was so fun and innocent and so much fun to read about.

I think I need to start reading some happy books that don’t involve me crying like a baby, because so far every single book I’ve reviewed for this blog has made me cry. At the end when Aibileen is saying bye to her “baby girl” I was so emotionally moved, she raised that child and was fired just like that, it was heartbreaking.

I also watched the movie right after I finished the book and I have to say that the book adapted really well to film, and the casting was really, really well done.

That being said I think I’ll give this book 5 stars because I really just loved it so much, and if there is anyone who has not read the book yet I highly recommend it!

“Happy Hunger Games – may the odds be ever in your favour”

With the Hunger Games movie literally right around the corner I thought I would make a poll to see how many of you want to watch the movie!

A literary gamer’s heaven

I know it’s been a while since my last post, and I apologize, but hopefully this makes up for it.

A while ago I happened to stumble upon a game on the computer. Now this was not just some ordinary computer game; it was a game based on The Great Gatsby. The noise that came out of my mouth in that moment was not normal. It has a very old school Super Mario feel to it, and it’s honestly one of my favourite internet discoveries.

I’m not very good at video games, but I do actually play this one when I want to procrastinate. But, I’ve only gotten about half-way through the second level..it’s trickier than it seems.

If you are interested in playing it click here!

Here is a quick look at the game:

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Let me know if you have ever played the game before, and if anyone has any thoughts on it!

Just a question

I know this is a book blog, but I’m facing a dilemma here haha.

I’m heading up to the cottage this weekend and wanted to bring up a few movies (to take a break from all the reading :P). I’m having a very difficult time deciding what to bring, so if anyone has any suggestions please leave them in the comment section below!

Thanks so much!!

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