I am not going to bring up Michael Jackson today. Okay? Although I actually like his music, I can’t overlook his character to enjoy it. And the interwebs have enough Michael Jackson anyway. I don’t need to add to it.
So, instead I am going to babble on about my life. The house is quiet. Our youngest left for a three-week trip to Israel this morning, and our oldest is working on a research project at college until September.
Summer has been late to arrive here in San Diego. Although the sky is blue, it’s not quite bathing suit weather. But I’ve switched to summer reading mode anyway. Although I usually read non-fiction, I’ve got a great summer reading fiction recommendation: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I am listening to it on audio from Audible, but it is also available in hardback, paperback and Kindle version from Amazon.
The author captures the authentic voices of three women in Mississippi at the crossroads of the civil rights movement in 1962. Miss Skeeter is a 22-year old white woman, who just graduated from Ole Miss, but didn’t get her “MRS.” Abiliene and Minny are two black maids working for women in Miss Skeeter’s social circle: raising their children, cooking their meals, cleaning their houses The audio version is read by three different actors, and unfolds like a radio drama. I’m sure the written version is just as captivating.
What are you reading this summer? Let me know by posting a comment below.