I'm reading this right now too! I like it so far! I'm only 5 chapters in. And I too refuse to see a movie before I read the book.
I enjoyed the book immensely. I found it a little slow at the beginning until some of the maids agreed to help Skeeter by telling their stories.I love reading about cultures and time periods that are so different from mine. It shocks me a little that for so many many years people treated black people like they are lesser humans than whites. I was raised differently and had a really good example of tolerance from my mother.
Erin- Lets go see the movie together when it comes out!K2- I STILL haven't started the book :( It's been so busy with starting the new business. I need to get started soon because I am dying to read it!