Today we celebrate 50 years with this beloved classic. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that I have read at least four times and it’s always been one of my favorites. As a child, I was mesmerized by its delicate subject matter. Although I was not a stranger to race issues at the time, Lee’s treatment of it, as seen through the eyes of a child, struck me in a way that no other book had.
Whenever I read a great book, I tend to compare it to To Kill a Mockingbird. It has set the bar, so to speak and to me, defined what a classic is. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, I am re-reading it for the 5th time and let me tell you, I cannot wait!
To join in on the celebration, check out this site. Thanks to Amy over at HarperCollins for sharing this great badge with me!
Isn’t the 50th anniversary edition lovely?
In other news…
Book Club Recap (Homecoming)
As I mentioned in my Homecoming review, I was a bit confused over the ending. Well, my book club met and they overwhelmingly agreed that the ending was confusing. Many did not care for the book at all. I, on the other hand, did not understand it that well but I liked some parts of it very much. Two members thought it was brilliant. After discussing it a bit, I appreciate the structure more, but I still don’t understand much of what happened towards the end. If you read it, read it carefully and slowly. I think my skimming may have affected my reading experience.
As for today, I plan to be as lazy as possible. Not sure it will happen with the family around but that’s the plan. All I want to do is sit and read. In addition to To Kill a Mockingbird, I will also be reading The Inn at Lake Devine, continuing The Stand (because my read-along buds have long finished it) and I may start The Lacuna.
What are you reading right now?