Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Did you know...


...that July 11, 2010 marks the 50th Anniversary of
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee?

And did you know that I have not read this book yet?

Yes, I know. I suck.
I tried really hard to avoid the BIG HUGE GIANT DISPLAY at BEA because I was too darn embarrassed that I, as a passionate reader and lover of all things literary, had not read such a classic.

WELL, let me tell you dear readers, I am going to change that! I plan (cross my fingers) to read this book before July 11 or there abouts. I have 2 more books I want to read before then but I think I can. I think I can. Chug Chug Choo Choo.

How about you? Have you read it?

I receive the Hot@Harper (Collins) email newsletter and it had this website to check out for all of the cool events they are planning on doing surrounding this literary event. ToKillAMockingbird50year.com

Check it out and maybe join the fun!

happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child

11 comments:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thanks for the post!

Bill ;-)

http://drbillsbookbazaar.blogspot.com/2010/06/help-settle-bet-ok.html
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

Marce said...

Your not alone Michelle, I will be reading for the celebration also. I will include you on the email about reading and discussing together.

Check out my post

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/06/read-to-kill-mockingbird-with-me.html

Jenny said...

No, I haven't read it either!!! And it's my sister's favorite book too! That would be awesome to be able to read and review it for around that time... thanks for the heads up!

Rachel said...

After you are done we are totally watching the movie.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I read it in school and loved it. I should re-read it :)

Heather said...

I have read, and loved this book, about four times. First was for school when I was 14, and it made racism real to me. I read it again in college, and a couple of times as an adult, and every time I get something else out of it. Scout is on my list of favorite characters ever! Have fun-it's one of those books I wish I could read again for the first time.

Jamie said...

I read it in 8th grade but can barely remember any of it! Maybe I need a re-read!

-Jamie at The Broke and the Bookish

T said...

I read this in school and loved it! I don't know anybody that didn't enjoy it. I hope you do!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thanks for your replies everyone. I knew there would be a mix of those who love it and those who still need to read it. I guess I am not alone!!
I hope to love it as much as you all do!

Marie said...

I read it back in high school and loved it, but I should probably read it again. We all miss a few of these classics; I didn't read A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN or A WRINKLE IN TIME until I was in my 30's. What's up with that? :-)

Stacy at A Novel Source said...

that is just too funny!

hey, i just finished on folly beach...i can't wait to read your review!