my big fat memorial weekend.

This weekend, in no particular order, I noncommittally plan to do all or none of the following:

1.  Read this book:

Because the Sassy Ladies Book Club is discussing it next week.   262 more words

To Kill A Mockingbird

The Development of Boo Radley

After studying the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, we will chart the development of the character Boo Radley from beginning to end in the following three paragraphs. 391 more words


Neil Smith's teen-centric Boo turns the afterworld on its head

Are you ready for a heaven that looks a lot like a late-1970s low-income public housing project?

Actually, the world of Neil Smith’s beguilingly original new novel Boo (Knopf Canada, 310 pages, $21)  isn’t really heaven proper. 965 more words


Summer Reading

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird… 186 more words

Herman Melville

#TKAM re-read - day one (chapters 1, 2 & 3)

From the first pages of To Kill a Mockingbird, I felt like I travelled back in time, when I first read it. I am re-discovering how much I love this book. 525 more words

Harper Lee is not immune

Today in class I showed the courtroom scene from the movie version of To Kill a Mockingbird. Though the movie is a pale reflection of the book, like most movies based on books, the courtroom scene is not too bad—Gregory Peck is exactly how I picture Atticus. 297 more words


The TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (re)read Challenge

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On 14th July, Penguin Random House will publish Go Set a Watchman, the recently discovered novel by Harper Lee. 257 more words