Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Presenting: #Mockalong

I have a liteary confession to make: I have never read To Kill a Mockingbird. I know, right? So when news broke last week that Harper Lee has another book coming out this summer, people kept asking me what I thought about it. And they assumed I shared their excitement. (And I sort of do, as the premise of Go Set a Watchman sounds way more interesting than the premise of To Kill a Mockingbird.) But I kept *whispering* that I'd never actually read To Kill a Mockingbird.

So I'm finally going to read it. Because we now have a pop culture phenomenon and a literary phenomenon at once. And I simply must have an informed opinion.

The #Mockalong: I'm pledging to read To Kill a Mockingbird sometime in March...and I want you to join me. Whether you've read it before or not, read along with me. On Mondays in March, I'll post about the #Mockalong. On Twitter, we can chat about #Mockalong. And we'll all have To Kill a Mockingbird fresh on our when Go Set a Watchman comes out this summer.

Convinced? Pick up a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird. It's only $3.99 for Kindle right now. And Sissy Spacek narrates the audio version, if that sounds good to you.

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  1. Great idea. I'm surprised by how many people out there haven't read Mockingbird!

    1. There are so many classics I've never read! So many books, so little time is a cliche, but it's true.

  2. I'll think about this. It's been many, many years since I've read it.

  3. It will be interesting to hear your thoughts on it. I think with all of the hype, it's not as wonderful as you expect it to be. I've read it many times and although I appreciate many aspects of it, I don't have a soft spot for it like I do with some other classics. That's not to say that it's not an excellent read, because it is but it's such a beloved book so the expectations for it to be great are high.

  4. Ti, that's exactly why I haven't read so many of the classics. I'm going in with low expectations--I just want to be part of the conversation.

  5. I read it but didn't love it as much as I thought I would. I saw the play recently and liked that better than the book lol. But I look forward to reading the watchman one.

  6. It's probably been a good 15-20 years since I read it, so I may dust off my copy and re-read it along with you!

  7. One of my favorite novels. I'll plan to re-read along with you.


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