Sunday, July 18, 2010

Book #47 - To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

Blurb: Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. (from Goodreads)

Length: Medium - 336 pages

Notes: Can you believe this is the first time I've read this book? I don't know where I was in high school, but I was obviously not reading this!

My reading has slowed down considerably since I started working. There are just not enough hours in the day, and by the time I'm in bed, ready to read, I'm so tired that I rarely last more than a chapter these days. But that being said, I was kind of glad this one was a slow read. There are some books that you are totally engrossed in, wanting to keep reading to find out what happens. But this is one of those books that you want to savor slowly. I don't think it would have had quite as much charm if it would have been read in a day or two. If you haven't read this book, I would recommend reading it right away!

Random quote : "Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing."
"People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for."

Recommend: Yes

Have you read this book? Share your feelings!

1 comment:

Abby said...

Love. Love. Love. My sweet cat (RIP) was named Atticus. And if Harper weren't so darned trendy I'd consider it for a girl! Of course her first name was actually Nelle so there's that one.

This is the book that encouraged me to study literature. I can't wait to share it with my kids.