Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I just finished To Kill a Mocking Bird this morning. I loved it. Harper Lee is a writer to be commended always because of this great work and she is most definitely worthy of her Pulitzer Prize. I was reading a few lines to Jason a couple of days ago and they touched me so deeply I cried. It's a Jewel among literature--not the trendy kind of jewelry that everyone wears, enjoys and then gives to the charity shop after a while. This one is a keeper. A treasure.

I checked a copy out from the library but can't wait to buy my own for Soren to read someday.


emily said...

i never read this book until I taught it, three years ago. Since then I have taught it a grand total of eight times. It gets more powerful for me each time I read it, and I have always had to tread carefully during the last parts of the book when reading it aloud to my sophomores, to prevent myself from crying in front of them. (Though I ALWAYS get dangerously close!!)

I love that you reread it and posted about it!

Cammie said...

Emily!! I posted about it because of your book post! In fact I was thinking about putting a link to your blog. It made me decide that I needed to read To Kill a Mocking Bird and get going on reading some more of the classics.

This was my first time reading it! I never read it in high school either. I wish I was in a book club to discuss it with friends (I wish you were in a book club with me). It touched me so much.

Thanks for your book post!

PS. That is so awesome that you've taught it 8 times! You're a star!

Anonymous said...

I love that book so much. I was 15 the first time I read it, and i've not read it since. Purely because i leant my 40 year old copy to a friend and he never gave it back. Out of spite I've never bought a new copy in the hopes that my very own one will come back. Very unlikely.

Isn't it wonderful though. It makes me want to bring my kids up in a little town in America. :)

That's if I ever have any kids, if I ever get married haha.

The movie doesn't do the book justice at all.

I cried so much at the end of the book, not so much because of the words but because it was ending, because there was going to be no more book, no more story. And that made me really really sad. What stunning prose though. I wonder if I could ever write a book that significant and never write anything else ever again. haha.


Stephanie said...

I have never read it. I will have to get a copy. I am pretty sure that Mike has read it.

Cammie said...

Vikki--Hello darling lady! Thanks for your lovely remarks (Charla confirmed that it's you). Yes,such a good read--the last 2 pages were written so beautifully for the ending. We'll have to talk about it the next time I see you.

PS. Your journal is awesome and so are you!

charles said...

I read it so long ago. I don't remember. I probably read it and didn't pay attention. I did that with a couple other books, too! oh youth.

pcottontail said...

Cammie- did you see the movie? It's so much better than the book!

Brit said...

I read it for the first time earlier this year and fell in love with it too. I also read my favorite parts out loud to my husband, too!

If only we lived in the same country, I think we would be very good friends. =)

Cammie said...

Brittany--so fun that we both loved it so much, and didn't read it in high school! Maybe one of these days we'll be back in California too. We could be neighbors and I don't think our husbands would mind either! :0)

Michelle said...

I read this book after I first saw the movie when I was 11 years old. I loved it so much then and always wanted to name my child after one of the characters, or even Harper. I gave the book to my niece when she turned 12- I think it's such a good tool for a moral lessons.