When my college roommate asked me to make her a list of all of the books I kept saying she needed to read, “To Kill a Mockingbird” was in one of the very top spots. I’ve probably read “To Kill a Mockingbird” 5 or 6 times, and every time it seems fresh and relevant, a story that captures me immediately. This year – today, actually – is the 50th anniversary of this American classic. If you want to celebrate, you can ‘like’ the 50th Anniversary page on Facebook, or check out celebratory events near you.
I got a pretty good amount of reading done this past week, largely because my husband was out of town, so after Daniel went to sleep it was just me and my book (assuming I could stay off of the computer). Although Daniel and I actually stayed with my parents a couple of nights, which gave me people to interact with and cut down on my reading time just a bit. I also probably could have gotten more reading done on Friday, but instead Daniel and I went and spent a bunch of time at The Bookstore in Glen Ellyn. Not only did we go for the fun bookish talk, but we also discussed a really fun feature you’ll be seeing here in October, for which I’ll be partnering heavily with The Bookstore. Look for an announcement in the next week or two.
I like having my husband back at home, but I must say it was sort of nice to get some reading done since the last couple of weeks have been slow. Here’s what I finished this week:
I also had a guest post and giveaway from Richard C. Morais, author of “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a giveaway of “The Scarlet Contessa,” and my Nerds <3 YA decision between “Gringolandia” and “Funny How Things Change.”