Welcome to the Master Post for our read-along of Harper Lee’s To Kil a Mockingbird. This is one of America’s most well-known and beloved pieces of classic literature, so I am excited to revisit it with you all.
To see who else is participating (or, if you just stumbled across this read-along for the first time, to sign-up), you can visit This Post.
Below, I have outlined my own posting schedule. Feel free to post on your own blogs following this schedule as well, but also feel free to do whatever you want. You can post more often, or wait until the end and just post a final review (which I will also be doing). There is a Mister Linky widget at the bottom of this post which we can all use to update each other on the posts that have gone up, and to visit others to see what they are thinking / how they are doing with the book.
About the Book:
“The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, To Kill A Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior – to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos. Now with over 18 million copies in print and translated into forty languages, this regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature.” -indiebound.org
Friday, July 19th: Thoughts on Chapters 1-11
Thursday, July 25th: Thoughts on Chapters 12 – 21
Wednesday, July 31st: Thoughts on Chapters 22 – 31 and/or Final Review
So, there we have it! The book is not too long (31 chapters / 323 pages) so I am hopeful that 17 days is long enough for everyone to complete it. That comes out to about 19 pages a day – so I think we can do it! Best of luck to you all – can’t wait to read everyone’s thoughts!
Reminder: To discuss on Twitter, use #MockingbirdReads
For the ink-hearted
an exposition of micro and punk poetry
Dedicated to Emerging Writers
quotes, excerpts and reviews
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That’s why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. Octavia E. Butler
My life as a black, disabled teenager
A bookish blog (mostly) about women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
A great WordPress.com site