Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Looking Forward to This!

We are attending this event tomorrow at Texas A&M. To Kill A Mockingbird is my 2nd all-time favorite book. I have read the book about 50 times and read it aloud to my 8th graders when I was still teaching. I also have seen the movie with Gregory Peck, so I am really looking forward to this event. It sold out immediately back in May. The season ticket holders got first choice and I wasn't even sure I had tickets until August. I'll let you know on Thursday what I thought about the play. In the meantime, if you haven't read the book, I highly encourage it.


KathyB. said...

I remember reading this in high school. I found it very sad, a book very worthy of reading and re-reading, and worthy of the awards given it, but still sad.

Southern Comfort said...

Yes this is a sad book. It does have many many funny, happy moments though. The characters are fantastic and so real. Dill is actually based on Harper Lee's real life friend, Truman Capote. The events are true to that time period and the lessons learned are for all of us, still today. It is so well written and remains one of those books that I would recommend to anyone. I think I find this bit of sadness in the plot tolerable because of those lessons learned and the hopefullness that there are good people and good things in life as well. The play last night was good too, but nothing can top the book. I'll post something about our fun night soon. Thanks for your comment Kathy.