Wednesday, November 24, 2010
To Kill A Mockingbird
This one's pretty old. It may be the copy I read in high school, or it maybe the one my brother read in high school, or it may be the one I read in college, or it may be the one I used when I taught high school after college.
My memory of reading it in high school is of having enjoyed it, which was saying something for me at the time. I think I actually read the whole book, which was also saying something. That said, I don't have much to say about it now.
It's one of those books that gets read and talked about a little too much. One feels required to make public pronouncements about how important it is for everyone to read it because of the moral lessons it teaches, etc., etc., but I don't find myself returning to books to find moral examples.
You know what I mean?
I am sure you've read it before and thought it was the greatest thing you've ever read, so I'll skip the excerpt today.