Sunday, July 11, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird Turns 50

As a child, I fell in love with Scout and Atticus Finch. Scout for her curiosity and innocence, Atticus for his true adherence to non violence and humility. I may not have comprehended the nuances or messages of the novel then, but would fall even more in love with the novel in later years.

This weekend, I'll pick up my well-read copy of To Kill a Mockingbird and celebrate its 50th birthday. I hope you do the same or, if you've never read it, go to your library or book store and get a copy!

Happy Birthday, Scout! 

America's Favourite Novel Vital After 50 Years
To Kill a Mockingbird 50th Anniversary Quiz
To Kill a Mockingbird: Enduring, Endearing at 50 Years

Have you read the book? Is it one of your favorites?

5 comments:

Daisy Dog said...

What a great idea, I have not read this since I had to in school a long time ago!

Ashley (the mom), Dixie (the Catahoula) and sometimes Lola (the Pit Bull) said...

Definitely one of mt favorite books. I need to buy a new copy since mine is in pieces at this point.

Didi said...

Wow, that's awesome! I love Gregory Peck's portrayal of Atticus in the movie. He was amazing. Definitely one of my favorite characters of all time.

Maureen said...

It is my most favorite book and movie of all time. I've read it a zillion million times. My cat of 18 years was named Atticus Finch. Naturally, he was the bestest cat in all the world too.

jen said...

amazing book! i made my husband read it before we got married. i needed to know the man i married read and appreciated this book :)

i'm with didi... i loved gregory peck as atticus.