I never read the book in highschool.
Was it assigned? Yes.
But I never read the book in highschool.
I had no interest in birds. Evidence that I never did read that book.
Some 25+ years later, I found To Kill a Mocking Bird buried on the shelf of a consignment store . The warped cover had survived water damage, the pages were yellow from age, it smelled basement style musty; yet the words had not faded.
The book that didn’t interest me in highschool, had now kept me up all night.
Just this past week, the book caught my eye once again, sitting on a display looking updated and intentionally classic, under the sign “Summer Reading” at Barnes & Noble.
I picked it up, pulled it close to my nose; (it smelled just short of a Kindle).
I bought the book (again). This copy I gifted to a lit lover who will
hopefully not wait some 25+ years to read it.
I will keep my antiquated copy.
Classics never go out of style. Words never fade.
Leave me suggestions to add to my must read (missed them in highschool) classic lit list.
- Barnes & Noble Focusing on Digital Future (nyconvergence.com)
- Barnes & Noble Focuses on E-Books (online.wsj.com)
- David and Victoria Beckham Spur “To Kill A Mocking Bird” Sales By Naming Daughter Harper (inquisitr.com)