After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There probably isn't anything I can add to the discussion on this book that hasn't already been discussed. Somehow, I skipped/missed reading this in high school, which is when I think most people are introduced to it, and for some reason I had thought I'd tried to read it since then and couldn't get into the writing at all, but I must have been confusing it with another book, as I read this in three sittings (and the only reason it was three was because at 2am of the second sitting, I just couldn't keep my eyes open anymore). As it is, I'm glad that I had not read this until now, as my younger self may not have appreciated the book properly.

I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the book, from Lee's writing style, to the characters, to the social commentary of the times. My reading group had selected this and Go Set a Watchman as our December/January book picks, and I'm so glad that we did, at least as far as Mockingbird is concerned. I have some reservations concerning Watchman given what I've heard about it since its release, but I'm going to give it a try.

As for To Kill a Mockingbird, I'm fairly sure that I'll be revisiting this wonderful book again in the future.

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