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Thread: FIRST BOOK! To Kill A Mockingbird.

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    Default FIRST BOOK! To Kill A Mockingbird.

    Our first TDT.com Book Club book has been selected by our very own Bear.

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee will be our first book club book. We will run this book for both November and December (to accommodate for the holidays!). Please use the time before November to find this book at your local bookstore, library, or on your shelf!

    EDITED November 1 - Here are the Questions:

    1. How and when did you first come to read To Kill A Mockingbird?


    2. Why does Atticus say that it's a sin to kill a mockingbird?


    3. Why do you think that killing a mockingbird is the only thing in the entire book, in the children's entire lives, that Atticus condemns as a sin?


    4. Who is your favorite minor character in the book?


    5. What are three memorable moments in the book?


    6. What is the most touching moment of the book?


    7. What is the most shocking moment of the book?


    EDITED NOV 14: RE: NEW QUESTIONS

    1.Do you think that Jem & Scout would have recieved as warm a reception at Calpurnia's church if Atticus had not been defending Tom Robinson? Why/why not?

    2. What was your reaction to Lula and her comments to Cal upon their arrival at the church?

    3. How do you feel about the discussion between Jem & Scout and Calpuria about her use of "nigger talk" at church and how she "shouldn't" speak that way sicne she "knows better"?

    **please excuse the use of the word "nigger" I am only attempting to use it in context of the book, and hope that it is seen that way in our forum**
    Last edited by Ves'Ka Gan; 11-14-2008 at 09:02 PM. Reason: Edited to add questions.
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    Cool, I've been wanting to read this book too but i never got the chance so it's a new read for me

    The words written upon this paper, are none compared to the words written upon my heart

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    Well, it's not my favorite book, but I'll read it! I even added to my sig to get the word out. We're finally moving (you know, moving, and not just behind the scenes)
    Beyond the scope of light, beyond the reach of Dark. . . what could possibly await us?
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    I don't know that I realized until just now that I've only seen the movie and not read the book - shame on me! This will be my inspiration! I'm going to get a copy to take with me to Hawaii and read on the beach.


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    I'm new to the book too!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    This book remains one of my top favorites of all time. The movie is good, but the book is orders of magnitude better. I'll welcome the chance to reread it!

    John

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    that book is great..had to read it for summer reading leading to 9th grade english and liked it surprisingly.
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    I read the book a couple years back. I really enjoyed the characters and overall theme. I wouldn't mind re-reading it, but I'm almost finished DTV now.
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    picked up my copy today at b&n. of course, i went in just for that and left with four other books as well. fucking b&n; they hpnotize you, you know?

    anyway. i thought i had this book, but damned if i can find it. looking forward to the discussion. and happy to see you here as well john. try to convince some others from the collectors side to join us, would you?


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    Odd. I usually walk into a B&N and leave with nothing but a cup of coffee to show for the trip.

    The books I typically look for are usually hard to find in a bookstore. I usually get them off ebay and amazon.
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    i think i'm physically and mentally incapable of leaving b&n without a book. even if it's just a paperback. i'm pretty sure they have me hypnotized. really! do you watch CSI? did you see thursday's episode? it's just like that. and since you can't hypnotize someone into doing something they aren't predisposed to do (in real life anyway) and i'm predisposed to love and cherish books, of course i'm willing to buy them.

    at least that's what my b&n credit card says!

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    Yay! I love TKAM. Excellent choice by my favorite bear in the world! Already got a copy!

    Turtlesong, I have the exact same problem with Borders book store. I swear their stock price goes up when I pull into their parking lot! They pump something through the A/C vents that makes you buy things even if you can't afford it!

    Donna


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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlesong View Post

    at least that's what my b&n credit card says!

    OOOOOHHHHH, I just saw this part. I'd be homeless if I had a B&N credit card. Homeless, but with an excellent book collection!

    Donna


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    Hey All - Don't want to step on any toes, but I have been reading around the web about Book Club discussion groups and found quite a few guides for our first pick : To Kill A Mockingbird.

    I thought I'd post some of them, but will do so with spoiler tags as the questions give away many plot points. If you haven't read the book at all, you might not want to read the questions until you've done so.

    Jean, if you want to remove this post, if you think it's too early, etc - feel free. I just thought some might want a little perspective on the book ( ie - what to consider when reading, etc ).

    This might also be too formal for us, but thought I'd throw it out there.

    Spoiler:


    Discussion Points PM'd to Ves.




    This is a guide as well - but it also includes recipes so you can throw something like a TKAM Discussion Party - http://bookclubclassics.com/Blog/wp-...sample-kit.pdf

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    I think that's a very appropriate post, turtlex. Thanks!

    John

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    dear friends,

    please PM Ves'Ka Gan all your suggestions

    I really wouldn't like any cats to be let out of the bag before November 1, but it's Ves' who is in charge here, not me.

    t/ex: if I were you, I would remove all specifics from your post, and PM them to Ves' instead


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    Jean - Done.

    I PM'd the stuff to Ves, for consideration.

    Sorry if I spoke/posted out of turn.
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    Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, The Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot.

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    no, you didn't! Ves' and me didn't post any guidelines yet, and the first round is bound to be rather clumsy!

    thank you thank you thank you!


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    for the bear
    The Man In Black Fled Across The Desert...

    ...And The Gunslinger Followed.

    Im always on the Batman rule, sir. - Kate Kane / Detective Comics 857

    "It is the story, not he who tells it." Except to us collectors who have to put limits somewhere. - jhanic

    Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November, The Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot.

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    Good title, I was actually reading this before I got the rest of the DT books. Looking forward to the discussion.

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    I have diligently checked my shelves for this title, and find that I too must go visit the book store. I am glad for the time to find/buy the book.
    Will there be an assigned set # of pages or something so as to be all together on the reading? How will it it organized for us all to read "together" ?
    Ves, please forgive me but I have never read a book with anyone else before.

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    My roommate is an English major and a teacher. I am certain we have this or any other so called classic literature in English.
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    I have a copy, it was my dad's before it was mine

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    I too have a copy on my shelf which is unread. I have some business traveling to do, time on a plane is perfect reading time.



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    See us both in the black
    She lays on me so relaxed.
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    just a small reminder my friends, ves is currently driving cross country with her beau. moving to california (remember?). she isn't ignoring us, she's just hopping from hotel to hotel as she gets nearer and nearer to the black hotel. here's hoping she avoids old bloat!

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