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Thread: FIRST BOOK! To Kill A Mockingbird.

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    Don't stop in Boulder either!
    Beyond the scope of light, beyond the reach of Dark. . . what could possibly await us?
    And yet, we seek it, insatiably. Such is our fate. . .

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    Today I went to my local library, the librarian indicated the book was indeed on the shelf
    *whew* NOT! She has an order to bring it over from the next town for me. So, that's good.

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    Hello--sorry for being out of touch--as T/song mentioned I am travelling x-country (I am currently in some random road side hotel in some more random small town in Missouri!).

    To answer some questions--Turtlex--I got your PM & responded. I am planning on posting a few general questions as of Nov. 1st to kick off discussion, then I will use many (if not all!) of your suggestions to keep the conversation moving.

    Alinda--I have never really done this outside of HS/College reading assignments, either! We can learn together! I believe this first round is going to go relatively slow as we are attempting to accomodate the holiday travel schedules throughout Nov. & Dec. I think we should give everyone until the first to pick up the book & then get a feel for the general reading pace of the group & then go from there--any comments or suggestions on that are welcome from anyone!

    I will check in again as soon as I get to another hotel with Wi-Fi!
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    *waves* thanks Ves! Safe journeys to you dear.

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    I just read Mockingbird last year (or so). I may have to re-read it so I can join in!

    Here's a little story on how I came to read it:

    I found a beaten up first printing of the hardcover. I went to a VERY small book repair shop (Lost and Bound Books-- cute name, lol) to inquire about my options. I swear this shop is about 10 ft. X 10 ft. Anyway. I told the woman that I was excited and hadn't even read the book yet. She said, "here, take my copy and bring it back when you're done." She reached over, opened a drawer in her desk and pulled out a well read paperback.

    What are the odds!!??!!

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    maybe if someone can think of a good question, they should PM it to Ves'?

    Bill: thank you for the story! I think one of the questions should be "when and how you first read it".

    Dear friends, please, don't jump the gun! Before November 1, think of your questions, shape up your ideas, reread carefully!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NeedfulKings View Post
    Anyway. I told the woman that I was excited and hadn't even read the book yet. She said, "here, take my copy and bring it back when you're done." She reached over, opened a drawer in her desk and pulled out a well read paperback.

    This is soooo sweet. I'm glad we picked this as our first book.
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    Wait! Are we to read it before and then discuss? I thought we were to read some chapters or something together, and discuss as we go along....

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    i think some people are doing it both ways. but officially we are supposed to be reading it together. at least that's what the main thread says.

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    Awesome book, I too read it in school. It's incredibly boring as I can't stand the genre(i simply didn't care for the story) but in a general sense, it's amazingly well written and a very good book.


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    So you both enjoyed it, and disliked it ?

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    i know, that's what i was thinking. then then

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtlesong View Post
    i think some people are doing it both ways. but officially we are supposed to be reading it together. at least that's what the main thread says.
    yes, but I'd much rather everyone read it beforehand, just to be on the safe side - this way nobody will drop out because something unexpected has turned up. Then we can move at any mode and pace we like.

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    yes, that makes sense ( I see) I will check at the library today and see if it has been delivered yet.

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    If we do move by chapters, I would suggest that, rather than by pages - as there are probably 10 different published editions and page numbers might not match up.
    The Man In Black Fled Across The Desert...

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    “I’m always on the Batman rule, sir.” - Kate Kane / Detective Comics 857

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    I hadnt thought of that, smart!

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    I love this book and will definitely be joining in the discussion. I read it originally in high school and re-read it along with Bill (NeedfulKings) last year. I enjoyed it even more the second time. Great choice for a first book!
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    Sharing books with all of you will be the highlight I think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by turtlesong View Post
    i think some people are doing it both ways. but officially we are supposed to be reading it together. at least that's what the main thread says.
    yes, but I'd much rather everyone read it beforehand, just to be on the safe side - this way nobody will drop out because something unexpected has turned up. Then we can move at any mode and pace we like.
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    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
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    *happy sigh* Like having coffee with old friends. Jem, Scout, Dill, Atticus. Scout reminds me a lot of a very young Woofer - I was very much the tomboy.
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    A whole lot more than riches and muscle.

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    I just began my reread, too & it was a lot like finding a nice worn in pair of slippers!
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    Old friends, Scout Jem and Dill, to share with my new ones.
    The Man In Black Fled Across The Desert...

    ...And The Gunslinger Followed.

    “I’m always on the Batman rule, sir.” - Kate Kane / Detective Comics 857

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    this will be my first time reading the book.. i'm sure i can find it at edward mckays..

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