Monthly Archives: July 2015

Infamous, a classic movie review

So this is part of what I meant the other day in my Potpourri: 6 degrees of separation. I went from wanting to read Go Set a Watchman, to needing to read To Kill a Mockingbird first, that led me … Continue reading

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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills

Partway through this book, I wrote (in my Potpourri 19) that this was a thoroughly delightful look at Nelle Harper Lee by someone who met her and formed a friendship with her later in life. Now that I’ve finished it, I … Continue reading

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Potpourri 19: 6 Degrees of Separation, sort of

I love it when I’m getting into a book, really enjoying it, and there are literary references that sound so delicious I can’t wait to start adding some of them to my library before I’ve even finished said book. That’s what’s … Continue reading

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Smithsonian: Return of the Mockingbird by Paul Theroux

It seems you can’t go anywhere online or check out the magazine rack at your favourite retailer without finding something about To Kill a Mockingbird, Nelle Harper Lee, or Monroeville, Alabama (Maycomb in Mockingbird). I’m sure it’s great for circulation … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Exercise is Murder by Janis Patterson

My Mystery Monday Meme offering today is the first book I’ve ever read by Texan Janis Patterson. As a fairly recent recruit to a daily exercise routine, the title resonated with me and I thought right away that this would … Continue reading

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The Editor Behind To Kill A Mockingbird

Originally posted on 101 Books:
The recent release of Go Set A Watchman is an interesting case study in the development of a classic novel. With the novel’s publication last week, the New York Times published an interesting behind-the-scenes look at…

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To Kill a Mockingbird, a classic movie review:

This movie from 1962 was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won five including Best Actor for Gregory Peck (Atticus Finch) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Mary Badham (Scout).  It was also nominated for five Golden Globes and … Continue reading

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