Monday, February 2, 2009

The Big Read

The Iredell County and Mecklenburg County Libraries are sponsoring the Big Read for 2009. This year's book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. All of the libraries are offering free copies of the book. They are also having community meetings to discuss the book, the history of that era, or to cook the food that is a primary part of the book.

I got my copy today and I am really excited to start reading it. I have to finish the book I'm currently reading (Six Seconds), but I should be done in a few days. I read To Kill a Mockingbird in school, as I'm sure most people did, but I know that I didn't appreciate it like I should. I know that it will mean more to me now and I won't just be reading it because I have to, but because I want to. I encourage everyone to go to your local library, see if they too are sponsoring The Big Read. Get the book and share your thoughts...

2 comments:

Susan said...

I re-read that book at the beginning of the summer. I'm like you, I'm sure I was forced to read it at some point during my school days but I had no recollection of it. Anyway, I enjoyed it the second time.

Sue said...

I love that book...it was always one of my favorites. I am so happy to see the libraries pick such a great old classic book. Hope you enjoy :)