I just reread To Kill a Mockingbird this week. I fell into the pages of my father's old book. It smelled like smoke and must.........probably the reason I don't have a Kindle. I read it in the voice of Scout. It was one of those beach books that all you want to do is read. Friday was a cold and rainy November day. I wanted to call in literary sick so bad. but I went to school. I did have silent reading in my class so I could read a little to myself on Friday. I told the kids to find a book that is their good fit. One that is so good you get a flashlight and read under the covers. I showed them my old book. I told them it is so fun to cry during a book. It shows you are really into it. Everybody deserves that. I cried on my couch when Atticus told Scout " You never really understand a person.........Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." I want to put that on the front page of the paper. If our congressmen did that.we would get so much more done!
I read aloud to my dogs- they love Alabama accent. I say to my little dog...hey Boo. i call my mother and have book club with her on the phone. I want to talk about it. I can't wait to read it again next time.