To Kill a Mockingbird
I just finished reading To Kill A Mockingbird. This book has been a book that I have read many times. In saying that, it has been many years since I have read it. I figured now was a good time. In my collection of books, I found this one. So, I just carted it around with me throughout my daily stuff. When I had a slight lull in my day, I would read.
Then I Made a Discovery
I found Audible Books online. Sadly, I am not doing the monthly service. The only reason why I am not is that we are not adding “extras” to our budgets. Trying to get out of debt, you know. Yet, I was able to get one book for free, so this is the book I chose.
I didn’t think I would enjoy listening to someone read to me. I didn’t know that it was Sissy Spacek who was doing the reading, and she is one of my favorite actresses. Her voice is so distinctive, and she played the characters how I played them in my head when I read.
At Home Versus On the Road
Due to Hunter’s unexpected illness, we have traveled again this week. I’ve had to sit in many doctor’s offices, so I have just been packing my book with me. Now, I can put a movie in for Hunter on car rides. Then, I can pop in my earbuds and listen to my book on the way to the appointments. I like that. Rarely do I listen to music. Mainly just hearing the movie that he is watching. I want to stay in my quiet thoughts.
Honestly, I enjoyed listening. Not enough to join, but I think Audible gives a free book a month. Maybe occasionally buy a good book from there. You can also go to LibriVox. They have free books as well! I believe you can also get them from your local library. I’ll have to check into that.
This Book is a Classic
I have read the books multiple times (though I will not read the new Harper Lee sequel book). Every time, I’m transported back to Maycomb and all the goings-on there! The segregation, racism and white people are trying to win and show that all people, regardless of color, are equal.
I was blessed to see the book come to life on the stage at the Carson Center in Paducah. There is also a movie with Gregory Peck and Robert Duvall made in 1962. Reading the book and then seeing it come to life was such an exciting thing for me. I love it when art comes to life.