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To Kill a Mockingbird (Anniversary)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Anniversary) | Harper Lee
"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man's struggle for justice but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.One of the best-loved classics of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has earned many dis-tinctions since its original publication in 1960. It has won the Pulitzer Prize, been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than forty million copies worldwide, and been made into an enormously popular movie. It was also named the best novel of the twentieth century by librarians across the country (Library Journal). HarperCollins is proud to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication."
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Leftcoastzen
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#ReallyRandomFebruary When I think of book characters that have #integrity Atticus Finch comes to mind.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻📚🙌🏻 5d
OriginalCyn620 Yes, he does for me too! 5d
Yoshi-and-a-book Need to reread. 5d
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kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻😂 reposted on instagram. Hope thats ok! (edited) 1w
mollyrotondo Oh my gosh this cat is beautiful! And the quote is a riot 1w
Ddzmini @Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain @Rina_Black @kspenmoll and @mollyrotondo I had to post this look at the 🐱 face I love it 🤣🤣🤣 1w
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This is the kind of book where you feel like you‘re right there with Scout and Jem, whether it‘s harassing the Radley‘s, playing with Dill, or watching Tom Robinson‘s trial from the balcony. This truly is a masterpiece that will stay with you forever. #Classicschallenge2020 #GAR

Reviewsbylola I bought this one a few months ago to hopefully reread soon. 1w
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Today‘s scores from The Little Free Library on my walk. My arms got tired carrying them so I sat down for a spell in the park and took this picture. The bottom book was slightly damaged from all the rain we have been getting lately which will hopefully turn Australia green instead of red from the fires.

BookishMe Such a blissful scenery! 😍😍 2w
Bookwormjillk Beautiful! Glad you‘re getting some rain. 2w
Crazeedi You scored some good books! 2w
Yoshi-and-a-book Little Free Library yaaaay! ❤️ 2w
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MakiChas
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OriginalCyn620
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This is one of my all-time favorite books and was the first thing I thought of for today‘s prompt. I ❤️ Atticus!
#trial #reallyrandomfebruary

AmyG One of mine, too. I also just love the movie. 3w
Andrew65 👏👏👏 3w
BookishMe Hope to reread this soon ;)) 3w
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TheEllieMo
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Tension run high in Maycomb when Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson at his #trial for the alleged rape of a white woman.

#ReallyRandomFebruary @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Great choice! 3w
Andrew65 👏👏👏 3w
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megzlynn
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Does anyone else have a bookish bucket list? I just made mine.

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2020/02/03/my-bookish-bucket-list/

Freespirit I do....and I tend to pick a destination for my next holiday then research the bookish delights 3w
WhatWouldJaneDo This is a lovely idea! I've never thought of making a list like this, but I'm going to have to start thinking about it. The Hemingway house in Key West is definitely on mine, but more for the six toed cats than the literary merits 😸 3w
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BarkingMadRun
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When you‘re coaching from your bicycle and you pass a #littlefreelibrary #runningcoach #injured #tornmeniscus #osteoarthritis #allthebooks

Cinfhen Oh no!! Feel better 1mo
BarkingMadRun Thanks @Cinfhen this goes back to November, I‘m actually able to run short distances now but my peeps are running 4 miles or more and I‘m not there yet. It‘s frustrating but at least I can ride my bike! 1mo
Cinfhen Glad you‘re making progress 💚 1mo
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j.rye That list is ridiculous! Thank goodness there were so many kids‘ books or I would have done much worse. I got 93/1000 🤭 I‘m almost embarrassed. Haha. 1mo
cleoh I got 238 - I was pretty impressed, the last time I got significantly less! @j.rye there were so many books I hadn‘t even heard of on there! 1mo
ljuliel You did much better than me. I read 155. 1mo
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Marni Mine was 198 and there were a ton on my to read list too 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Marni I think there were 5 on the list that I had just read in the past 6 months! @j.rye The kids books bumped up my score too, along with a bunch of books I read in the 90‘s. 😄 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @cleoh @ljuliel I thought it was an interesting mix of old and new. But there were way too many NIcholas Sparks books. 🤣 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I got 173, but that list seems incredibly random. I don't like Stephen King or Nicholas Sparks, but I feel like if they were two of your favorite authors, you would definitely be at an advantage haha 1mo
BarbaraBB 291. Fun list! And yes, way too many Sparks and King! 1mo
julesG 151 - @j.rye The kids and YA books saved me. 1mo
Hestapleton I got 346! Thank you English literature degrees! 😂 A lot of classics that I wouldn‘t have read on my own if I didn‘t have to read them for school. 1mo
Chab256 Hmmm...odd list, but I have read 150 lol 1mo
Daisey I have read 260 from this list! Definitely an interesting mix of books. 1mo
bookishnerd I got 303 but I got mixed up on some classics. So could be more! 1mo
CBee 223. I‘ll take it 🤷‍♀️😂 1mo
ljuliel I think we could all do this with many book lists and score differently, depending on who made the list. Some lists I‘d score high on, others, I‘d score really low, so I think it depends on the list. I don‘t read a lot of popular books . I tend to look for random authors I‘ve never heard of, or odd titles I find interesting. I rarely see them on any book lists. 😁 1mo
Laughterhp What a weird list. A lot of YA. I read 181 books on it. 1mo
tdrosebud 180. There were many that are on my TBR and a whole bunch I'm quite sure I will never read. I lived doing these lists. 1mo
wanderinglynn Interesting list. I got 287 with probably another two dozen or so on my TBR. 1mo
LaraS 159. Whenever I take these quizzes I always wonder what's the etiquette for books I hated so much I DNF? Do they count as being “read“? How about the ones I know I read, but they were so unimpactful I can barely remember the plot? Or the ones I was forced to read in school, and ended up skimming most of it and using Coles notes? Then there's the books I hated so much, I tempted to *not* count them out of sheer spite. 😂 #DivisiveReader (edited) 1mo
JackOBotts 24%! (238) - if I‘d gone with TBR/books waiting to be read...probably closer to 50%. Fun inventory. 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @LaraS Great questions! There were a few books that I was pretty sure I read at some point, but couldn‘t remember a thing. I didn‘t count those. I counted all the books I read in school - I was the kind of student that never uses Cliff notes. 🤣 Except for one book I hated: 1mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards @4thhouseontheleft I agree, there were way too many Nicholas Sparks books! And of the popular authors I had read (like Stephen King), they put on everything they wrote that I hadn't read! (Nothing from the Dark Tower series, really?) 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I only made it to 54 I think, but lots of them are on my TBR list. I did keep saying to myself "No, but I DID see the movie!" I'm a bad Litten ??? 1mo
jillrhudy 317 and what a crazy list! “Random Books We Have Heard of For People Who Like Tapping on Lists of Books” 1mo
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MaggieCarr
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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I've read TKaM numerous times and each time, the older I get, I'm still floored. I truely enjoyed this version as a graphic novel. It's well done and doesn't remove the many social issues-class, politics, poverty, gender and race that have made the story relevant to any discussion.

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1. Tagged
2. Racism, prejudice, pretty much anything that relates to hate and ignorance
3. Church
4. No snow here but occasional rain and fog

@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads
#FriYayIntro

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Scout, Jem, and their dad Atticus Finch live in Maycomb Alabama during the Great Depression. Their father Atticus is a lawyer. Atticus decides to defend a black man named Tom Robinson from accusations of raping a white woman. Because of Atticus‘s decision to defend him Scout and Jem get teased. This is a sad story about racism but is a classic, I‘m so glad I picked it up to read. It‘s a small book but the pages are packed with an amazing story.

Cfischbuch I‘m so happy you enjoyed this classic. 1mo
MrsBabki Great work! I am embarrassed to admit I have never read this . 1mo
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MatchlessMarie
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel | Harper Lee, Fred Fordham
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Boo Radley didn‘t leave me no presents 🙃

Lindy 😉 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😀 1mo
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Book number 3 of choices out of my control :) heard mixed reviews about this one hopefully il enjoy it .

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amber_ldsmom
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Day 11: #debut - To Kill a Mockingbird #auldlangreads

OriginalCyn620 One of my all-time faves! 1mo
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Branwen
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Damn, I forgot how FANTASTIC this book is. The last time I read it was about fifteen years ago, and I know so much of this book went right over my head the first time around. I cried so hard at Tom's trial! I'm so glad I got to experience this gem of a book again. It's absolutely incredible. 😍📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas #readtheusa2020

MrBook Fantastic, indeed! 😻 2mo
Leftcoastzen It stands the test of time! Excellent read ! 2mo
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Vijay_krishna
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Fantastic book. Reading this book so late has really helped me. The whole story takes place few years back in time. It not just focus on a single issue but shows the lifestyle of people in those days. It's very realistic and no exaggeration. There is no hero or heroine in the novel. The story itself is the hero. The writer indulges you into every character in the story very slowly and then pulls the story out. Loved it ❤️

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Some of my favorites this year #2019#read#bookpile#booknerd#booklover#jamesbaldwin#lailalalami

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Susanita
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No books for Christmas BUT I got a bookish shirt and a books-and-cats jigsaw puzzle.

Leftcoastzen Cute! 2mo
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MarkusLibanan
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Mom's treasure 📚

Fairy_lights_444 Wow 😍 Lucky you. 2mo
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Vijay_krishna

People in their right minds never take pride in their talents

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Blueberry
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I love this #tradition for this tag!

#QuotsyDec19 @TK-421

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9.15.19-9.10.19
Scout Finch
Tom Robinson was a black man accused of raping a young girl. Atticus accepted to represent him. He didn't get good feedback. Mayella Ewell was lying but Tom was still convinced. Scout and Jem were attacked by Bob Ewell and Boo saves them.
Main problem was Atticus was representing Tom. Bob accused Tom of raping his daughter.
Boo was able to rescue his brother and Scout. Scout found out Boo was a full man.

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SimplyKristina
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I got to read this as part of my book club. It was a good story. The characters were well developed. I just felt like there was always another thing happening. A lot of events in a timeline that made it feel like it wasn‘t ever going to end.

LoverOfLearning Welcome to Litsy! #litsywelcomewagon 2mo
LoverOfLearning I haven't read this book since high school but I would like to read it again soon! It's sitting on my shelf all marked with notes and underlinings. 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈🥳 2mo
rachelm Welcome!! 2mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 1mo
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MadDashReading
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I love that my career as an English teacher allows me the opportunity to share the classics with a whole new generation. These symbol drawings are ? from one of my freshmen. Seriously, I get to talk about books all day long. I have the best "job" in the world! ?

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Day 13 - #HonorableCharacter #DearDecember

In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus doesn't specifically give a literal definition of honor. However, he does define courage, and based on his definition of courage and his actions, we can deduce what he sees as honorable.

Eggs This is great❤️👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
EadieB @Eggs 👍🏻 2mo
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Treating myself.... again.

🙃

Graciouswarriorprincess Enjoy and Happy Reading! 2mo
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The "quote" is about Scout talking about the plot of this book that she asked Atticus to read for her, and I think the book just ends in a truly magnificent way like this. I basically breezed through this book in a few days. Although Go Set a Watchman was kind of disappointing... Well, I better quit rambling.

P.S. This is my last quote on To Kill a Mockingbird! I hope to post about the quotes from other books when I get the chance.

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nothin's real scary except in books. - Scout to Atticus

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Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a person until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. - Scout

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Well, this is the part that I couldn't all type on my previous post. It's also interesting to see Scout's reaction to it and the way she mentions shooting a mockingbird.

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The quote (if I can call this that) continues on to the next page.

I tried typing the rest of it, but then posted the photo of the next page.

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hungrybird
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Strange that Miss Gates, a school teacher, seems ok with the persecution that's been going on in her country for a very long time while she feels sorry for the Jewish people who are being persecuted under Hitler...

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"One maniac and millons of German folks. Looked to me like they'd shut Hitler in a pen instead of letting him shut them up." - Scout

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This is when Jem talks to Scout about there being four kinds of folks in Maycomb County, and when Scout tells him about her opinion. The part I liked is basically from "Naw, Jem, I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks." to the end of this page, ending with "it's because he WANTS to stay inside."

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Basically, two quotes on one page. One begins with "There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads..." and the other begins with "The one place where a man ought to get a square deal..."

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"Well I'm gonna be a new kind of clown. I'm gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks." - Dill

(I had to put this additional line by Dill separately because it appears on the next page.)

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This is when Jem gets something special from Mrs. Dubose, and the quote that I wasn't able to type word for word because of lack of space, which begins from "I wanted tou to see something about her." I wonder if I should upload a photo of the quote from now on instead? Anyway, I recently read To Kill a Mockingbird for the second time and it was as good as the first time.

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“I wanted you to see something about her - I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.“ - Atticus

There are three sentences of Atticus' that follow after this, but apparently the whole thing is too long to post at once. Oh, well.

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“Don't fret, Jem. Things are never as bad as they seem.“ - Miss Maudie Atkinson

“as I waited I thought, Atticus Finch won't win, he can't win, but he's the only man in these parts who can keep a jury out so long in a case like that. And I thought to myself, well, we're making a step - it's just a baby-step, but it's a step.“ - Miss Maudie Atkinson

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“I don't know, but they did it. They've done it before and they did it tonight and they'll do it again and when do it - seems only children weep.“ - Atticus

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“you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that's the way I want to live.“ - Mr. Dolphus Raymond to Scout

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Do I need to keep this book on my shelf? I read it in 1995, thought it was a fine book and duly shelved it, but I'm unlikely (I think) to read it again, and if I do, I can get it from the library.
The concept of releasing my books into the wild isn't entirely foreign to me, but I still struggle to balance my desire to keep books with my need for shelf space.

Emilymdxn I‘m always pro letting them go myself. It‘s so personal for each reader I like knowing that the resources that went into making that book and the knowledge inside it can go and serve someone else maybe someone who couldnt afford a new book. Plus to kill a mockingbird is such a classic it‘s hopefully always going to be easy to get your hands on a copy if you need it again! 3mo
Bookwomble @Emilymdxn I'm ambivalently pro letting them go 😄 3mo
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