Hello, I'm Staci and I'm a bibliophile and a nerdfighter. I love books and I breathe stories. I'm working on one day being a world-famous book critic, but in the meanwhile, I'd be happy just working in editing/publishing.

I think that everyone has an important story to share.

DFTBA!

2014 Reading Challenge

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Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)

Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird

My latest read is probably the one book every kid had to read in school and the one I never did … but it’s also the one book I never had to read that I wish someone had told me to sit down and read when I was younger.

"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."

I’ll admit that it took me a while to get into the book because it throws a lot at you in the first half dozen pages, then goes nice and slow for a couple of chapters (as well as a lot of the slang and speech of the time period in the south). But it’s beautifully written and I’m not ashamed to say that I read the last 65% of the book in one sitting because I just wanted to devour it. 

"Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird."

Note: This book was chosen for Chicago Reads in 2001. (The project where the whole city tried to read one book at the same time.) And I feel at the time it was an appropriate book. I wish more people would read this book and maybe we would all remember to stand in each other’s shoes for a while.

"Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passin’."

I cannot recommend this book to everyone who hasn’t read it yet or hasn’t read it in a while enough. READ AGAIN.

Watching the 50th anniversary presentation of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Watching the 50th anniversary presentation of “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Miss Jean Louise. Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing.

Rev. Sykes in the movie “To Kill a Mockingbird”