July 30, 2010

To Kill a Mockingbird Challenge

(from the host blog: Hope is the Word) In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of my favorite novels of all time, I am hosting the To Kill a Mockingbird reading challenge here at Hope Is the Word during the month of August.  I am super excited about this endeavor because I believe the last time I read this novel was when I taught it during my short-lived career as a high school teacher.  I am even more excited about the prospect of enticing those who have never read this wonderful story to do it this year!  :-)

I plan to listen to the audiobook version. I have read the book about 6 times and seen the movie another 3, maybe 4 times.

If I can find the movie, my favorite video store chain recently closed all but 1 or 2 of its stores in the state, I will also watch the movie, gladly, again. {Gregory Peck in TKM... totally swoon-worthy.}

July 29, 2010

Read-Aloud Thursday #2 1/2

Hope Is the Word is the home of Read Aloud Thursday, which is a weekly meme in which bloggers share their families’ read-alouds of the week.
Reaghan and I have been reading aloud since my last of these posts back in March. We have not been reading aloud together this week however. I developed an infection in my jaw/cheek/under my chin. I had to have a tooth pulled yesterday and the infection is in the process of resolving (fingers crossed). As I write this I have only been on the antibiotic for just over 12 hours. So next week, or the week after at the latest, you will be seeing "Read-Aloud Thursday #3 on my blog.

Library Loot #9

Library Loot is a weekly event hosted by Marg @ Reading Adventures that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

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