Wednesday, July 10, 2013

currently reading | to kill a mockingbird.

I'm in this weird reading space right now--the space between reading nonstop through a stack of books I can't get enough of and feeling a little unmoved by anything I pick up. When I find myself here, I usually turn To Kill a Mockingbird. An American classic and an old favorite. (The spine of my copy is testament to that.)  I firmly believe that perspective can completely change the way a book moves a reader--a second reading can elicit completely new emotions, scenes that once grabbed you, may fall flat. This reason is why I often find it hard for me to declare anything as my "all time favorite". Yet, I keep returning to Harper Lee's story. of the loss of innocence. To Kill a Mockingbird certainly changes for me each time I read it--I'm not the same person I was in 9th grade, or even 6 months ago--but the story still grabs me, still moves me. It feels familiar and safe. The Finches feel like my family and Maycomb, my town.

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