the last day of October

“The weather was unusually warm for the last day of October.  We didn’t even need jackets.  The wind was growing stronger, and Jem said it might be raining before we got home.  There was no moon.”  To Kill A Mockingbird  by Harper Lee

I read it in school.  I read it again in June of 2006.  I just finished listening to it on CD read by Sissy Spacek.  I think Sissy Spacek is Scout.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.  I listened to it in my car, and on more than one occasion, I would sit there listening even after arriving at my destination.  It is that good.  Listening to it made me want to read it again.

2 thoughts on “the last day of October

  1. That very set of CDs is sitting right in front of me as I write this. Annie left it here this summer on this desk for me to listen to – she thought it was great. She loved the book when she read it in high school a few years ago, so I reread it after she did and fell in love with it, too.

    I forgot about listening to it, and because the set of CDs has sat right in front of me since this summer, I don’t even see it anymore. Like things do when they’ve been there awhile, it just became part of the desk.

    Thanks for the reminder to see what is right in front of me. I’ll listen to it.


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