For the eyes:
Join Heather at Capricious Reader and me as we host a To Kill a Mockingbird film (1962) party. Watch the film adaptation in the comfort of your own home, or a friend’s sofa, or on your laptop in bed, and live-tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #tkam; Heather is @capriciousReadr and I’m @TooFondOfBooks. Reserve your library/netflix copy now; we’ll start the movie at 8:30 pm on Friday, July 30 … BYOP (Bring Your Own Popcorn). Gregory Peck (deep sigh!) … need I say more?!
For the ears:
This is audiobook week, and I’d be remiss in not mentioning that the audiobook edition of To Kill a Mockingbird is available from HarperCollins. The link above will take you to the publisher’s website, where you can click a link to hear an audio excerpt. Have any of you listened to this classic on audio? I’ve only read the print edition, but I think I’d enjoy listening to this!
For the wallet:
Have you ever looked at the ads for Bauman Rare Books that sometimes run on the back of the New York Times Book Review (Sunday supplement)? This one ran a few weeks ago, and inscribed first edition (1960) of To Kill A Mockingbird. Guess how much?! Higher. Higher. Higher. You’re getting warmer. Warmer. Yes, $35,000!