Challenge Answer 2 by da-AL

Harper Lee quote about challenge

This is my second of three inspirational quotes about challenges, at the behest of Harvard.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the few books I’ve read several times. Several months ago, my local public library hosted a delightful series of gatherings where attendees took turns reading from it. Shortly before author Harper Lee passed away, she published a second book, “Go Tell a Watchmen,” which I highly recommend as well.

Today I nominate Insight Your Star, a blog with a mission to help readers to be their best.

Thank you again, Harvard, for this challenge.

Find out more about Harper Lee.

18 thoughts on “Challenge Answer 2 by da-AL

  1. jeneanebehmeswritings September 17, 2016 / 12:13 am

    I also love “To Kill a Mockingbird” and the movie version of it starring Gregory Peck, is one of the rare movies that is just as good as the book. I also read “Go Set a Watchman” and I’m glad you liked it but I was very disappointed with it. To me, it was just a very rough draft of Harper Lee’s earlier version of “Mockingbird” and I do believe that Harper Lee’s family had had it released just for profit only purposes. And I’m so very, very glad that her editor had urged her to re-write the novel but to concentrate on Scout and her family when she was much younger. I believe that “Watchman” was interesting as to how rough drafts and plots and character developments can dramatically change into a wonderfully eloquent and well-written finished novel but as a “pre-quel” it was not as well-written, or as interesting as “Mockingbird” later turned out to be.

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    • Daal September 14, 2016 / 1:59 pm

      Sissy Spacek does a supreme job on an audio book version I listened to.

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      • Sharon Bonin-Pratt September 28, 2016 / 1:54 pm

        even when i love something – music, a speaker, lecturer, friends or family talking with me – i’m an awful listener – don’t focus well. books on tape don’t work well for me. hopefully someone else reading your comment to me will be able to use it.

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        • Daal September 28, 2016 / 2:01 pm

          So many people I know say the same thing. I find that it depends on the reader – & of course the material too.

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  2. littledogslaughed September 14, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Hey Thanks Daal! We will see if we can come up with something for Friday’s post! Hubble has his thinking cap on already 😉 Jack Henry sleeps on it-And Anna says, “okay, whatever everybody else likes, I am good with.” 🙂

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    • Daal September 14, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Good ol’ canine team spirit.


  3. Bun Karyudo September 14, 2016 / 6:53 am

    That’s a nice quote from the author of a great book! It’s one of my favorites too. 🙂

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  4. lgould171784 September 14, 2016 / 6:34 am

    I understand that “Watchman” was originally a first draft of “Mockingbird.” Some readers have been shocked by the original depiction of Atticus as a racist. Did that affect your opinion of the book?

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    • Daal September 14, 2016 / 2:06 pm

      Am saddened that poor reviews have kept more people from reading it. She does an awesome job of showing people as complex, not the usual one-dimensional American heroes or villains. Atticus is not so much a racist, but a good man influenced by his times, & how we must all reach high. That’s why she didn’t publish it earlier – because people would not understand.

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  5. poundheadhere September 14, 2016 / 5:35 am

    Good advice, all around 🙂

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  6. Norah September 14, 2016 / 2:44 am

    I only recently read “To Kill a Mockingbird” with my ears. What an amazing book. I absolutely loved it. I haven’t read “Go Tell a Watchman” yet. Must do that soon. Great quote! Thanks.

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  7. Iriz Chan September 14, 2016 / 12:50 am

    I agree. Great post. 🙂

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  8. L. M. B. September 14, 2016 / 12:44 am

    Great post,
    Truth (1).. WINS … over “tales” (0).
    It’s not allways easy to live with oneself.

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