Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Book Reviews and Writing Tips

Sunday, February 21, 2016

A tribute to Harper Lee

April 28, 2926 – February 19, 2016

Not everyone can write a classic piece of literature, but this lady did it and did it well with To Kill a Mockingbird.  I read this book in high school, but that was many years ago.  I want to read it again now.  How many of you have read this classic book?

She had the guts to write a book about race when racial tension was high, especially in the south.  And even though the book was controversial and perhaps not about a pleasant subject, she won a Pulitzer Prize.  You can’t get much better than that.  I’m sure many people will read this book in the years to come.

We lost a great lady, but she lived a nice long life and still had her wits about her.  That’s more than some of us can say, or hope for.  I’m glad she lived long enough to see her second book Go Set a Watchman published in July 2015.  This book is supposedly the precursor to 'Mockingbird.'  I haven’t read it yet, but I doubt it will be half the book as the first one.  We’ll see.

Most of her life was lived in seclusion in the southern town of Monroeville, Alabama.  This was her choice.  I’m all for people living by their own rules.  She was the youngest of four children and never married.  To read more of her life story, click here.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentines's Day Dear Friends

Let's make this a special day to be kinder to everyone we meet, not just our loved ones.  Everyone is probably fighting some kind of battle in his/her life.  Think how nice it would be just to make one day a little better.