Looksie here what I picked up from the library yesterday. Lord knows when I'll have time to read it but make some I shall. It seemed a good idea to revisit a favourite piece of fiction before I knuckle down to Go Set a Watchman, its newly published sequel. It's all very exciting but then I can be easily pleased.
The film version of To Kill A Mockingbird is about the only cinematic adaptation of a novel that I've ever approved of. Take that back. The movies of Annie Proulx's Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain are okay as well. I love the moodiness of Mockingbird's cinematography and the characters are just right. As a self confessed tomboy it's obvious that Scout is a favourite in print and on screen.
It remembered the other day that we had our own Boo Radley in Southend-on-Sea. I, along with the other kids that used to walk to school decided that there was something strange about an old guy living in a rather dilapidated house on the way. I might have been the instigator of that one. We used to sneak around in his front garden and try to see what was going on behind the undergrowth. I'm a bit ashamed now. It might be construed as harassment these days!