and two more things:
1. I LOVED all the thoughtful comments y'all left on my last post about book ratings and reviews. Thank you! It was helpful to get your perspectives in writing (instead of trying to read it into your ratings). I think I'm going to (try to) be a harder grader going forward. And yes, I'm going to allow a 5-star rating without crying.
2. Woo Hoo!! about the new Harper Lee book. I didn't realize it was out on Goodreads until this morning when I read my "friends" update email from this past week. Pretty cool - I think most of y'all are planning to read it. And are you planning to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird, too? I've tossed that idea out to my church bookclub (the serious one ;-) and hope it gets some traction. I last re-read the book in the early 2000's (for another bookclub) and I have to say - it was one of the very few of my high school/college reads that stood up to its 5-star rating. And I haven't yet seen the movie! (Gregory Peck?! I'm not sure how I missed it!)