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Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Quotes, July 17---Go Set a Watchman

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice
Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest, or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now: 

Book: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Book Beginnings: 
Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical.
Friday 56: 
"Jem," she said, "if there's gonna be this man we'll need somebody else. Want me to run get Bennett?"
Comments: I just got my copy of the much anticipated second book by Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman. I've only read a few pages so far and I've done it with much trepidation since rumors are already swirling around that I am not going to like this Atticus Finch. However, I love the opening line. It feels like classic Harper Lee. And the Friday 56 quote I selected for two reasons. First because it is a flashback to her childhood with Dill and Jem, when they would make up scenes to enact. Secondly, my last name is Bennett.  I like the idea they have a friend with that name, even if he is off the scene really.


  1. I almost used my copy of the book, which I received yesterday. I plan to savor it, and ignore the voices that would criticize it, for whatever reasons. Enjoy...and I hope you come to your own conclusions, too.

    Here's mine: “FREEDOM’S CHILD”

  2. I don't know if my adulation for Atticus Finch can take this book. I'm still not sure if I'm going to pick it up, but that has more to do with the controversy of its release.

  3. I am nit sure if I will read this but on second thought, I probably will..... have a great weekend:)

  4. Mine is en route. :-) Can't wait to read it!
    Happy weekend!

  5. I'm reading it now, at about 62%. Read it and decide for yourselves. Weigh things. Even in TKAM there were some questionable situations. Just decide for yourselves. Don't let anyone ruin either book for you!

  6. I am in the library queue for the book.


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  7. I think I will break down and read it- I am uncomfortable about the circumstances surrounding the publishing, but then I keep remembering that, if her wishes had been respected, all of Emily Dickinson's poems would have been destroyed after her death, and that's not an idea I'm comfortable with.

  8. I hope you are liking it still so far.

  9. I hope you end up enjoying this book.


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