I’m in furious (yes, furious) writing mode these days, so I’m limiting my reading material to books I’ve already read — and stories/writing styles that can help me with what I’m working on.  This week, that book is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.  It’s so easy to see why this story is so captivating, no matter what age you might be when reading it.  From the first page you are right there with Scout and Jem (and Dill) in Macomb.  You ‘feel’ the town.  And of course this is all in Harper Lee’s great writing style, which flows so so smoothly along the page.

And by the way, there’s a great Diane Rehm interview on NPR with Michele Norris and two others about reading (and re-reading) this great book.  Take a listen if you have the chance.  It’s a smart and entertaining conversation…