All it takes is one book

Harper Lee has a new book coming out.  Her second novel.  Her second.  I had no idea she was truly a one-hit wonder.  But that’s all it takes, people.

Until Monday night, I’d never read her first novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird.”  It was serendipitously assigned for my writing class this semester, and I covered the first chapter two nights ago.  Then, not even 12 hours later, BOOM: new book.

This has kind of been a thing for me for the past 20 years.  Whenever “To Kill A Mockingbird” came up in conversation, I had to admit that I’d never read it before, not even in high school.

“Not even in high school?”

“Nope.  But I did read ‘The Sound and the Fury’ in high school.  Ever read that?”

“Uh, no….”

“Well then, fuck off.”

Is that too harsh?  Am I ending this too harshly?  I’m having the worst luck ending my posts this week….

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