Thursday, July 18, 2013

Theme Thursday: Bright

This is a goofy photo of a bright young lady named Anna, 13, in front of the Monroe County (Ala.) Courthouse yesterday morning.  My friend Meredith and I, along with her daughter Annaleigh, traveled to Monroeville, Alabama to attend a teachers' workshop on "To Kill a Mockingbird." Monroeville was the model for Harper Lee's Maycomb in that classic novel.

Meredith and I are both writers and teachers. Anna is a ravenous reader: she has read "To Kill a Mockingbird" at least four times, but she reads whatever she can get her hands on.

Anna is bright, very bright. On the long car rides we took all over Alabama, she sat in the back of the van, reading, reading, reading. She also read in our hotel rooms, in restaurants, anywhere she could.

If you ask Anna what kinds of books she likes to read, she will tell you "every kind."

Linking up with Cari on this one!


  1. This sounds like such a wonderful journey.

  2. I would love to visit Harper Lee's hometown. Make sure you check out my friend Claudia's blog, Mockingbird Hill Cottage ( - she has a post about To Kill A Mockingbird this week as well!