Friday, October 26, 2012

To Kill a Mockingbird Movie Event

I do not often post press releases on my blog, and I rarely host giveaways, but this one is for a book I love so much and the movie is really good, too, so I hope you will bear with me for just one post.

Two years ago, I re-read To Kill a Mockingbird and was blown away by how amazing it is.  I loved the book when I read it as a high schooler, but as an adult I understood the context in which it was written and the background of the novel so much better than I ever had before.  If you haven't read the book, then I hope you do - perhaps this giveaway will incentive you to do so?  And if you have read the book, but it's been YEARS like it had been for me, I hope you consider opening it up again.  I bet it'll be even better than you remembered.

I admit that I don't think the movie is nearly as good as the book is.  Many of the secondary characters are ignored, which is a great tragedy, in my opinion.  But it's still a wonderful story about a plucky girl named Scout and her crazy-awesome dad, Atticus, and if you've not seen it, I highly recommend you enter this giveaway:

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For one day only on Thursday, November 15th, select movie theaters nationwide will show the award-winning film version of Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, in an event in honor of its 50th anniversary. In partnership with Fathom Events, Harper Perennial is offering YOU a chance to win 2 tickets for this event, plus a copy of the book!

PRIZE PACK: 2 tickets to the event at the movie theater nearest you and a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird

First - Click here for a list of participating theaters to confirm there is a screening of the event near you.
Second - Comment on this post and please leave a way to contact you if you win!

A winner will be selected at random by end of day Sunday, October 28th.

To participate, first CONFIRM there is a movie theater in your area by clicking on the link above.


  1. I'm glad to hear someone say the movie isn't nearly as good as the book. I have a bunch of friends and family who say it's a great movie, but how could a movie live up to that book?

  2. I missed out on participating in this giveaway, so I'd love to win tickets!

    I saw the movie first, so I'm especially fond of it since I didn't have the book to compare it to. The casting of that film is terrific. But yes, the book is better.

    inbedwithbooks AT yahoo DOT com

  3. It's an amazing book, but I have always had a really, really, REALLY big crush on Gregory Peck!

  4. Feel free to pick me.

    theenglishist at gmail dot com

  5. What an incredible giveaway! I would love to win tickets!

    It is just wonderful that they're showing the film in theaters again. Last summer I roadtripped to Monroeville, AL (Harper Lee's hometown) and visited the courthouse, which is now a To Kill a Mockingbird museum. I'm a huge fan of the book and the movie (obviously the book mainly) and I'm glad you let us know about this!

    avidreader25 [at] gmail [dot] com

  6. I just love Gregory Peck. And the book is so great, I've reread it as an adult, and it is so powerful.

    carrie dot hare at gmail dot com

  7. Love the movie and the book and would love to see the movie on the big screen. Please count me in pizzo underscore kathleen at yahoo dot com

  8. I love this movie and book too. What a great giveaway! No need to enter me- I saw it on the big screen recently- but I know the winner will love it!

  9. I did this same thing recently, rereading To Kill a Mockingbird as an adult, and I was floored by it also. No wonder the author never wrote another, after writing a nearly perfect novel on the first try! I work Thursday nights which is always when events happen, so no need to enter me in the giveaway, but thank you!


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