Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Upcoming Giveaway: To Kill a Mockingbird Blu-Ray!

Coming up next week, I'll be hosting an awesome giveaway! Universal Home Entertainment is set to release To Kill a Mockingbird on Blu-Ray on January 31, 2012. In celebration, you'll have the chance to win a copy on Alison Can Read! I am super excited for this release.

The giveaway won't go live for another several days, but until then, enjoy a clip from the movie. Here is Atticus Finch's closing statement at Tom Robinson's trial:

When did you first read To Kill A Mockingbird? What did you think of it when I read it?

I first read the book on my own in 6th grade. I remember liking it, but not fully "getting" it. Mostly, I was pleased that I'd read a classic that kids didn't normally read until high school. I read it for school in 9th grade when I was able to comprehend the social commentary much better. It was at that point that To Kill A Mockingbird became a truly beautiful and special book.


  1. This is such a great film. The actress who plays Scout is incredible. Thanks for hosting such an original giveaway!

  2. I haven't seen the movie yet, and I only read it about 2 years ago. It was so weird that we were never made to read it at school.

  3. I first read it in 9th or 10th grade and watched the film a few years later. I've probably reread it 2 or 3 times since. I love this book. And, the town where Harper Lee lived, Monroeville, Alabama, is only a few hours drive from my home in Florida. Every summer they have a Harper Lee/To Kill a Mockingbird Festival, where the play is performed. I have never been but it's most definitely on my bucket list:) Looking forward to the giveaway!

  4. I'm excited to see a classic movie come to DVD! My mom may get it for her classroom.

  5. I remember seeing this movie for the first time, it was right after we had finished reading it in class. I love the powerful message it gives.


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