Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Harper Lee and....

Hey guys!

This is a hard topic for me... There were so many excellent books I read in school -- it was really hard to choose just one. So, I'll pick two that deeply affected me and many other readers.

In college, one of my favorite books was Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. Talk about a study in the senses. The language and imagery are gorgeous in any language. Check out the movie, too -- it's amazing.

One of my favorite assigned books from high school was Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

This was Harper Lee's only book, yet it has affected generations of readers. It is a study in social justice and personal responsibility. If you haven't read it -- put it on your list and then add the wonderful film version starring Gregory Peck to your Netflix queue.

And speaking of Harper...

Welcome my new arrival Harper -- named for HarperCollins and of course, Harper Lee. Isn't she adorable? Now if she'll only let me get some writing done...


Heather and Harper

Heather Davis is the author of
Never Cry Werewolf
Coming in April 2009 from HarperCollins

Harper is the spoiled kitten sleeping in the closet on top
of the guest towels instead of in her cat bed.


TinaFerraro said...

Harper is adorable! And you know I have a kitty named Rascal, right, named after a character in my first book!

I loved LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, too, but read them both on my own time. I wish my school district had been as cool as some of you have experienced.

stephhale said...

I love your new addition (even though I'm allergic) and the name is classic! :)

Marley Gibson said...

Oh Heather!!!!!! Harper is THE CUTEST THING EVER!!! She's sooo adorable! Please promise lots and lots of pictures of her in the future. Hope the two of you make beautiful words together.

Marley = )

Wendy Roberts said...

That is the cutest kitty I have ever seen! Try a large paper bag on the floor. When I had cats they'd never tire of stalking and killing a bag LOL. Maybe you'll get more work done.

Wendy Toliver said...

Awwwww! Harper looks like my kitty before she (Moxie) got old and fat. Haha! Not that there's anything wrong with an old fat cat! I heart Siamese and Siamese-ish kitties. Great post!

Celeste said...

Hm. Does Heather Harper know about Heather and Harper? I must point her this direction.

Your kitty is so cute :)