Monday, March 31, 2014

Is religion as big a deal today as it used to be? Weigh in with the Red Clay Readers

Thanks for joining's Red Clay Readers on the second week of a five-week journey into "To Kill a Mockingbird," the beloved book by Monroeville native Nelle Harper Lee.

At noon today, you'll see a discussion story of the seventh and eighth chapters of the novel led by's Kelly Kazek, accompanied by a video of famed author Fannie Flagg talking about the Southern classic.

But, like last week, we want to jump into the week with a discussion question:

In the first chapters, Lee called going to church "Maycomb's principal recreation." Is that still true for towns and cities throughout the state? If not, why is religion or attending church not as big a On Sales as it was then?

Take our poll, and use the comments section below to share your thoughts, opinions and insights.

Remember that to comment, you must be signed up for a free account. If you've never commented on our site before, go to the top bar on this page, click on the "Sign In" icon and scroll down to "Register now for free." If you get stuck, email me at and I will help you.'s Red Clay Readers, in partnership with the Alabama Center for Literary Arts, is a book club designed to take a fresh look at a southern classic with the help of our readers. The first version of the club, which focuses on "To Kill a Mockingbird," will culminate with a panel discussion at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville on April 25. Click here to get 20 percent off your copy of the book at Books-a-Million.

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