To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee is giving readers a present for her 88th birthday – To Kill a Mockingbird as an e-book.

Lee made an announcement through her publisher HarperCollins on Monday, the Associated Press reported: “I’m still old-fashioned. I love dusty old books and libraries. I am amazed and humbled that Mockingbird has survived this long. This is Mockingbird for a new generation.”

Readers love old, dusty books as well, but as more people are turned on to digital books, it’s good move to see Lee make the leap. The novel will be released digitally on July 8.

Many authors have changed their minds when it has come to releasing digital books over the last year. J.K. Rowling and Ray Bradbury are the latest authors whose works have been made available in the (legal) digital world.

What other books would you like to see enter the digital world?

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Editor. Writer. Social media specialist. Reader. Video game player. Sports lover. Card Collector. "I used to be a library junkie with books piled on my nightstand. I’d be constantly renewing books until I finished all of them. There had to be a way to escape the clutter. That’s when I discovered e-book apps for my old Blackberry. I bought plenty of books and read and read and read. I even developed what I called ‘Blackberry Eye,’ small wrinkles under my eyes from staring down at my phone all day."


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