Thursday, September 4, 2014

Booking Through Thursday - September 4th, 2014

For awhile it seemed this meme either wasn't adding new posts, or else they just didn't fit anything I wanted to blog about.  But it is the Thursday meme that I'm going to do today since I'm not quite ready to do a review yet.  Here is the question this week for Booking Through Thursday:

We all had to read lots of different things in school—some of which we liked, some of which we didn’t. Are there any authors that you’ve grown to love because you were introduced to them in your English Lit class? Or—the contrary. Are there any you hate because you were forced to read them? Did you ever go back to try them again?

So this is an interesting question to me, because I feel like there are so many classics I hear about kids having to read in school, and I don't feel like I had to read that many. So my answer to this question is going to be a little different from what is actually being asked.  I decided about 5 or 6 years ago that since I felt like I hadn't read that many, that I was going to make it a goal to read one classic every so many books.  My plan lasted about a year or two before I hit one classic that I just could not get through, and I've not really gone back to it since.  That book was Dante's Inferno.  I do think about going to some other classics at some point, and starting over, but we'll see.

So, how about you?  Do you have a book that reading in school made you fall in love with, or the opposite, made you detest it?

And while you're here, don't forget to click on the button below to enter my giveaway in the September is for Sequels Hop.
http://misclisa.blogspot.com/2014/09/september-is-for-sequels-giveaway-hop.html
 

6 comments:

  1. Dante's Inferno is one that is on my list and I will get to it at some point. Like you, I've been surprised to realize that I really didn't read that many classics in high school or college. I discovered Mark Twain in high school and Walt Whitman in college! My answer is at 2 Kids and Tired Books BTT.

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    1. My dad introduced me to Mark Twain when I was pretty young by taking me to St. Louis where he was from. Walt Whitman is one I have yet to read. Thanks for stopping by and I'll check out your answer as well!

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  2. I like Mark Twain. I didn't have to read Dante's Inferno. It must have been required after I graduated.

    My favorite required read was To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper.

    Have a great evening.

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    1. Yeah, I never "had" to read Dante's Inferno. I had just heard a lot about it, and it's about Hell, so I thought it would be interesting. But just way too hard to slug through. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I read classics in school but not nearly enough! I like your reading goal for classics. I should try to add more to my reading list!

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    1. I need to get back to my goal! Thanks for visiting!

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