Friday, January 21, 2011

Literary Blog Hop

Literary Blog Hop

Hopping along this Friday from The Blue Bookcase.  Here's the discussion question for the week

Discuss a work of literary merit that you hated when you were made to read it in school or university. Why did you dislike it?


Before I answer this, let me just say that I've always been a reader.  However when told what to read, I find myself faltering. I don't think I have ever enjoyed a book that I was told to read, and that include Jane Eyre, The Scarlet Letter and Les Miserables.

I could give you horror stories about my reading of Les Miz. I had to read that one over the summer in Honors English. Needless to say, I never really read the abriged version until I was out of school.  Oh and can I mention the book was in two column text book form!! ARGH!!! The pain.

But I didn't hate Les Miz.

The book I hated...

MOBY DICK.

I despised this book. It was so dry and to my tenth or eleventh grade self, it was so freaking boring!! I don't think I ever totally finished it. I used Cliff Notes for most of it. It is also the one book that I won't even try to re-read now.

That book was evil!

Oh and I don't care what any of you say, it was about a crazy man and a whale!!!!!!

10 comments:

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dragonflyy419 said...

Les Miserables in a two column text book form ... that's just atrocious ... no wonder you can't stand the book.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I gave up on this one as well.

LifetimeReader said...

That sounds like a painful slog at that age!

parrish lantern said...

I also have a problem being told what to read, especially if it was by someone I had no time for.

Emily said...

Moby Dick frightens me. I don't know that I'll ever get around to reading it.

Lover of Romance said...

I agree, Les Mis was too long especially when forced to read it, however I have read it leisurely-taking my time and I enjoyed it much better than!!!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I don't like Required Reading. How does someone else know what I need to read?

gautami tripathy said...

Some books are so difficult to get into. And those put us off that author too, for always.

And my teacher spoiled A Passage to India for me. But I did go back and loved it!

Here is my Literary Blog Hop: Disliked Book post!

Melody said...

I feel no need whatsoever to read Moby Dick. I don't want to and don't feel bad about it! It sounds like The Old Man and the Sea (the book I posted about) only worse.

 
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