Friday, September 4, 2009

Books: The Ones They Make You Read

I was sitting with some of my coworkers and there was a short discussion about one of their favorite books, To Kill A Mockingbird. I remember being forced, and I do mean forced, to read that book. I hated it. My coworkers couldn't believe I felt that way about such a classic book. I cannot read depressing. It doesn't matter what pretty prize winning wrapper it's encased in.

Since I haven't been able to read lately, I decided to post the titles of a few other books that I was forced to read that I absolutely hated.

The Good Earth
Patty Reed's Doll
The Chosen
The Scarlet Letter
Crime and Punishment

Just to name a few.

B. says, "But the books are good because of the writing, not the entertainment value." For me, the writing didn't outshine the pain I felt reading these books. I don't like pain.

*BTW, I do understand the significance of the books - just hated reading them.

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