So brave that you plodded through a book which bored you to death all because some one had insisted that you HAD better read it/recommended by a supposedly-intellectual?
I know I'm probably going to get stoned or egged or tormented for saying it, but the most difficult book I read based on these lines was Wuthering Heights. It was painfully boring. My younger sister recently reported the same experience. I don't think it is bad, it was just not my style.
If we are counting assigned books for college classes, then I'll have to set aside a day to type up all of my examples
I don't read any book just because someone else recommends it. Except the Gospel.
I can't even concentrate on a book I find too boring. I'll think I'm reading it, only to discover I've gone through a few pages and not been paying attention. I have a list of them because I don't read or do anything based on its supposed "intellectual" nature.
Wuthering Heights, though - one of my all-time favorite books.
Too many times I've finished a terrible book simply because I felt obligated. Big waste of time?? Dicken's "Bleak House"...bad bad bad!
In fairness to SOME seemingly boring books, some start out seeming that way, but if you get through the most boring part they can pick up speed.
One I couldn't get past the beginning was The Death of Ivan Ilych. I'm sorry.... I just found it torture. Another one (get the stones and tomatoes ready to throw) was Moby Dick. One big problem with that one was they made fifteen-year-old girls read it, and I pretty much think it would be a rare fifteen-year-old girl (and reader of Teen and Seventeen Magazine) who could muster up interest in whatever Ishmael had to say. I think if you managed to avoid reading Moby Dick at fifteen there's a good chance you aren't going back to read it on your own when you're more mature.
by KK Trainor 7 years ago
Wuthering Heights or Pride and Prejudice?Which do you prefer and why? Is it the characters or the story?
by Faith Reaper 2 years ago
Have you ever read something that still haunts you (so-to-speak) to this day?Of course, every great book will forever be etched in one's mind, but is there one that is so moving as far as human struggle that it still haunts your mind ... hundreds of non-fiction comes to mind. But then there...
by Amanda 5 years ago
What classic books do you hate?Are there any "classic" books that you think are poorly written or that you just couldn't get into for the life of you?
by Ann Leavitt 9 years ago
Wuthering Heights from your perspective, if you like it, that is.
by milleramanda53 6 years ago
Would you rather read a book or watch TV?
by Davinagirl3 9 years ago
I have written some fun fiction, but it seems I get more traffic on my Op. Ed. pieces. What would you rather read?
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