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A brave soul

  1. thirdmillenium profile image62
    thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. Norah Casey profile image69
      Norah Caseyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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 wink

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It is simpler than that Norah! Wuthering heights is torture designed to drive students nuts! My daughter and her friends think so anyway! lol

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    What book?
    I don't read any book just because someone else recommends it.  Except the Gospel.

    1. thirdmillenium profile image62
      thirdmilleniumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you and God blesss you

  3. Lisa HW profile image77
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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.  smile

  4. USMCwifey09 profile image72
    USMCwifey09posted 7 years ago

    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!

  5. Lisa HW profile image77
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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.   lol  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.  lol  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.