Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about assigned reading…
How did you react to assigned reading when you were in school/university/college/etc? How do you think on these books now? What book were you 'forced' to read when you where in school that you've since reread and loved?
I enjoyed most things that I was required to read in school. In fact I didn't find anything I disliked until I got to University and that was William Faulkner. And its difficult to say I disliked this because I never read more than a few chapters! I spent a whole year trying to read one of the four texts on the course reading list but in the end I just avoided any exam questions that involved his work! I would like to read something by Faulkner but I'm put off by the feelings I had 12 years ago.
But I discovered Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Thomas Hardy, Wilkie Collins, T.S Eliot, Arthur Miller and many others through School and University reading lists all of which I enjoyed at the time and still do now.
Dickens is the exception to the rule here for me. I really enjoyed Dickens when I was 'forced' to read it but my appreciation is decreasing steadily as my years increase. I just don't seem to enjoy it anymore. My old teachers and lecturers would be disgusted! Lol