Monday, January 12, 2009
Musing Mondays -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?
Ugh. Assigned reading. Blech. I hated it. It was always horrible to be forced to read something. Now I assign reading to myself and usually plow through it, no matter how tedious or difficult. It's personal now.
I think the main issue I had with assigned reading is the time limit. I'm not a fast reader, I'm a careful reader and because of that, time-lines were hard for me.
As for books that I hated then and love now? A Tale of Two Cities comes to mind. I love that book. It's amazing. I have re-read The Great Gatsby and probably appreciate it more now. On the other side of things, there are a few books I was forced to read in high school that I'd like to read again but just haven't gotten around to. Watership Down for one.