Friday, October 9, 2009

Great Books Week - Thursday



I hated … when I had to read it in high school, but when I read it on my own later, I loved it because….

Sorry, but this is not a question I can answer. There were plenty of books we were forced to ... read ... while in high school that certainly fit the category. However, I have never even contemplated revisiting any of them to check if I still hate them.

It might be an interesting experiment though. If I had to choose one book, the one I hated the most, it would have to be Wuthering Heights.

Usually, I liked books that had movies based on them. Armed with a little skimming and the video fresh in my mind, I found I could cobble together a more than passable book report - as long as was careful not to mention any of the actors names in the report. Once bitten...

Wuthering Heights was the exception to the method. I loathed the movie even more than the book. I made it fifteen minutes in before I turned it off.

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  1. I enjoyed your post-- there are a few that were so awful I couldn't revisit them either. And here I am, inflicting Wuthering Heights on students today! It could be worse!

    Thanks for joining the blog tour!
    Janice Campbell