I love these weekly challenges because the topics SPEAK to me sososo much! Today, it’s Books I had to read in school and didn’t like.
Kids, there were hundreds! Hundreds, I tell you!
The number one book I hated was CATCHER IN THE RYE. I hated Holden, I hated the premise of the book, I hated the theme that was supposed to be universal and was sososo not! I struggled to read it and when we had to write a thematic opinion book report on it, I was scathing with my words. Got an A+, BTW, on it!
Didn’t like the GRAPES OF WRATH because it was sosososo depressing. And yes, I get that it was written in the depression, but still…just sayin’.
1984 seemed a little farfetched in 1972 to my 12 year old mind, and I couldn’t get into it.
Great Expectations was too sad and lugubrious a read for me. I struggled to finish it and write my book report.
War and Peace was a month of my life I will never get back. Plus, it was boring!
The Picture of Dorian Gray. I really wanted to slap somebody silly when I read this one. Again, a scathing book report and another A+.
Maybe I should have been a book critic instead of an author….
Let’s see what books the other writers in this challenge struggled through in school. L&SR
Hey, don’t forget I’ve got a book sale going on. Before book 2 in my MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN series releases, book 1 DEARLY BELOVED is on sale for just 99cents until 8.23. If you need one more book to complete your summer reading list, this is the one for you!
Colleen O’Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she’s worried she’ll never find Mr. Right.
Until next time ~Peg