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?
- You know I’m sad to say that I wasn’t assigned a lot of reading in school in terms of novels. In Grade 10 it was all about grammar and Grades 11 & 12 were all about Shakespeare and journal writing. I remember one book and that was 1984 by George Orwell. That’s it, we read the book and saw some type of film if I remember right. I have also reread it since. I have to say now that this disappoints me. I wish we had spent time on the classics maybe or even like my mom had said when she was in school they had to go to the library and pick a book, then write a report on it. I think this is important as it would have encouraged reading so much more back when I was in high school. As it is, I’m lucky my mom was a reader and I developed a huge love of books that has stayed with me throughout my life.
How about you? What did you think of assigned reading in school? Have you reread any of them in later years?