My Thoughts on Required Reading in School

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Last week’s Sunday Salon at My Friend Amy was about required/assigned reading in school. While answering her I found my answer to be so long I decided to re post it here for anyone wanting to know more about me plus it makes it easier to find again should I want to remember what I said.

Anyways, I mostly enjoyed assigned reading too. I didn’t like having to analyze characters and write essays on the books but I love the actual reading of them and finished them within one or two days usually. Even in grade school when the teacher just read to us (and then we studied it) I loved it.

I don’t remember them all but I do remember The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. In higher grades and high school I remember (in no particular order) Lord of the Flies, Holes, A Separate Peace, Othello, Romeo & Juliet, Death of a Salesman, The Great Gatsby, Macbeth, Brave New World and Hamlet. I was in advanced English which did a LOT of plays.

Out of those, I now own personally The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Holes, Lord of the Flies, Brave New World and I want to get A Separate Peace.

I think those who liked analyzing it in school are probably now into book clubs. I’m not into book clubs because other than writing a review, I don’t want to analyze the books. Like Natasha said, everyone else took a month to read the book and I was done in two days. However this meant I had more free time during class.

Since this is so long, I’m going to post it on my blog too.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.