Books from school that you thought you'd never read.

@SomeCowgirl (32271)
United States
February 19, 2009 11:57pm CST
Are there any books from school that you thought were dumb then and you never thought you'd read but you now read? This goes for authors too, any authors? I guess you could say that I enjoy Sherlock Holmes, I think that we've read one of his stories back when I was in high school but if not we've read the author. I think we've read a poem by Arthur Conan Doyle, I am not sure. I've read The Great Gatsby I believe after high school. I guess my genre's changed though, so I don't really read what we read in school. So do you read books or authors that you studied in school?
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• India
20 Feb 09
yeah like those enic blyton books i mean they r soo dumb happy lottin and have a nice day
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I want to say that Enic Blyton sounds familiar but I am not sure. I just looked it up and I remember her pen name Mary Pollock. I think you may confused though as I am not sure if you understand what I meant by this discussion. I was asking about books that you have read after school, but that you have also read in school and thought you would never like. If I'm confused, I apologize, but that is just how it appears to me! I appreciate the response, and have a wonderful day!
• India
21 Feb 09
yeah she used to write books like the famaous five n stuff oh sorry abt tht u u mean books like course/syllabus books? yeah. .well sometiems I have to read my history n math books cuz I want some advantage over the other students in hte class n u have a wonderful day too!
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I understand about that, sometimes it's better to have the educational advantage!
@tea512 (687)
• United States
20 Feb 09
cool topic i have this commute where I download free books from the Internet Library to listen to. Just finished the Catcher and the Rye, I remeber I read it in jr high or high school. But have a total different perspective 20 years later. I remember the same feeling reading/listenting to 1984, seems to current today and back then it seemed stupid.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Glad that you have access to books like that, I know that perspective of Arthur Conan Doyle was different after high school! I appreciate the response.
@tea512 (687)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Never read them (Sherlock) myself, I am big fan of Robert B. Parker not that his books are on the level who done it as Doyle. Maybe I will see if the library has some audio for download I do not have anything queued up for next week yet. Thanks for the idea.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
21 Feb 09
Never heard of Robert P. Parker but am glad that I could give you that idea!
• United States
20 Feb 09
I hate reading books for school, so I've never really thought I might not like a book and liked it anyway. I liked "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Pride and Prejudice" but both were books I was pretty sure I would like to read when I was first assigned to read them. I read books on my own and typically don't like them if I've been assigned to read them.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I can understand what you mean about the hesitance to read books that are assigned because the first thing you think is "oh no this one's going to be boring!" plus, books that teacher's assign are generally educational and really takes the fun out of reading! Or if they are fun to read, the teacher's make it educational and thus takes the fun out of reading it! lol! I appreciate the response, and have a wonderful day to you and yours! Happy Mylotting!
@srganesh (6350)
• India
20 Feb 09
Yes!There are some books under non detail section which won't come for exams.So,the teachers won't teach it and we don't read it either.They are good stories given in abbreviation.One book,I remember is three men in a boat.If I am right,the author is Jerrome K Jerrome.I read that book after a long time and I saw it quite interesting.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I am not quite sure if I have heard of Jerrome K. Jerrome, but the author does sound familiar. I appreciate the response.