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schools ruins the fun of reading, kind of.
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post Oct 25 2005, 06:04 PM
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I bet half of you reading this are all "i don't like to read", or "me? books?"

but i bet you do like books.

I think it's school that's making you read boring books, book that aren't of your interest, so therefore that's "hating reading".

i loathe the books we read in school. it's nothing that i like. nothing that interests me. but i love to read, don't get me wrong. i have a bookshelf full of books. but yeah, i hate the books at school.

so what books have you read (recently-- last year/this year) in school that you HATED-- fell asleep on that boring. and what books did you LIKE reading?



i'm currently reading the odyssey and we just finished this mythology book. i hate mythology, or anything ancient. it's so boring that it took me two hours to read a chapter (they're book I, II, III, etc. instead of chpaters) and take notes. we read huckleberry finn last year and it was so boring.

I read the Giver last year, and that was the only book I probably liked.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 06:10 PM
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Oy. Where do I begin?

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It's highly overrated, in my opinion. I think the only reason why Mark Twain made such an anticlimactic ending was so poor helpless students like me would have to read it in schools and discuss it to death, thus ensuring his literary immortality.

A Separate Peace Words can not describe how incredibly boring this book was. I feel it can best be described with smilies: blink.gif huh.gif yawn.gif

The Old Man and the Sea Another painfully overrated piece. Whenever I can't sleep, I just pull out this book, read a few pages, and I sleep like a baby for the rest of the night.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 07:26 PM
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Woah. I love all those books. I can't think of any that a school as asked me to read that I didn't like...
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 07:50 PM
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The only book that the school forced me to read and that i liked, is the "To Kill a Mockingbird"
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:02 PM
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In 6th grade I was forced to read books about survival like The Hatchet. OMG. snoozefest.

From that point onwards, the books teachers made us read were actually quite interesting.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:36 PM
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To me, I like reading. However, when reading mandatory books for school, I don't exactly loathe it. I just became too lazy to read it. We've just finished covering Lord of the Flies, if I read it on my own time, I think I would've enjoyed it. But since it's for school, I only read the chapters when I had to.

BUTTT in 6th grade there was one book I really didn't like, Esperanza Rising? or something like that. Eck eck eck. My teacher hacked at that book with analyzations, essays, webs, and whatnot.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:43 PM
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ha, the odyssey, what about the illiad, you read that yet?

Also,what about things like, Antigone and Gilgamesh?


The stupidest book I've ever had to read was Gone with the wind.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:46 PM
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Yeah. I have to admit that some of the stories I read in my class are kind of interesting, but when we have to analyze and write essay about it, that's when I lose interest.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:48 PM
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We had to read The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle this year. yawn.gif So dull. But the one book I did enjoy was The Giver last year.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:49 PM
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OMG

Le Morte D'Arthur needs to DIE. The book should be renamed Le Morte De My Brain!!!! That book was horrible.
And so was MYTHOLOGY. I hated that book with a passion. I remember one day I was actually reading it because we had a quiz the next day and there was one guy who pretended he was Zeus. That was probably the best part of the whole book.
OOOOH, and I HATED the Cay. I had to read that in 5th, 6th, and 7th grade. I just did not like it at all.

I did, however, like To Kill A Mockingbird and A Separate Peace. :)
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:52 PM
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Yeah..I like reading, but not the books/stories they make us read in school.
Well I read "The most dangerous game" I hate it.
This school yeah I haven't read any books that the teachers didn't assign to me.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:55 PM
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hmm..in school
romeo and juliet
the only book i have read this year in summer classes that i liked
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 08:57 PM
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Yeah, that's what I thought the past two years. I'm better now, though
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 10:09 PM
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i now hate all shakespeare plays and crap like that, espically Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. They suck for me now.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 10:26 PM
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ugh my skool is making me read romeo and juliet >.< and i hate the language its just so confusing, and inorder for me to actually understand it i bought the spark notes book its like a whole translation thingy lol and the teacher doesn't even know cuz we're supposed tuh use the skool books. =) i look horror books though
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 10:43 PM
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Yeah, I know what you mean. The book we read so far this year was Beowulf, and it wasn't too bad once you understood the scheme of the poem. We're reading "The Canterbury Tales" next, so I'll see how that goes.
I absolutely hated reading:
Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies.
I enjoyed reading Catcher in the Rye.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 10:47 PM
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probably the only books i've HATED from school would be 'the autobiography of miss jane pittman' and 'shane'. but just because school makes you read books doesnt mean they're the ONLY books you can read. you can read other books out of school, and read the assigned ones to get credit
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 10:53 PM
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Yeah.. Now that you say it, I guess it's true.

.. hi jenny!

The Great Gilly Hopkins, Julie and the wolves, Chitty chitty Bang Bang, were all incredibly BORING books. I think I got some of the title wrongs. The only book I seemed to enjoy reading last year was Shiloh.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 11:16 PM
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Animal Farm, I am just too lazy to figure out the whole meaning behind this allegory.
Odyssey, it is so damn long and boring, epics are hard to understand.
 
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post Oct 25 2005, 11:18 PM
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QUOTE(yummy_delight @ Oct 25 2005, 7:10 PM)
Oy. Where do I begin?
The Old Man and the Sea Another painfully overrated piece. Whenever I can't sleep, I just pull out this book, read a few pages, and I sleep like a baby for the rest of the night.

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oh god yes, i read that book back in Freshman year. my teacher Mr. Reed made it sound all interesting so im like "hmm well, erm thats seems like a um enjoyable peice" so i check it out, start readin' it _unsure.gif 3 chapters later..... stubborn.gif "Mr. Reed you tell a web of LIES!"

hemingway probably shot himself because he read his own books too much
 
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post Apr 4 2006, 10:42 PM
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post Apr 4 2006, 11:28 PM
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I agree school does ruin reading. Cuz reading can be really fun.

HATED:
To Kill a Mocking Bird - I didnt get the book so therefore it was boring.

This one book about Anne Frank - Really boring. I think everyone in my class was falling asleep.
LIKED:
The Outsiders - I finish the book b4 the class finished it. It was a awesome book. I love the action. The book was better then the movie thought. This book made me want 2 read more. I felt like i wasnt reading a lot and i was missing something. So now i been reading more.
 
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post Apr 5 2006, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE(maryissa @ Apr 4 2006, 9:28 PM) *
I agree school does ruin reading. Cuz reading can be really fun.

HATED:
To Kill a Mocking Bird - I didnt get the book so therefore it was boring.

This one book about Anne Frank - Really boring. I think everyone in my class was falling asleep.
LIKED:
The Outsiders - I finish the book b4 the class finished it. It was a awesome book. I love the action. The book was better then the movie thought. This book made me want 2 read more. I felt like i wasnt reading a lot and i was missing something. So now i been reading more.


Ditto everything except for Anne Frank. I loved that...well I guess my class is doing a play adaption instead of the book.

I have to agree 200% with To Kill a Mockingbird. I don't get it at all.

The Outsiders is awesome! I absolutely loved that.
 
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post Apr 5 2006, 08:21 AM
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I like reading a lot, it's just that answering questions on it is a pain in the ass. <_<

Hmm... I can't think of any school-recommended books that I don't like but read it again afterwards...
 
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THE ODYSSEY. What the hell. I freaking hated the Odyssey. I couldn't even read it. I read (skimmed) the first four books of it and then just stopped.
 

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