Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the theme is gratitude. In the past I’ve written about books I’m grateful for so this time I thought I’d talk about some assigned reading I didn’t appreciate.
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner
Every semester this particular professor would change which Faulkner book his students would read. I had the misfortune to be taking his class when he assigned The Sound and the Fury. He enjoyed cackling at our expense way too much.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
I struggled through this, mostly because I thought it was boring, but also as a thirteen year old I had little sympathy for a guy who would go into the Alaskan wilderness unprepared and without useful survival skills. I don’t think he deserved to die; it’s just not surprising that he did.
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
Mostly I didn’t like the narrator. I thought he was pompous and ignorant. But our professor really liked the narrative when he was a kid so he thought we’d enjoy it.