Thursday, October 27, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

What’s the hardest/most challenging book you’ve ever read? Was it worth the effort? Did you read it by choice or was it an assignment/obligation?

Oh my goodness! I think M and I will agree that the most challenging we've ever had to read was Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. It was for an AP English class we took together our senior year of high school and I truly thought I was going to die before finishing it. So was it worth the effort? Honestly, no, because I don't even remember doing all that well on the test or writing assignments afterwards. Haha. Most of it, until we discussed the ideas in class, went straight over my head due to the ridiculous wordy sentences with old fashioned language and extremely small print. Such a tease. Sure the book was maybe a centimeter thick, too bad the font was like 8pt and margins like .5.

Ah the memories of high school, how I'll never want to go back! :) What about you guys? What was the most difficult book for you to read?


Vicky said...

Oh my! I almost forgot this one! I had to read this book for Brit Lit 2 years ago - geez, it was tough! I managed to finish it but it wasn't worth it, that's for sure.

Jordan Butcher said...

Yes! I will never pick up another copy of that book EVER again! Haha. Thanks for the reply Vicky. :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

Never heard of this one.

here's mine:

LibrarySnake said...

Oh yes, this one is a challenging one.

Here's mine:

Anya Millar said...

Not read this one but I've heard that it is awful to read literally and literaraly. (yes I know that's not a real word ;P )

Here's my BTT - House Millar series