The Assumption of 100 Classics Challenge
When I took on the challenge of reading 100 classics, the assumption I made was that I would find these books somehow enriching to my existence. Here’s the problem with this assumption. In order for this to occur I must enjoy the reading. It must fill a void that I didn’t know existed before reading the book. While I find the social commentary of War of the Worlds enlightening, especially the more I learn about the author, I find the book dull. I know it is packed with action but for some reason the rhythm of the book has me flummoxed. Yes, I said flummoxed…I enjoy that word. It rolls off the tongue beautifully. However, I digress. The book itself just throws me. I can see the social commentary, and being a fan of Jane Austen I enjoy social commentary, but I find the reading of the book the worst part of this challenge. It just drags on. Those three chapters I read last night took me well over an hour, unheard of with me. I had to re-read passages because my brain had decided to go on a little vacation somewhere in the middle.
Have you ever had a book that you were determined to read but just struggled all the way through it?
I just want to thank all of you who are following me and commenting on here. You’re keeping me reading, even when I would rather have a root canal than continue reading this book!