So today i'm bringing you a...
This is set up by the wonderful Janie over at Bookworms Buddy, and Janelle at MrsJRodsReads. This really fun-to-do segment is basically, as the name implies, a talk each Tuesday about a book-related topic.
And this week's topic is:
What do you think of required reading in school?
I'm in a split decision with required reading because I love it but also hate it. Respect it but also despise it...
Let me explain, I think required reading can introduce you to books that you would never pick up otherwise. It can make you gain respect and discover a favourite book of yours. It can even make people fall in love with reading itself. So in this way it's a highly positive thing that I would recommend!
BUT...and this is a big but, English teachers everywhere like to drain the life out of books. Like seriously, I get that authors are clever people but somehow I don't think that half the shit teachers tell you, were actually the authors intentions. I feel like you study the required book TOO much so you know about every single little detail and meaning and phrases. Put it this way, I could most probably quote The Color Purple, but only the bits I needed for exams. They bleed novels dry of interpretation.
HELP ME! I'M TORN! What is your opinion of required reading?
That's it for this week's Tuesday Talks!
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