Re: Re: Have you ever hated a classic?

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mswunion1976
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@trovian wrote:

Great Expectations.. We had to read this in year 10 for an English Literature assignment. I could never get into it, so ended up just reading summaries online. Technically cheating, but oh well.

English assignments used to spoil books for me, with the teachers always attempting to find some hidden meanings in the words that I’m sure even the authors themselves never thought about. Over analysing books tends to take away the magic for me.

This has happened to me, too. I’m a fast reader, and I think it’s because in school I read through everything once for pleasure before I went back and read it critically.