School Discoveries

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We all had to read lots of different things in school—some of which we liked, some of which we didn’t. Are there any authors that you’ve grown to love because you were introduced to them in your English Lit class? Or—the contrary. Are there any you hate because you were forced to read them? Did you ever go back to try them again?

Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

15 responses

  1. I loved ‘A Separate Peace’ by John Knowles. It’s still one of my favorites of all time. But I grew to hate Jane Austen because I was forced to read her. I’ve never tried it again.

  2. Very interesting question. I can’t say I discovered any favorite author through school readings. There are some books I did like and others I hated but I am curious as to whether my opinion would differ if I read them now.

    It also made me think of how important teachers are to guide students through these discoveries.

    My whole (long) answer here.

  3. Great question that got my memory working. My answer is HERE.

  4. I love this question, which could transform into a discussion thread! I mentioned John Knowles, John Steinbeck, Tolstoy, Hemingway, and more. My full answer is posted on my blog.

  5. Great question. I can’t say there is an author I hate or hated, as I find ‘hate’ to be strong word. Anyway you can read my response over at The Broken Spine

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