Friday, February 20, 2009
A list was sent to me on facebook, and on the list were about 150 classic books. The person who sent the list to me checked off all the classic books she had read. I was supposed to go through the list and check mark all the ones I read. I was completely embarrassed to find that I had only read about FOUR of those 150 books. That is pretty sad isn't it? Jeff was totally shocked when he found out I had only read 4. He asked me if I had any required reading in high school. Yep, I had required reading....those 4 books. I absolutely love to read, and always have. I just don't like being made to read a book. It always takes away the excitement of it all. Plus in junior high and high school I am ashamed to say that I read mostly romance novels, and cutesy teen novels. My senior year, we were required to read a book for Bible class called "This Present Darkness" by Frank Peretti. I was completely sucked into that book, and the other book that followed "Piercing the Darkness". That changed my reading habits quite a bit. I stopped reading the romance novels, and got into the Christian authors like Janette Oke and Tim LaHaye. I also started reading books that helped me grow in my walk with Christ. When I got the list for the classics, I realized I should read some, just to see if I would like them. My first one I chose was Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I do have to say that the book was wicked hard to read at first because of the old English writing. I finally got the hang of it, and did enjoy the book. I wasn't riveted by it like I am with the Left Behind books (my favorite books), but it was a decent book. I would like to either read the Lord of the Rings books next, or a C.S. Lewis book. I really should read Little Women first. Sad to say I haven't read that one either. My hubby even read that one! He had a reason to read it though.... he is related to Louisa May Alcott. She was in his family line. Pretty cool huh? I guess I need to go find my copy of Little Women.