Thursday, January 20, 2011
Literary Blog Hop #3
Literary Blog Hop is hosted by The Blue Bookcase. For those of you who are new to my blog, welcome! Stay, have a virtual cup of tea or coffee, and please leave a comment if you're so inclined. Around these parts, we usually talk about classics--short stories, novels, and maybe even poetry in the near future.
The hop's question this week is:
Discuss a work of literary merit that you hated when you were made to read it in school or university. Why did you dislike it?
We were supposed to read Ulyssses by James Joyce for I-forgot-which-literature-class. I've said this before, and I'll say it again now: STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS IS NOT MY FRIEND. WE'RE BITTER, BITTER ENEMIES. Stream of consciousness makes my head hurt, and, when I read, I like to be sure about what I'm reading. I like ambiguity, but only in small doses.