Hey everyone! I am back today with another installment with Classic Fridays. If you don’t know what Classic Fridays is, here is the page on my blog where you can get more information on it: Classic Fridays. A quick rundown of the project is that this is a weekly meme and anyone can join us in it!
This week’s topic is Back to School! For those who are not in school, you can answer these based on your past school years or what they wished their school did.
How many books do you read per month during the school year?
Before I started blogging, I read maybe 1-2 books a month, if even that many. Blogging had seriously amped up that number. I think at one point I read 8 books a month, but I’m expecting that number to grow higher this school year as my blog is now further developed :)
Do you usually enjoy reading books assigned by your school?
It depends on what assignment goes along with the book. If there are like 4 essays to be written about the book, I will generally like it less. But other than that, the assigned readings usually aren’t too bad.
What has been your favorite assigned read?
Oooo, I actually don’t even know how to choose. One of my favorites is House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. It was a
Which required read was the hardest to get through and why?
I feel like Fahrenheit 451 was the hardest, but only second to The Book Thief. I know, I know, these are some classics but they drained the life out of my. They dragged out so long, and the assignments that we didn’t help with the boring-ness.
Were they always classic novels or also recent books?
The books were from curriculums set from many, many years ago so they were mostly more well-known books. I wouldn't exactly call them classic novels or recents ones.
Which books do you wish your school would mark as “required reading” and why? (Bookstagram prompt)
I don’t have an actual book so I’ll just talk about it here. I wished there were more required reading of your choice. Like you have standard assignments but could actually choose what you read, disregarding what genre it’s in.
What is one book that you had to read for school?
OMG so many. Some from last year were Gilgamesh, Grendel, Beowulf, Macbeth. Some from previous years were Life of Pi, The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, etc…
What genre was it in? Is it something that you normally read?
They were all well-known books. They varied in genre and is not something that I normally read.
Would you have picked up this book by yourself?
I would love to sound like I’m cultured and say yes but to be honest, I really don’t think I would’ve picked up the book on my own. Maybe eventually, I would’ve picked up Life of Pi and To Kill a mockingbird just because they are so well-known.
What activities did your class do with this book?
We did so much with each book: from essays, to discussions (the dreaded socratic seminars), various creative projects and acting (for the plays). Nonetheless, there was no shortage of assignments when it came to those books.
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