As I have been working on catching up on the latest Share a Story, Shape a Future posts, I realize that we are only one day away from wrapping up another year of this event. It makes me a bit sad because so much wonderful information has been shared; however, SOOOOO much wonderful information has been shared!!! It has been another informative and inspiring week!!
It is now late and I am running out of energy and writing drive. I still have one more post to write before heading to bed tonight, so I am once again only going to answer one of the three questions for Day 4 of Writing About Reading. Don't forget to come back again tomorrow (probably in the evening!) to check out my thoughts on the final day of posts.
Is there a book from your childhood that you didn't like "back then" but that you've since re-read and liked? What was it about the book that you didn't like before?
This is where I make a confession! The books that I did not like, I have never re-visited!! I've thought about it, but have never gotten around to picking up one of these books. I think that the most disliked book that stands out for me is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. I remember simply not getting the short symbolic chapters, thinking it was such a waste of time! For some reason, I have this odd image of a turtle crossing the road and the thought that comes to my mind is "What the heck does this have to do with the Depression?"
In recent years, I have seen this very book sitting on shelves at the bookstore and library. I've wondered if now that I am older (and hopefully, wiser!), this book would make more sense to me . . . if I would appreciate it more. Hmmmm . . . maybe I should make it a point to try it out and see if it does? Maybe it does deserve another read?
Do you think it would be worth it?
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