October 27, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

Today's question:
What’s the hardest/most challenging book you’ve ever read? Was it worth the effort? Did you read it by choice or was it an assignment/obligation?

My answer:
It didn't take long for the answer to come to mind even though it was close to 35 years ago.  It was definitely not by choice.  The book was by William Shakespeare and I am almost positive it was Hamlet.  I was an avid reader even back then but enjoyed books by Danielle Steel, James Patterson, Fern Michaels, V.C. Andrews, etc, not Shakespeare.  That to me was pure torture at that time in my life.  Thank goodness for Cliff Notes lol.

What about you?  What book was your challenge?


Unknown said...

Mine was Henry David Thoreau's Walden. It still gives me the shivers to think about it.

La Toya said...

OH! Same here, the hardest book I've read yet was definitely a Shakespeare play...I'm not sure which though because it was so long ago!!

Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of Shakespeare.

Anya Millar said...

All these Shakespeare haters... :(
I think most books, if forced, are by default not as good as those we would chose ourselves, lol...

Here's my BTT - House Millar series


Gigi Ann said...

Never read Shakespeare.

bermudaonion said...

I can't read Shakespeare without help either, but my son loves it.

Bev Hankins said...

Can't take those classics, can you Cheryl? :-)

Here's my answer:

Hope everything is still improving for your hubby!