My Favorite Books

October 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Tick-Tock-9780553582925After slogging through more than a decade’s worth of textbooks and required readings, I had taken on what could only be described as a moderate to severe repulsion of the written word. Oh, I remember how in grade school and high school I had been forced to read the “classic” books of American and English literature; unfortunately, the school system at the time was apparently more interested in the fact that these books were in the curriculum without acknowledging the fact that most of its students are too young to truly appreciate them. The fact that these stories needed to be “taught” in order to be understood by the student body was not, in my opinion, a representation of the difficulty in the work as much as the complete and total apathy of the reader.