I don't usually participate in the Booking Through Thursday meme, but I was just thinking about this very thing the other day. For those of you who don't know what BTT is, each week book bloggers are given a question to ponder, and share their answers with their readers and one another. Here it goes:
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?
By far the most challenging book I've ever read is ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy. The first time I read it was in college, and I read it from a student's perspective, in preparation to write a paper, so not only was my focus limited, but it was stunted at best.
The second time I read ANNA KARENINA was for my book club, which I love. We were discussing Classics that we always wanted to read, but never got around to. Titles like LITTLE WOMEN and JANE EYRE were tossed around. I'm not sure why we chose ANNA KARENINA but I'm so glad we did. My view of the world and my experience as a reader had changed drastically since my first read, and my appreciation for this hefty classic increased tremendously.
If you haven't read it yet - it's worth the effort!
My next challenging read?
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