October 6, 2011

BTT - Oddities

This week's odd topic on  Booking Through Thursday  is:

What’s the oddest book you’ve ever read? Did you like it? Hate it? Did it make you think?

The best of times, the worst of times:  being forced to read a book.  I hated Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities;  it was the 10th grade English teacher, Mrs. Miller,  that caused this reaction.    In the ninth grade, we read and adored David Copperfield, thanks to Mrs. Walker's presentation.  

For voluntarily read books (not as a class requisite), the early Stephen King books take the cake!   


Sidne,the BCR said...

lol funny. its always those books from high school.

Trish said...

I read some really good books in H.S. I don't remember any of them as being "odd" but maybe that's because i was a book nerd! :)

Here's My BTT Post - TRISH

Amy said...

Great picks - King was mine too! :)

LibrarySnake said...

Yes, Stephen King is definitely odd, but great :)

HEre's mine:

Claire said...

I totally agree that those forced-to-read school books all depend on the teacher. That said the one I truly despised reading and never finished (The Time Machine) and the one I loved and still reread now (The Handmaid's Tale) were taught by the same person.

My BTT is here if you'd like a look :)

Tribute Books Mama said...

I agree with the King books.


Eileen Leacock said...

I love reading Stephen King. He is strange but good. I also enjoyed A Tale of Two Cities. I am a bit of a revolutionary.

Marie said...

I'm so sorry you didn't enjoy this. I have to admit it- I love Dickens!