It’s Friday, it’s been a stress free week with a stressful weekend to come, but only great things I have to plan so that’s not too bad! This evening, I’m going to dinner with three of my best friends and I’m super excited! I mean we see each other in school every day, but it’s nice to get some quiet time and talk while devouring a pizza/pasta! To the bookish part – for today’s tag, hosted as always by Rukky @Eternitybooks, we are discussing a super important and hot topic: required reading: a punishment or a blessing in disguise?
My opinion when I was younger
We all know the feeling of having to read school books that don’t interest you because they don’t affect you in any way, might be written in a very very different time period and are for somewhat reason relevant today that you can’t quite grasp? Been there. Teachers tell you that this book is super relevant, but all you can see is a very slow pace and uninteresting characters.
vs. my opinion now
For the past two years, I’ve had the blessing to read have to read good books for school and I think I know the reason why. The older we get the more deep and advanced topics and the more relevant topics for society we are able to understand and discuss. I know that the earlier books were classics as well, but now we’re getting to the very philosophical books such as Faust in Germany.
On top of that, I sometimes find it useful to have a general knowledge of classics, also of national classics, as it’s mandatory for everyone to have a certain level of education and I believe that literature and also the ability to interpret and discuss complex texts.
However, besides the recent development to the tendency “blessing in disguise”, there is a never ending problem where I can never see an answer. No matter how much I liked a book, I will always get tired and end up hating it after analyzing it at school for hours and hours straight – and I have a blog about books (that’s the weird part). I simply don’t like interpreting books at school, I find no joy in that and know I also never will.
That’s it – tell me, what do you think about required reading, is it a punishment or disguised blessing? Feel free to comment!!! Happy reading and enjoy your weekend!