WWW Wednesday #42

WWW-Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Samanneelizabeth, it’s all about, what we are: Currently, Just Finished and About to Read

Things are still hectic around here for me. Required readings have been front and center and so I haven’t been able to read as much. I thought because of school I would have to put my TBR books to the side. Luckily, some of the books I have to read are on my TBR list, so win, win.
-Carmen

What are you currently reading?

Cover of The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings by Olaudah Equiano

So today actually, I started The Interesting Narrative by Olaudah Equiano. It’s required reading for my Travel Writing in English course, I’m only a tiny bit in but so far it’s very interesting. It’s the travel memoirs of Olaudah Equiano an African man from the 18th century who was captured and became a slave. I’m sure that it might be heavy especially considering what is going on in the world, but we can’t ignore his account. I’ll let you know how it goes. 


What did you recently finish reading?

Cover of The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka

The last story I finished was “The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka, another required reading, this one for Literature of the Fantastic. This was a weird one. But fortunately, it was on my TBR list. Not to give too much away but a guy turns into a bug. I think this was on my list because it’s considered a classic, one of those books to read and so I did. 


What do you think you’ll read next?

Cover of Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr

I know that I have to read Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. for Literature of the Fantastic. Another classic and another book on my TBR list. I’m not sure what this is about, but I’ve read his other book Cat’s Cradle and did not like it. Is this one the same? Tell me what you thought of it?

So, thats what I’ve been up to, what about you?


Top Ten Classic Books I Read in High School (Canada Edition)

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Every week I will share a list based on the topic provided by The Broke and the Bookish.

Enjoy and please feel free to join me, I’d love to hear your own lists on whatever topics are featured.

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 July 1: Top Ten Classic Books I Read in High School in Canada

I know everyone’s High School reading experience was/is different, either you read the same books I have or you haven’t or you really didn’t enjoy them or you have; or they’re on your list of classic books to read before you die, either way here are 10 classic books I read in high school. Canada edition.

1. The Crucible Now that I look back at it, I don’t remember/think I realized it has anything to do with the Salem Witch Trials. This is on my list of books to reread.

2. To Kill a Mockingbird I’m pretty sure this is one classic everyone has read. Boo Radley, Scout, and Atticus. I’m also pretty sure more than one person has named their dog after these three.  Catcher in the Rye

3. The Catcher in the Rye This is one  of those books you either hate or love, there seems to be no in-between, personally, I loved it. J.D. Salinger’s writing is so different, Holden seems to come alive only because he’s so whiny and annoying, its wonderful. When you think Holden Caufield you think, I’m glad he’s a fictional character because I would not want him as a friend. That’s good writing. .

 4. Rabbit, Run This has got to be the only book that I didn’t finish in high school. For some reason I couldn’t get into Rabbit, Run.

 5. Memoirs of a Geisha I loved this book, not only was I transported to a different time but a different culture and it was surreal and amazing. 

 6. Nameless  There’s this thing about expectant motherhood novels that make my heart beat just a little bit faster. It’s my book soft-spot. This looks/reads like it could hit the spot.

19847. 1984 One of my all time favorite high school reads. Big Brother.

 8. Life of Pi  Was anyone else excited when this movie came out? I sure was. At the time I thought the book was genius, actually I still do, the symbolism was off the charts genius to me.

Then there were these books that were in the curriculum but never had a chance to read them. 

song of solomonsnow flower and the secret fan9. Song of Solomon. 

 10.Snow Flower and the Secret Fan 

I wanna know, what classics were a part of your high school curriculum?

Which ones did enjoy, not enjoy?