TheRealSharon's Blog

Before I answer today’s reading question, I want to say Happy 24th Birthday to my best friend Tara! Love you! 🙂

readingchallDay 11-A book you hated

I apologize to fans of this classic book, but I’m going to have to go with the first book I thought of here. ‘Scarlet Letter”….I read it for the first time last year…read it ALL and hoped I would get into it but I just didn’t like it. I guess just the way it was written was not my personal taste but it felt if things were overstated too much and the writer was just too wordy for me. Again, it’s one of those “less is more” preferences, but in this case, it wasn’t well written wordiness. I mentioned J.R.R. Tolkien yesterday being VERY descriptive and going crazy with describing things but I genuinely liked The Lord of the Rings trilogy because while it was so OVER descriptive, I could still recognize great writing. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Scarlet Letter” was a lot of big words said over and over in different ways and I felt like it was trying to cover up the fact that the whole story line could have been summed up in a short story instead of a long novel. Trying to stretch it out by using too many words just felt like someone trying to be more than they are. Sorry if someone doesn’t agree with me….again, it’s just my opinion!

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