#22. Read (not re-read) one “classic.”
Date accomplished: 9/24/2012
So, for this particular item, I decided to read Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. I chose this title for many reasons: I love Connecticut and Arthurian legend, for one. The Hubs loves this book and has been telling me for years that I need to read it. I’ve read a few things by Mark Twain, and in general like his style.
Also, it was already sitting on our bookshelf. . .free and incredibly convenient.
When I read, I need to know what’s going to happen as quickly as possible, so I tend to skim the first time through a book – just to get the plot. Then, I’ll re-read it (sometimes ad nauseam) and really get to know the characters, the place, etc. etc. etc.
Unfortunately, I really didn’t like this book at all. I love stories, and this one promised to be a good one. It had all the right elements!
I couldn’t for the life of me get lost in this story. I tried, believe me! But. . .all I could feel toward the main character was annoyance, up until the last few pages. He had this condescending and arrogant air about him. I couldn’t get past it. It’s one of the few times I’ve closed a book and thought, “finally!”. I won’t be re-reading it, but I am glad to check another thing off the 30 before 30 list!
Onward and Upward, friends.