Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee @ Parajunkee’s View and Alison @ Alison Can Read. Each week the two hosts post a question for Book Bloggers to answer, provide a link-up, and choose a participant to feature on their blogs. If you participate, the point is to follow others and in return gain followers.
Welcome to this week’s edition of Feature & Follow! I’m Lillian in case you didn’t know that already 😉 I started blogging a year ago and it has been a fun and crazy year! I read pretty much anything that is placed in front of me, I’m a bit of a cover snob, and I tend to gravitate to young adult fiction. Why young adult? Well, it’s usually a cleaner read than adult fiction, there’s plenty of action/suspense, and who can resist a romance about first love?!
My blog features whatever I happen to be in the mood to read. I’ve had some fun interviews with authors and characters and hope to do more in the very near future. Please join me in some bookish adventures. You can follow via Bloglovin or anyway you choose 😀
This week’s questions is: “Is there a book that you were required to read in school that you actually loved?” – Suggested by Natalie Hearts Books
Hehe…I was the weird kid in school I think. I liked most of what was required of me to read, including the books my US history professor in college assigned. One of my favorites to this day is The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. This was one of those books that sucked me in and even though I was supposed to only read a few chapters a week I read the book in one sitting. It was such a poignant look at the Vietnam war and what our soldiers went through over there. It was like watching a train wreck and not being able to look away.
Another of my favorites from school was The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I think I’m probably one of the only people who enjoyed this book in school. It was such a haunting look at the pilgrims and Quaker society. The intrigue, suspense, and passion on those pages is enough to make you wonder what was really going on in that society 😉
And who can forget The Diary of Anne Frank?! This was a middle school and high school read for me and I was so drawn into her world. My heart bled for Anne Frank as she grew up in that attic, navigating not only the treacherous world of WWII, but also her own body and emotions as she went from being a little girl to having to go through puberty in an attic filled with her family and close friends. Reading her diary, something I’m sure she didn’t believe anyone would ever read was like gaining a best friend only to realize that friend was died a horrific death. It was eye opener in middle school as we learned about the tragedy of WWII and linking it to girl my own age. It was heartbreaking and it was a story that has really stuck with me over the years.
What required reading did you find you enjoyed in school?
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