Thursday, March 1, 2012

School Reading

Usually I hate the junk we need to read for school, but now we're reading Pride and Prejudice, which I happen to like. I read way ahead, and I especially love reading the little altercations between Darcy and Caroline Bingley. She is quite the idiot. Sometimes I can't help but wonder what Bingley was thinking when he watched Darcy with Elizabeth. For some reason, none of the boys in my class like Pride and Prejudice. However, when I grumbled about The Pearl (John Steinbeck) they all exclaimed how much they loved it.


I hate The Pearl! The characters go through the worst the world has to offer, and it was all for nothing. Nothing changes and they get nothing. Nihilism at its worst. Pride and Prejudice, on the other hand, shows that people can accomplish anything they put their minds to. But they liked The Pearl?

And they say girls are irrational!


  1. I LOVE Pride and Prejudice! It's so good. It was one of our school readings that was actually good too. Another good book that I was forced to read for school is Jane Eyre. I would definitely recommend that too. The only Steinbeck I read was Grapes of Wrath and The Winter of Our Discontentment, I think. I really hated both of those. You have good taste in books.

  2. Pride and Prejudice takes skill to read, but when you can read it, it is a very enjoyable novel!