Hey guys! Welcome to another LTB post! 🙂
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussions meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books!
This week’s topic: Required Reading: A punishment or a blessing in disguise?
I can’t say I’m all the way this or that but I have to say I lean towards blessing in disguise. (But I’m not talking about textbooks in this post!)
Bear with me.
Maybe I have been lucky or maybe it’s because I love reading but I’ve never read a book for class and thought “well, this was a waste of time” after finishing it. I might not have liked it too much but most of the time I’m still glad I read the book, I don’t regret it. So I would say required reading is a blessing in disguise.
And for people who don’t have a lot of free time to read, required reading is definitely a blessing. Something they just have to do.
But I’m not talking about people who love reading only. I think that required reading can be a great thing for people who don’t like to read in their spare time, too. It forces them to try something new for one thing. It exposes them to things they might not have experienced otherwise. And they might discover something they end up loving. (I am pretty biased with my whole “reading is rarely a waste of time”-thing aren’t I).
Of course, it also depends on what books you are required to read. In English class we either read classics or new contemporary, German class was mostly classics and French was a mix (if I remember this correctly). So if all you have to read for class are textbooks, I can see why you would lean towards punishment, rather than blessing in disguise. But even with textbooks, it depends. I suppose it always depends, doesn’t it? On what books you have to read. Whether you enjoy reading at all. If the required books fit your preferences.
All I can say is that for me, personally, required reading is a blessing in disguise most of the time. Something enriching, and rewarding.
What do you think? Do you share my opinions? Do you disagree? Why? Let’s talk!
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