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On What Books Make You Cringe To Remember?

A wise teacher said about the process of learning to enjoy books, "the right book is the book you actually read." I think a lot of these books are cringe-worthy, but I bet the "devourers" -- the ones who love books now -- are thankful they had the experience. I used to love the EarthSea trilogy, by Ursula LeGuin, now I find it unreadable; and I used to love sweet-and-sour chicken too, now inedible to me. But I truly love reading, then and now, and quite like good Chinese food, and I know who and what to thank for turning me on.

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm 1