I love the online Guardian‘s book section; there’s always something of interest there. This morning I came across this article/picture gallery of the ten most difficult books to read, chosen by Robert Crum. I got to thinking…I used to enjoy a “difficult” book much more; I found it challenging and felt very accomplished upon finishing it. Especially if I had understood it. 🙂
Perhaps I read too much now, but lately I get annoyed if I feel a book is difficult just for the sake of being difficult. Sometimes I’m not in the mood to work that hard. Yet, if a book is too light or easy, I’m not interested in reading it. Hmm…the Goldilocks Dilemma of Reading: I have to find a book that’s “just right”!
Click here to check out the Guardian piece. And tell me, what is the most difficult book you’ve ever read?