Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#readingfail: Famous Novels I Never Finished

On the list of #readingfail: Famous Novels I Never Finished are The Grapes of Wrath and The Great Gatsby, yet somehow I zinged my way through The Scarlet Letter.

One woman's embroidered letter of shame that she wears on her bosom is, I guess, another's reading pleasure.


  1. Ditto Gatsby. And I never even bothered with Grapes of Wrath. My other failures include: For Whom the Bell Tolls and Catcher in the Rye. i should add that I whipped through Quirk Classic's Android Karenina, but couldn't manage the original.

  2. Tried Catcher in the Rye.


    Didn't like it as a teen,cared even less for it now.

    Not for me.

    But, Scarlet Letter: from the get go: head over heels over the pain and emotional turmoil.

  3. @Nicole @TheEmpress completely agree on Catcher. Did not catch me, not one hair, and I tried several times but Holden's whole language of "phoneys" leaves me bitter.