Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Book List: Intimidation

The Book List is just a short and fun meme hosted by lovely Rebecca from Lost in Books that allows you to share books and make a list of books! Who doesn't love lists?!?
This week's list is:

Three books that intimidate you.

I had to read it in my first year of college as part of English Lit course. Now, it all wouldn't be all that scary if it was here in the US but it was in Poland, my English was good but not great and I thought I went to study English philology to master this language before I tackled Old English. As it turned out, I was wrong. Not only did I have to read Beowulf in its entirety, in its original language (not the modernized version) but I also had to write an essay on it!!!! I don't think I will ever read Beowulf again.

Atlas Shrugged2. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

I own this book, I have owned it for years now and it's not the size that's intimidating. I started reading it once, read about 100 pages and realized I had no idea what I just read about. I am hoping to one day try reading it again and maybe then I'll be more comfortable with this book.

The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition3. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Need I say more?! My husband actually read it and understood the scientific babble in there but I refuse to even try. I know, I'm stupidly stubborn this way but I am awfully intimidated by science altogether.