I remember we had to read a series of short stories for English class. We had this book but I can't remember the name, I only know one of the stories was called "The Jar". I'm also pretty sure it was about a jar.
Despite that, or because of that storyline, I remember getting excruciatingly bored by the book. I distinctly recall reading it as quickly as possible and then drag my mom into the nearest bookstore to pick up"Wuthering Heights". I was 13 or 14. Back then my mom had this rule to keep me from spending all my money on books (weird, right? but I was taking it to extreme lengths): she would buy me one book, I would read it and then she would quiz me about it. Only if she was pleased (and convinced that I had read the book, because I've always been a fast and avid reader and for a while she thought that maybe I wasn't really reading...which is unfair, because I was!) would I be allowed to go and get a new book.
I like to think she was punished by life because she is very passionated about literature and my younger sister hates books, hates reading and can't stand bookstores. My mom struggled with that big time.
Then we read "Les petits enfants du siécle" for French class in 11th grade. Again, I remember getting bored, not because of the book but because reading for a class means taking things a lot slower... I read "Bonjour Tristesse", "Madame Bouvoir" and "Cyrano de Bergerac" during that time.
Portuguese classes have the most assigned readings, of course. We got into Fernando Pessoa's "Message" which is a poetic work of art. He was a fascinating creature (probably schizophrenic) and had a bunch of pseudonyms and completely different stories for each "character" along with different ways of writing and perceiving the world. "Message" is about the Portuguese people and their discoveries, their history, their myths. We read it after reading "The Lusiads" by Luis de Camões (it's like the Portuguese Odyssey) to establish a parallel between the two. We also read "Aparition" (by Vergílio Ferreira, and everyone loves it except for me), "The Maias: Episodes from romantic life" by Eça de Queirós which is a satire about 19th century society (everyone hates it and I absolutely love it!) and "Travels in my Homeland" by Almeida Garrett.
For Advanced Philosophy we read "Gorgias" by Plato, "The Birth of Tragedy " by Nietzsche and John Locke's "A Letter Concerning Tolerance". I also read "Ecce Homo" by Nietzsche because I found it extremely entertaining.
After writing this I realize I'm a dork and I have no idea why they allow me into society
Lauriane, welcome back!! We were going crazy here
Bread in coke? I have to try that! (I always try weird food combos...yes, including the soup+french fries one
Thank you so much! You guys have been so supporting!
Katja, I think I have a copy in my external hard-drive. Have you tried looking for it with the english title? It's "Love Me If You Dare"...
Agreed Sarah, no more food!
You need to stop thinking about it and I need to stop eating it like I'm going to die tomorrow
I also need to stop thinking about vacation... Carnival used to be so much fun and we used to have 3 days off. Now, the stupid economic crisis dictates that we work