This just makes me think of Colin and Bradley.
And now a rant, because I'm feeling ranty.
Why is it such a big deal that I don't like 'The Classics'? The only two I've read that I've actually enjoyed have been 1984 and Frankenstein. I don't seek them out on my own because they don't interest me. Most of them don't even have plot.
I've always had very specific tastes when it comes to books and that hasn't changed. Those tastes have. I read a lot more sci-fi and gay literature now. But even then I hate Tolkein. His books kind of hit you over the head with the Christianity as do most other fantasy novels from that time period. I know, I was forced to read them. Not to mention his writing makes me want to bash my head into a wall.
It's not sad that I don't like these books. It's doesn't make me any less smart or educated. It just means I have different tastes and interests then most other people. I don't love literature. I love history and there my interests have pretty much reached Molly Houses. How much more specific can you get?
There are so many things I want to read. You should see my rec lists. I don't want to waste my time suffering through books I won't like and have no interest in. I was forced to read them in high school and college and I'm not going to do it to myself now. I'm not that much of a masochist.
Please tell me I'm not alone in this.