Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?
Wow, it's been so long since I've been in school.... The first would be Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. It's not my favorite Shakespeare play- not even close- but reading it in the 6th grade made me feel that I could read any book in the world. Also, it started a kind of family tradition thing of going to see Shakespeare's plays on stage- I think we've seen most of them except some of the obscure ones that are rarely performed. My other favorite book would be Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. I had already read Plato and Aristotle. But Oediupus Rex- the story of a man who couldn't escape his fate of marrying his mother and killing his father- touched off my love of all things (ancient) Greek.