Monday, July 11, 2011
30 Day Book Challenge: Day 7
Day 7: A Book You Can Quote
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by Joyce Carol Oates
Technically this is a short story, but I'm actually terrible at remembering quotes too. Other than the Bible and the famous Shakespeare lines I absolutely will not remember either lines or character names from the books I read. There are a few short stories that I do know quite well, though. My mother was a high school English teacher and coached UIL Prose, so I know the stories that her readers performed. I picked my favorite--naturally the most disturbing story one could regularly expose a 10 year old to. My JCO love started early and with this story. Give that woman her Nobel Prize already.