Got quite a bit of critique on yesterday’s post, telling me that reading really can be fun, and there are some truly good books out there.
I know reading can be fun sometimes, and that there are better books than the average literature we get to read, but reading isn’t any fun when it’s just boring stuff forced down your traphole by your teachers.
Especially not when said boring stuff is literature, of the high and well-mannered kind. I like stories, and to that extent, a good book too (rarely, but yes, it happens). Problem is, all non-realistic fiction (which is more my genre, I don’t want any of those thrillers or romantic novels or whatever) never ever fall into the “high literature” category.
There’s a lot of people out there who think it’s preposterous there are still others who haven’t read any Harry Potter books yet. If they’re so great, then why are they not classified as literature?
What, really, is literature? How does one define it?
Just like musical genres, it’s a stupid-ass categorising system that we need to do away with. In the end, it’s all subjective anyway.