Anita Silvey’s blog is always worth checking out. Today’s entry is on The Westing Game, a book I did not discover until I was well into adulthood and which I did not finish reading until I was a professional writing teacher and had to read because it was on a required list. By then, I was ready for it.

I have this reading rule for books that I can’t finish when I’m told it’s a book I will love:Three strikes and…wait a decade then try once more. The Shipping News is due for its final shot soon.

Do any of you have books the world loves and you did not? ‘Fess up now. (And yes, my other one is To Kill a Mockingbird, but that’s come up before.)