In general, I’ve been getting a lot of excited feedback about the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen class, which starts the 23rd. Certainly I’m excited, but more than a few students have been getting in touch–more than 5 different students e-mailed me about these cool figures.
But today a student went to the bookstore, then sent the following question (among others):
There are 12 books ordered for your class. Will we be reading them all? I don’t want to buy books we’re not going to read.
On the one hand, I definitely understand that motive. On the other hand, here’s the booklist. 3 comic books, at least 4 other books under 200 pages, and some under 100.
But, as a service to future students enrolled in my classes: The answer is always yes. Always. I know other professors sometimes order books using a “better safe than sorry” approach, but I just believe in tons of reading.