January 21, 2015

Today we discussed the beginning of CMC to make sure that everyone was getting along with the novel all right. I mentioned that this upcoming section is the part where all of the characters change their names, so read carefully (and I’m here in case you’re having any trouble). I assigned Reading Guide 3 (available under the CMC tab), which is due on Friday.

We also talked about the influence of the novel on literature today, looking at some trailers for film and television.

Also! Extra credit opportunity! (10 points on the CMC test)

Attend the Karen Russell (author of St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves) reading and lecture hosted by Inprint Houston on January 26. (Tickets are available here.)

Take hand-written notes during her book discussion. Afterwards, answer the following question:
What was the most interesting thing you learned about how this author writes?
Turn in your notes and your response to me on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Finally, if you were absent on Tuesday you must come during Friday lunch tutorials to make up your quiz. If you don’t show up, your grade will remain a zero.