I give it a rare, perfect score. 10/10. I think I just found one of the books that will show up on my 2008 Top Ten list. Not bad for a reading slump, huh?
Now I'm off to grade a class-load of papers. Pray for my soul!
Speaking of reading...
Tuesday I left my copy of Great Expectations in my office, and I had absolutely no intention of going to work on Wednesday when a) I didn't have to b) it's a 40-minute drive there and back and gas prices are stupidly high. So, I just had to make arrangements for a short, temporary book to read in the between time.I picked up Ben Katchor's much-praised graphic novel, The Jew of New York, which I chose for Dewey's Graphic Novels challenge after hearing about it in a multi-ethnic literature survey course I guest-lectured in a year or two ago. It's a short book, only 94 pages, and given my usual speed at reading graphic novels, I expected to finish it over the course of Wednesday afternoon and evening between hanging out with B. and teaching a class.