Task: Read a book you’ve read before.
Alternatives: Read a book about war.
I run a book club at work, and Maus was selected while I was out on maternity leave, so I figured I’d use it for this task. I have indeed read Maus several times. Both volumes figured prominently in my senior thesis at Carleton College, where I somehow managed to write a massive paper on the literary significance of comics in 2005 without mentioning any of the following: Watchmen (WATCHMEN), Love and Rockets, Black Hole, Barefoot Gen, Ghost World, Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth … yeah.
So, I failed my thesis. Oh, I got it satisfactorily revised in time for graduation, but before that happened I definitely got a slip of paper in my student mailbox informing me that I, Anne Gresham, had straight up failed a very important academic task.
I did not handle this well.
I mean I really did not handle this well.