Gotham, me, and dark Swedish mysteries

By July 15, 2010Reading, Writing, Writing life

My Gotham online class started today! Which means, basically, the tech guy opened the web floodgates and I can see what’s been posted so far: the class roster, the “lecture” for this week, the assignments, the schedule for student work submissions.

Except for turning in some pages before next Wednesday—yes, I offered to go first. I’m good to have in your class that way—I’m already done for the week. Overachiever! Also, I don’t like to let things linger, my friends.

Also? I’m pretty excited to be taking the class. Do I have time? No. Do I already find it difficult to fit things and people into my life? Yes. But it’s a way to prioritize what I want to be a priority. It’s like jumping off the cliff of my old job in 2006, hoping that something would catch me. And what caught me was writing and the people I met who loved to write as much as I did. Going into my MFA program was a way to take back what I wanted from life. Same thing this time. I do have to work around my job this time around, but that just means LASER-LIKE FOCUS.

Which is why my homework? She is done.

Our textbook is The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Of course it is. And I was just wondering the other day who in the world was left to buy any more copies of that book.

Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • Chitownmez says:

    I have not yet bought and/or read it. Am I the last person on earth? Perhaps.

  • Adam Morgan says:

    I actually don't think you'll like it. It's one of the very rare cases where the movie is better than the book. The author died before the editing process, and it shows. The movie's streamable on Netflix, if you have the time.

  • mmohanraj says:

    Haven't bought or read it either.

  • Lori says:

    Two other people haven't read it. You can read my copy after I'm done. My copy after I get a copy, that is.Adam, the instructor said the novel was "flawed" and that was one of the reasons he wanted us to study it.I've already tried to read it once. Didn't take. I'll try again for the sake of the class, but I have to be honest. This is the first class I've ever taken where no grade is attached. If I don't want to read that book, guess what? Cliff Notes. And by Cliff Notes, I meant the Internet.

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