Monday, December 6, 2010

Anyone want to pay $208 to read a book? (Book included.)

I saw this description of a class in my local college's noncredit course guide and nearly fell over:

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New Novel Reading for Fun and Facts: The Castle in the Attic

Enhance your reading skills, build comprehension skills, and increase your vocabulary as you read the novel, The Castle in the Attic. Learn about the main character, William, who can't wait to play with it, he is certain there's something magical about the castle! Join us as we explore the mystery of the castle. Books will be provided.

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$208 dollars??? To read a book??? You've GOT to be kidding me.

5 comments:

Gwen Hernandez said...

That's just crazy. Hey, but seniors only pay the $62 fee. What a deal. ;-)

Michael Berman said...

The semi-literate course description is pathetic. Have you ever heard of this novel? I strongly suspect it was written by the instructor. What a scam!

geekhiker said...

Damn, why can't I come up with good get-rich-quick schemes like that?

mirellamccracken said...

I tell you some book are so bad you need to be paid to read them, believe me!

Rachel said...

As a non-MD resident I would pay $348 to read this book! I'm also informed by my fiancee (a middle school teacher) that this is a 5th grade level book.

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