We read books of our own choosing that have nothing to do with a grade, except that students earned a 100 as a homework assignment by bringing them to class. It was amazing! If you weren't in class, you missed it, but it did not count against you.
I will keep this little blog here so you and I can communicate better. Please note that it does not replace your BRAIN. Attend class, take notes, ask questions - these are your best and most powerful tools - not the blog.