when do they mail the summer reading packet?

<p>theres already a book picked on the cornell class of 11 website</p>

<p>really? I had no clue......</p>

<p>what? reading? over the summer? Usually just taking a shower is an accomplishment for me....</p>

<p><a href="http://classof2011.cornell.edu/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://classof2011.cornell.edu/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Here comes another political book...........</p>

<p>Cornell has announced its 2007 book selection for the New Student Reading Project. All new students will read The Pickup by Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer.</p>

<p>This is the 6th year of Cornell's New Student Reading Project. Cornell will mail you the book over the summer along with Orientation information and ask you to write a short response. </p>

<p>Once on campus, you will get the chance to discuss the book in a group setting with your peers and a faculty member. Some of my first memories at Cornell were formed through this experience, so get involved!</p>

<p>You can learn more about the New Student Reading Project and the books they've selected in past years at <a href="http://reading.cornell.edu/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://reading.cornell.edu/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>they apparently did gatsby last year, which i read in school :(
bummer :P now i have to read in the summer</p>

<p>Reading.....are u kidding me....do they have sparknotes for this?</p>

<p>nope :(
its a new book from 2001</p>

<p>has anyone even heard of "The Pickup" because the past books are pretty well known (Guns, Germs, and Steel; Things Fall Apart; etc)</p>

<p>wikipedia it</p>

<p>whatever, i dont care, it's only 300 pages- but reading Harry Potter 7 is still top on my list of 'books to read' over the summer, haha</p>

<p>no...the problem is when will we receive it from them by mail???</p>

<p>yeah, apparently last year it was the beginning of July. if that's the case this year, then im screwed because im leaving the country for a LONGG vacation welll before july and wont be back til mid august</p>

<p>Its not like you are going to be murdered if you don't read the book. You can also buy it at just about any bookstore, so you are not screwed..</p>

<p>i cant afford books, i must save money to pay for my ticket/expenses :D</p>