As I Lay Dying is a challenging work, if you only read it once. But it is short and a relatively quick read. Therefore, I recommend reading it twice…once before the first reading is due…and then slower, with the reading schedule. Though this is not required, it is highly suggested. The first reading is not due until 9/16-9/17.
You can read it now, even if you haven’t yet received your hard copy (I’m looking at you period 8), by using the link on the course specific page. Reading schedule has been posted as well.