Not light reading. Some of the tales in this work are fun, funny, and even a bit exciting. Some, however, are extremely boring. Of note, The Tale of Melibee is perhaps the most boring thing I have ever read! If one wants to complete this to earn the achievement of reading the classics, good luck! If one would rather read select tales, it would prove more enjoyable.
1. I read mostly short medieval texts, not books. I enjoyed Ywain and Gawain the most! (Sir Perceval of Galles, while in the same edition, is not on my reading list, so I skipped it!)
2. Pink. It‘s my pajama shirt, haha. I don‘t usually wear much pink if I‘m going out.
3. I decided to sign up for the #AllHallowsReadSwap! 🎃 On the veeery last day, too!
4. Nope and nope. I am utterly useless, haha.
This was so good. The alliteration was fun. The plot was a ride. Before this Arthurian Legends class, I *thought* I knew Arthur. I was Jon Snow. I knew nothing. I‘m keeping this forever and always & I will read it to my students!
Book #87: I started off reading The Canterbury Tales by reading the introduction, which in my version states that "anyone who is too lazy to master the comparatively small glossary necessary to understand Chaucer deserves to be shut out from reading good books for ever," by Ezra Pound. Awesome. I had high hopes for this book in the beginning. My...
Seems like I'm on a bit of King Arthur spree atm - One of my favourite stories is The Green Knight and this was probably the first poetry book I bought for myself as a teenager.
I read a prose translation of the Canterbury Tales (my book was titled The Story of the Canterbury Pilgrims) and it was very readable. This may have been the first stories within a story book (but maybe not) and featured stories the characters on their pilgrimage told to pass the time as they traveled on horses. My favorite was probably Patient Griselda or The Knight‘s Tale. I compared my version to the Middle English and can see value in both.