August 08, 2015

Chaucer? I hardly know her!

Several years ago, I asked if anyone wanted to read Chaucer with me. All quiet on the Western front. Crickets. A mass exodus. Yesterday, I linked to that old forlorn post and a handful of readers said they would join me! Good middle English comes to those who wait, apparently.

I'm delighted. I've never attempted Chaucer, but I was intrigued after reading an article in The New Yorker. This is not an official book club. You won't be shunned if you don't keep up. There will be no penalties. There will probably be tequila.

I'm searching my shelves for my copy today. I'm over the moon that others are joining me. Who says you can't teach a drop-out new tricks?


P.S. Although I didn't finish school, my words have been welcomed into college several times. And, once upon a time, C is for Coeds ranked with some seriously literary figures.


F. Leonora Solomon said...

i wish i was ambitious enough to read chaucer, he is supposed to be very saucy!

Jim Scovill said...

I did not see the link(still don't) but I would like to join. What are you starting with?

Miz Angell said...

What are we reading? Where are we meeting? Will there be wine?

Alison Tyler said...

Let me work on this for a few days and figure out what makes sense. I'm thrilled people are willing to read along with me!

:) AT

M.A. Robinson said...

I must say, I'm intrigued. I read bits and pieces of The Canterbury Tales in college, but never delved into the whole thing. So I guess I'm saying "I'm in if you'll have me." I mean that, of course, figuratively. Or is that literally? No, no, definitely figuratively. Well, you know what I mean, I hope.