Teaser Tuesday: Chaucer’s Tale

School is now in full swing; I suppose my 1-book lead on my Goodreads Reading Challenge won’t last long.

reading challenge aug 23 2015Along with lesson plans, seating charts, and handouts, the Wheel of Time has brought with it

Teaser TuesdayJust in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

This week I’m reading Chaucer’s Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury by Paul Strohm.

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 134:

Not only would he [Chaucer] have had every
incentive toward vice, but he was deprived of
the rudimentary tools for maintaining virtue.
. . .
Rather surprisingly, and perhaps unaccountably,
Chaucer seems to have realized little personal
profit in a post normally occupied by egregious 
profit takers. 

chaucer's tale cover

In Retrospect

I’m just about done reading July 1914: Countdown to War by Sam McMeekin.

I haven’t finished it yet because my reading was interrupted by three books, all by Andrew Carroll: War Letters, Behind the Lines, and Grace Under Fire.

Why these three? I was tasked with writing a Veteran’s Day program in under 48 hours; I did it in 24.

Each book earned 5 stars, by the way, and are each well worth the read.

Sticky Notes Veteran's Dayso many sticky notes!

 


 

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