Just Finished:The Cook’s Tale
Currently Reading:The Man of Law’s Tale
Current Page:122 (20% of the way through, according to Goodreads)
Editor/Translation:Arthur C. Cawley – Middle English
Favorite Tale:The Reeve’s Tale
Current Leader:My roommate Katie, by about 50 pages.
Impressions:The stories themselves are hilarious, enthralling and diverse. But I’m thinking we should have chosen a modern English translation instead of sticking with Middle English. It’s so hard to read and decipher, but I’m slowly getting the hang of it (maybe!). My current strategy is to read a summary of the tale online before I read the actual tale, so that I know what’s going on. And I am taking breaks between the tales so my eyes don’t cross. It’s helping, I think. It’s going to be hard to rate this because I wouldn’t wish this reading on anyone, but I like the tales.