• Random,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People to Forget About

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! In this list I included every book that can be taught at school, read on your own or found at a book shop but that, somehow seem to be forgotten by most readers out there! They are wide-known but little-read and I think they deserve much more attention than they usually get: 1. The Canterbury Tales by…

  • General Fiction,  Poetry

    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer was a compulsory reading for a monographic course on the author. I wasn’t very attracted to the idea at first but I quickly changed my mind. 3/5 Basically, The Canterbury Tales is the transcription of the tales of a group of pilgrims competing for a prize: a soup. It is very important to highlight that it is a transcription and it has a lot of oral features, like interruptions. However, most of the tales rhyme and it is difficult to actually imagine someone speaking like that (even in the 14th century!). Our professor selected some tales for us to read, amounting to 20 in…