It’s official The Broke and the Bookish (TBTB) has shuttered the proverbial blog doors. I have been in and out of TBTB Top Ten Tuesday over the years. Although I wasn’t faithful they remained steadfast in posting bookish top tens week after week, and as a result there were over 350 Top Ten prompts.
Even though The Broke and the Bookish blog came to an end on January 11, 2018, the Top Ten Tuesday is still alive. It is now being hosted by Jana over at That Artsy Ready Girl.
This week’s Top Ten is:
However, I already posted my 2018 Blogging/Reading Goals; so I didn’t want to recreate the wheel. Having said that, I went with an previous prompt.
Most Intimdating Books
- Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- The Canterbury Tales (Middle English) by Geoffrey Chauces
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
- The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
- The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot
- Ulysses by James Joyce
And for your listening and reading pleasure I have provided you a very well done recitation of the General Prologue Lines 1-18 in Middle English.
Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne,
And smale fowles maken melodye,
That slepen al the night with open yë,
(So priketh hem nature in hir corages):
Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
(And palmers for to seken straunge strondes)
To ferne halwes, couthe in sondry londes;
And specially, from every shires ende
Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,
The holy blisful martir for to seke,
That hem hath holpen, whan that they were seke.