pessimism, Middle English Show more
This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo,
And we been pilgrymes passynge to and fro.
In which the knight abruptly interrupts narrating a vicious duel to check in on what the duke was up to, basically inventing the smash cut. #CanterburyTales Show more
As wilde bores gonne they to smyte,
That frothen whit as foom for ire wood.
Up to the anclee foghte they in hir blood.
And in this wise I lete hem fightyng dwelle
And forth I wole of Theseus yow telle.
📚 This is my booktoot account 📚
I typically read classics and (uhhh) literary fiction. Despite a habit of reading classics, there are huge swaths of "the classics" that I haven't read because I'm an unrepentant re-reader (though I'm working on doing that less).
After spending the last two years reading mostly post-1950 novels, I'm currently (slowly) making my way through The Canterbury Tales.
I will read every toot in the local timeline.
living proof that an mfa in writing doesn't mean anything
A place for sharing and discussing books. After suggesting a Mastodon-based book club and getting a lot more interest than I expected, I decided to make a place specifically for facilitating that. So this aims to be a home for creating and organizing book clubs and read-alongs.
Not just for clubs, though. Like books? Want to talk about books and read about what other people are reading? Congrats, you're welcome here.
Well, with some restrictions. No hate speech, threats, etc. See our rules/code of conduct for more of that and general posting guidelines.
Not looking to join a new instance but wanting to join in the discussion anyway? No problem, just look for and use the hashtags.
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