^^^ You'd be surprised how quickly you can pick up Middle English after reading The Canterbury Tales for a while. I found myself using the glossary at the bottom of the page less and less until it sort of came naturally for the most part. And yeah, I did really enjoy it. I did Beowulf in that course too, which I really enjoyed. Anyway, good luck with Chaucer. I am currently reading the follow up to "Wicked" called "Son of a Witch", and while I'm not finding it quite the page turner that Wicked was, it's still quite good. I think I'll hold off on the 3rd one after this though- sometimes you need a break or you get sick of an author. I'm also reading Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore. His books always make me laugh out loud (which can be embarrassing when you're sitting in public somewhere, reading! :lol: ) and this one is no exception. I think I preferred a couple other of his that I've read, but he still has this flair for bizarre and somewhat supernatural comedy that I totally appreciate. On a side note, I'm also re-reading The Wizard of Oz. I LOVED that series as a child- it was like my Harry Potter!