Sunday, September 30, 2007

September Reading List

By way of The Book of Jhereg:

  • Jhereg Steven Brust.

  • Yendi Steven Brust.

  • Teckla Steven Brust.

Also some Milton, for class: On the Morning of Christ's Nativity, At a Solemn Music, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Lycidas, On the New Forcers of Conscience, To Mr. Cyriack Skinner Upon His Blindness, and sonnets 11, 12, 15, 16, 19.


  1. I thought you were taking Chaucer..Milton doesn't sound chauceresq...I have never read Milton, but I once knew someone named Milton who was blind. close enough?

  2. There was a Chaucer class too but since I have read some of his writing before and none of Milton's I picked the Milton class. Although apparently I have at least been missing references to him for years... like the phrase "tripping the light fantastic" is from a couplet in L'Allegro. And "they also serve who stand and wait" is the last line of one of his sonnets. Also I looked up the word "wizard" in the dictionary today and one of the example uses is a line from Lycidas. And that's after only two weeks... I guess this guy was influential, or something.

    Milton Milton was blind too, as it turns out (although not until his 40s).