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Last year, I set up my categories to overlap my online book clubs and school prereading, but this year, I’m going to set up a few categories that stretch me a bit more. I started my Edmund Spencer category last night by reading aloud the first sections of Stories from the Faerie Queene. My plan is to read the story version and then the “real” book. I’m also going to relisten to the LitLife episode An Introduction to Edmund Spenser with Kelly Cumbee.

This also counts for The Literary Life 2 for ’22 Reading Challenge “favorite author of a favorite author” because Lewis loved Spencer.

Read aloud: Stories from the Faerie Queene (Yesterday’s Classics) by Mary Macleod

Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves (Book I of Edmund Spencer’s The Faerie Queene) by Edmund Spenser, Roy Maynard (Editor)

The Elfin Knight (Book II of Edmund Spencer’s The Faerie Queene) by Edmund Spenser, Toby J. Sumpter (Editor)

The Warrior Princess (Book III of Edmund Spencer’s The Faerie Queene) by Edmund Spenser, Roy Maynard (Editor)

* Tentative selection because I already bought this for Jason: The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature by C.S. Lewis

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