I'm still reading the Chaucer (it's very good, but I can't read much of it at a time, because I am, as I said, reading it in Middle English), but I'm interspersing it with things in my own language. Currently, I'm reading Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History, by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson. It was in a library display about small but important things--there was also a book there about the history of the zipper, for instance.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"