- These are not history majors. Most of them are taking this class as a General Education requirement, so they're only here because they have to be.
- A medieval epic may be exciting to a medieval historian, but it's not everybody's cup of tea.
- It's the last class before spring break.
"Yes, Susie? Did you have a question?"
"Well, it's kind of off-topic..."
"I love off-topic questions. Shoot."
"Well... I really liked this book! I read it all in one night. Like, I had to do laundry, and I was really mad because I had to put the book down! And so... I was wondering... Are there other books like this that you can recommend?"
That's right: My undergraduate, non-major, taking-this-required-course student just asked me for more medieval literature. Because it was so awesome.