With the end of January in sight, I though it was time for me to share the books I've been reading this month.
I didn't want to let the month of October slip away without posting anything to the blog, so here's a quick update to let you know what's been happening over the last few weeks. Just like last year, October has been a crazy month. It started out with Homecoming festivities at work, and it hasn't… Continue reading October Update
Today is Shakespeare's birthday, so to celebrate I thought I'd share another post in my Back to Basics series. Last time our focus was on reading and understanding poetry, and today we're taking things one step farther by focusing on the man, the myth, the legend: William Shakespeare. Today's post starts with some overall tips… Continue reading Back to Basics: How to Read Shakespeare
Of all the themes we've been reading together for this year's Reading Challenge, so far I've been most excited about planning April's--poems and plays. April is national poetry month, and it's also the birth month of William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright in English literature. That's why I selected this theme for our 2018 reading journey!… Continue reading 12 Months of Books: April Suggestions
My apologies in advance for the length of this post! I started writing my thoughts and just couldn't stop. On the bright side, I've included pictures to break up that dreaded text wall! 🙂 When I started this post, I tried to count up the number of times I’ve read Romeo and Juliet--I read it… Continue reading Romeo and Juliet…Again
It's hard to believe that in just a few short weeks, Summer will be here! The last few months of school are always ridiculously busy, so I've been feeling like the blog has been a little neglected. So in the spirit of spicing things up, here's a random collection of things that I'm reading/loving. Currently Reading:… Continue reading Midweek Miscellanea
Last year on Shakespeare's birthday I wrote at length about why I love Shakespeare, and I gave you several good reasons why he's still worth reading. Not much has changed about my opinion over the last 365 days, so I'll just direct you to that post if you're questioning the Bard's relevance. Today's post is more of a reflection… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Shakey!
Well, it is with great joy that I announce that I've finished my fifty books for 2016! And since this weekend is such a huge football weekend, I thought I'd combine two of my favorite things: Shakespeare and College Football. I'll admit, it's an unlikely pairing. Three of my last books of the year were… Continue reading Three Plays for Bowl Season
It's been a while since I've been able to write a new book review, so today I'm excited to share The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 by James Shapiro. In case you haven't been reading the blog long, I'm a bit of a Shakespeare-a-holic, just to warn you. I've written a bit about why I… Continue reading The Year of Lear by James Shapiro
In the heat of the summer, there's nothing better than settling into a cool movie theatre seat with popcorn and a drink. One of my new favorite things is to go see theatre broadcasts at the movie theatre. I saw one last fall--Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet--so I was excited to see that Kenneth Branagh was releasing… Continue reading Film Review: Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet