Review: Hamlet (repost from GoodReads, 2016)

Hamlet by William ShakespeareMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the Arden Shakespeare edition, with notes and critical introduction by Harold Jenkins. I plan to see this at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this summer. It isn’t quite my favorite Shakespeare tragedy (that’s still King Lear) but it’s certainly powerful. Hamlet is Shakespeare’s longest play,Continue reading “Review: Hamlet (repost from GoodReads, 2016)”

Review: Macbeth

Macbeth by William ShakespeareMy rating: 5 of 5 stars To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,To the last syllable of recorded time;And all our yesterdays have lighted foolsThe way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,That struts and frets his hour uponContinue reading “Review: Macbeth”

Top 10 Tuesday: Platonic Relationships in Books

I’ve divided this into “close family” and “friendships.” I thought I’d have 10, but I only came up with 9 in time for TTT. Maybe I’ll update this post later. Close Family Relationships 1. Morpheus (aka Dream of the Endless) & his older sister, Death, from The Sandman. “You are utterly the stupidest, most self-centered,Continue reading “Top 10 Tuesday: Platonic Relationships in Books”

Review: Love’s Labor’s Lost

Love’s Labor’s Lost by William ShakespeareMy rating: 5 of 5 stars From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;They are the books, the arts, the academes,That show, contain and nourish all the world. I saw this at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on Oct. 11th. I only had time to start readingContinue reading “Review: Love’s Labor’s Lost”

The Sunday Post

Last week I posted reviews of The Red Tree, contemporary horror for the RIP Challenge, and Manfred,  my first book for the Classics Club. I saw Love’s Labor’s Lost on Thursday at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. I got a discounted ticket on short notice, but I started reading the play before I went to see it. It wasContinue reading “The Sunday Post”


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