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Updates: Shakespeare & Silliness

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Anyone been to a Shakespeare in the park production? It's like a picnic and a play. It is a picnic and a play. :) But with lots of other people. And bugs. (Always pack bug spray.) Anyway, I got an invite Saturday night to join some friends for a local production of Richard IV. They smushed Parts I and II into one performance, and it was really fun! The actors were good, the dialogue is great, the army was 100 locals strong and, aside from this one weird slow-mo, interpretive dance fight, I enjoyed it. There was much laughter and smiling. Oh, and a cute dog that sat on my foot and let us pet it before the show began, after which it spent the rest of the night napping beneath the chairs next to us.


Moving along to book news, major thank you's to Marion and all the folks over at FanLit for my lovely giveaway prize! I still have to read Ironskin, but, thanks to a certain deal with Anya, it has been bumped up the TBR list. I read a book she loves; she reads one I love. Yay, motivation!


Of course, by top of the TBR list, I mean top of the list as soon as I get out of this weird reading funk- the one I mentioned yesterday that only lets me finish silly and/or ridiculous titles, which are usually okay at best and downright awful at worst. On that note:

Read this Week:

I've been opening some of the free books/novellas I downloaded on my Nook. Unfortunately, I can't recommend either of these two. I won If Only from a giveaway and was hoping it would be another Scottish setting fiesta I could enjoy despite the romance (like Five Days in Skye). A mini-review will be up on Goodreads shortly but, in short, it wasn't.

And here's a quick look back at the month of July. I had a few non-reading stretches in there, but I still pulled out seven! This makes me happy, even if it was six 2-stars and one 3-star. :)



That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping in and check back tomorrow for my review of Loki's Wolves by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr!

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  1. I went to one Shakespeare in the park production once - they did Richard III. I really enjoyed it; it was a fun experience and they weren't bad actors, either. :)

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    1. I used to go every year back in Vegas, but this is the first one I've been to since moving...9-10 years ago. But yes, that's what got me into Shakespeare. Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and now Richard IV! :)

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  2. Sounds like a lot of fun! I haven't heard of anything like that around here.

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    1. No? Hmm...maybe some community theater stuff? It's not always good, but I like to check out local plays/musicals, too. Less expensive than the professional productions, less traveling, and a night out of the house, right? :)

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  3. I have never seen a Shakespeare production performed - not in a park or anywhere else. But I love the "In the Park" idea. I have heard of this, but I don't think they do anything like this in my city.

    I'm sorry July wasn't a better reading month! I've got Illusive checked out from the library. I haven't heard great things about it, but I'll try to give it 50 pages or so to wow me.

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    1. Never seen a Shakespeare play at all? Maybe a movie version, then? My freshman English teacher made us watch Leonardo DiCaprio's Romeo & Juliet.

      I'm just glad I kept reading, even if the books weren't great. It's easier for me to keep going than it is to stop and start again. Illusive was my one 3-star! It wasn't amazing, but enjoyable enough, especially after all those mediocre 2-stars. :)

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  4. Haha, yey! So am I reading All Our Yesterdays? I make deals when sleep deprived and don't write them down so I need reminding ;-)

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    1. Yes, yes you are. I hope you like it! :)

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