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King John | William Shakespeare
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King John Act IV - #shakespearereadalong

One summary: Arthur will die. No he won‘t! Yes he was killed. No he wasn‘t. He‘s fine. Um, he‘s dead.

Another: KJ undermines his weak popular support, just as the French are invading, by having his nephew killed. While KJ and Hubert wrestle with their souls and responsibility, the Bastard tries to figure out what to do. Oh - the moms are dead too.

Such a deranged act. Thoughts? Has the Bard lost you?

GingerAntics Deranged sums it up perfectly. So many deaths suddenly. It‘s so odd. 2w
vlwelser Deranged for sure. 2w
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TheBookHippie Deranged and quite odd. 2w
merelybookish The scene when Arthur dies. 😳😂🥴 Monty Python couldn't do it better. 2w
jewright Wow! King John can‘t make up his mind. Arthur, why are you jumping off walls? And that scene with the eyes. 🤢 (edited) 2w
batsy "Oh, the mums are dead too"—I shouldn't laugh, but ? The Arthur scene was poor comedy & if I get to meet Shakespeare in the afterlife I'd ask him if he had a good laugh while writing that. I've given up trying to parse the plot, but I'm still enjoying the language. Had a #relatable moment with KJ when he says, "Do not seek to stuff my head with more ill news, for it is full." 2w
Graywacke @GingerAntics @vlwelser @TheBookHippie @merelybookish @jewright @batsy I was thinking we had a great play until this act. I like to imagine that WS was forced to change his plot, that originally he had KJ properly killing Arthur such as he did in the mythology …err, I mean history. And in my same imaginative trend, this weird back and forth game with Arthur‘s death came out. But maybe WS was just having fun. What would Monty Python do? 2w
GingerAntics @Graywacke 🤣😂🤣 yes, I feel like Shakes could team up with the Monty Python crew and make some real modern comedies. 2w
TheBookHippie @Graywacke I think he was having fun but why? I agree with @batsy the language is still good 🤣💯🎉. @GingerAntics I‘d love to hear him now he‘d have so much to work with! 2w
batsy @TheBookHippie @Graywacke Was he just really really really enjoying the ale, malmsley, and mead while writing this? 😆🍻 2w
TheBookHippie @batsy ooo that‘s a thought ! 2w
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie right? So many things he can say now he couldn‘t have back then. It would be brilliant. Terry Jones‘s medieval lit and Will‘s early modern lit would really make quite the combo. 2w
GingerAntics @batsy @TheBookHippie @Graywacke that honestly sounds plausible. Perhaps he was doing “Dry January” when he wrote the first three acts, or it was lent… then we hit February or Easter and he was so excited to have the ale and mead back he over did it a bit while writing act four. 2w
Graywacke @GingerAntics @batsy @TheBookHippie this article implies KJ was a rewrite - they argue a rewrite of his own earlier work. (It‘s 35 pages 😁) https://shakespeareoxfordfellowship.org/wp-content/uploads/Oxfordian2010_trouble... 2w
GingerAntics @Graywacke this is the rewrite?! I‘m terrified to see the original. 2w
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Two more books finished this week. The rest are in various but mostly early stages of completion. This week myspouse finally realized he needs a new phone, and that endeavor ate up far more time than I expected.

Cinfhen That made me giggle…new phone shopping shouldn‘t be so complicated and yet…. #Relatable 😜😂 3w
Cathythoughts I find the‘ new phone‘ a very stressful operation. And yes it takes so long 🙄. Sounds like your spouse is sorted for now 👍🏻😁 2w
Susanita @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen It‘s especially fun when he asks me how to do something on his Samsung, knowing that I have an iPhone. 🤦🏻‍♀️😀 2w
Cinfhen Men🙄 2w
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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Well well well…… I can already tell I‘m going to LOVE this one 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @Cinfhen

Clwojick I JUST seen this one at the bookstore 20 minutes ago. Dang it! I knew I should‘ve picked it up! I just love the cover! 😍 3w
CBee @Clwojick never too late to go back and grab it 😁 3w
Cinfhen It was FUNTASTIC!!! Enjoy 😊 we both got lucky with our June spin💚 3w
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CBee @Cinfhen it‘s kinda perfect for me at this point in my life 😂 3w
Cinfhen #Relatable 😁❣️😂 3w
Clwojick I‘m going to see if I can find it on Scribd, otherwise I just might! 3w
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I enjoyed this years ago in print, but yesterday on audio, it didn‘t work at all, which pains me to say because his daughter narrated. 🫣 Parts didn‘t didn‘t ring true for teens in 2013 either. Not his best.

A nuclear reactor in rural Vermont has melted down, and it looks like it is Emily‘s (alcoholic) dad‘s fault. As the teen runs farther away from her problems, she lands deeper in others, including cutting, prostitution, and drugs.

Cinfhen Unfortunately CB runs hot & cold for me 😬Im excited to try this one that you liked 4w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I think you‘ll like that, but we‘ve been vibing on and off lately. I‘m also reading this book for aam, but I‘m glad it wasn‘t with dad (like Hold Hands was) because lots of graphic sex in the beginning, which we don‘t talk about in my proper (uptight) southern family! 😂😂 (edited) 3w
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Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 #RELATABLE 🤪 your tagged book above was a miss for me / hopefully you & your dad find it more entertaining 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen no way am I listening to Guest Room with dad! Hold Hands was on when I was driving him back from pt. He mostly slept. 😂😂 3w
Cinfhen I know!!! I was kind of shocked you were gonna try this one🤪 it involves the strippers and the bachelor party, right??? 3w
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Seven Days In June | Tia Williams
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Necessary caffeine after staying up too late to read. 😬

LoverOfLearning Ha that's my reality too 😅 3mo
Megabooks Truth 🙌🏻 3mo
Christyco125 Haha. Such a great excuse 3mo
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Fair Miss Fortune | D E Stevenson
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Guilty! I also like all kinds of gossip. 🙈

LeahBergen 😆 4mo
robinb Love this!! Bless her...honesty is the best policy! 😂 4mo
Cathythoughts Great quote! People in glass houses don‘t throw stones ... and all that .. I love hearing the news from my husband ( loves a bit of gossip himself , the men ! ) usually the news is gathered on the dog walks 😆 (edited) 4mo
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EvieBee Lol! Who wants to hear good gossip?! 4mo
batsy #relatable 😆 4mo
merelybookish @Cathythoughts Ive known few men who like to gossip in my day! 😉 4mo
merelybookish @EvieBee Exactly! Lol. 4mo
merelybookish @robinb Right? She's an invalid too so maybe that makes it less cruel. 4mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen Are you a D.E. Stevenson fan? 4mo
LeahBergen @merelybookish Oh, yes … big time! And I recently bought the newly republished edition of this one (pretty much because of the cover 😆). I did a post of it a little while ago. 4mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen Some of the Dean St Press books were on sale for Kindle so I bought some. They do have pretty covers. 4mo
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Not much reading due to COVID. All three of us have it, but we're close to feeling better. I'm the only one with a lingering fever. The congestion isn't in my chest, thank goodness.

#BookReport @Cinfhen

Chrissyreadit Oh noooo!! I did not realize you have COVID - disregard my email and feel better ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Suet624 Good lord, it‘s everywhere. Please get better soon. 5mo
Butterfinger @Chrissyreadit I just told you to email me. Our thoughts are aligned this morning. I'm starting to feel better. I promise. ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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Butterfinger @Suet624 thank you. I hope you have a great week. 5mo
Cinfhen #Relatable glad you‘re on the mend♥️I only had fever and chills one night and the congestion was all sinus pressure but nothing on my chest or in my lungs. 5mo
Cinfhen I found it was hard to concentrate and I had sensitivity to sound!! 5mo
Butterfinger @Cinfhen I was talking about you before I got sick. "My Israeli friend is sick this week" Like I know you personally or something. It is just like I told @Chrissyreadit Litsy is my lifeline and you start to care for the people you see on a daily basis and when they are sick, you worry. 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence Hang in there, friend! Hope it‘s behind you soon! 5mo
Julsmarshall Sending healing vibes! 5mo
Cinfhen I do that all the time!!! It‘s so true / we are a big family 💜 5mo
sblbooks I'm sorry to hear that, prayers for speedy recovery. 5mo
TrishB Hope you‘re fully recovered soon ♥️ 5mo
Butterfinger Thank you @TrishB Are you feeling better? 5mo
TrishB Much better thanks ❤️ 5mo
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The Forest of Enchantments | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Sometimes we know some things, just sometimes we need someone to remind us of those things.

#books #bookstoread #she #reads #readingchallenge #quotes #thoughts #relatable #mood #bookworm #bibliophile #safeplace #readercommunity #love #live #laugh #truth

Trashcanman I love your handle, I have BD and love to raise awareness. 6mo
booksandbipolar @Trashcanman I can understand, I have done my masters in psychology and I always try to aware people as much as I can. 6mo
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"People spend their whole lives looking for love. Poems and songs and entire novels are written about it. But how can you trust something that can end as suddenly as it begins? "
I always had this thought in my mind, but never got the words, thankfully, I read this today. This quote made it easier for me to settle my thoughts in words.

#bibliophile #reader #she #safeplace #books #quotes #love #live #read #relatable #continuereading