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TheBookHippie
The Riverside Shakespeare | William Shakespeare, Gwynne Blakemore Evans, John Joseph Michael Tobin
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📕Riverside Shakespeare
✍🏼 Salman Rushdie
🎬RobinHood DISNEY 😂💚
🎤Rolling Stones
🎵River Bishop Briggs

#manicmonday

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rwmg
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Pickpick

Jeanette Winterson's re-telling of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale is at its best in Leo, Xeno, and MiMi's back story and the present day of Shep and Perdita, but the parts connecting them didn't quite work for me.

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thebacklistbook
The Serpent of Venice: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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Martta
Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Pickpick

I loved this! It's so strange and funny and has so many layers on it. I think you'd get even more out of it if you are familiar with Shakespeare's The Tempest. I especially loved the part where the prisoners learned how to swear as the characters do in Shakespeare's play. Made me laugh outloud. 😂

Also loved to see how the main character Felix matured throughout the book.

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dabbe
Interred with Their Bones | Jennifer Lee Carrell
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Pickpick

Loved the connection to Shakespeare's MACBETH and the setting in Scotland. Fast-paced and scholarly. I might have to read again and take notes--LOTS to research!

Favorite Quote: “If [magic] exists, it doesn't matter a toss whether you believe in it or not.“

annahenke Wow, I haven‘t thought of this book in years but I remember loving it! 5d
dabbe @annahenke Did you read the 2nd one? I haven't, and I don't know why. 🤔 5d
annahenke @dabbe I did and I liked it! 5d
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ravenlee
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Interesting and informative, this book wasn‘t what I expected. It‘s much more about Shakespeare‘s world than himself (naturally, as his life is so little known), so I learned a lot about the transition from Elizabethan to Jacobean times, the Gunpowder Plot, and some about the bubonic plague. Scattered throughout is info about the influences on the three plays most likely written this year: Lear, MacBeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. Accessible👇🏻

ravenlee to a relative newbie. I‘ve read just a few of the plays, some in high school and some on my own (but somehow none for undergrad literature degree and only one for MA in humanities…), but it did help that I just read King Lear a couple months ago. 7d
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wanderinglynn
Sweet Sorrow | David Nicholls
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Panpan

I hate to pan a David Nichols book but I was just bored. That‘s how I felt through the 2/3rds of the book I slogged through. Until I finally skipped to the end.

I loved his writing but this story just didn‘t work for me. The characters felt real but the synopsis made it sound like a life changing romance. Was it? Not really. It was a teenage romance, first love, & a boring one at that, but not what I‘d call life changing

RaeLovesToRead Aww, boo ☹ I got this from a charity shop not long ago. I've heard they are making One Day into a TV series though... so that is exciting! (I did not like the film) 7d
wanderinglynn @RaeLovesToRead I thought I saw that too. I liked the film. Of course the book was better 7d
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BookwormAHN
All's Well | Mona Awad
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This was a fun, insane book. Miranda suffers from chronic pain that keeps getting worse while trying to put on a performance of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well.
I hope everyone in my #LMPBC group enjoys it 😺
#LMPBC @MaleficentBookDragon @LiteraryinLawrence and @BookishPiper
#BookSpin Mona Awad

LiteraryinLawrence So exciting! I‘m still reading but will have my book in the mail by Monday. Sorry! @BookishPiper do you know how the next part works? We each mail the book to the person after us on the list sent by Suellen, so I send it to you, you always send to Chelle, etc. 1w
BookishPiper One thing I'm not clear on is Are we marking up the books we receive each month also? Or just our own? 6d
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BookwormAHN @BookishPiper We mark up the ones we receive too. 6d
LiteraryinLawrence I received the book in the mail today! Thanks! 36m
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Martta
Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Reading on the train 🤓📖

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Martta
Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Usually I try to read books that have spent longer time on my bookshelf but since I'm travelling now and my earlier book finished yesterday I need to go with a bit more resent one. I got this earlier this week. It sounds so interesting! 😍