May starts a week from today! A week! This year is flying by. Here are some books that are on my reading list for this upcoming month. Jaws It's probably really bad that I had just assumed this was only a movie...yeah...but the book is on my list for this month. It will be interesting to compare/contrast … Continue reading Book List for May
There's a lot of cool things about Shakespeare, but one of coolest and most fascinating (well at least in my opinion) are his word inventions. A few weeks ago I did a post about words invented in or inspired by literature, but the one author that really impacted the English language is Shakespeare. While I … Continue reading Month of Shakespeare: Word Inventions
The epic insults of Shakespeare! How witty and sly they are. Here are just a few of his clever wordings. "The tartness of his face sours rips grapes." Coriolanus - Act 5, Scene IV “His wit’s as thick as a Tewkesbury mustard.” Henry IV Part 2 - Act 2, Scene IV "The rankest compound of villainous … Continue reading Month of Shakespeare: Insults
The spring weather has been exceptionally beautiful over the past few days, which has led to me finally being able to go out and buy some herbs to start my garden for the year. I don't know what it is, but there's something about wandering around and looking at plants that's extremely relaxing. It wasn't until just … Continue reading In The Garden
April, the month of Shakespeare! We often don't realize how much Shakespeare has influenced not only literature, but the English language itself. Besides the iconic Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth plays, he gave us words like "lonely", "flawed", and "tranquil". In honor of the influence he has had in history and the arts, one … Continue reading The Month of Shakespeare
Spring! Spring is finally here! Flowers! Warm weather! Fresh fruits and vegetables! Ah! Winter is no more! To celebrate this wonderful occasion, here are a few quotes that highlight the beauty of this season. “Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?" "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain … Continue reading Spring Has Arrived!
Many words we use today were invented by writers or inspired by literature! Here are eight of them. Whodunit A word that came around in 1930 thanks to Donald Gordon's review of Half-Mast Murder. Boredom This word is believed to have been created by Charles Dickens in his novel Bleak House. Bedazzled Shakespeare came up with this … Continue reading 8 Words Created/Inspired By Literature