I was the uncool kid in English class–the one that loved Shakespeare. The plays, the sonnets: I was hooked. Mumblety years later, I’m still hooked. One of the very first apps I got for my iPhone was the Shakespeare app: all his works, ready to read on the phone. I can’t tell you how many editions of his works I’ve gone through, probably dozens.
I love reading about Mr. S, biographies, essays, fiction books where he’s featured as a character. He’s kind of my not-so-sekrit dead playwright boyfriend. ::g::
He taught me to love language; that comedy and tragedy are part of the same coin; that love can be funny and dreadful; that words had multiple meanings and that 16 century humor isn’t all that removed from contemporary humor. He helped me discover my love of history, my deeply abiding respect and fascination with all things of his era (and that of his Queen).
Heck of a lot for a man nearly 400 years dead. Dude still rocks.
In other news:
1. Don’t forget to enter the Pocket display giveaway (open through the end of the month!). Take a pic of the display, buy any one of the books displayed and e-me a copy of the receipt with date of purchase and book title cleared readable and you’ll win your choice of any of my books.
2. In the Hunt Contest: Since there were only 2 entrants and both of them had right answers, the winners are:
Please e-me with your name & snail mail address and I shall mail you a copy of the book.
3. Malice Domestic – I’ll be there next weekend, Friday & Saturday. Hope to see some of you all there!
4. Still busy with a bunch of writing projects, so I’m posting less often than I want to. If you’re really wondering what I’ve been up to, I tend to post more often on Twitter or Facebook. Hoping to have a new Web site up soon. My amazing web maven has been swamped–yay for her.
And last but not least…
Over the past few months, I’ve been so busy, I’ve not taken time for my usual salon visit. The result? My hair grew fast & furious, so when I went in today, I decided to keep the longer length and just add fun, funky highlights.
|From La Lima|
What it looked like the last time I got a new do:
|From La Lima|
Happy Weekend, all!