Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Darker Shade Of Magic Readalong Sign Up & Update Page






I'm so happy to have discovered this readalong! I got a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic for Christmas and I'm bumping it to the top of my TBR Pile. 

The event is hosted by Book Cat Pin Blog. You can find the schedule of the readalong on her Blog. Updates on my reading progress coming soon!




Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Shakespeare Journey Through The Sonnets


I've wanted to branch out in my reading habits this year so I joined this Shakespeare Challenge. This month I'm going to be focusing on the sonnets. I was happy to discover the site Shakespeare Online to help me understand them better.


It's fascinating that it's not clear who Shakespeare was writing about in these poems. It's almost like he is experimenting with telling tales of love in poetry format. I will be sharing my thoughts on the sonnets as I read them.

Sonnet 1
This was interesting. This sonnet contains a lovers plea for his beloved to have a child. It wasn't especially romantic too me that he is trying to lay a guilt trip on her while also calling her selfish!
 I did love the language Shakespeare uses to describe beauty though.

Wednesday Wishlist : 5 Items I Must Have In February


Happy Wednesday! It's Feburary! Love is in the air. And on the page, in the chocolate and more!

Here are Five things I must have this month:


                     Valentines





I will never outgrow my love of Valentines. This year they are Star Wars themed:




Movies

I will be rewatching Pride and Prejudice this year, again. And also Warm Bodies and some Disney love stories like Beauty and The Beast.








Books

This year I will be reading Sonnets and paranormal romances.






A Tote With Hearts

This is a beautiful one from Barnes & Noble

Sweets!
                     I love these XO Cupcakes from Sprinkles