It’s finally here! May felt like a very long month, despite being on vacation and time usually going by very quickly when you’re on vacation. Maybe it’s because I wrote only one blog post the entire 21 days that I was away? Who knows. I also wanted to say thank you for picking my choice for the May theme as your favourite! It was a very pleasant surprise and definitely made me smile! Now, this month’s Calendar Girls theme is all best Shakespeare play! Yes! I’m an English Literature major and I tried to take as many Shakespeare-focused courses as I could. So yes, I really like Shakespeare! But before I let myself get carried away with Shakespeare rambles, I will just say yay, and that I’m curious and excited to see which of you will pick which plays!
(Also, if you’re confused about why this Calendar Girls post went up on the 1st Monday of the month, in stead of the 1st Wednesday, please check out the updates we have made to the reading event here!)
For those of you new to Calendar Girls, it’s a new blog event which I am co-hosting with my friend Melanie, and is inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, we decided to use a specific theme for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, is meant to help bloggers meet other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across!
If this sounds like your cup of tea, please check out Melanie’s or my launch post for more info, and sign up if you are still interested after reading everything. Also, if you would like to see examples of past posts, you can look at Melanie and I’s January posts here and here, where the posts of other participants will also be listed. We’d love to have you join in the fun!
And now…without further ado, here is my choice for June’s theme…
– Best Shakespeare Play-
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
I don’t think that we were taught this play in high school, but that I went out and read it on my own. Then I watched the 1999 film on VHS (wow, so long ago!) and fell in love with the story even more! Even though I get upset when women’s rights (or lack thereof) are mentioned in Shakespeare plays, and women are not treated the best in this play (or any of his plays really), I remind myself that it’s just a reflection of how things were in Elizabethan England, and I tell myself to just focus on the story as entertainment. And A Midsummer Night’s Dream is definitely quite entertaining! I may just have to re-read it now!
Melanie -> A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Shanah @ Bionic Book Work -> The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Deanna @ Deanna Writs About… -> Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews -> Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Lauren @ Two Birds, One Blog -> Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Thai @ Read Breath Repeat -> A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Darque Dreamer Reads -> A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Sophie @ Beware of the Reader -> Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
And now for the July theme which
you picked through the use of the poll
the July theme is
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