Quote Challenge- Shakespeare Style: Day 8

This is it! I’ve reached the last day of this! As many of you know, I’ve been doing this for a few extra days so that I can thank the people that tagged me. And in honour of 400 years of Shakespeare, I’m solely quoting Shakespeare.

Here are my (altered) rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days however long it takes
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Thank you so much to Embuhlee for tagging me to do this. She is absolutely one of my favourite bloggers out there- I adore her posts- she is so funny and entertaining to read! And she creates so many of her own tags and shares them around. I can’t recommend her enough!

And cos I’m expressing all this affection, I think I’d better end with one of the best quotes about love in the universe:

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I TAG:

Angie books blog

K E Garland

Hey Ashers

Thanks so much for following along- if you would still like to vote on my Shakespeare Awards it’s still up and running for the next few days, so you can do so here

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Quote Challenge- Shakespeare Style: Day 7

Hi all! So I’m coming to the end of my quote challenge! After this there will only be one more day and one last quote (*sobs*) so I better make these last two count.

As many of you know, I altered the rules slightly so I could properly thank all of the people who tagged me- and here they are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days however long it takes
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Thank you so much to Rant and Rave About Books– firstly how incredible is that name- because don’t we all love to do that? Secondly, she is really fun to read and has such fabulous advice- like her post about lending kindle books, which you can read about here. I highly recommend checking her out!

And since it’s my second to last day doing this, I’m going to share one of my all-time favourite Shakespeare quotes:

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I TAG:

PoojaG

Telltale What

The Sweet Review

Quote Challenge- Shakespeare Style: Day 6

Wow- can’t believe I’ve actually managed to do this for 6 days! There’s not so many more days to go now (which is a good thing cos I might run out of quotes soon :p ) but I’m gonna keep at it till I’ve thanked everyone that tagged me!

So for all of you that don’t know, here are my altered rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days however long it takes
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Thanks so much to I Wuv Books. Her blog is the most incredible blend of memes, lists and reviews- it’s such a fun place to hang out- so make sure you have a good look around!

And considering the title of her blog, what better quote could I choose:

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I TAG:

Parawl perwyl

Annette

Vickgoodwin

Quote Challenge- Shakespeare Style: Day 5

Yup- I’m still going with this! Hope all my fellow brits are having a fun bank holiday!

As many of you might already know, I’m doing an extended version of this so I can thank everyone who tagged me. Here are my altered rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days however long it takes
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

Today I’d like to thank the Sherlockianbooklover for tagging me! I’m really excited to thank her cos she was one of the first people I ever followed on here and I’ve always loved her posts! Since she’s a huge Sherlock fan, here’s one of Shakespeare’s more mind-blowing quotes:

hamlet quoteThat’s all for now- I tag:

Laurenest

Lois @ My Midnight Musing

Ana

The ‘Spring has Sprung’ Book Tag

Happy May Day!  (Is that today or tomorrow? Either way- hope you have a good one). Since even the weather seems to agree it’s spring today (it’s been a bit erratic lately) I think it’s the perfect time to do this tag! Thank you so much to The Bookish Underdog for tagging me to do it! I really enjoy her blog- so you should check it out!

In keeping with my (a bit obsessive) Shakespeare theme of late, I thought it would be fun (for me, if no one else :p ) to answer this all with just Shakespeare plays.

THE RULES:

  • Answer the questions for the tag
  • Nominate whoever you want
  • Post the image of this tag
  • Have fun! (My favourite rule!)

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  1. Flowers: Look on your bookshelves. What is the most beautiful book both inside and out?

Well I do have a lot of editions of Shakespeare- but I like my RSC version best 🙂

rsc book

  1. Grass: What is a book that you find that others like way more than you do?

I mentioned this in my Shakespeare Awards– my least favourite is The Tempest– but very few people agree with me on that. I get it, I get it, the language is great- it’s just the plot and the concept that I don’t like at all.

  1. Rain: What’s a great book that lifts your spirits when you’re down?

That’s a hard one because even when Shakespeare is happy and comic, there’s always an edge to it. I think Twelfth Night is a lot of fun (unless you stop and think about Malvolio’s treatment in the play)

Twelfth Night – Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance

  1. Dew: What’s a book that made you feel alive?

Macbeth is one of the most exciting of Shakespeare’s work and it can really get the heart pumping

  1. Storms: What’s a book that you found unpredictable?

Well I think Shakespeare can be a little predictable, because the plots are so famous, so it’s a bit of a tough one to answer. For a play that’s unpredictable in a good way, I’d say Romeo and Juliet, because it’s designed as a comedy and then it gets flipped on its head. I’d say Measure for Measure is pretty unpredictable because the plot and the genre is a bit all over the place. It’s just plain weird.

romeo and juliet

  1. Rainbow: What was a book that you struggled with, only to be happy that you read it in the end?

Well, King Lear is hard to get through because it’s so heavy.

  1. Chilly Weather: What’s a book that you couldn’t finish or didn’t enjoy?

Firstly- isn’t that sounding familiar to residents of the UK right now! I mean it was literally *snowing* the other day- AT THE END OF APRIL?!? (yes this is the second time in this post I’ve mentioned the weather- I’m a Brit- complaining about the climate is what we do best). As for my answer, I couldn’t finish (don’t hate me) was Henry IV part 2. I know it’s a really popular one, but I really wasn’t enjoying it. But the version I was watching is available on IPlayer again, so I’m trying to remedy this now!

The Hollow Crown

  1. Warm Weather: What’s a book that you loved and wanted more of?

Well I would have liked it if Shakespeare had finished all his Histories- I would have liked more of that collection

  1. Green: What’s a book that you haven’t read yet, but really want to?

I still haven’t read/watched Much Ado About Nothing yet, but I have a copy of Kenneth Branagh’s version and I’ve heard it’s wonderful, so I’m really looking forward to it

much ado

  1. Pink: What’s a book in which you felt a strong connection to the characters?

This is a super weird one to answer because I don’t always find Shakespearean characters that relatable (I mean, you’d probably be worried if I said I identified with Iago or Macbeth or Richard III!) So I’m going to flip the question on its head and say the one that makes me feel the most conflicted is The Merchant of Venice– everyone in it is horrible and not at all relatable- and yet it has one of the most empathetic speeches for a villain known to man (Hath not a Jew eyes…)

  1. Purple: What’s a book that when you read it, you feel safe?

Does anyone ever feel that safe reading Shakespeare? It can be pretty unsettling and thought provoking, but rarely safe. I will tentatively go with Othello because I like the predictability of it and how Iago is written as a villain- he’s probably the least sympathetic villains ever written but he’s somewhat perfect because he’s straight up evil and one of the easiest villains to understand (in my opinion- many scholars will disagree with me on this- but I say that because the ability of envy to inspire hatred and spiral out of control is very common human phenomenon)

iago othello

  1. Orange: What book do you feel is intelligently written?

All of them! Okay, okay, that’s cheating- I’m going to go with Hamlet– I think that’s one of the more impressive ones, one of the most successful and one of the deepest in terms of meaning. In terms of Shakespeare’s other writing, an honorary mention goes out to My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun because in my opinion it’s the perfect example of a sonnet in that it sets up an idea only to flip it on its head in the last couplet- genius!

  1. Yellow: What book puts a smile on your face?

That’s hard because as I’ve said, I don’t think Shakespeare’s plays are ever that simple. And I also have a gap in knowledge of the comedies. So I’m going to tentatively go with Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hope you all enjoyed that! Do you all agree with my choices? Disagree? Let me know in the comments!

I TAG:

Codie

Kat

My Tiny Obsessions

Aneta

Zezee

Embuhlee

Sublime reads

The Book Llama

Rebecca @ Books and Messy Buns 

Bitches with books

3 Day Quote Challenge- Shakespeare Style: Day 2

Alrighty then- welcome to the second day of my (overlong) Shakespearean quote challenge! As people that read my post yesterday know, I’m doing the quote challenge thanking everybody that tagged me individually. Oh and it’s gonna be Shakespeare themed cos in case you don’t know I’m running Shakespeare Awards where you can vote for your favourite Shakespeare!

Here are my (altered) rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days however long it takes
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day

So thank you so much to Bibliophile for tagging me to do it! And first off, let me just say that name is great- because don’t we all love books? And secondly I’m really impressed with how good this blog is considering how young Nikita is! Well done!

And because she’s wise beyond her years, here’s a great Shakespearean quote about wisdom:

wise man quote

Hope you liked that! I tag:

Sara Letourneu

Sarina

Art and Soul

3 Day Quote Challenge- Shakespeare Style: Day 1

Hope you all enjoyed my post the other day- just to remind you the votes are still open for Shakespeare Awards- so if haven’t let me know your favourites you can still do so here. And since I’m still feeling the Shakespeare I figured it would be fun to do a Shakespeare-themed 3 day quote challenge!

I was tagged to do this so many times that I don’t just want to thank everyone in one big lump, so I’ve decided I’m going to thank everyone that tagged me one at a time. That means I won’t actually be done after three days- so here are my (amended) rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a Quote for 3 consecutive days however many days it takes
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

So firstly a huge thank you goes out to the awesome Bookmark Chronicles for tagging me to do this- I really enjoy her blog- particularly her awesome This or That section- I really recommend you check it out 🙂

And cos her posts are so fun, here’s a fun Macbeth quote:

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Hope you enjoyed that and are getting in the mood for Shakespeare’s 400th Deathday (that’s still weird, isn’t it?)

I tag:

She Latitude

Bookshelves and Biros

Books and Bakes