This is the place! If you have read and posted about poetry in August 2013, leave a link to your blog post. Learn more about this poetry project here.
Just a reminder: you can read and post about one poem, a collection of poems, an anthology, or even a nonfiction book about poetry or a poet. Leave a permalink below (that means, a link to a specific post, not just your main blog page).
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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is about beginnings and endings of books. I’m going to focus on beginnings.
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Somehow, at every library book sale I come away with poetry books: anthologies, individual authors, it doesn’t matter. Somehow I buy them!
This year in April, I did not focus on reading poetry as I have in the past. It’s about time.
This August, I pledge to read poems and write about them on this blog.
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Apparently, my RSS feed has been broken for some time. I realized it yesterday and righted the wrong, so if you received two months of posts at once, I apologize. I am still here. I am not posting as frequently. I am still reading, but not as much. Life is very busy!
Baby Strawberry celebrated her first birthday this weekend. Raisin is well in to his kindergarten year and I’m already making plans for next year. My involvement with his homeschooling is bringing me into a new community of educators. I even started a blog about homeschooling, learning, and teaching. It is a much more personal blog. If you are interested, come check it out.
My logo for Line upon line, my homeschooling blog, echos the logo for Rebecca Reads, but now there are three faces peering over the book
In terms of reading, I tackled Dead Souls by Gogol for my Classics Book group last week. I thought it was hilarious in its subtle humor. I have lots of thoughts about it, but I am once again not certain how to put my thoughts and feelings in to words in the limited time I have. I also read another parenting/teaching book, a nonfiction book via netgalley to review, and I have more review books in progress.
I am still reading a nonfiction book about Shakespeare for my “Begin with the Bard” project. If I manage to finish that before the end of February, I will have gotten to two plays and two nonfiction books for Shakespeare in January and February. Those are pretty low numbers for that project, but since four books is a huge percentage of what I read in the last two months, it isn’t too shabby!
What are you keeping busy with these days?
In 2012, I enjoyed starting off my year with a Shakespeare reading month. I have decided to go for it again, and I would love to invite other friends to join in!
In January and February 2013, I plan on starting off my 2013 classics reading year with reading books by and about the Bard. I hope to get 6-10 different things read: plays and poetry by William Shakespeare, books about the man or his plays, or adaptations for children. This last year I decided to focus on the Henry VI plays. I really enjoyed them. I am planning on dedicated a month or a month and a half to this project. I’ll read until I get ready for something new!
I have not decided yet what to focus on for his plays, but I do have a few nonfiction books I have had my eye on. In the beginning of January, I’ll post my reading plans, and I’ll invite anyone who wants to join in to do the same.
I’m hoping, somehow, I’ll find a way to make it worth your while if you do join in. A prize, perhaps in the form of books, for one of our participants? I’m still pondering the feasibility of offering a giveaway to you, my friends.
Would you like to join me in starting of with the Bard in January and February 2013?