Begin with the Bard: Shakespeare Reading 2013

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?

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  1. Well, I’m not sure how my Shakespeare plays I would be able to read since I like to savor them slowly (with supplementary material). But I’ll probably get at least one read. Would you count reviews of film / theater adaptations as well? After all Shakespeare was meant to be watched, not read. Being able to read the play is an added perk for connoisseurs, but they’re meant to be watched, right?

    1. Rachel ยป YES! Theater/movies would be fantastic! I may do that too. Last year I gave myself two months and got through the three Henry VI plays. I haven’t decided what I’ll do this year. But I read the commentary on it too and all last year and it made it such a fun time to really get to understand them. Would love for you to join for 1 or 10 works, original and/or commentary!

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