Sunday, 2 March 2014

Showcase Sunday #3: March's book - As You Like It by William Shakespeare




As a part of the 2014 book challenge that I have set myself, each month I shall be reading a different book from the writer displayed on my Waterstones Literary Quote calendar. This month I'm going to be taken straight back to GCSE English with a play from the most famous playwright in the world, William Shakespeare! 

I've always been a fan of his stories and consider A Midsummer Night's Dream as one of my favourite plays. I absolutely love this quote, it's making me very excited for spring. I don't know about you, but I'm fed up of winter now. Bring on the pastel colours, the blossom and the bright green grass! 

After discovering which play this quote was taken from, I knew that As You Like It had to be the book I read this month. Another reason I picked this book up today was that it's a Shakespeare play that I have not read before.I know absolutely nothing about it other than the fact that it's a comedy. I'm really looking forward to reading this for March as it seems light-hearted, funny and should encompass that springtime feeling!
There's a lot of fresh green colours in this post. It must mean that springs close!! 

I'd love to see what books everybody else has brought or received this week. Let me know or leave your Showcase Sunday links in the comments below.


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12 comments:

  1. the literary calendar is great and seems like a brilliant idea for discovering more books, i wish i would have gotten one. :)

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    1. I love the calendars at Waterstones. My boyfriend has one too, but instead of quotes it's book covers. :)

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  2. It's great that your calendar is inspiring your reading choices...enjoy!

    My Weekly Recap: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/03/weekly-book-recap-56.html

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you think so. I thought it'd be a good way to discover books that I wouldn't have chosen for myself. :)

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  3. What a fun book challenge. I've never read Shakespeare but I've seen screen adaptations and enjoyed them. That cover is gorgeous! Good luck on your challenge! :)

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    1. I love how colourful the cover is! :) Thanks for the luck.

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  4. What a lovely calendar! Great idea for a challenge. I hope you enjoy As You Like It. I've only ever read a few Shakespeare plays, mostly in school... I always tell myself I will read more one day!

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    1. I've only read a few here and there for college and school. I've really enjoyed the ones that I have though. I'll write a review as soon as I've finished! :) x

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  5. Oh what a good idea.
    And what a pretty cover. Definitely gets you in the mood for spring. Which needs to hurry up and arrive.
    Happy reading!
    http://thisisthestoryofmyreadinglife.blogspot.ca/

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  6. This is a great idea Amanda! I remember the last time I read a play by Shakespeare I was in college, I really hope you end up enjoying this one!

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