Today is the day that is typically celebrated as Shakespeare’s birthday. He would be 450 today. To commemorate the day, and although Sonnet 21 isn’t one of his most popular, it has always been one of my favorites. In it, Shakespeare vows his love is true and the words he writes about his love will be […]Read More The Bard’s Birthday
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” ― Sir Francis Bacon Are there books you devour? A genre you can’t resist tasting? An author whose work you digest thoroughly? Until, I get into a book, I can’t tell which one it will be. Right now, I […]Read More Tasted, Devoured or Chewed and Digested Thoroughly?
I recently posted that Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Kubla Khan is my favorite poem. Then I found this clip of Benedict Cumberbatch reading it. Although the cadence and pace are not the same as the way I typically read it, which is really similar to the way my college professors did, the change in pace shifted my […]Read More Kubla Khan Read by Benedict Cumberbatch
Keats read by Benedict Cumberbatch…poetry month. (Yep, that’s the only reason I found this…poetry month.) ‘Til next time, JessicaRead More Ode to A Nightengale
“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Which authors […]Read More Just Let Me Add You To My Contacts