Saturday, February 19, 2011

Various Shakespeareish Things

#1. I have this matchbook from Hesed Books and Gifts that I love.

I keep it in my purse and scribble the inspiration of the moment in it. Every wannabe writer should have something in their purse they can do this on. This is so compact it would even fit in a wallet.
(Writing on the back of receipts is not a good long term plan. You'll loose it. Trust me. I know.)

Product Description:

• Cover made from 100% recycled content matte cardstock • Measures approximately 2″ wide by 3″ high • Includes 10 pages • Inside pages measure approximately 1.75″ wide by 2.75″ high • Eyelet can be used to attach gift tags, ribbon, or lanyard to outside

And their less than a dollar. :-)
I'll be doing two journal giveaways from Hesed Books and Gifts later on that are paired with gift-certificates. Meanwhile, you should go look at their amazing store!

#2. I've been reading and watching a lot of Shakespeare recently.
This morning I told Mama, "Your Hamlet was really good...uh...I mean omelet." :-P

#3. I've grown up around Shakespeare, but I'm no expert and I want to be better acquainted.

#4. I'm going to have a whole week that is dedicated to Shakespearean things on The Erratic Muse.

This will include the following-

A multiple prize giveaway.

Posts on various Shakespeare plays.

Reviews on movie adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.

Reviews on books on Shakespeare.

Possible squibs on the theater, the time period, and various related issues.

Cooperation with other blogs to make this a bigger event.

Starting date is scheduled for February 28th. If you'd like to join in and link up email me or comment and let me email you. You don't need to post all week long about Shakespeare, just review a movie or talk about your favorite play for a day. This could be a wonderful group event.
I'll be posting more details.

Thanks for reading,
Miss Pickwickian


May Amelia said...

Sounds amazing!! For lit class I will be reading The Twelfth Night. =] It's great because we get the orignal version on one page and then the explanation on the other page. :D

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a very cool idea. I can't wait to see your Shakespearian posts!

The Director said...

Hey, cool! :-) I just finished reading the Wednesday Wars, which is, *cough* almost Shakespeare.... anyway.

Looking forward to the posts!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

I've always been a fan of Shakespeare. I've been fortunate enough to see several plays of his works - ever been to the Shakespeare festival in Ashland? Weird town but fun to watch the plays there.
Shakespeare was one of my favorite college classes (yes I'm old) despite the insanely rapid pace. My group presented on Hamlet and we brought danish pastries to give the class (get it? "Danish" Tee hee)
Looking forward to your posts! :)

Happy Homemaker said...

What an awesome idea!