Allie from A Literary Odyssey is hosting the super-fabulous Shakespeare Reading Month this January, where bloggers from all over the world will read/read about Shakespeare. Basically, you can expect a ton of posts on Shakespeare and his works next month, so you can gird your loins. You can sign up until Dec. 31, 2011 right here.
I originally intended to read at least four Shakespeare plays this year, but I only managed to finish two--namely Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. I have no idea why I didn't read more, because I enjoyed the plays immensely. 2012 sounds like a great year to add more Shakespeare to my reading diet.
This January, I intend to read the following plays:
- Macbeth - This play has been in my TBR pile for nearly a year now, and I haven't touched it all. It looks depressing beyond belief, but I am going to be an adult about this.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream - I'm probably the only person in the world who doesn't know who Oberon is.
- The Taming of the Shrew - One of my favorite movies of all time (Ten Things I Hate About You starring the late Heath ledger and Julia Stiles) was based on this play, and that's reason enough for me to want to read it.
Are you reading any Shakespeare this 2012? Also, all Shakespeare recommendations are welcome.