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Othello

December 15, 2017

I love Shakespeare but this wasn't my favourite. I still enjoyed it and thought that the characters were incredibly dynamic but Macbeth still has my heart. There's a lot of political intrigue, which isn't unheard of for Shakespeare...nor is a starcrossed romance. Othello is a POC character often referred to with racial slurs. But then praised for his military prowess. With nothing but his charm he woos the…

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

November 22, 2017

Macbeth remains my favourite of Shakespeare's works but I must admit Twelfth Night is a close second. I've yet to read one his plays that I didn't enjoy but I was surprised by how much I liked Twelfth Night. Historically I've always been drawn to the darker more bloody stories regardless of form. This particular play falls firmly under the category of comedy and doubtless would've had more…

Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Creepy Settings

November 7, 2017

What is Top 5 Wednesday? Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.  This weeks topic is: Favourite Creepy Settings  Frankenstein became one of my favourite novels after I read it for my college course. Admittedly, after reading it multiple times and having to analyse it…