Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday # 142 and Wishlist Wednesday # 142



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, where you pick a book that is coming out soon that you want to read.

Summary from Goodreads:

Three sisters born under different stars, sharing the same tragic ancestry and ambitious destiny, vie with each other and with the kings who will be their allies, enemies, and pawns, in a dangerous, sexy, deadly game for power, ignited by the madness of a declining king and the reappearance of a bastard soldier who wants to tear it all down.


A feminist, multicultural epic fantasy with the operatic feeling of GAME OF THRONES, inspired by the author’s conflicted relationship with KING LEAR and her desire to confront head-on provocative questions about birthright, gender, faith, and the complicated bonds of family

Release Date: March 27th, 2018

My Notes:

I saw King Lear I decided I wanted to read this. I love Shakespeare retellings.






Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.


Summary from Goodreads:

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia and Touchstone the court jester, to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. 


Historically, critical response has varied, with some critics finding the work of lesser quality than other Shakespearean works and some finding the play a work of great merit. The play features one of Shakespeare's most famous and oft-quoted speeches, "All the world's a stage", and is the origin of the phrase "too much of a good thing". The play remains a favourite among audiences and has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre.

My Notes:

I recently saw a staged version of this and want to read through the play as well. It was pretty funny/interesting but I had a hard time hearing all of the lines. 

2 comments:

  1. OOh nice! Saw Tessa's book earlier! Had no idea she had another one coming out!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I haven't read anything by her yet, I'll have to check out her other novels. Thanks

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