I never really got into Romeo and Juliet, funnily enough. My favourite Shakespeare play is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream“
The most recent thing that I have learnt though. You can absolutely love Shakespeare, you can love his writings, his plays, his quotes. But don’t ever feel like you HAVE to sit down and watching a play. I recently read a really good “what not to do list”. One of them was, if you don’t want to see a Shakespeare, don’t. I was so happy to read that! I love watching my favourite actors and actresses do Shakespeare monologues. I have yet to see a whole Shakespeare play though.
Also, you HAVE to watch David Mitchells comedy show based on Shakespeare life. Upstart Crow
Don’t worry, no April Fools Day here. It’s a pity when your birthday month starts on April the 1st.
While I am having a hard time with my birthday this year, I do look forward to realizing that I have made it another year, when other’s have not. I feel relatively “normal” still. I’m not talking to my Dad, I keep asking for money for my birthday, since I have none. I keep trying to think of reasons to “celebrate”, and all I have is that I lived another year…Somehow, lol.
It’s weird, I’m alright with it (my birthday), but when people ask me why I don’t want too celebrate, I have answers. When I go to say why I should celebrate it, I can’t think of a good enough reason too, lol.
Maybe I’ll get a room somewhere by myself and just relax for a night.
Alcott wrote several novels under her real name and also penned works under a pseudonym.
Her very first novel, The Inheritance—written when she was 17—wasn’t published until 150 years after she wrote it, when two researchers discovered it in a library in 1997.
Little Women is partly autobiographical. Alcott used many of the events of her own life as fodder for her writing of this and her other novels. In fact, most scholars believe that the character of Jo March closely resembles Louisa May Alcott. It is not unusual for authors to take incidents from their own lives and use them in their fiction.
Louisa May Alcott died of a stroke in 1888. Her health had flagged for decades prior. It was believed that when she volunteered as a nurse after the American Civil War began. She contracted typhoid from unsanitary hospital conditions and was sent home, her health never being the same again. She would write in her journal that she frequently suffered from exhaustion, headaches, nerve issues, and digestive pain. Some modern researchers have found her ailments later in life, may have pointed to symptoms of lupus.
I have thought of what I want next year for my birthday…
I don’t want presents, and I don’t want money
What I want is a promise
From everyone who just wont defend me and makes excuses for people, especially family members who treat me like shit.
Too promise that they will never once say to me again, in any way whatsoever…That will never say to me again that will never put those people first.
I didn’t go to my non-birthday for them, or for anyone else. I turned up for me and to get presents that I MORE than deserved, and to dance. I swear even like an hour beforehand I wasn’t going to go. Then I thought, why the fuck shouldn’t I? I got free alcohol, presents and got out…but not for them.
Happy 131st Birthday Agatha Christie (if she was still alive), and we are so happy that you were born ❤
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, DBE was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections. I forget that she was a Dame.
Agatha Christie is probably the worlds most female author and writer, especially in the mystery and crime genre. And Then There Were None is Christie’s best-selling novel, with 100 million sales to date, making it the world’s best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time.
Apparently, Agatha Christie didn’t actually like her own character, the Belgian Detective Hercule Poriot. I wonder if she would love him now, as a lot of us do?
Why not celebrate this author by:
Have a cup of English tea, in a beautiful tea cup
Read a book of hers…
Then compare that book to the more modern television shows and movies
Dress up, enjoy a fancy dinner, and make little name plates with well know Agatha Christie characters.
Again, if Ms Potter had been living she would have been 155 today. So, the chances of her being so here, are limited. However that’s not the point.
We can celebrate probably the most well known Children’s Author (that didn’t turn into a complete raving lunatic).
When I was a littler, in my younger years, I did ballet. We did a Beatrix Ballet Concert, and I was Mrs Tittlemouse and I was very good, may I say. I was very proper and lady like =D
I don’t have a favourite or most disliked Potter character. I do though find Peter Rabbit overrated, lol. There are so many good characters in Potter’s world. Just ignore the whole “Potter was the JKRowling of her day” Ugh.