23 April, 2020

Celebrate Shakespeare and World Book Days

Today we celebrate William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon!

Here is a fun site: Talk Like Shakespeare!

He who wrote, in "The Merchant of Venice": A harmless necessary cat.

Some of his other cat quotes are rather grim...😾

Furthermore, it's World Book Day, sponsored by UNESCO!

Both holidays are celebrated today, on the anniversary of Shakespeare's death on April 23, 1616.

My refrigerator magnet, purchased from The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.
My panoramic image of the The Globe Theatre, in London, from 2018.
We watched a production of "Twelfth Night".

You know that I adore cats, however I also adore reading and books!

Per my Goodreads account, I've completed 67 books this year, so far.

The day that an elementary school teacher allowed me time alone in the school library, as a reward for something, was a life-changing event!

Books of every shape, size, and color; I fell in love!

Have been a book hound ever since.

My family and friends gift me books, and visiting the library...any library...is my way of having fun.


Today, I am thankful to that teacher, my parents, and my siblings who all encouraged my reading!


Let's Hop!

Click here to visit Brian's Home Blog!
P.S. Thanks for the well-wishes for Sweetie.

She is home, although she is hiding under the dresser, and I've been unable to give her any meds yet.

I'll report more later.



Brian's Home Blog said...

Good old Shakespeare, they don't make them like they used to. That magnet is really cool. Purrs to Sweetie from all of us. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Sandee said...

I hope Sweetie comes out of her hiding place soon.

I would love to see the Globe Theater for real. Impressive.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

Darla M Sands said...

Thank you for the Sweetie update. Best wishes. ~hugs~ I'm glad you got to travel when you did. And I, too, began an early love affair with books. My mother used to read to me every night. :) And I adored teachers who let me read in class if my work was finished. Take care!

Rene said...

I was looking for the Sweetie update and there it was at the very end!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Our mom used to be an avid reader, but she's been a little lazy in the book department these days. We're glad Sweetie is home.

John Bellen said...

Sixty-seven books this year? Good Heavens! That's better than I ever did in my prime!

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Do you know that Twelfth Night s this week's "watch for free" offering from the National Theatre in London?

We love you, Sweetie!

Tama and Genji

The Island Cats said...

One of the coolest places I've been is Shakespears's home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Katie Isabella said...

I feel the same about books.

pilch92 said...

Did Sweetie have any extractions? If so, please let the tooth fairy know so she can send gifts. Cool magnet.

The Whiskeratti said...

I love books too. They shut down the library here before I had a chance to stock up.

kathy b said...

Oh my goodness Al will love the Shakespeare talk!

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

We think Shakespeare was a cat person.

Tamago said...

I read Shakespeare in school and enjoyed :-) It's amazing you've already read 67 books! I'm a slow reader and on just 2nd book this year.

Catscue Cat Mom said...

I just love Shakespeare - wow, you were in the Globe - awesome! My best to Sweetie, poor little thing.

Three Chatty Cats said...

World Book Day, how cool!