Guest Post: 8 Words You’ll Never Believe Shakespeare Invented!

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Hello everyone, hope you’re well! I have a guest post for you today from the company Playster, who are here to talk about Shakespeare and the English language. I have to say, reading this post, I was shocked at some of the words that originally came from Shakespeare! Hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Playster.com is a great source for all things Shakespeare. We’ve got tons of material on the bard, from books, to collections of his sonnets and copies of his greatest plays, to music inspired by the magical worlds he created. Have you ever thought about what a huge impact William Shakespeare had on the English language? Check out these 8 words you’ll never believe he invented!

“Radiance” – All’s Well That Ends Well, Act 1 Scene 1

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DAY 21: Book You Tell People You’ve Read, but Haven’t (Or Haven’t Actually Finished).

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Well this is probably going to be another short but sweet post I imagine because seriously, who tells people they’ve read something when they haven’t?! (Apologies if you actually HAVE done that) I could understand someone doing it at a young age I guess if they wanted to look cool or intellectual, but I don’t see why anyone would feel the need to do that. There is nothing wrong with saying you haven’t read a book, no matter how popular or critically acclaimed it is. There are so many wonderful novels in the world and it is impossible to read all of them! So instead I am going for ‘a book you tell people you’ve read but haven’t actually finished’ because I do have two books that fit this criteria.

As I have mentioned before I don’t often abandon books, so these were the exceptions to the rule rather than the norm. The two that I am going to be talking about were books I was made to read at school, figures! Continue reading

Awesome Video: Girls rap on literature; Goodreads, J.K Rowling, Leo Tolstoy and more!

Ok so this is just a quick post as I came across something the other day and automatically knew that I wanted to share it with you guys. It’s a video called B*tches in Bookshops, a parody or literary interpretation of Jay Z and Kanye West’s song N*ggas in Paris. It had me cracking up in that appreciative way that only bookworms will understand. Plus, it gets a couple of bonus points for featuring several places in New York I got to see when I was on my trip! 😉 Continue reading