Shakespeare Hits the Books

This piece of writing gave me the most delightful chuckle this morning! Of course, it also made me feel a little dumb, because I admittedly have not read several of the stories. Nonetheless, I had to share this great piece of writing.

Uncle Bardie's Stories & Such

Song for this post. David Gilmour: Sonnet 18

I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. Groucho Marx

Bet you’re wondering how Will got so smart. Smart enough to write all those plays. Shakespeare had a hobby. He read books. When he was just knee-high to a grasshopper, he got hooked on Ovid’s Metamorphoses. He was smitten with words so much so that he read everything he could get his hands on. If Abe Lincoln had been around, Will would have given him a run for the money in the reading department.

When it came to books, his daddy, Ol’ John Shakespeare, told Will to “just say no”. The “Just Say No” campaign had worked well with Good Queen Bess. That’s what her daddy, Henry 8, had told her when it came to marriage…

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2 thoughts on “Shakespeare Hits the Books

  1. Don Royster says:

    Don’t feel dumb. I haven’t read “Gone With the Wind” or “Fifty Shades of Gray” either.

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