Monday, 21 April 2014

Bout of Books 10

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. Another bout of books read-a-thon is coming up again in a few weeks, and I am so excited! I signed up today.. and I can't wait to participate again. I had a blast last time and I accomplished so much reading, which was awesome!

For those of you that don't know what Bout of Books is... it is:

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda @ On a Book Bender on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence.
  • Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in.
  • It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers.
  • How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional.
  • Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required.
  • Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.

Bout of Books

Are you signing up? :) 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Review: William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher

Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of posts, I have been swamped with the end of semester classes, but I have a book review for you all today! Book one in a trilogy: William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope by Ian Doescher. 

What is the premise of the book? What are your overall thoughts on it? 
It takes the world written by George Lucas, Star Wars, and he presents it in Shakespearian language. This the first book of three and this first instalment is a retelling of the beginning of the saga. It includes very beautiful artwork and images interwoven within the pages. Packaging wise, it is a beautiful hardback published by Quirk books, and when you remove the dust jacket, the hardback has the look of an older book which is lovely, and offers the essence of a historical text. Going off and continue on from my review on Goodreads (if you've read it already), overall, I think it is a very charming, witty and funny retelling of the famous series. The 'aside' monologues were my favourite especially. If you are a fan of Star Wars, and you like iambic pentameter, then this is a must read for you!

Rating of the book: 4/5 stars.

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me from Quirk for consideration/review. All opinions are my own.