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Teaser Tuesday (Mar 24th)

TEASER TUESDAYS, hosted by mizb17, asks you to: * Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! Please avoid spoilers!

Here are my two teasers:

Othello has also in recent years come to the attention of what are perhaps today’s most voracious consumers of Shakespeare, business professionals and motivational speakers. A wave of “Shakespeare on business,” “the Bard in the boardroom” books has hit the stands in recent years, and some of these draw their “real life” experience directly from Othello.

From Shakespeare and Modern Culture by Marjorie Garber

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News and more news

I have been out of comission for a good 5 days, and that feels like a month in blog-time. I had a terrible fever last week that carried over into the weekend. You would think that staying home sick, I would get a lot of reading, or blogging done. But no, instead I did a lot of sleeping and couldn’t really be on a computer, or hold a book for longer than 5 minutes at a time. I have somewhat repossessed the title of “healthy” and hope to start posting some more this week. I should have up a review of The School of Essential Ingredients and most likely a Tuesday Teaser, although I don’t have any particular book that I am reading right now.

In other bookish news:

The Lambda Literary Award Finalists are up, including 105 books, 72 publishers, 22 categories all for excellence in LGBT lit are out now.

NPR had a very, very insightful program last night discussing Shakespeare. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the name of the program was, and a search through the NPR search box turned up no results. I did however request the book discussed on the program “Shakespeare and Modern Culture” by Marjorie Garber.

Neil Gaiman is going to be to on The Colbert Report tonight, so make sure you watch!!

Also: Don’t forget to follow the link and sign up to win a copy of Jane Austen Ruined My Life by Beth Pattillo.