It has been a year since I started this blog, and I am truly grateful for the support and following I’ve received! I am not the most active blogger but I am certainly always thinking and planning what to write next! So thank you for all who’ve been following and liking my posts! It means so much!
This entire year I have been prepping for Grad School, so when I wasn’t busy writing an essay, or studying for the GRE’s, or sleeping, I was working on some new stuff for this blog, but now I am done with all of that and ready to be a little more attentive to not just the blog but more to reading and creative writing!
Now, what are my Corner of the Bookshelf plans for 2020? As of now, I have an essay lined up for a little more editing and publishing on the blog! It deals with poems and their more famous misinterpretations! So be on the lookout for that! I want to start writing more essays on other media; I feel the bulk of my writing is on literature and though my blog focuses on such, it also focuses on other art forms (i.e. my Game of Thrones blogs) and I would like to work on other writing instead of essays and analysis. I’ll try to write up more reviews too. I would also like to continue my Journey Through Middle-Earth Media series, so at some point this year I will finally conclude Fellowship and jump into Two Towers.
As to my reading plans for 2020, I have undertaken the Shakespeare 2020 challenge. The brilliant Ian Doescher, the author of William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, has created a challenge to read all of Shakespeare’s works within the year, including all plays, sonnets, and long poems. My goal for this is to be more familiar with the Bard and have a better understanding of his works, even the lesser read ones. If you would like to join this challenge you can! All information of what and when we are reading is here, you’ll find a schedule and blog posts Mr. Doescher makes when a new text is started. I will also be writing reflections of each play and text too to give myself more things to write about! Some will be analysis and criticism while others will be just thoughts and feelings of the text.
Along with the Shakespeare 2020 challenge, I would like to read more poetry/non-fiction to keep myself sane through all this Shakespeare. If you have any recommendations in these genres, drop them in my “contact” tab! I would love to hear them!
Thank you all again for your love and support! A new essay will be posted soon, and I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings me and all of you!