Musing Mondays is a weekly meme created by Jenn over at Books And A Beat, that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:
~~ I’m currently reading…
~~ Up next I think I’ll read…
~~ I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
~~ I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
~~ I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
~~ I can’t wait to get a copy of…
~~ I wish I could read ___, but…
~~ I blogged about ____ this past week…
THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: Your favorite poem, or collection of poetry?
Up next I think I’ll read I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson. I want to read this book so much, because I am a huge fan of (a lot) of youtubers, especially Shane. Also it fits perfectly to my Cover Color Challenge , ‘win-win’. The description on Goodreads:
The book that more than 12 million YouTube subscribers have been waiting for! Shane Dawson’s memoir features twenty original essays—uncensored yet surprisingly sweet.
From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial debut Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and Internet world has the nerve to dish out is a guy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in Long Beach, California, and who suffered all the teasing and social limitations that arise when you’re a morbidly obese kid with a pretty face, your mom is your best friend, and you can’t get a date to save your life.
In I Hate Myselfie, Shane steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us deep into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid, who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans. Intelligent, hilarious, heartbreaking, and raw, I Hate Myselfie is a collection of eighteen personal essays about how messy life can get when you’re growing up and how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is (pretty much) done.
I’m not the poem-type of person, although I do apreciate and enjoy (most of) them. I found my love for Shakespeare’s sonnets recently, so my favourite “poem” at the moment is “Sonnet 18”. Allow me to delight you:
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
As some may know on the 23rd (Saturday) were commemorated 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, which is why I also wanted to write something about him. Also, if you’d like to listen to David Tenant reading this beautiful sonnet, click here. (It just sounds better with a British accent)