Best Shakespeare Play!
Melanie – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Darque Dreamer – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shanah – The Merchant of Venice
Mandy – Much Ado About Nothing
Thai – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sophie – Romeo & Juliet
Lauren – Twelfth Night
Deanna – Hamlet
Most Popular Pick
Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll this month! We didn’t have nearly as many choices as last month because there were a couple of repeats. But that must just mean that those books are amazing! Still, there was a unanimous winner for ‘Best Shakespeare Play!’ And without further ado, here is the winner by popular vote… *drum roll*
Flavia was back for our June Calendar Girls chat on Twitter and man was it a blast! On Monday, June 19th, some lovely ladies joined us on the hashtag to discuss Shakespeare’s plays… and a bunch of other things. It actually got quite a bit tangenty, but hey! That’s what makes it fun, right? But don’t take my word for it, check out the chat through storify here.
Miss this month’s #CGBChat? No worries! There’s another one coming up on Sunday, July 16th at 8PM EST where we’ll be discussing fairytales, their transition into modern society, and a few of their retellings! We really hope to see you there.
P.s. We have a Calendar Girls Twitter Group Chat and would love for you to join us! If you are not part of it already, tweet @FlavBibliophile or @NoellBernard to be added! 😀 Hope to see you there!
Speaking of #CGBChat, it seems many of you have been unable to join us. This is such a shame! We want everyone to be able to chat, but some suggestions about possible changes were offered up this time. After some consideration, Flavia and I threw it back to you with a couple of polls. Thank you for all the votes and here are the changes we’ll be making to future #CGBChats!
From now on #CGBChats will be held on the 3rd Sunday of the month, as it seems Mondays are just horrible days for most people to chat. Secondly, we have changed the chat time from 7PM to 8PM as was voted by all of you! So, July’s #CGBChat will take place on Sunday, July 16th @ 8PM EST! (5PM PST/1AM GMT)
That being said, the very first Calendar Girls read-a-long is in July! And I’ll be hosting while we read Roseblood by A. G. Howard! But… how’s it gonna work?
We’ll be reading the selected book you all voted for (Roseblood by A. G. Howard) over the course of one week. Every two days, I’ll host a discussion on my blog regarding the chapters we were scheduled to read (around 100 pages), and I invite everyone to share their thoughts and chat with the other read-a-longers… (That’s totally a word. 0.0)
Each discussion post will be pubbed on my blog no later than 10AM EST. However, you are welcome to comment and chat whenever is best for you! Below is a list of the discussion dates.
Oh! And while you’re reading, feel free to share your progress and/or non-spoilered thoughts (because Roseblood just pubbed in January) on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CGBReadalong so other readers can see what you think and chime in.
July 10th: Discuss chapters 1-7
July 12th: Discuss chapters 8-13
July 14th: Discuss chapters 14-19
July 16th: Discuss chapters 20-24 (The End!)
Thank you so much!
That’s all for June! Thank you so much for participating again this month. Calendar Girls wouldn’t be here without you and we hope you’ll join us again for July!
We also hope you had so much fun that you can’t help but wrangle up a few more friends to join because I think we can all agree that bookish discussions are way more fun with more people, right? To help spread the word, please use the hashtag #CalendarGirlsBooks on Twitter & Instagram, and feel free to use the Calendar Girls logo. Click here for the url.
P.s. Just because it’s called Calendar ‘Girls’ doesn’t mean only girls can join! Invite everyone you know, whatever gender they may be!
Best Fairytale Retelling