This year marks West Virginia’s 150th birthday. Having left the state more than 18 years ago, I’m still a mountaineer heart and soul. That’s why I couldn’t resist joining a team of avid readers (a.k.a. dad and stepmum) this year to read 150 books in celebration of WV’s big year. It’s a year of reading. And right now I’m enjoying a year with the Bard. I recently finished Robert Greenblatt’s Will in the World, a life history of Shakespeare, so I’m now looking forward to a more thorough and microscopic examination of his life and work.
More to follow once I delve deeper into 1599 and the life of Shakespeare…and more on the other books that have occupied my life this year.