Daily Archives: April 23, 2014

What does Shakespeare, St. George and the UN have in common?

  • St George’s Day
  • World Book and Copyright Day – the date chosen due to the number of prominent author births and deaths
  • National Shakespeare Day (circa his birthday & death day)
  • Vladimir Nabokov’s birthday (author of Lolita)
  • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s death (author of Don Quixote)

These all fall on April 23.

To celebrate, I plan to read William Shakespeare‘s The Merchant of Venice. He’s English, it’s his birthday, and it’s a book – I’m covering all the bases!

And just because I lurve dragons (sorry, George), I’m throwing in Never Deal with Dragons (DRACIM #1) by Lorenda Christensen.