I don’t often get to post random, drive-by Shakespeare stories that involve my oldest, now that she’s in middle school and her knowledge of subjects has shifted from “People would be surprised to hear us talking about this” to “You understand what I’m saying and can have a conversation with me about it.”
So instead I get stuff like this:
Geeklet : “Tomorrow I need ten bucks for school.”
Geeklet : “It’s book fair and there’s a Shakespeare book I want.”
Me : “Oh? Which one?” I’m already assuming that it’s one we’ve talked about.
Geeklet : “Not Shakespeare Stealer
or That Shakespeare Kid
. A different one. Something about a girl named Shakespeare or something like that.”
Me : “The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet?
Geeklet : “That’s it!”
Me : “Yup, I know that one. Haven’t read it yet, but I’ve talked about it with people. I hear it’s … ok.”
Geeklet : “Well, I want it.”
She got the book and loves it, by the way. I’ll have to add it to my list to read and review when she’s done.