Clearing The Hoard – 1

Welcome to my very first post on Clearing The Hoard Bookwyrm Challenge! It’s officially 2020, which means it’s time for me to start reading through my bookshelves! I have pulled my three books, and oh boy, am I excited to jump into this!

I picked one of each color (Blue, Green, & Pink) and I am so excited to start this journey! The books I pulled out of my beautiful TBR jar are… drumroll, please… 

Chains by Shiloh Walker
Pages: 355
Genre: Romance/Erotica

Goodreads Summary:

Renee was the homecoming queen with the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life. Lacey was the golden girl with the bright future. And Sherra always looked like the princess in a fairy tale. The three girls each seemed charmed-until one tragic night shattered their hopes for normalcy.

Now, fifteen years later, the women are returning to their hometown of Madison, Ohio, where three men await them-each dangerous in his own way. And when each of the women succumb to desire, they may also find the safety they’ve been searching for. 

Coined By Shakespeare by Jeffrey McQuain
Pages: 273
Genre: Writing/Language
Goodreads Summary:

The first book ever to focus on Shakespeare’s coinages. Discover terms and meanings still used today. Includes fun quizzes on Shakespearean trivia. A must for Bardophiles everywhere!

Into The Woods by James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim 
Pages: 140
Genre: Play/Theater 
Goodreads Summary:

Experience the original musical from Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, which is now a major motion picture from Disney, starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp, and directed by Rob Marshall.

Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Score

“It is that joyous rarity, a work of sophisticated artistic ambition and deep political purpose that affords nonstop pleasure.” – William A. Henry III, Time

Into the Woods brings to musical life Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and other well-known fairy-tale characters. Interwoven with these classic tales is the story of the baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by the mischievous witch who lives next door. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine have fashioned a modern musical classic which has been performed countless times all over the world since its Tony Award-winning debut in 1987. Sondheim’s songs, seamlessly melded into Lapine’s text, are perfect expressions of character and action, which reflect the complications of living in modern society and the difficult choices we encounter on the paths of our lives. Into the Woods is now brought vividly to life for the first time on screen by director Rob Marshall, the filmmaker behind the Academy Award-winning musical Chicago.

Includes eight full-color pages of photographs from the movie.

Please note that this is the script of the original musical from which the film was adapted, not the film’s screenplay.

All three of these books are drastically different, but each one sounds interesting. I’m not quite sure which one I’m going to pick up, but I am intrigued by all of them. Stay tuned to see which book I read & if they each get to stay on my shelves! 

If you were to pick between these three books, which one would you choose?

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12 thoughts on “Clearing The Hoard – 1

  1. This is such a good way to make yourself read the books on your shelves rather than acquiring more – I need to do something similar this year, because my bookshelves are absolutely overflowing…Hope you enjoy each of these books!

  2. This is such a great idea! I’d love to read Into the Woods. I saw the play when I was very young, but I don’t remember much of it, other than that I really loved it. I’m probably going to check out the movie too. I look forward to reading your reviews!

      1. It was so much fun. Granted, I saw it in theaters so no idea if it is really that good or if I loved it when released and it aged poorly (you know?).

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