Thursday, January 29, 2015

THE SERIES SERIES Guest Post: Kami from Kami's Library Thoughts

 
Welcome to the fourth of this week's guest posts on The Series Series! All week this week I'll be hosting guest posts from around the blogosphere, wherein five lovely book bloggers will share their love for a beloved book series by answering ten questions about it. 

Today's post is brought to you by Kami from Kami's Library Thoughts and she'll be talking about The Théâtre Illuminata series by Lisa Mantchev. I have a soft spot for all things Shakespeare, since I spent so much time in my MA program studying his work, but I actually haven't read these yet!  I love how all these guests posts this week seem to be tailor made for me.  Thanks for being so accommodating, guest posters, you're the best.  :)  Really, though, thanks to Kami for writing this awesome post!  Theatre Illuminata sounds like a charming, enchanting, thrilling story, and I'm glad that these books are now on my radar! When you're done here, show Kami some love by stopping by Kami's Library Thoughts!

  

Théâtre Illuminata by Lisa Mantchev
Love the title of the series, and these covers are AMAZING!

1.    Describe this series in five words:    Trapped Shakespeare characters escape theater

2.    Who should read this series?   Anyone who loves Shakespeare, plays, fairies, charming men, and adventure.

3.    If this series were an animal what would it be?    A pixie fairy

4.    Is there anything triggering in this series that readers should be aware of?    I read this a few years ago, so I can't quite remember. The 4 little fairies from A Midsummer's Dream like to run around naked. They don't go into detail or anything. It just mentions it. Other than that, I think it is a pretty clean read.

5.    What food/drink did you crave after reading this series?    I honestly have no idea!

6.    If you were to give this series to someone as a gift, what other item would you pair it with?    
 
The complete works of William Shakespeare or framed pictures of the covers!

7.    What emotion did you feel the most while reading this book?    Curiosity, Wonder, Love, Frustration, Happiness, Excitement, and a whole bunch of others.

8.    After finishing this series, what should I read next?    
The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

9.    Summarize this series with a GIF:

10.  Give your final pitch of why people should read this series:    This series is a hidden gem! It deserves more attention. It is humorous, enchanting, filled with charming characters, and so unique! Plus the covers are GORGEOUS! You can judge these books by their covers. 

16 comments:

  1. The covers are so gorgeous! They really look like anime characters O_O I don't think I've read books like these before. Onto the TBR list they go. =] Thanks for sharing, Kami.

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad this post is helping them get more attention.

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  2. I didn't know you loved Shakespeare! I'm glad I chose this series to be featured! This was fun. Thanks for letting me participate!

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    1. Yeah, it was a happy little kismet moment for me when I read this series description! It's right up my alley. :) Thanks for bringing these to my attention!

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  3. So, my question is do I need to be a Shakespeare fan to appreciate these? I've never been a huge Shakespeare fan because I don't really understand his works. The only one I've read straight through in my adult life is Othello and while I liked it, it's not my favorite. I'm of course familiar with some of his other works, but I don't know them really well and I'm not a fan. I love the covers and want to read them for that reason alone.

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    1. I'm going to have to let Kami answer that question, since I haven't read these yet either. If you are interested in getting into Shakespeare, though, I'd recommend watching some of the film adaptations. There are several really phenomenal film versions of his plays, and visualizing the plays and hearing the words spoken can make some of his more bloated passages and scenes feel accessible. Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing and Zeffirelli's Hamlet are popular places to start, if you don't mind a few suggestions! (And, if you're ever around Cedar City during the Shakespeare festival, I'd definitely recommend stopping in. They do a really excellent job.)

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    2. I think you'd like them Jenni! You don't have to know a lot about Shakespeare to read them, but you would definitely appreciate it more if you love Shakespeare and other plays.

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  4. I LOVE those covers! And Kami, your five-word summary "Trapped Shakespeare characters escape theater" was enough to make me want to read this series!

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    1. Totally!! That five-word summary was sell enough for me, too. So intriguing.

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    2. *blushing* Thanks ladies! I'm so glad this post is getting these books more attention!

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  5. You'll be happy to know that I own the first two in the series because the covers are just too beautiful to resist. I need to read them now, not just stare at the covers.

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    1. You're right, that does make me happy! Hope you enjoy.

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  6. So, I haven't really heard of this series. Would I REALLY like it? Are you totally sure? :)

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    1. I have a feeling you and Kami may have discussed this series before... :)

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  7. I've read the first one and it was just so different and funny! I haven't read anything Shakespeare but I still enjoyed it. The four fairies were amazing, it was cute, and it made me laugh, and I still need to pick up #2 and #3 because it was just awesome.

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    1. Oh good! I'm so glad to get another testament to this series! It does sound like a lot of fun, and I'm looking forward to reading it. :)

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