I am not sure why I hang on to the Shakespeare book. At first I thought my grandchildren could use it when they went to school. How was I to know computers would take the place of books! Maybe when I die and someone is going through my things they will think how well read I was or someone will say, "I didn't know she read Shakespeare." They would be right. While at Regis College, I did read him but I remember I had problems understanding his writing and struggled through his plays and sonnets. After the semester on the Bard of Avon was over, the book went to my shelf and has not been touched in years!
At our monthly Book Club meeting I mentioned my dilemma and one reader said, "My daughter loves Shakespeare. She has many of his stories but would love a complete book of his works." The thought about recycling my book took another turn. My book would go someplace where it would be loved and read. The idea of giving it to the lady's daughter appealed to me and made me feel better about taking it off my shelf!
"God has given you one face,
and you make yourself another."