I've not composed my thoughts yet for either The Merchant of Venice nor The Winter's Tale...and come to think of it, not Love's Labours Lost either. I'll remedy this before the year is out.
And even tho I found The Winter's Tale disappointing, I still want to see a couple of different productions of it - the 2015 Branagh/Dench production and the Doran/Sher one.
I should be able to see both this week, then find The Gap of Time at the library.
For the next book choice, tho, I have collected Shylock is My Name from the library. I've deliberately not read any reviews of the book. Not reading reviews beforehand has been quite a good approach for me for the project and will be one to continue.