- What books for this challenge have you read (or reviewed) recently?
- What are you currently reading?
- Are there any quotes you'd like to share?
- Who would you recommend? Anyone you would NOT recommend?
- Favorite book you've read so far...
✔ 6. A book with illustrations
Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens. 1838/1839. 608 pages. [Source: Bought]
✔ 9. A book published between 1850-1860
Doctor Thorne. Anthony Trollope. 1858. 639 pages. [Source: Bought]
✔ 12. A book published between 1881-1890
Portrait of a Lady. Henry James. 1881. 656 pages. [Source: Bought]
✔ 33. A book with a number in the title
The Three Clerks. Anthony Trollope. 1858. 648 pages. [Source: Bought]
✔ 34. A book with a place in the title
Washington Square. Henry James. 1880. 288 pages. [Source: Bought]
What are you currently reading?
The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
Are there any quotes you'd like to share?
- Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~ Henry James
- There are as many points of view in the world as there are people of sense to take them. ~ Henry James
- You must save what you can of your life; you mustn’t lose it all simply because you’ve lost a part. ~ Henry James
- A mistake’s made before one knows it. ~ Henry James
- “I’m rather ashamed of my plans; I make a new one every day." ~ Henry James
- Don’t mind anything any one tells you about any one else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.” “That’s what I try to do,” said Isabel “but when you do that people call you conceited.” “You’re not to mind them — that’s precisely my argument; not to mind what they say about yourself any more than what they say about your friend or your enemy.” Isabel considered. “I think you’re right; but there are some things I can’t help minding: for instance when my friend’s attacked or when I myself am praised.” “Of course you’re always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however,” Ralph added, “and you’ll condemn them all!” ~ Henry James
- You must be prepared on many occasions in life to please no one at all — not even yourself. ~ Henry James
- When you’ve lived as long as I you’ll see that every human being has his shell and that you must take the shell into account. By the shell I mean the whole envelope of circumstances. There’s no such thing as an isolated man or woman; we’re each of us made up of some cluster of appurtenances. ~ Henry James
- Wherever there are two men, there will be two opinions. ~ Anthony Trollope
- All persons who have a propensity to lecture others have a strong constitutional dislike to being lectured themselves. ~ Anthony Trollope
- “it doesn’t take long to like a person — when once you begin.” Henry James
- “The alphabet of common sense is something you will never learn,” the Doctor permitted himself to respond. ~ Henry James
- It is so much easier to preach than to practise. ~ Anthony Trollope
- How is one to have an opinion if one does not get it by looking at the things which happen around us? ~ Anthony Trollope
- Our sheep have to put up with our spiritual doses whether they like them or not. ~ Anthony Trollope
- “You haven’t got another cup of tea, have you?” “Oh, uncle! you have had five.” “No, my dear! not five; only four — only four, I assure you; I have been very particular to count. I had one while I was—” “Five uncle; indeed and indeed.” “Well, then, as I hate the prejudice which attaches luck to an odd number, I’ll have a sixth to show that I am not superstitious.” ~ Anthony Trollope
- When one is impatient, five minutes is as the duration of all time, and a quarter of an hour is eternity. ~ Anthony Trollope
- We strain at our gnats with a vengeance, but we swallow our camels with ease. ~ Anthony Trollope
- Wounds sometimes must be opened in order that they may be healed. ~ Anthony Trollope
- Love can only be paid in its own coin: it knows of no other legal tender. ~ Anthony Trollope
I'm reading a lot of Henry James and Anthony Trollope this year!
Favorite book you've read so far...
The Karamazov Brothers. Fyodor Dostoevsky. Translated by Ignat Avsey. 1880/2008. 1054 pages. [Source: Library]