Saturday, March 02, 2019

Victorian Reading Challenge Check-In #1

  • 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...
I've read five books so far.

The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling. 1893/1894. 138 pages. [Source: Bought]
A Book of Comfort for Those In Sickness. Philip Bennett Power. 1876/2018. Banner of Truth. 97 pages. [Source: Bought]
Queen Victoria: Twenty-Four Days That Changed Her Life. Lucy Worsley. 2019. 432 pages. [Source: Library]
The Crown and the Crucible. (The Russians #1) Michael R. Phillips and Judith Pella. 1991. Bethany House. 416 pages. [Source: Bought]
Three Men in a Boat. Jerome K. Jerome. 1889. 174 pages. [Source: Bought]

I am currently reading SHIRLEY by Charlotte BRONTE.

It seems to be the rule of this world.  Each person has what he doesn’t want, and other people have what he does want. ~ Jerome K. Jerome
How good one feels when one is full—how satisfied with ourselves and with the world!  People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained.  We cannot work, we cannot think, unless our stomach wills so.  It dictates to us our emotions, our passions.  We are but the veriest, sorriest slaves of our stomach.  Reach not after morality and righteousness, my friends; watch vigilantly your stomach, and diet it with care and judgment.  ~ Jerome K. Jerome
I have enjoyed all the books to one degree or another.

The favorite book I've read so far....

A Book of Comfort for Those in Sickness is a Christian living book that I loved and adored.
The Crown and the Crucible is set in Russia during the 1870s. It was fabulous.
Three Men in a Boat is absolutely hilarious.

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