Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day One

Thanks to Chomeuse with a Chou for nominating me.   (translation Unemployed with a Cabbage/wee tot – check out her humorous blog for tales of family life in rural France).   I’m happy to be nominated as quotes are one of my favorite things, and I always try to sneak a quote into my weekly blog if I can find one which suits the theme.  (see Shakespeare quote on last week’s insomnia blog Counting Sheep).  I was thrilled to find an old copy of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations at a book sale in January (see blog In Praise of Second Hand Books), because even though you can find quotes online, it’s nice to just browse and see what interests you.  I could waste hours researching quotes and have a pretty journal for recording ones I might like to use in the future. Monet notebook

Of course, my favorite Quotess is Jane Austen, so I will start with her.   She has so many famous quotes that there are entire books devoted to her wit and wisdom,Jane Austen Bookso it is difficult to select just one.    I wrote a blog for Valentine’s Day, An Interview with Jane Austen, based solely on her quotes, and had great fun doing it, and spent more hours than I care to admit.   (Hey, this is a wonderful idea – I can put in a plug for all my poor posts who didn’t get much as much attention as they wished!)

Quote:  “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!  How much sooner one tires of anything other than a book!  When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”   (Miss Bingley, Pride and Predjudice)

I love this quote because books are my thing.   I sometimes wonder if I should just abandon this lifestyle blog and restart one on books, but I said I would give it a year.

Here are the Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three bloggers each day.

My nominees are:    (Middle Aged Warrior)     (VAK)      (View from the Tea Pot))

If anyone else who is reading this would like to participate, please feel free to let me know or just join in and share!

If you are pressed for time and would rather condense your three quotes into one post, that’s okay too.    I acknowledge some people are not fans of awards, but this one is a fun and easy post…..if you like quotes that is!    As Jane said, “one half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” (Emma)

14 thoughts on “Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge – Day One

    • thehomeplaceweb says:

      The course sounds great! The friend who gave me the Wit and Wisdom book for Xmas told me she bought it on the ZuluLily website – I thought they just sold clothes? I am currently reading The Real Jane Austen – A Life of Small Things by Paula Bryne – which I believe I saw on your website? maybe with the post about the Lucy Worsley book – anyway I am enjoying it, a good read, I haven’t got to the part yet about the discovered painting….


    • thehomeplaceweb says:

      I forgot to mention that I just ordered a new book from bookoutlet – The Jane Austen Writer’s Club – Inspiration and Advice from the World’s Best-Loved Novelist – by Rebeca Smith. Also I nominated you for a Three Days, Three Quotes challenge if you’re up to it!


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