3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 1

Thanks to Gel @Books y Gel for tagging me to do this challenge.  Gel loves to write book reviews and be creative with simple quotes.  Check out her blog if you have moment.

So, the rules of this challenge are to:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers each day

My first quote just has to be:



Even though this sentence is misappropriated all the time, reading it still gives me shivers.

Not just because it is a small but important contribution to a very fine book, but because for me, sitting behind this quote is every Bronte book I’ve read – from Charlotte’s blockbusters to Anne’s lesser known beauties – and all of Jane Austen, and George Elliot and Elizabeth Gaskell and so many other fine Victorian women writers.  Their books, as evidenced in the spin-offs, re-imaginings and screen adaptations stretch across the centuries and still captivate.

It feels like coming home when I pick up one of these books.

I nominate these three amazing bloggers whose blogs I admire for many different reasons:

Nic @create.nic

Jan @ What I think about when I think about reading

Grace @ Cultural Life



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  1. I misappropriate that quote all the time. Usually when my husband makes me food or outdoes himself yet again with a birthday/anniversary/Christmas gift. I like your reasons for liking the quote very much.

    I’m going to have to give this some thought. I’m not great at quotes!

    • That was my initial reaction too to being tagged. But I thought about it for a few days. They’ll come to you… like a vision.

  2. Great post! I recently did the 3 Day Quote Challenge on my blog – my first quote was from Wuthering Heights – another Victorian novel 🙂

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