“It is no shame to have a dirty face – the shame comes when you keep it dirty.” … More In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it’s white, it’s snow-white.” … More North & South – Elizabeth Gaskell
“Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?” … More The Color Purple – Alice Walker
“I suppose at one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell.” … More The Secret History – Donna Tartt
“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to decide whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.” … More Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis de Bernières
“Your defect is a propensity to hate everyone.”
“And yours,” he replied with a smile, “is wilfully to misunderstand them.” … More Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
Welcome to my blog all about books! I’ve started this blog as a way to incentivise myself to achieve my reading challenge – a readers’ bucket list of around 100 books compiled from various Top Books of All Time lists. Writing reviews about the ones I’ve read is my way of showing the progress I’m making … More Hello, readers!