Going Home

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.  – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.  – Billy Graham 

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.  – Jane Austen 

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.  – Confucius 

Writers Talking About Writers

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The book, “Writers on Writers” contains quotes from famous writers discussing other famous writers.  I must say, a lot of what they said was rather harsh.  However, the book was interesting and funny.

My favorite quotes from the book:

  • Marry Russell Mitford talking about Jane Austen – Mamma says, she was then the prettiest, silliest, most affected husband-hunting butterfly, she ever remembers.
  • Mark Twain talking about James Fenimore Cooper – Cooper’s art has some defeats.  In one place in “Deerslayer,” and in the restricted space of two-thirds of a page, Cooper has scored 114 offenses against literary art out of a possible 115.  It breaks the record.
  • Oscar Wilde talking about George Meredith – As a writer, he has mastered everything except language; as a novelist he can do everything, except tell a story; as an artist he is everything except articulate.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche talking about Dante Alighieri – A hyena that wrote poetry in tombs.
  • Cyril Connolly talking about George Orwell – He would not blow his nose without moralizing on the state of the handkerchief industry.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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I read Pride and Prejudice many years ago, but I didn’t like it.  However, the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies took a boring story and made it a bit more interesting by adding zombies.

My favorite character in the book is Elizabeth Bennet.  She is an expert zombie killer and well trained in the deadly arts.  She is also outspoken, confident, and courageous.  Elizabeth Bennet is completely different from the average women of the 19th century and that is why she appeals to me.