Mid Week Quote: Abraham Lincoln

Happy Wednesday!

The quote I have chosen for today is by Abraham Lincoln who was the 16th President of the United States.


“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)


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Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Book Quotes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.

Here are some of my all time favourite book quotes!

“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.”

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.”

When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne


“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien


“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 


“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen


“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone By J. K. Rowling


“You pierce my soul. I am half agony. Half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.”

Persuasion by Jane Austen


“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery


There is my Top Ten Tuesday, I really enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. Please drop me a comment with your Top Ten Tuesday.

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Goodreads Monday: 28/09/2020

Goodreads Monday is hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners.  All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.


This is the first time I have taken part in Goodreads Monday so here is a book I have chosen at random off my TBR list.


The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession.

London. 1850. The Great Exhibition is being erected in Hyde Park and among the crowd watching the spectacle two people meet. For Iris, an aspiring artist, it is the encounter of a moment – forgotten seconds later, but for Silas, a collector entranced by the strange and beautiful, that meeting marks a new beginning.

When Iris is asked to model for pre-Raphaelite artist Louis Frost, she agrees on the condition that he will also teach her to paint. Suddenly her world begins to expand, to become a place of art and love.

But Silas has only thought of one thing since their meeting, and his obsession is darkening . . .


Drop me a comment if you have read it and drop me a link with your Goodreads Monday and I will check out your post.


Never Have I Ever Book Tag


I saw this on Julie’s blog One More Book and loved it so thought I would give it a go.



  • Link back to original creator – Madame Writer
  • Link back to the person who tagged you or the blog where you first saw this tag
  • Answer all prompts
  • Add one more prompt of your own
  • Tag at least 5 people
  • Don’t lie
  • Have fun!


Never Have I Ever… burned a book

Definitely a no from me, I never destroy books.


Never Have I Ever… read a book I knew I would hate

This I have definitely done. Lots of books on study lists that I just knew I would not enjoy but read anyway.


Never Have I Ever… written a fanfiction about my favourite books

A big no! I have never been keen on fanfiction.


Never Have I Ever… loved a book when I was young, yet hated it when I got older.

Hmm this is a tricky one. I’m not sure I have a book that I have hated as an adult but I have plenty of books that I hated as a child and now love as an adult.


Never Have I Ever… dressed up as one of my favourite literary characters.

I dressed up as lots of characters when I was at school but can’t quite remember them all. I have dressed up as Legolas in the past.


Never Have I Ever… hated a book by an author I love

Terry Pratchett is my all time favourite author but I hated his book Snuff and that really upset me as I never thought I would dislike a book by him.

Just recently I read The Postscript Murders by Elly Griffiths and I really did not like that either when everything I have read of Griffiths’ so far I have loved.


Never Have I Ever… gone into a bookstore to buy one book and come out with many more

All the time! I seriously can not be trusted in a bookstore as my poor husband knows all too well.


Never Have I Ever… read the ending of a book before reading the beginning

Never! But I have read the ending of a book that I haven’t been enjoying to see if it is worth carrying on with.


Never Have I Ever… read a book without the dust cover

All the time as it protects the dust cover.


Never Have I Ever… skim read nearly half a book

Definitely, especially when reading study books.


Never Have I Ever… dropped a book in the bath

Yes! Hence why I never now read in the bath.


I really enjoyed this book tag. I won’t be tagging anybody but feel free to join in!

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Friday Poetry: Anon

Happy Friday!

This little poem is one I learnt at primary school and it has always stuck with me so I thought I would share it today.


Thirty Days Hath September

Thirty days hath September,

April, June, and November;

All the rest have thirty-one,

Except for February alone,

And that has twenty-eight days clear

And twenty-nine in each leap year.



Have a good weekend!

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This and That Thursday

Happy Thursday!

I will be honest this week has focused mainly on teaching and studying but I have enjoyed both.

So here is what else I have been up to.


Lots of walking this week which has been nice and quite exciting when we saw a low flying Chinook helicopter.



For the first time in about two years I have started knitting again and my first project is a knitting kit of a Slytherin scarf. After a busy day studying and teaching it has been very relaxing to knit in an evening.



The Jigsaw was finished this week. It was only 636 pieces but very fun to complete.


So there is my week. I hope everyone else has had a good week so far.

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WWW Wednesday: 23/09/2020

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words.

The rules are answer the questions below and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?


Happy Wednesday!

Time for another reading update!

What I am Currently Reading

Really getting into the Aeneid at the moment.


What I Have Recently Finished Reading


Really did not enjoy this sadly.


What I Plan to Read Next

As per usual lots of options because I am never sure what I will read next.


So there is another WWW Wednesday. Please drop me a link to your WWW Wednesday and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall 2020 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.


This Top Ten Tuesday is a bit of a tricky one for me because as I have said many times, I am a mood reader. However, I will try my best to see which books I might read this Autumn.


The Time-travelling Caveman by Terry Pratchett

The Ickabog by J. K. Rowling

Katheryn Howard: The Tainted Queen by Alison Weir

Troy by Stephen Fry

Mantel Pieces by Hilary Mantel

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Die Standing by John Jackson Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller

The Sea of the Dead by Amy Kuivainen

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

So there is my Top Ten Tuesday. Please drop me a comment if you want to chat about the books listed and of course please drop me a link to your Top Ten Tuesday and I will head over for a visit.

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