Shelf Control #66: Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis #India #History #TBR

Wednesday the 27th of November--time again for Shelf Control. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it. Link back to Lisa's page, and…

Some Interesting George Eliot Facts on her 200th!

Born on 22 November 1819, George Eliot, one of the leading Victorian novelists turns 200 today! Though simply calling her a novelist isn't quite fair. Mary Ann Evans Cross was also a poet, essayist, and translator. Between 1859 and 1876, she published seven novels, and was known for her realistic approach to character, skillful development…

Shelf Control #65: The Hog’s Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts #TBR #Mystery #GoldenAge

Wednesday the 20th of November--time again for Shelf Control. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it. Link back to Lisa's page, and…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (83) #Quotes #Classics #GeorgeEliot

Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings—much harder than to say something fine about them which is NOT the exact truth. George Eliot, Adam Bede (1859) Image…

Shelf Control #64: Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers #GoldenAge #Mystery #TBR

Wednesday the 13th of November--time again for Shelf Control. Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it--what's it's about, why you want to…

Bookquotes: Quotes from Books (82) #Classics #GeorgeEliot #Quotes

Nature repairs her ravages, but not all. The uptorn trees are not rooted again; the parted hills are left scarred; if there is a new growth, the trees are not the same as the old, and the hills underneath their green vesture bear the marks of the past rending. To the eyes that have dwelt…