David Copperfield.

have you read it? if not i recommend you do.
not only did i love it, but check out all the fantastic words i was introduced to.

1. rubicund - rosy in complexion
2. imprecation - a curse
3. compunction - strong uneasiness caused by guilt
4. phlegmatic - calm temperament; unemotional
5. neophyte - a recent convert; beginner

and some of my favorite parts:

"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
"If a man earns twenty pounds a year for his income, and spends nineteen pounds nineteen shillings & sixpence, he will be happy. But if he spends twenty pounds one he will be miserable."

"Never be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid these three vices and I can always be hopeful of you."

"Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, i have devoted myself to completely."

"Oh, hold me to your heart my husband! Never cast me out! Do not think or speak disparity between us, for there is none, except in my many imperfections. Every succeeding year I have known this better, as I have esteemed you more and more. Oh, take me to your heart, my husband, for my love was founded on a rock, and it endures!"

yes, i highly recommend this book.
and i love getting book recommendations too,
so let me know what books you're falling in love with these days!


  1. I am your mom's cousin (my dad is her Uncle Bill) - I was looking at Gale's blog and came across yours. I just fininshed reading David Copperfield and LOVED it. It think it's one of my all time favorites. Have you read Oliver Twist, Great Expectations or Tale of Two Cities also by Charles Dickens? I liked them all, but loved David Copperfield the best. My husband laughed at me, 'cause I hugged it when it was finished!! Karly

  2. It's so fun connecting with family through blogger!

    I absolutely love that you hugged the book when you were done!! Just hearing you say that makes me want to hug my favorite books from now on!

    And thanks for the referrals - I have always wanted to but never read Oliver Twist. I'll have to check it out next library visit.

  3. Ha ha! Yes, I do hug all the books I love when I finish them!! Karly


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