The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. –Jane Austen
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. –Oscar Wilde
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- A Literary Map of England (austenonly.com)
4 thoughts on “Literary thoughts”
I do agree with Oscar Wilde, I don’t understand people who only read a book once even when they really love it? I read my favourite books over and over again, they are very special old friends. 😀
So do I. One of my particular favorites, Time Enough for Drums, I’ve read so many times that I can quote passages of it the way some people can quote the Bible. 😀
A good book is like nursery food. There to be enjoyed over and over.