08 March 2009

Weekly Geeks: A Quote a Day #1

Weekly Geeks

One of my favorite Weekly Geeks last year was: A Quote a Day. This will have you pulling books off your shelves and Googling for your favorites. It also means a post a day for the next week - or as many as you can do. Quoth Dewey:

You may want to come up with a theme, such as favorite passages from books, author quotes, political quotes, quotes about books or reading, humorous quotes, whatever. Or you may not want a theme at all; maybe you just want to gather up seven assorted quotes that appeal to you. You may want to start each of your posts of the week with a quote, or you may want to give quotes posts of their own in addition to your regular posts. It’s all up to you!

Signing Mr Linky this week means you’re committing to posting a quote each day for a full week, starting on the day you sign up. You can postdate your quote posts so they appear automatically if you can’t get to your blog each day.

The new annotated Pride and Prejudice was reviewed in today’s paper - I’m suffering from a bit of booklust at the moment! - so naturally the theme for the week’s quotes has got to be Jane. I’ll start off with one from a letter of 1811, and follow with one from each of her six best-known novels.

I will not say that your mulberry-trees are dead, but I am afraid they are not alive.


  1. This made me giggle! Great quote and so Jane!

  2. Jane is so clever! I'm looking forward to your Jane quotes all week.. love her. :D

  3. Wonderful choice, and a great beginning. I am really looking forward to seeing what you will come up with.
    Jane Austen is one of my favourite ´classics´.

  4. I have not read any Jane Austen in a very long time. I'm going to remedy that this year. Therefore I am going to check your quote every day this week to inspire me.

  5. Thanks for a Jane laugh. Can't wait to see what else you have in store.

  6. Great start; very witty. :)

  7. I loved it!! Mine was a Jane quote too!! I love Austen!!

  8. Jane is brilliant! great quote.

  9. I had no idea she was so witty. I love this quote.

  10. Love your quotes...I've read all three. Jane is the perfect choice!


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