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Uncle Chip's Literary Quotes

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  "Things usually work out in the end." "What if they don't?" "That just means you haven't come to the end yet." ~ Jeanette Walls

Aunt Cole's Believe It or Not

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  A group of porcupines is known as a prickle.

Review: On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

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What a bittersweet experience it was to read the eighth and final book in the Bridgerton series. On the Way to the Wedding is Gregory's story, in which he falls for the charms of Hermione Watson. This would be fine, except for two things. First everyone is in love with Hermione. Second, Hermione's particularly irritating best friend Lucy is always hanging around. Then Hermione finds herself caught in a compromising situation with Lucy's brother which can only be fixed by marrying her, then Gregory realises that it is Lucy that he has been in love with the whole time and then he discovers that Lucy is betrothed to another and no one, especially not her scheming uncle and rotten soon-to-be father-in-law are going to let her back out of in a hurry. Can love, and the virtue of being a Bridgerton possibly conquer all this time? This was such a fun read with a number of surprising twists and turns that kept me eagerly reading well into the night. Quinn treats her characters well,

Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

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I first encountered the Age of Innocence as a nineteen year old university student, when it was a set text for one of my English Lit classes. At the time, many of the nuances that appear in the novel passed me by and--until I reached the final chapters--it appeared to be the straightforward story of a pompous man who gets engaged to one woman, promptly falls in love with her cousin and marries the first one just so that he and both of the women in his life can suffer. It wasn't until I got to the end, and I saw that May was just as bad as her husband, that I realised what the book was about.  Archer Newland is a young man in a position of privilege in New York in 1870. He comes from old money, has a respectable job as a lawyer and has recently become engaged to May, a girl from the same social circles as his own. On the surface, it is a good match. They both come from similar wealthy families. While Newland has enjoyed the kind of bachelorhood offered to men in his position, where

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Uncle Chip's Literary Quotes

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  “Life is a journey, not a destination.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson