'How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare that after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.' No one made any reply. She then yawned again, threw aside her book, and cast her eyes round the room in quest of some amusement. — from Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (1775-1817)
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July 7, 2011

You could (mis)quote Henry




'...I take no pleasure in you. You never gave me a chance to scold you, to correct you. I bargained for that; I expected to enjoy it. But you won't do anything dreadful, you are dismally inoffensive. It is very stupid; there is no excitement for me; I might as well be {reading} some one else.'
from The American, by Henry James



...if you're reading a very dull book, and you need some help finding words to express your disappointment; you would only have to change one word!  {I'm not experiencing this problem, at the moment, so please help yourselves.}

{Georges Croegaert (1848-1923), found here}

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