Day 3: 3 Quote Challenge:Love the South

For day 3 I searched out quotes related to my love of the region I live in. This place is so often the muse for my writing, this is a way I can honor her back.

  1. “The South is more than a region- It’s a state of mind, and Southerners seem forever returning there.” -The Book of Southern Wisdom
  2. “I’m going back to Charleston, where there is still a little grace and civility left on the world.” -Rhett Butler (Margaret Mitchell) Gone With the Wind
  3. “That sinuous southern life, that oblique and slow and complicated old beauty, that warm thick air and blood warm sea, that place of mists and languor and fragrant richness.” – Anne Rivers Siddons, Colony

Here are three blogs to check out:

The Laquered Life: written right here in downtown Charleston

The Daily South:  I am a long subscriber to Southern Living and this is their blog extension.

For the Love of the South: lots of southern food on this one.


Day 2 of 3 Quote Challenge: Words to Live By

Day two of this challenge I chose quotes about living the best life possible and being the best you can be.

  1. “Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.” – James M. Barrie
  2. “From what we get we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” -Arthur Ashe
  3. “If you wouldn’t write it and sign it, don’t say it.” – Earl Wilson

I came up with this category because I knew there were tons of quotes like this. The problem, there are tons of quotes like this!  I had a hard time narrowing down to three.

The bloggers I want to share with you write about thoughtful things and or take beautiful pictures to inspire a beautiful life.

Home is Where the Boat is: candy for the eyes

Pursuit of A Joyful Life: thoughtful and loving

The Bitter Southerner: again way more than a blog, but thought provoking articles about life in a place a love.


Day One of 3 Quotes Challenge: 3 Quotes on Reading

Hey  y’all, I was challenged by a fellow blogger to participate in this challenge. Basically I have to post three consecutive days, three quotes each day and send the challenge on to three other bloggers.  So here it goes.

Day One: Theme: reading quotes

  1. “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx.

This has been a favorite of mine for a long time, it combines my two favorites books and dogs!  I am a sucker for intelligent humor as well.

2. “Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are.” -Mason Cooley

One of my fondest memories of childhood was getting so lost in a book, it seemed surreal to come back to the time and place I was actually in. My favorite books as an adult also sweep me away and make me unaware of time.

3. “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” – Mark Twain

Reading, literacy is one of the things that separates us from the rest of the animals on the planet.  It is a gift. It can be a life changer. It should be partaken of on a daily basis. It makes me sad when I will encounter someone who chooses not to read.

I hope you enjoyed my selections. Tune in tomorrow for my theme, words to live by and on Tuesday for quotes involving my beloved southern lowcountry.

Today I extend this challenge to three blogs I follow relating to books and writing.

A Writer’s Path: excellent resource for writers

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong: another great resource not a blog, but they have a blog on their site. They are a great resource for readers and writers, if you have not explored them I highly recommend that you do. You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter as well.