Happy Birthday, George Eliot!

George Eliot was born on 22 November 1819.

George Eliot

George Eliot

George Eliot was rebellious in ways that actually meant something. She had guts, too, and a wide talent. 

“The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.”-George Eliot

Novels: Adam Bede; The Mill on the Floss; Silas Marner; Romola; Felix Holt, the Radical; Middlemarch; Daniel Deronda

The Writing Life: Finding a Balance Between Creativity and ‘Mere Absorption’

 “I easily sink into mere absorption of what other minds have done, and should like a whole life for that alone.”-George Eliot

George Eliot

George Eliot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sing it, sister! I could-and I do mean this to be taken at face value-spend all of my time reading. Yep, from classic and classically obscure literature to history and biography, I’m more than willing to sit on my a** 16 hours a day just taking it all in and enjoying the lovely, lovely words. Continue reading