Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Ideal Life

"Good books, good friends and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life".  

~ Mark Twain

Well I don't know if a sleepy conscience paves the way for an ideal life. However good books and good friends really do enhance life. At the moment I am reading (again) Norman Vincent Peale's "The Power of Positive Thinking" and re-reading "At Home in Mitford" by Jan Karon. Which goes to prove that good books and good friends can be one and the same. 


  1. Indeed! There are a few book I have here that I have read so many times I've lost count...they are like old friends! Meg:)

  2. I wonder if a sleepy conscience is the opposite to a bad or pricked conscience??

  3. I-love-quotes-by-Mark-Twain!!!!

    Bet he would have been, an amazing person, to have known. :-)

    Oh and I agree about the sleepy conscience too. Consciences are over rated. One can get by, on very few "rules." And one's own mind, can figure out, what those few are.

    Luna Crone

  4. I think autumn is the season for reflection, like good friends and things that comfort us - after enduring a busy growing season, and the heat. I hope you enjoy reading your books.

  5. My husband is dyslexic, which makes me even more grateful for the ability to read. A book to read is my idea of peace and luxury.

  6. I have many friends (books) that have been re-read till they fall apart.