Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happiness! :)

I am so happy right now...Happiness is a rather elusive state, and has nothing to do with joy, but right now, I am entirely happy. Indeed, I am.
"If I could find a man who would consent to marry me for a mere fifty pounds a year, I should be well-pleased. But such a man could hardly be sensible, and you know I could never marry someone who was out of his wits."
~Elizabeth Bennett of Pride and Prejudice
Just kidding. You all probably think I'm going to announce something terribly exciting. :D No, I am happy for a rather ordinary, and yet extraordinary reason.

Maybe it's because I just had a bowlful of Rocky Road Icecream... ;)
Maybe it's because I'm watching Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy propose to Elizabeth

Or maybe it's because I just ordered a set of 8 Charles Dickens novels with my graduation gift card and they are due to come in 2-6 business days!!!! :) YAY!
Here is a list of the titles! I've read...half of them, I believe. Can you imagine? 8 entire chunks of amazing Dickensian literature...I can't wait to bury my nose into them. :)

David Copperfield
Bleak House
Oliver Twist
A Christmas Carol
Hard Times
Nicholas Nickleby
A Tale of Two Cities
Great Expectations
Ooh! It looks really nice this big! ;) I've read five off this list! So far (of these 8 novels) my favorites have been Bleak House and Nicholas Nickleby. :)
Ohhh....*happy sigh*....this is going to be a good night! :) ~Rachel


Anonymous said...

Rachel, you lucky duck! A set of Dickens novels is probably one of my dream gifts. I've read Oliver, Christmas Carol, Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Copperfield. And I love them entirely to pieces.

Yes, yes. I admit it: I am green with envy. :P

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud said...

I would be brimming with happiness too! Books make me happy, even if I don't know it!! :) I have read all of those darling books, and hope to re-read all of them many times! They are such re-readable books. Essential for any library!

Happy reading! :D

Anonymous said...

Ooh, new books, congrats! That's always fun. :) I've read "Oliver Twist" and "A Christmas Carol" myself, though I'd like to read "Great Expectations" and "A Tale of Two Cities", too, at the very least. :)

Unknown said...

Bleak House!! Aaahhh....*Happy Sigh*