Happy Birthday to my favorite Brontë.
Charlotte’s books (particularly Jane Eyre and Villette) continue to be a source of inspiration and I cannot think of anything more pleasurable (other than reading Jane Austen) than sipping iced-coffee on a summer day while reading one of Charlotte’s books. Villette is often overshadowed by Jane Eyre, and although lengthy, I believe it is well worth taking the time to read.
I believe in some blending of hope and sunshine sweetening the worst lots. I believe that this life is not all; neither the beginning nor the end. I believe while I tremble; I trust while I weep. ― Charlotte Brontë, Villette