Guess a Quote [01.18.16]

Because of winn-dixie [GAQ]Today is a big day on Leah’s Bookshelf. It’s the blogs fourth anniversary! I’m truly thankful for each and every one of you readers, and a special shout out to those of you who have been here since that first year. It’s been great to have you be part of the adventure.

Closer Look at the Evidence, ABefore I jump into the Guess a Quote, don’t forget there’s a book giveaway in progress. I’m giving away a copy of the devotional A Closer Look at the Evidence. The Rafflecopter link was broken in the last email that went out, but it’s fixed now and the giveaway post is fully operational.

No one correctly guessed the last quote that went up, but I’m sure some of you have read the book it came from. The quote came from Because of Winn-Dixie, by Kate DiCamillo. If you haven’t read Because of Winn-Dixie, maybe you have read The Tale of Despereaux by the same author. The Tale of Desperaux seems to be a favorite among Redwall fans. 😉

Now to take a dip back into the classics for this week’s quote.

The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles.


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  1. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!! *throws cake* Wow, our dates are so close. Yours is January 18th, and mine is February 17th.
    I love The Tale of Despereaux! I read it with my babysitter right before the movie came out around ten years ago. Fun times.

    And once again, I don’t know the quote. Haha.

  2. Savannah Perran

     /  January 18, 2016

    Happy Blogiversary! Wow, you’ve had your blog for quite a long time now! I’ve been reading it for awhile, but I don’t think I’ve ever commented before. Unless I have and I’ve simply forgotten :D.
    As for the quote … I’m not sure :D.

  3. The Tale of Despereaux was one of my absolute favorites. I first read it years before the movie, and was quite disappointed by the adaptation. The book is always better. I’m not sure where this week’s quote is from, though.

  4. Happy Blogiversary! (A day late. 🙂 ) I haven’t actually read Because of Winn Dixie, but I have watched it.

    I don’t know this quote, either. Go figure. 😛

  5. You mentioned Tale of Despereaux… and Redwall…

    Two of my favorites as a child. XD

  6. Happy anniversary. Leah! Wow! Four years!
    I haven’t heard of “Because of Winn-Dixie” or “Tale of Despereaux” (if I spelled that right!). And I’m not sure about this one either. Wracking my brain for everything I’ve read that might be considered a classic. . .

    • I know. Isn’t that quite a while?

      I’m surprised that you haven’t at least heard of them! They’ve both been made into movies.


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