Sign in to Goodreads to learn more about Jim.


Brown Dog: Novellas
Jim is currently reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

  (page 169 of 525)
"The October before, he had rediscovered his childhood sweetheart, Rose, though it must be said Rose had never offered a single gesture of affection in their youth, and she wasn't overly forthcoming in the present. To think of her as a sweetheart at all would be called a far reach, in sailing terms. She was born mean, captious, sullen, with occasional small dirty windows of charm." May 06, 2016 09:37PM

Memoirs of Duc de...

Jim Jim said: " This book and the following two volumes in the series are a long-term project which will probably extend to a year or more. Fortunately, dipping this way into a year-by-year chronicle makes this easy. "

  (page 193 of 537)
Jun 15, 2010 10:21PM

Robert Louis Stevenson
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Oscar Wilde
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Robert Frost
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Francis Bacon
“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
Francis Bacon, The Oxford Francis Bacon IV: The Advancement of Learning

435 History is Not Boring — 2004 members — last activity Nov 05, 2020 01:35PM
Why do people think history is boring? I don't get it. ...more
37567 The Readers Review: Literature from 1714 to 1910 — 3060 members — last activity 2 minutes ago
This is a group for discerning readers looking to discover, explore, and critically discuss some of the World’s literature, with a primary emphasis on ...more
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 6799 members — last activity 6 hours, 53 min ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!- from current fiction, thrille ...more
289 Victorians! — 3370 members — last activity 21 minutes ago
Some of the best books in the world were written and published in Great Britain between 1837 and 1901. What's not to love? Dickens, the Brontes, Co ...more
28257 Comfort Reads — 1345 members — last activity Jun 15, 2021 07:12AM
When life gets busy and you need a break from serious reading what do you reach for? A comfort read means something different to everyone so join us, ...more
More of Jim’s groups…
year in books
Paul Br...
2,807 books | 4,736 friends

3,916 books | 5,000 friends

2,768 books | 1,322 friends

2,987 books | 401 friends

4,198 books | 317 friends

L.S. Po...
6,195 books | 1,161 friends

John Burns
738 books | 48 friends

1,979 books | 22 friends

More friends…

Polls voted on by Jim

Lists liked by Jim