"And to this purpose"

"If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nobody would willingly ever look into, to be labouring only for the torment of little boys and girls, always struck me as a hard fate; and though I know it is all very right and necessary, I have often wondered at the person's courage that could sit down on purpose to do it." (In other words: rambling analyses, opinions, ideas, views, and comments from an English major, Essay/paper-writing enthusiastic, Austen-loving Master Librarian on, well, Jane Austen...and a whole lot of other things, too.)

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"What is it really like to be engaged?" asked Anne curiously. "Well, that all depends on who you're engaged to," answered Diana, with that maddening air of superior wisdom always assumed by those who are engaged over those who are not."— L.M. Montgomery

Monday, March 30, 2009

'Cause we're that awesome

I typed in "austen hero poll" on Google. And my little, obscure Austen blog came up 3rd in line--right after the GoodReads listing, too! But look two more results down and what do you see? "Popcorn popping--" I mean, The Brambler's cross-advertising of the poll. Woohoo! (Thanks again!) So the word is out there and hopefully spreading. I want to see the reasons. Because it's not that I'll disagree with you (though it is hard for me to see anyone beat out Mr. Tilney), but that I'll get to know you all better, and understand much about you that wouldn't typically come in an everyday small talk conversation. I'm so excited!

1 comment:

the letter Bee said...

Yay! Maybe I need to get to know Henry a little bit better. Right now I'm having a bit of an inner struggle over the ranking of Capt. Wentworth & Mr. Darcy. We'll see how it turns out.

PS: Unfortunately when people type "Jodi Saeland" or "Paige Davis" into Google, they get my blog.