"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.)
"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
"A certain something in her air and manner of walking..."
I am a walker. I love walking! I could never tire of it. Well, all right. I could. If I went about it incessantly for hours my legs might finally give out. But I love the time it gives me to think, observe, contemplate, revel, joy, and a number of other things. I get some of that when I run, too, but it is definitely a different thing. Anywho. I found a walking calorie burner counter today that I thought would be fun to have available for others. So, I'm including it over on the side of the blog. After all, Janeites are needed to be healthy in body as well as in mind and spirit.
"Speak to [me] by such means as are within [your] reach"
For those friends and family who would like a copy of the CD I made for my parents, go here to reimburse for the cost of materials and shipping.
*Please note: I am not selling this CD, as I do not have a legal right to do so. As most of those interested live out-of-state and would find it difficult to provide me the materials to make copies, this is a way to reimburse for the cost.*
"Did you, on reading it, give any credit to its contents?"
"Discussing matters of equal and never-failing interest"
"This branch of the subject [is] under discussion": Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen!!!
"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!"
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"I verily believe..."
"The Improvement of Her Mind by Extensive Reading"
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single Latter-day Saint in possession of a good future (striving to increase their Gospel knowledge, continually develop and strengthen their testimony, and attempt to live righteously in keeping the commandments), must be in want of a spouse.