"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

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just Wondering...

Has anyone tried to send an Austen Hero email, yet? I'm pretty sure I got the link to the email working right. But I haven't received anything and I wanted to be sure it wasn't a problem with the link. I hope you're all enjoying your defenses. Gotta be better than defending something, like, say...a thesis!

6 comments:

Help Que and Brittany Adopt said...

I haven't finished mine yet. I'm so nervous that I don't have my defenses right. Hahahaha

Heidi said...

Well, I don't want you to be nervous! :-) I think you could take your time. I think you're the only one interested in defending. But I'm sure you and I could come up with great discussions on them!

Brittany Marie said...

Oh yeah I'm excited- I just need some time. :p

giddymomof6 said...

Okay, so I'm coming into this way too late... but i have to say I so would've voted for Captain Wentworth--sigh! Love him. Let me know if you're up for me telling you all about my Wentworth fascination and I'll tell you! Hehehe! Jenni
PS I'm rewriting all 6 of the novels for teens, and I do have to say that I tend to like the one I'm writing at the time too.

Heidi said...

Oh, by all means--email me your reasons! I'm pretty sure most of the votes only came from 4 or 5 of us. I'm more interested in the discussion now! And I'm quite intrigued about your teen versions of the novels. I have....various opinions on re--makes and spin-offs. As I'm sure any Janeite does!

Brittany Marie said...

My reasons for Capt. Wentworth & Mr. Darcy are coming along... in fact, while I was working on them the other night, in the normal course of things, I ended up writing a haiku about pants. (Who doesn't end up doing that?)

Anyway, I posted it on my blog today; I think you will enjoy it. And I have you to thank for it. :p