"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.)

"Celebrated Passages are Quoted"

Heidi's favorite quotes

"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 23, 2009

Let the Discussion(s) begin!

All right, readers! Here is the first "defense" of the Austen Hero Poll. Thank you, Author Bee for writing such an entertaining post. A good defense, too. Any other takers? You can write of it on your own blog or still email me your views and opinions. I'd love to see more on this. I thoroughly enjoy it!

And hang on to your Austen bonnets--a new poll coming soon! I have a few ideas of polls I'll be doing (Austen heroines, best movie adaptations, Austen and works vs. other authors and works), but are there any ideas from the readers' gallery?


Brittany Marie said...

Oooo! Sounds fun! What about a discussion about the "sequels" to the books? I tend not to be a fan of those, but would be open to any good persuading arguments.

Heidi said...

I'm not much a fan of them, either. I know some discussions could definitely be had about that!