"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, May 11, 2009

Joy of Joys!

Oh my goodness! I just experienced one of life's great joys:
I introduced a young girl (and her mother!) to Anne of Green Gables!

They have never read any of Montgomery's books or even seen a movie adaptation. They are as fresh as they can come. And oh my goodness, I do think they will love it! The girl is the same age I was when I first encountered Montgomery via Anne. And we now all see what hopeless romantic self that ended up in! Oh well. Would or could I be me any other way? Besides, Montgomery is always a great start to someday introduce her to....Austen!

(Am I the only one who notices tendencies of Montgomery fans to be Austen fans, too?)

5 comments:

Sara Lyn said...

Fun!!! It's always so great to introduce an amazing book (especially series) to someone who's never touched it. I love that.

Maggie said...

Sad, but true, I haven't read any of the Anne of Green Gables books. I've been to Cavendish, though, and that must count for something!

Heidi said...

You have! I am so jealous! Yes, I think that has to count for SOMETHING! I'd still recommend a Montgomery book--The Blue Castle is my favorite.

Meredith said...

Anne of Green Gables is the reason I have always, always wanted red hair. But I can't dye it. Because we all know how that worked out for Anne. And Gilbert Blythe. Sigh.

Heidi said...

Ha ha--I'd actually wanted red hair before I read it. Which meant I was envious of her during the series, and furious that she didn't like what she had!