"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

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hopeful Haiku

My uncle has written and published several haiku. I thought I would follow familial suit in blog-promoting discussion and participation.

Haiku 1
New Polls. Have some fun. 

"Let's hear some chatter out there!"

(It's baseball season.)

Haiku 2
To quote dear Ioan--

"Is anyone alive out there?"

I was just wond'rin'.

Haiku 3
A call for fun times--

All ye who may love Austen--

A call for friendship.

Haiku 4
We all have loved ones.

And I bet some like Austen.

Spread the word.... Um...please.

Haiku 5
Polls on the left.

And discussions on the right.

Any questions? Good.


FitToSeeJane said...

Hi! Fun polls. On the second question I voted Mary Crawford but it didn't show up. A lot of those favorite characters are the folks we love to hate...
I like it!

Heidi said...

I've noticed that happen to me on some of the polls, too. It usually allows me at another point to come back and vote again. If it never does take your vote, just let me know and I'll be sure to include it in the final results. Thanks so much for voting! I'm glad you enjoy them, and even more glad you've chosen to follow! Thank you again, and welcome!