"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, September 10, 2009

Meet Me...

I found this article (from an awesome website that would have helped in the making of my polls) which was enjoyable reading--partly because of the nostalgia it brought me. But I had no idea that Meet Me in St. Louis was based on a book. You know I would have included that movie (and voted for it!) if I had. So, here is my way of including it.

Now I'm off to do an Interlibrary Loan so I may borrow the book and read it. :-)

(And I have the music in my head, too!)


~Mary said...

oh i love this movie! I didn't know it was a book either. I know I'd love it. I'm gonna look for it. Who is the author?

Heidi said...

Sally Benson. Published 1942.