"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

Monday, October 26, 2009

What would you like?

I was all geared up to write a synopsis of a book or movie (based on a classic), but had no idea what. I remembered that I had offered to do one for my friend, but can't remember which. And then came up with the brilliant idea (actually, it's rather mediocre) to ask you readers what books/movies would you like Heidi-synopsized?

And believe it or not, but I can do
  • Brief
  • Short
  • Medium
  • Long
  • Really Long
  • Ridiculously Long

A typical Heidi length probably falls into the Long category. Sometimes the Really Long. Depends on how much I love the work and/or if I'm writing the synopsis for a particular purpose. I can be brief. I really can. But it is such a sad thing to do. If you really want brief, then you should try this website which I enjoy getting a laugh from. But if you want long with Heidi comments--I'm your reader/librarian!

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