"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, October 15, 2009


Fellow library friends from the Closed Stacks blog put up a posting about The Most Evil Man in the World. He really is awful! What I don't like is how people are running with his comment about him being conservative. He's not conservative. He's ignorant, mean, and stupid. And, no, this time I do not feel bad about calling someone names. 'Cause I'm not, anyhow. I'm calling him adjectives.

I will now make myself feel better instead of angry by posting two compliments I received today at work:

"Thank you so much. What would the world do without librarians?!"
"You are so good. So helpful. We need you in doctors' offices, too."

Is it OK for me to ask for some We love you and We need you and We recognize that you do more than "just put away books" and that we think you are of worth comments?

1 comment:

Sara Lyn said...

Librarians are the best ever and deserve whatever salary they get, especially having to deal with schmoes like him all day. Ugh!