"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, December 3, 2009

"It's the Spirit of the Season"

This blog's Spirit of the Season is going to be

Christmas with Jane Austen!!!
I know you're excited. I can just feel it. I'm excited, too! It's going to be plenty fun. To get us going, I've put up a new poll. Well, it's was a stretch to be Austen, but it does get us into the Christmas spirit.
You all are going to have to help me on this one, though, because I know I've forgotten plenty of Period Dramas on Film that have Christmas scenes in them. So please remind me of which one's I've forgotten. And don't forget to vote for your favorite of the options I've provided. I certainly know which one is mine--and I can't wait to watch it (2 or 3 times) in the next couple of weeks!

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