"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, January 4, 2010

2010 Audio Challenge

I figured I could sign up for the 2010 Audio Challenge at the beginning of the year instead of the end. But I'm worried it's cheating if I'm involved. However, I figured out a way to make it work. :-)

This year, the challenge is being hosted by Royal Reviews. (I love the look of this blog. Makes me happy to be a reader!) The main gist:

Only audio books.

List them in advance or in a wrap-up post.

There are four levels:

Curious – Listen to 3 Audio Books.
Fascinated – Listen to 6 Audio Books.
Addicted – Listen to 12 Audio Books.
Obsessed – Listen to 20 Audio Books.

So, I'm going to sign up and say I'm obsessed--3 times over! Yes. That means I'm going to try to listen to 60 audio books. As I achieved 75 last year, I think I can make it. But this gives me some leeway in case I listen to a few longer ones (i.e. - more than 8 CDS--those just feel so long!!).

And to start off, I will begin with Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. I've been wanting to read this for about 4 years. Should be interesting in an audio version.

Happy Listening!

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