"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 Book Challenge Changes

We're only 4 days in, so we can make some changes. I highly doubt anyone has read a 600 page book, yet. And if you have, I'm jealous. Where do you find the time?

#1 - Instead of 600 page book for the 25 points, it only needs to be 550 pages.

#2 - Children's books, in order to count for full points, need to be at least 100 pages long. For easy readers and such that are shorter than 100 pages, but longer than a picture book, we've decided that we'll give .5 points for each of those. So ten pictures books to get 1 point and two easy reader books to get 1 point.

Oh, and one book counts for one category even if it could fit into multiple categories. No double-counting a book. (Not even if you read it twice!)

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