"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

And I'm Off!

I've officially begun my 2010 Reading Challenge. And what better way to began Sara Lyn's and my challenge than with a book Sara Lyn recommended?

Yep. I'm on to #2 of the Betsy-Tacy series, Betsy-Tacy and Tib. And I'm getting overly anxious about all of the other things I can delve into. Gotta hold the reins a bit. 361 more days. I can ease up.


Sara Lyn said...

I'm already regretting the books I finished. Maybe I'll just read and fit the books into the categories? No, no. I will be strong. I will read improving books and not just novels I enjoy. (Why, oh why am I doing this to myself?)

Sara Lyn said...

I can't believe I wasn't a follower of this blog. Where have I been? :)