"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

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blue Castle Questions, Part 6

“Yes. I noticed that. But I thought it was a mistake.”

Did you notice Dr. Trent’s mistake?

Nope. Not at all. I had to flip back in the book to see that there was a mistake. I guess the editor switch in me had not quite been turned on, yet.

A year of misery!

Did you wonder about Valancy’s condition during her year of marriage?

Again, nope. It seemed like such a background thing and I only thought on it when the narrator mentioned it. At no time did I wonder--oh, wouldn't all that walking around be bad for a heart that could go with any great exertion? Wouldn't living out like that increase stress? Wouldn't the worry over the time Barney was away have been damaging? Wouldn't...? Nope. Didn't think of any of that. I just went with that. Is that another sign of a good author, or just one of a diverted reader? Or an ignorant, not looking beyond the words reader? Hmmm...

1 comment:

Sara Lyn said...

I'm with you. I wasn't suspicious about either thing.