"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, April 19, 2010

On Down to America

Well, I had a marvelous time on Mistawis Island up back in Canadian country. I hope you all did, too. And answering a few questions at a time was perfect! Time-wise, comment-wise, and simply fun-wise.

So, we're going to be off on to our next destination. I was struggling to think of where to go, as all of my favorite fiction books in my collection are no longer where I reside. Not that I can't easily find a copy at work, but just having them looking at me from the bookshelves at home.... Oh well.

Our next book will be....

Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt

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