"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

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuck Answers, Part 2

3. What is your reaction to the Tucks' home? Is it a place you would like to be?

I remember liking the Tucks' home. It seemed, uh, homey. Memory tells me that I thought of it as a place where one could definitely feel love. But it has been so long since I read it that maybe I wrote that into my memories. Well, at least I know I want a home where love abides.

4. Imagine if the story had been at another time or place. How would it be different? What changes would have occurred in the story?

I, too, think that if the story was set in modern day, it would not have worked. Too many people, too much possibility in media, etc. It would not be easily hidden--the whole story, I mean. The Tucks themselves? I think they would have adapted just fine.

Oh, but imagine if this had taken place in Medieval Times? And the Tucks had been around for a couple of centuries already? THAT would be interesting. Or set during the time of witch hunting. Or during Roman times. Wow. What possibilities of how the Tucks would have had to learn to hide from society. But I like where and when it is set. I like the country area, and the turn of the 20th century time period.

(P.S. I'm already thinking that from now on I either should pick books I remember better, or re-read the book!)

1 comment:

Mary (The Sweet Bookshelf) said...


Have you checked out NetGalley.com?? You can read digital galley's of up and coming books. I've just read some that aren't coming out until the Fall.

As a librarian you can see if the books are any good before you purchase them for your library. They are e-books, but all in color and easy to read. Check it out!!