"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

Friday, November 12, 2010

The 2nd Challenge 2010

This challenge was originally on J. Kaye's Book Reviews and will now be hosted on Royal Reviews. (This is 2nd in a series or 2nd read of an author)
There are four levels:

-- Curious– Read 3 novels that are first in a series.

-- Fascinated – Read 6 novels that are first in a series.

-- Addicted – Read 12 novels that are first in a series.

-- Obsessed – Read 20 novels that are first in a series.

My original goal: Addicted
My new goal: Obsessed

  1. Thwonk by Joan Bauer (author)
  2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls series) by Ally Carter (series & author)
  3. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Underland Chronicles) by Suzanne Collins (series & author)
  4. Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements (author)
  5. Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" by Cameron Dokey (author)
  6. Palace of Mirrors by Margaret Peterson Haddix (author)
  7. The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place by E.L. Konigsburg (author)
  8. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis (series; re-read)
  9. The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick (author)
  10. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials trilogy) by Philip Pullman (series & author)
  11. The Best School Year Ever by ("Best Ever" trilogy--my name for it) Barbara Robinson (series & author)
  12. Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles) by Patricia Wrede (series)
  13. Catching Fire (Hunger Games trilogy) by Suzanne Collins (series)
  14. The Rag and Bone Shop by Robert Cormier (author)
  15. The Princess Diaries (Princess Diaries series) by Meg Cabot (author)
  16. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (author)
  17. Jane and the Man of the Cloth (Jane Austen Mysteries) by Stephanie Barron
  18. Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle trilogy) by Libba Bray (series & author)
  19. Emma, Volume 2 (Emma, manga series) by Kaoru Mori (series & author)
  20. Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-Tacy series) by Maud Hart Lovelace (series & author)
  21. The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin (author)
And this isn't counting the 2 or 3 that I've started but have not finished, yet.
Goal Met?
Yes!!!! +

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