"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, January 29, 2011

2010 Book Challenge Wrap-Up Part 2

15 Points Categories:
1) A book from the London Times' Best Books of the Decade list. (Can look at either http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/262697-london-times-best-books-of-the-decade
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Azar Nafisi
2) A book about science
The Universe-didn't get to finish
Time-Life Books
3) A book about American History
David McCullough
Monkey Town
Ronald Kidd
4) A book about language/writing
Cutting a Dash: Eats, Shoots & Leaves (radio series)
Lynne Truss
6) A book by a Goodreads author
The Killer's Cousin
Nancy Werlin
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z
Kate Messner
Laurie Halse Anderson
Return to Labyrinth, vol. 4
Jake T. Forbes
7) A book written in 2010.
Apple Turnover Murder
Joanne Fluke
Heist Society
Ally Carter
Calamity Jack
Shannon Hale
Nancy Werlin
Missing in Action
Dean Hughes
Suzanne Collins
Twilight: Graphic Novel, vol. 1
Stephenie Meyer
Wishing for Tomorrow
Hilary McKay
Only the Good Spy Young
Ally Carter

Scott Westerfeld
Eye of the Red Tsar
Sam Eastland

Audio - 8
Kids (100pgs+) - 2
YA - 12
Nonfiction - 3
Reread - 0
1st in a Series Challenge - 1
2nd in Series Challenge - 2
Finishes a series challenge - 3
Categories completed: 5 out of 6
Books read - 18
Points earned - 270

25 Points Categories:
1) A book with over 550 pages
Little Dorrit-got half way done!
Charles Dickens
2) A book you’ve been meaning to read for years   (maybe have even started), but haven’t gotten around to finishing yet.
Rapunzel's Revenge
Shannon Hale
3) A book about a political figure/politics
Glenn Beck's Common Sense
Glenn Beck
4) A book written before 1776.
The Epic of Gilgamesh

Audio - 0
Kids (100pgs+) - 0
YA - 1
Nonfiction - 1
Reread - 0
1st in a Series Challenge - 0
2nd in Series Challenge - 0
Finishes a series challenge - 0
Categories completed: 3 out of 4
Books read - 3
Points earned - 75

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