"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, February 1, 2011

January Book Challenges

The Brambler was quite smart to post her month's challenges completed after the month, instead of waiting until the end of the year as I was thinking I'd do simply from habit. This will save having a ginormous post at the end of the month.


Read a book you've been meaning to read for a long time
1. The River between Us by Richard Peck - 10 points
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney - 10 points
3. A Pillar of Light by Gerald Lund - 10 points

Read two nonfiction books
1. The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane by Russell Freedman - 10 points
2. The End of Overeating by David Kessler - 10 points

1. The Report Card by Andrew Clements - 5 points
2. A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck - 5 points
3. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart - 5 points
4. Tennis Shoes: Sorcerers and Seers by Chris Heimerdinger - 5 points
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney - 5 points

January Points = 75

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