"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 3, 2011

April Book Challenges

I did manage to complete the challenge. I was in the middle of a couple of nonfiction books, but didn't get to finishing them in time. So one of the "marriage books" covered that. Here are the results:

Read a book on marriage           
1. Behind Every Good Man by John Bytheway
2. An LDS Girl's Guide to Getting a Date by Brent Barlow

Read two Nonfiction        
1. Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming           
2. Strangling Your Husband is NOT an Option by Merrilee Boyack

1. Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A Tale of a Gentleman and an Officer by Karen Wasylowski (100 pages read; will not finish)
2. Work and the Glory: So Great a Cause by Gerald Lund
3. Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
4. The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5. The Storyteller's Daughter by Cameron Dokey
6. Belle by Cameron Dokey
7. Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
8. The World Above by Cameron Dokey
9. The Wild Orchid by Cameron Dokey
10. Work and the Glory: All is Well by Gerald Lund

April Totals
Audio = 4
Juvenile = 1
YA = 5
Adult = 8
Pages = 3690
Books = 14
Points = 90

How to inadvertently achieve your goal of trying to read less:

Get a Blu-Ray player which connects to the Internet and lets you view your Netflix Watch Instantly movies on your large TV screen and not your smaller laptop screen and you get hooked on TV series (like "X-Files" and "Little Men") that are available.


Oh well. 

1 comment:

Sara Lyn said...

You are so funny!