"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

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Beehive Picture Book Update

Well, the nice thing about this reading challenge is that the picture books make some of it a little fast. And what I read in the last hour has been brilliant!

The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
The Cow Loves Cookies
Princess Hyacinth (the Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) by Florence Heide
Princess Hyacinth (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems
City Dog, Country Frog
Spells by Emily Gravett

Three more to go before I complete the Picture Books section. I'm on hold for them, so it shouldn't be too long until then. So far, they (whoever "they" is) have chosen a pretty good variety. At least, I think so.

I'm so glad I don't have to nominate books for various awards and such. I'd have the hardest time because there are so many things that I really like or love. Anyone who knows me knows that a common phrase out of my mouth is "I love that (fill in name of movie/song/book/musical/etc)!" If it brings a happy heart and/or happy memory, I think it's worth loving. Don't you?

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