"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

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August Book Challenge

Well, here was August. Not bad. It felt like a long month, and yet rushed because of all the Beehive books I was trying to read (including picture and poetry).

Read a book from a summer reading list or from http://www.neh.gov/projects/summertimefavorites.html           
Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
Emma and Lucy by Gracia N. Jones
How to be Totally Miserable + SOS: A Teenage Guide to Getting Home in Safety by John Bytheway
Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science by Susan Hughes**
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn
Dragonfly by Julia Golding**
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman**
Half Magic by Edward Eager*
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster*
Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien**
Sass and Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler (read 100 pages; did not finish)
The Dancing Pancake by Eileen Spinelli**
Rip Tide by Kat Falls

* = On Summer Reading List, but not the High School’s
** = Beehive

August Totals
Audio = 7
Juvenile = 5
YA = 6 
Adult = 5
Pages = 3656
Books = 15
Points = 105
(Passed my Nonfiction goal of 25 for the year, too.)

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