"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

Monday, August 1, 2011

July Book Challenges

There are so many places I would like to visit that it usually is not hard for me to find a book set where I would like to go. However, I'm trying to finish the Beehive nominees before school starts so the books are available for the students to read. Not to mention they are all due in August. So I've been plowing ahead with those, and then choosing the only audiobooks that were checked in that sparked even the remotest interest. And yet most of them were set in places I'd already been! Or would rather not go (e.g. under the sea). Thus, I read a decent amount of books, but my points are sadly lacking. Oh well.

By the way, I read books set where I would like to go, not about where I'd like to go. Sorry--I find travel books dead boring!

Read a book about a place you want to visit           
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay

The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma
Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant by Jennifer Grant
A Single Voice by Kristin Oaks

The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker
Wild Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff
Palace Beautiful by Sarah Deford Williams
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
The Atlantis Complex (Artemis Fowl #7) by Eoin Colfer
Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick
Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
Dark Life by Kat Falls
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron

*highlighted titles are Beehive nominees

July Totals

Audio = 10 (which helped me surpass my audiobook goal for the year)
Juvenile = 8
YA = 8 
Adult = 3
Pages = 4722
Books = 19
Points = 125


Sara Lyn said...

If you find travel books dead boring, you haven't read Bill Bryson's! :)

ldsjaneite said...

Yes. I've only read one Bill Bryson. It wasn't too bad. Then again, it wasn't a travel book.