"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

Friday, February 22, 2013

Laura and Me

My eldest brother once described me as Historically Misplaced. Too true. And I can trace the source!

The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

I loved my mother's copies to pieces. One of the best Christmas presents I've ever received was when Mom gave me my own set of the series.

Little House started it all. It eventually led to L.M. Montgomery, which led to Austen, which led to being an English major, which "ended" with a Period-Drama-in-books-and-movies-loving librarian.

So, today I found this article hilarious.

Some of it is ridiculous. But much of it is very true. :-)

1 comment:

Sara Lyn said...

I have to say, reading Laura Ingalls Wilder was the first time I thought, "Wow! I'm so grateful NOT to live then!!!!" It sounded awful to me. But I loved reading her books anyway - and now feel gratitude for all the people who lived life in such a way that built up our country to be like it is now. (Um. I love toilets. And electricity with everything that comes with it. And cars. And planes. And suburbs. And...) :) In other words, while I love hanging out with historically misplaced people, I, myself, am not historically misplaced! :)