"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

Saturday, March 9, 2013


My friend shared this with me at our party last night. I laughed so hard, so loud--I'm sure I annoyed all in the room with me. The only thing I can say for my laugh is it is unrestrained and honest.

But if you know how much of a Downton Abbey fan I am, and how much I have come to love One Direction's song "What Makes You Beautiful," I think you can imagine why I was laughing even more obnoxiously than normal.

Had to share!!