"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

AKB Book Club

From the original AKB Book Club announcement:

This Book Club will have me as moderator and will be of all kinds of books. Well, OK. Honestly, it's probably going to be more of what the Brambler and I want to read and discuss with each other. :-) But everyone is welcome to participate! And if you have suggestions, please feel free to give them. You can make suggestions in a comment, or you can email me (link on the upper left) what you would like to discuss. It can be long. It can be short. It can be deep. It can be fluff. It just has to be something I want to discuss, too! :-)

Current Book(s) being Discussed

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

Previous Books Discussed

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

Possible Books for Discussion
(Be sure to leave your comments of yay or nay for these--or give some of your own suggestions!)

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Daddy-Long Legs by Jean Webster
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Antigone by Sophocles
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
We by Robert Johnson
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Guernsey Literary... by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Little Town on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett
anything Austen
anything Harry Potter