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B3DA: I did it again!

Argh! I promised I’d be more faithful in general and more specifically that I’d post some pictures yesterday.

Then I spent the day shoving tables and library info and a dog into Action, my tiny car, sitting in the sun and in coffee shops and on my couch watching Bones and jogging and I completely forgot. Whoops!

Okay, so here are those pictures I promised. There aren’t very many. I got too caught up in the conference to take a lot…

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There ya go!

Also, this amazing poem by Chicana writer Carmen Tafolla in front of the Texas Capitol building:

In happier news, less then a week before the new season of Doctor Who!!!

~~~~~~Jane Austen 30 Day Challenge~~~~~~

16. Least Favorite Film Adaptation….

It definitely used to be the 2005 Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice. But having seen it a billion times since then, it’s grown on me.


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B3DA-What day is it?

Don’t you wish you could time travel? I know many of you do, at least based on the tv shows you (we) watch. Unfortunately, you’re not supposed to cross your own time stream, unless it’s the end of the world or the Universe as we know it.

Like this

Since I can’t travel back and write by blog for the last few days I’ll just have to apologize.


Things have been a bit crazy, as I’m sure you saw in my previous entries and each night I’ve been in bed when I’ve realized I didn’t blog but I was too exhausted to get back out of bed! But I’m back in Houston now, or rather I’m in Friendswood sitting at the Circulation Desk (if you want to check anything out, come to me!).

It was a pretty great week in Austin. If you were following my onslaught of tweets you know a lot of what went on. Lots of walking up and down hilly Austin streets in beautiful weather, some yummy food, lots and lots of librarians, wearing a cape and mask, meeting great authors, talking up the Maverick Graphic Novels list, and learning lots of new and exciting things. I’ll post some pictures soon, including a picture of Keith with a 1lb hamburger and me with David Levithan!

Tonight I’m going to see one of my favorite comedians, Kathleen Madigan. Below is a link to part of her stand up dvd that I have memorized. I think she might be my spirit animal to quote people on tumblr. 🙂


~~~~~Jane Austen 30 Day Challenge~~~~~

10. Most frustrating family member.

 Mary Elliott?

11. Least favorite book.

Probably Lady Susan, but that could just be because I’ve only read it once…

12. Least favorite Austen heroine.

Sometimes it’s Emma, but not really

13. Least favorite Austen man.


14. Favorite love confession from the books.

“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.

I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.”

15. Favorite love confession from the films.

Looking through images of those scenes from various movies, I don’t think I have a favorite! They’re all so sweet! I even found this picture from The Jane Austen Project (which is awesome)

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