|My December 2011 header|
"What is the name of that geranium on the window-sill, please?"
"That's the apple-scented geranium."
"Oh, I don't mean that sort of a name. I mean just a name you gave it yourself. Didn't you give it a name? May I give it one then? May I call it--let me see--Bonny would do--may I call it Bonny while I'm here? Oh, do let me!"
"Goodness, I don't care. But where on earth is the sense of naming a geranium?"
"Oh, I like things to have handles even if they are only geraniums. It makes them seem more like people. How do you know but that it hurts a geranium's feelings just to be called a geranium and nothing else? You wouldn't like to be called nothing but a woman all the time. Yes, I shall call it Bonny. I named that cherry-tree outside my bedroom window this morning. I called it Snow Queen because it was so white. Of course, it won't always be in blossom, but one can imagine that it is, can't one?"
"I never in all my life saw or heard anything to equal her," muttered Marilla.
~Anne of Green Gables, chapter 4
I have decided...
...that Yet Another Period Drama Blog needs a new name. When I first began blogging, this blog was intended to be a place where I could write movie reviews and occasionally a character analysis or two. Since then, it's evolved into something much more diverse. I've been writing posts on a very wide variety of subjects, not just period dramas. Plus, with my joining of the Classics Club, books are going to figure predominantly here in the coming months. So though period dramas and classic literature are still the focus of this blog, I think it's time for a new, all-encompassing blog name.
I've put a poll on the sidebar so you can vote for the name you like best... but I can't just leave it at that. I have to elaborate at least a wee bit. You know me.
~The first name that comes to mind (the first on the poll, what a coincidence) is Raindrops on Roses. It's a line from "My Favorite Things", a song from The Sound of Music, and I thought it was appropriate because this blog has become a conglomeration of my favorite things. (And the title "My Favorite Things" is much less interesting than "Raindrops on Roses".)
~The second name I thought of (the second on the poll, how brilliant) is Shelves in the Closet. It comes from Lizzy's famous line in P&P95-- "Shelves in the closet. Happy thought indeed." I like having reasons behind names, and the reasons for this one are threefold. First, because the second half of line ("happy thought indeed") is appropriate for blogging--I'm writing about my happy thoughts, indeed. Second, because shelves in the closet are a great place to keep books and period drama DVDs. (Yes, I'm nonsensical and proud of it.) Third--which perhaps I should have mentioned first--because it is the express wish of my noble patroness Lady Catherine de Bourgh. What more could you want?
~Third on my list is Miss Dashwood's Writing Desk, which I don't really like, but I thought a poll ought to have several choices, so there it is. Heehee.
~And then, of course, there is the "what do you suggest" option--and if you DO have a suggestion, please leave a comment! (And hey, even if you don't have a suggestion, comment anyway, because I like to know what people voted. No secret ballots here.)
So... please vote!