(Picture is from A Room With a View 1985-- yes, that's Baby Lestrade. :P And yes, I cropped out Cecil 'cause he's annoying. It's my blog. :P)
Hard to believe this series has been going on for over a year... wow!
We had an overwhelming bias as far as categories were concerned this month. :D A quick note of my own before you go on a link-clicking frenzy-- I make it a policy not to share links to any posts with content I find objectionable or unsuitable for younger readers. Of course I do ask that you exercise your own caution and discretion when visiting various blogs, as I can't catch everything (and you may well have different standards for what you allow and what you don't). That said, if a link to a post is provided in this series, you can assume that I've read the post and do not strongly object to anything shown or talked about in it. However, this doesn't mean I necessarily agree with the sentiments of the author, or indeed with what they write on their blog in general. I say all this now because this month we had two posts nominated which directly oppose each other (in fact, one post was written in refutation of the other) and I have chosen to share both with all of you. I don't agree with both posts-- I think one is right (though I don't endorse every single word of it) and one is really not so right-- but I think it would be kind of small-minded for me to refuse to link to something just because it doesn't match my personal opinion. (And as I said, there's nothing in either post-- or any of those listed below-- that I feel would be inappropriate for my younger readers to see.)
If you want more details on all that, feel free to comment and ask which camp I'm in, but for now I'm not taking sides, just letting you know that I'm not endorsing or agreeing with all the posts linked below.
All that said (thanks for bearing with me), here we go!
In the Inspirational category...
Sara Lewis nominated Rachel Heffington for In Defense of True Love
Miss Elliot nominated Anne-girl for Red and Black
The Elf nominated Thomas Umstattd for Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed
Kiri Liz nominated Molly for Why I Believe In Courtship
Naomi Bennet nominated Michaela for A Study in Positive
Miss Dashwood nominated Katie for Follow Your Dreams (Up With Hard Work)
Emma Jane nominated Naomi for Why Home is the Best Place
In the Just Plain Interesting category...
Hamlette nominated The Nitrate Diva for The Reel War: Historic Pictures from WWI's Celluloid Front
Aaaaaaand... last month's quote was indeed from Persuasion 1995, spoken by the singularly irritating Mary Musgrove! Who can guess the origin of this month's witty little line?
"Of course it's not as if he was my real pa, but he wasn't a bad old stick. The mater found him fearfully annoying, but... I didn't. I think the bird was rather fond of him. I know he was fond of it."