"My Aunt doesn't approve of me reading. She says it fills my head with silly ideas a least that what she and her friends say about girls' reading. Although she does encourage me read poetry and play the piano because says it will be easier for me to find an educated husband who will look after me if I do. My teacher made me promise to keep on reading, though. I love reading fiction by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and Emily Dickenson. Aunt says fiction is a waste past time. It may be fictio
n but ideas have to come from real life experiences! One day things will change for girls, maybe not in my lifetime but someday."