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Monday, February 20, 2012

The Jane Eyre Project - The Eyre Report #1

Sheila, of Book Journey, mentioned a while ago that she was going to tackle reading Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre."  Well, she was more like moaning about starting to read "Jane Eyre" - :)  So I thought, well, I've never read it - I'll read along with her - kinda like a team effort to encourage each other along.

So Sheila has dubbed it - The Jane Eyre Project!   The plan is to read at least 10 pages a day and report back once a week on our progress.

So I bustled down to the bookstore and, lo and behold, found a used copy of "Jane," in great condition, and is actually the English Puffin edition.  So I plunked my $2.50 down and began off on the great "Jane" adventure!

This is what my book cover looks like! 

My Progress:

I am on page 215 out of 643 pages. 

I've gotten Jane through childhood and out of that horrible Lowood School and she is now at Thornfield, Rochester's home, working as a governess for Adele.  So far so good.  It's moving along faster than I thought it would, and if you can get through all the impossibly huge words (I mean, come on ... what 10 year old talks like that???) it's not too bad a read.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun!  Check out Sheila's progress here - http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/the-eyre-report-1/

Want to read along with us??

Covers of the Week:

There have been so many editions of "Jane Eyre" released since it's debut in 1847, and some of the covers of these books are just gorgeous!  So I thought - why  not feature a few different covers each week!  Here are two that I've found perusing the ol' internet!

I love the roses on this cover!!!

This is the beautiful cloth-bound version from Penguin Books!  It's just lovely!

Ok, so check back next week and see how far I've gotten! 


Ramona said...

Sharon, I'm so happy to read this and to see that you are enjoying Jane Eyre. It's one of my favorite novels, and Jane is my favorite heroine. Her line about being "poor, obscure, plain and little" has inspired me many times. I hope you love the book as much as I do.

dollycas aka Lori said...

This is one of my favorite books. I looked back in my reading diary and the last time I reread it was right before I started blogging in 2009. Those were some dark days for me and I can honestly say I escaped into that book. Enjoy. I have pulled mine off my keeper shelf and placed it back on the TBR stacks, maybe if I go in with reading just so many pages a day I may be able to squeeze in it again soon.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

I'm really enjoying it this time around. I attempted it many years ago, and I think you really have to be in the right frame of mind to read any of the Bronte sisters' works.

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

I finally read Jane about 2 years ago and I've read it twice since! This year I'm reviewing it alongside a modern day version of the book. I also watched the new movie version of it! It's my new Pride and Prejudice.

Anonymous said...

I am reading Jane for the first time. I have just started and she is still in Lowood. Such a sad young life! This book is beloved and mentioned in so many other books and movies, that I had to read the original.