Tuesday, April 12, 2016

J is for Jane

Ever had one of those weeks/months/years where it feels like you just don't have enough time? This week is killing me. So...at some point I will get back on the horse with timelier posts. Until then...I'm just keeping up. 

Today's pick for the letter J post is one of my all-time favorite books. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Synopsis in a Sentence: 

Jane grows up under terrible conditions, but it doesn't sap her smart and sassy spirit...even when she has to deal with the troublesome Mr. Rochester.

First Read:

I first read this one a long time ago. I think it was somewhere around my freshman year in high school. We're not going to put a number on that date, but suffice it to say that it's been a while. I will admit, my first read was a little slow and steady, but I liked the premise. I picked up the book a little over a year later, not remembering that I had read it before. Yes...I'm admitting it. But about a quarter of the way through there was a light bulb that the plot seemed familiar. That second read was what got me hooked. I've read it more than ten times over since then.

Why it Makes the List:

Don't let the fact that it's a classic scare you. Yes...it will likely be a little slower read if you're not used to reading the older classics, but be patient with it. Bronte was a very talented writer and Jane is an amazing character. She's inspirational and entertaining. She isn't a boring or stuffy woman...not in the least. The plot is a good mixture of an Austen-like romance and a gothic novel. There is mystery and suspense wrapped up in a love story. Like I said...it's one of my absolute favorites. It's one that I will continue to read over and over and tout to anyone who will listen. Jane Eyre will forever be one of my literary loves.

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  1. I've only read it once, like you, a while ago, but I am going to pick it up again soon. Hope you can find time to catch up with A to Z.

    Susan Says

  2. J here, of the #atozchallenge Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team.
    How has the challenge been going for you so far? Are you meeting your goals of posting and hopping to other blogs? M= 1/2 way point!
    My blog's giveaway is still going! I'm encouraging everyone to visit more stops.
    As much as I like classic books, I admit this is one I never really finished, and barely started.

  3. Great blog and post. Found you through the A-Z Challenge. Good luck!


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