What a perfect way to start off a snow day. One of the best books I’ve ever read, and a white chocolate latte.
10 Reasons I’m Reading Jane Eyre (for the fourth time…)
- Every time i read it, a new level of complexity opens up. Maybe this is just because each time i open it I’m at least a year older. Or maybe its just simply that this book’s intricate plot and complex characters are just incredible. Id say the latter is the more likely :)
- Its british. Enough said.
- Mr. Rochester? Uhm yes please. Who doesn’t love Byronic Heroes?
- Going off Byronic heroes, you should really check out the original George Gordon Byron. (although the Wiki article is quite dull, just know he had a pet bear and lead a rebellion against his headmaster) He’s kinda pretty much awesome.
- Jane. Janejanejanee. Her character is impeccablyrealistic. Since she closely parallels Charlotte’s own life, the reason is obvious. There’s parts where she is so easy to identify with. Her thoughts are often hilarious and witty. She even makes me extremely frustrated, even though i know it’s coming, and it’s necessary. She’s very universal, i guess that’s what I’m trying to explain.
- Who doesn’t love a good love story? Seriously!
- Mystery of Gothic Literature. Medieval Castles. Dark, broody men. Crazy women. Gypsies. Fires. Ghosts.
- Reading your favorite book is comforting, however weird that sounds :)
- The actual physical book that i have has reallyyy soft pages.
- We are reading it for AP Lit. Now, regardless if i was in that class or not i would still read it again. I just have a notaslame reason to pick it up again. It’s also really entertaining hearing everyone complain about it, when they don’t know how it all ends :)
March 7, 2011
Jane by the Numbers