Tuesday, February 1, 2011

JANE EYRE Read-a-Long

So it's February 1 and you know what that means- time to start the read-a-long of Jane Eyre with Laura and Laura's Review Bookshelf.

I'm so excited! My paperback reading copy of Jane Eyre is pretty beat up; I got it when I was a teenager, when I first had to read it for English class, and it's got all my notes and annotations, all my dog-eared pages and food spills. I tried to pick it up the other day and pages fell out. I decided it was time for a new copy.

So I headed down to the New England Mobile Book Fair, a great independent bookstore nearby me, and picked up a $1.98 remaindered Dover Editions copy, the perfect thing to curl up with.

As some of you may remember, I collect vintage copies of Jane Eyre but I don't want to read any of my "good" copies- some of them are not in great shape, either!

Laura hasn't set a schedule for the read-a-long so I'm going to just settle in and take my time with it- maybe a few chapters here and there, and we'll see how it goes! There are 38 chapters in the book so divided over 28 days of February, two chapters a day is more than enough to finish, even with some slacking. Are you going to join in? If you're reading it for the first time or the fifteenth, I hope you do!

12 comments:

Laura said...

ooh, you collect copies of Jane Eyre, that is so cool! I just have my one copy of it, but I'm gonna crack it open soon! So excited.

virginie said...

I read Jane Eyre just once and it was such a long time ago. I am tempted but have so many books to read. I guess I'll do as you do, reading one or two (or more) chapters between others books and see if it goes. I don't usually like reading two books at the same time !

Zibilee said...

My classic a month project is going pretty well, but then it's only the end of January! I was planning on reading A Tale of Two Cities this month, and Jane Eyre next month, but now that I see there is a readalong for February, I am going to switch that around and join you! I am probably not going to be parceling it out, but reading at all at one time, but I think that's ok! It will be so good to share this with others! Thanks for posting this, Marie!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I read Jane Eyre again about 5 years ago and enjoyed it. Hope u enjoy the reread as well.

Enjoy the snow Marie:) sighhhh

Rayna Eliana said...

How nice you found that copy to read from. I love just about anything Jane Eyre.

Pam said...

The library I work for has that same vintage copy of Jane Eyre in it's collection. I read that very book several years ago. It was a pleasure to read that copy. And I LOVED the book!

Kathleen said...

How exciting! I wish I had time to reread it now but am slammed with review copies of books I owe for some upcoming tours. I think it has been almost 17 years since I last read it. I say that because I remember reading it last when I was pregnant with my son!

Leora said...

I have fond memories of the New England Mobile Book Fair from my childhood. I'm glad it still exists.

I can understand reading and re-reading Jane Eyre.

Bellezza said...

I'm sure you're aware the film of Jane Eyre will be (re)released soon. It looks incredible! It will always be a great disappointment to me that I saw the film on PBS, worthy as it was, before I read the novel. All the surprises were completely spoilt, and I never do that to myself!

Lesley said...

I didn't know you collected copies of Jane Eyre - how wonderful! Do you have photos of your collection available online? I'd love to partake in some Bronte book lust. :-)

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

I have never read Jane Eyre, even though I have the novel and for years have planned on doing so! I think a read-a-long is exactly what I need to get me going on it!

Rebecca Reid said...

so tempted! I love this book so much. I'm not getting tons of reading time this year so far, so not sure I'll have time!