I have added my first book to the “Abandoned Book Shelf”. Gasp, I know. And as I told my fiance that I had stopped reading Wuthering Heights because I was having a hard time getting into it, he said “Isn’t that one of the most popular books ever written?”. Yes, yes it is.
I’d waited 9 months since I read Jane Eyre and finally decided that I would give Emily Bronte a chance. I’ve been reading a lot of fluff, fun books lately and thought I’d try to harden it up. DIDN’T WORK!
I couldn’t tell you how many time I had to go back and read 2-3 pages because I forgot what I’d just read. My mind kept going elsewhere and it just wasn’t sticking. I read the first 50 pages and wasn’t interested.
I would probably have to say that there’s too many other things on my mind right now to have to think hard about something I read. I AM getting married in a month and 11 days. Maybe I need to keep it light until then 🙂
So, you may be wondering what I’ve taken up instead. Good question. I am now reading Killer Cruise. It’s about a group of high schoolers who go on a cruise and they find out some drama happened the year before. Goal of the cruise, make it a week, ALIVE! Yay for meaningless Young Adult books. I am back in my happy place now.
I will try to read Wuthering Heights at another time. I’m just not sure when.
Oh, by the way, Wuthering Heights was my W Title Book for my A to Z Challenge. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
Originally Posted: January 12, 2009
Jane Eyre, oh where do I start? This book isn’t one I just picked off the shelf. I heard about it in another book I was reading, so I thought I’d check it out. And now, it’s part of me for life.
Yes, I had to use my dictionary to dust off my French to get through it. I also had to guess at some Old English, but those are the only negatives.
As soon as I saw that Little Jane went to a private school, I was sucked in. As big of nerd as I am, I think I would have loved a private school.
From page one until the end, there is never a dull moment. And you grow with Jane from the time she is 10. You see a child become a woman. You also get to see a completely different world than we ever know or can even imagine. As soon as you think there will be calm, the plot thickens and you are left once more in amazement.
One of the things I like most about this book is the history. It’s 162 years old and written by a woman. Charlotte Bronte was not the only author in her family. Her two sisters were also writers and they all wrote under aliases. Many thought it was men writing these amazing stories.
This is a book I will read time and time again. One, I know I missed parts. Two, I just loved the story and don’t think it’ll ever get old.
I give Jane Eyre 5 bookmarks and if you haven’t read it, I highly suggest it. (Sorry, no bookmarks to add to this post. I can’t get them to go at the bottom of the page. Still learning blogger format.)