Attempting to finish #JaneEyre once and for all! 😎
Attempting to finish #JaneEyre once and for all! 😎
“I would always rather be happy than dignified”
I‘ve always love reading & libraries been my paradise on earth, but wasn't a big fan & didn‘t appreciate #Classics (except for few children‘s & “not romance” classics) til recently, when I don‘t have to analysis every details & then write papers about them.
What are your favourite Classics?
#Bookquotes #bibliophile #readinglife #AussieReader #PenguinClassics #Quote
“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.”
This is actually from the preface to the second edition of the book, and not part of the novel itself, but the author did write it, and I rather liked it, particularly the “conventionality is not morality” bit. 😁
Jane Eyre is an amazing exposition of the patriarchal and class constraints experienced by one clever, funny woman over the course of a decade in the 19th century. This book is absolutely teeming with redeeming qualities, and I highly recommend it - especially if you're just starting to read the classics, it's the perfect one to get you going. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/jane-eyre-charlotte-bronte/
"After my mother's death, I wash my hands of you: [...] you and I will be as separate as if we had never known each other. You need not think that because we chanced to be born of the same parents, I shall suffer you to fasten me down by even the feeblest claim: I can tell you this--if the whole human race, ourselves excepted, were swept away, and we two stood alone on the earth, I would leave you in the old world, and betake myself to the new."
I was 10 years old the 1st time I read this & I only understood about 1/2 of what I was reading. It was such a transformative experience for me, though, & so much of what I look for in literature originated with that early experience reading this book.
I wonder how many readers out there also owe a lot of their love of reading and taste in books to an early experience with a book they weren‘t quite ready for yet.
A day late opening my #mysterymessageswap package since i spent the day at the lake with my family. All I can is wow and thank you so much!! I haven‘t finished unpacking Jane Eyre but I took enough to be able to close it lol. I‘ll leave the rest of the goodies as prizes as I read the book. Thank you again.
PS - I love my Wonder Woman and plan on taking her to work with me.
“I blamed none of those who repulsed me. I felt it was what was to be expected, and what could not be helped: an ordinary beggar is frequently an object of #suspicion; a well-dressed beggar inevitably so. To be sure, what I begged was employment; but whose business was it to provide me with employment? Not, certainly, that of persons who saw me then for the first time, and who knew nothing about my character.” #QuotsyJune19
The Gypsy in Jane Eyre is from down the Road, kind of. 😉
Also, JE is an #OldFavorite/#OldFavourite of mine. I would like to have the above edition for my collection.
#WanderingJune @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen
Loving this audiobook at the moment, the version I chose is read by Elizabeth Klett, who is easy to listen to. I have never read a Bronte book before and I have recently watched the movie, Jane Eyre, on Netflix, so inspired me to find the book. Beautifully written and gentle story so far, thoroughly enjoying this classic novel like I never thought I would
#30JuneBooks Day 4 : J
J , to me, means Love of my life
My daughter & my husband‘s name both start with the letter J. And now that I've read this book, it has become one of my favorite books & one that I Love to reread
"Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive."~Charlotte Bronte
I‘ve become a bit obsessed with the concept of reading secular novels as sacred texts. I really need to read Jane Eyre after this article!
Book #21: Continuing on through my grandfather's book collection I noticed there was a large number of books by Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. And so I decided to sit down and tackle some of those books.
It has been so long since I have read Jane Eyre, I feel that I can't do it justice anymore. This is another of the books I need to go back to...
Baby, I've been waiting, I've been waiting night and day
I didn't see the time, I waited half my life away
—Gotta go with Charlotte Bronte for
Day 24 of #MayMovieMagic with #WaitingForTheMiracle
1. I am releasing my constant need to do things right and perfect. I beat myself up this week about my lack of discipline with the #bfc and I need to give myself more love and credit for what I did accomplish.
2. I chose this quote from Jane Eyre.
3. @wanderinglynn @DaveGreen7777 @TheSpineView @BookwormAHN @ErinSueGreads @WhiskeyMistress @AsYouWish @LauraJ @monalyisha @Nerdy_Bookworm @TheReadingMermaid and everybody else.🖤🖤🖤#moonreflections
“I had often heard the song before, and always with lively delight; for Bessie had a #sweet voice,—at least, I thought so. But now, though her voice was still sweet, I found in its melody an indescribable sadness. Sometimes, preoccupied with her work, she sang the refrain very low, very lingeringly; ‘A long time ago‘ came out like the saddest cadence of a funeral hymn.” #QuotsyMay19
“Reader, it is not pleasant to dwell on these details. Some say there is enjoyment in looking back to painful #experience past; but at this day I can scarcely bear to review the times to which I allude: the moral degradation, blent with the physical suffering, form too distressing a recollection ever to be willingly dwelt on.” #QuotsyMay19
I‘ve been rereading JANE EYRE, and I am just so into it! I didn‘t anticipate how much I‘d enjoy returning to this classic. The last time I read it was in high school with a fantastic teacher. Mr. Diana, wherever you are now, thanks for being such a great instructor to a bunch of hyper, book-loving freshman.
Another quote from earlier in the same conversation: “It is the cause of God I advocate: it is under His standard I enlist you. I cannot accept on His behalf a divided allegiance: it must be entire.”
“Oh! I will give my heart to God,” I said. “You do not want it.” 🔥
1. Jane Eyre
2. Beezus and Ramona
3. Goodreads and Litsy
4. This is my mom with me last week at a garden tour and tea in a historic neighborhood in my town. It is an annual fundraiser that I took her too for an early Mother‘s Day. (With a couple inset pictures so my layout works!)
5. @originalcyn620 & @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks have y‘all done this?
Thanks for the tag @4thhouseontheleft
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs @youneverarrived
1 & 2. The only books I think I‘ve ever reread were Jane Eyre and Twilight when I was 11 🙈
3. LibraryThing and goodreads. Some books got deleted from my LibraryThing a few years ago and I‘m still trying to recover what they were 😞
4. Me in Austin this weekend!
5. I‘ve done such a bad job of keeping up to date on Litsy while I was away so not sure who‘s done it - you‘re tagged if you want to!
1. The Facts of Life, Fame, and The Dukes of Hazzard. @BarbaraTheBibliophage
2. Visit London, England. @Melissa_J
3. Not the same way every time. @emtobiasz
4. Jane Eyre @youneverarrived
5. Favourite weekend getaway spot?
1) I hate the term reading slump. I prefer "not in the mood". Just because I'm not in the mood for coffee I don't have a "coffee slump". ?
2) Actually doing something totally different instead of beating myself up for not being in the mood for reading. Crafting, watching a film, cooking, baking, going for walks,...
3) Britain, fantastical worlds, space,...
4) I'm in love with Penguin's different editions of the classics