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Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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charl08
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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How exciting! New Bronte collections at the British Library.

https://vimeo.com/789999495

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erindarlyn
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Charlotte's writing is so beautifully descriptive and engaging and her world-building so engrossing that you can picture every element of the story so vividly. Her characters come alive on the page. Rochester has his issues, of course, but is also a well written, well developed, complex character and the story itself is a good one. I would definitely recommend it for someone who wants to get lost in a good book for a while!

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TalesandTexts
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Jane Eyre was on my wishlist for a long time. Glad that I waited to listen to this narration. Thandiwe Newton is brilliant - bringing the characters and the slow narrative to life.

Funnily, I read Wide Sargasso Sea before I listened to Jane Eyre. But, the competing narratives really offered a very well rounded experience. Recommend.

As an Indian it felt strange and frustrating listening to them romanticise colonisation and forced conversions.

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Booksbymybed
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One of the favorites, such a good reread! I missed this joy of unhurried rereading, when one already knows the story so well, there is no need to devour- only to savor.

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SarahBookInterrupted
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I wanted to read this for a long time. But, once again another Bronte sister book I wouldn‘t say was a great love story. Both options for Jane were horrible. One only wanted a great worker and the other was manipulative. Mr.Rochester had some good qualities like actually loving Jane. I liked Jane‘s character a lot. She was strong and held to her principles. Also, the twist of fate, fortune and family was delightful. I enjoyed the book and ending.

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BookBr
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Snicker.

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tracy.anne8
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Went on Pango Books to sell them and instead bought some.🤦🏼‍♀️ I couldn't help myself though. It's so pretty 😍. #classics #janeyre #bookhaul

CoverToCoverGirl It‘s beautiful!🤩 3mo
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Kimberlone
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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#Scarathlon Daily Photo Prompt Day 15 #Secret

Rochester has been keeping a pretty big secret that is inconveniently revealed on his wedding day to Jane.

#TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

CoverToCoverGirl Talk about a BIG skeleton in the closet?!😳 3mo
Kimberlone @CoverToCoverGirl no kidding! More like the ATTIC! Haha…. 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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#manicmonday #letterJ @CBee @The_Penniless_Author

📖 Jane Eyre
✒ Taylor Jenkins Reid
🎞 Johnny English
🎤 Jaymes Young
🎶 Just Dance (Lady Gaga)

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Cazxxx
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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#manicmonday @CBee

📕 Tagged
✍️ Shirley Jackson
🎥 Jumanji
🎤 Judas Priest
🎵Judy is a punk-Ramones

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eeclayton
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I enjoyed this reread with the #pemberlittens a lot. As always, the chapter-a-day pace helped me notice details I would have missed otherwise, and I loved the daily posts and memes.
The book was darker than I remembered (esp. her childhood), and like other readers, I noticed more red flags about Rochester this time around. But he got his punishment and seemed to learn from it, so I'm okay with the ending.

eeclayton Thanks for hosting @BarkingMadRun & @i.besteph ☺️ 4mo
i.besteph Great review! 👏🏽💯 4mo
eeclayton @i.besteph thanks ☺️ 4mo
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i.besteph
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Mehso-so

Perhaps the most fun thing about reading this book #chapteraday for #pemberlittens was making the memes! ??
This was my first time reading this classic and my second book by a Brontë sister (the other one was Wuthering Heights). The sisters seem to have a taste for the supernatural and sick romance. The plot was well written, despite the love interests.
Contd in comments ⬇️
Rating: 3.5/5

i.besteph Even the side characters had better personalities than them.
Jane‘s a favorite although her choices are questionable. She‘s strong for a 19th century protagonist. She has impeccable strength and pain tolerance. Rochestor‘s okay. He would‘ve been likable if he had apologized in the end. St. John‘s a big NO. Helen was the one I missed the most.
I‘d definitely read it again.
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charl08 That cover... 🤯 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Helen Burns 😍 I want to read a modern retelling where she and Jane get together and Rochester just never enters the picture at all. 😂 4mo
i.besteph @charl08 Is that a compliment or are you taken aback? I didn‘t get it. Lol. This was the only copy I got, not my favorite 🤷🏽‍♀️😂 4mo
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lauraisntwilder
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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This was probably the fourth time I've tried to read this. I still didn't love it, but there were parts that I did love, and I'm pleased to have finished it. Doing a buddy read was super helpful and fun, even if this ultimately wasn't a favorite. #pemberlittens

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Jane: I see that there are three types of men in the world: Abusive, Mansplaining, and Liar. Ooh, I pick Liar!

To be fair, while mansplaining doesn‘t sound as bad as lying to me, St. John is so egregious that Liar is actually a better choice.

And they all lived happily ever after, except St. John, who died happily ever after.

#PemberLittens

lauraisntwilder 🤣 Yes!! 4mo
i.besteph Great review! 😂💯 4mo
nanuska_153 You pose an interesting question, although both the liar and the mansplainer are disrespectful as partners and I can see why lying is objectively worse; I think I'd still pick the liar, I mean, at least he'd try to hide his disrespect; the mainsplainer would disrespect me to my face... and quickly die for his crime😅 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly @nanuska_153 I‘d pick neither and just live on the five thousand pounds! 4mo
nanuska_153 @Clare-Dragonfly 😂😂 you mean the £20,000? Cause there's no question there... I wouldn't share the money xD 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly @nanuska_153 I mean… maybe the ten thousand pounds because St. John definitely doesn‘t deserve any of it 🤣 4mo
nanuska_153 @Clare-Dragonfly 😂😂😂 4mo
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i.besteph
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Chapter 37:
Reader, we‘re almost done….and so the lovers unite!

Rochestor is half blind and lost an arm. Probably a harsh thing to say but his suffering brought out the good in him. He mentions how he searched for Jane in vain, but the best part (for me at least) was when they perceived they could hear each other miles apart.
Flawed as they are, that‘s some type of love people only dream to have Definitely a wholesome chapter🥰
#pemberlittens

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DebinHawaii
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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**Spoiler Alert if you don‘t know the story of Jane Eyre**

-Edward Rochester. He‘s a 10 but he‘s pretty much a pompous an ass, dresses in drag & tells you he‘s marrying a b*#$h
—OK, he‘s a 4
-He‘s a 4, but he admits he lied about 💍 the b*#$h, declares his love & asks you to marry him
—He‘s an 8!
-He‘s an 8 but on your wedding day you find out he‘s already married & he keeps his murderous lunatic wife locked up in a hidden room.
—He‘s a -1000 ⬇️

DebinHawaii -He‘s a -1000, but at least he‘s not St. John…& it turns out his wife burned down the place & he saved everyone & he‘s now a blind, one-armed widower…
—READER, I married him… ⬇️
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DebinHawaii The #chapteraday #buddyread with the #PemberLittens is probably my 5th reading of this book, the latest one about 11 years ago. Although I have not had romantic illusions of Rochester in any rereading, I think the daily chapter focus makes him even more dismaying as a romantic lead, although much better of course than St. John. That being said, I love Jane & am always glad when she gets her happy ending. Thanks to our hosts for the daily fun. 🤗 (edited) 4mo
DebinHawaii Reading hours logged during the following readathons: #Pointsathon
#Spookoweenthon
#AutumnAtoZ
#31By31 #scarathon2022 #teammonstermash
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i.besteph Glad you liked the #chapteraday read! 🥰🥰 I agree, Rochestor is far from what I‘d call a romantic lead but I ended up feeling bad for him by today‘s chapter 😢 Btw this was my first time reading Jane Eyre. And it wasn‘t what i expected 😆 (edited) 4mo
DebinHawaii @i.besteph I forgot you were reading it for the first time! I will be interested in reading your review to see your overall thoughts. For some reason, I ended up a day ahead. 🤷🏻‍♀️Hope I didn‘t spoil it for you. I am glad Jane gets her happy ending & I like him better by the endIng. 4mo
BarkingMadRead This is perfection! 4mo
i.besteph @DebinHawaii hahah no problem! I read ahead too 😂 I couldn‘t wait! But yes I‘ll post my review tomorrow. 4mo
TheBookHippie 😂😂😂my favorite book of all time. I‘m rereading it in 2023. It‘s so dark and flawed and a hot mess. 🖤 4mo
sprainedbrain 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
Bookzombie This made LOL and then I read it to my husband and he LOLed. 😂 4mo
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
Catsandbooks 😂🙌🏼✨ 4mo
AnneCecilie Love your review 4mo
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nanuska_153
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I have very different impressions than those of my first read,I'm shocked that I used to love Rochester so much that I was oblivious to all those red flags, although I have to confess that in the end I find him so funny that I nearly forgave him for everything again. I loved this book the first time I read it and my deeper understanding of how dark Jane's relationships are makes me like it even more. My admiration for Jane as a character and for⬇️

nanuska_153 Charlotte as her writer only increased. Jane is so well drawn that she feels real, even when she manages to reach the perfect combination of goodness and strength; of generosity and being capable to sacrifice herself for others and at the same time have the fortitude to set very clear boundaries. I loved her as a fool teenager, I love her as a fool adult and I know I'll love her every time I revisit her #Pemberlittens 4mo
i.besteph Great review! ☺️💯 4mo
nanuska_153 @i.besteph thanks! 4mo
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Andrea313
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Jane takes off to find Rochester after hearing his voice calling to her on the wind (peak Gothic Novel activity here). She comes across Thornfield, now a burned-out ruin of its former self, and gets the story out of an inkeeper: Mrs. Poole succumbed to the ol' gin and water one night, and Bertha stole her keys, busted out of her cell, and indulged in some arson. The fire blinded Rochester, who's now living in seclusion at Ferndean- go, Jane, go!

nanuska_153 😂😂 love parks and rec ❤️ you can't read anything that he says without hearing it loud and clear in your own head 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Bookwormjillk I loved how she was like yup, I‘ll think about it! See you in two weeks! Then she took off right after him. 4mo
Erinsuereads I'm mildly disappointed with the lack of nonsense edits on the photo. 4mo
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nanuska_153 I find everything John does so oppressive, that little note implying that Jane was about to swear to God that she would marry him...he is so determined that the things that go through his mind are happening in reality that it almost fools Jane into believing it. Keep hounding her with the same question and pretending that she gave a different answer until she is so wore down that just goes with his version of the events UGH I HATE YOU, GO AWAY! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Your hashtags 👌🏻😂 4mo
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly I can‘t stop, it‘s a sickness 🤣🤣 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly But also 💩 to St. John continually telling Jane to decide! She‘s already decided, man! She decided no! It‘s very simple ARE YOU STUPID 4mo
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly I don‘t understand where he gets this superiority complex from and why they all think he is this amazing being. He is totally gaslighting them all 4mo
i.besteph @Bookwormjillk 😂😂💯 4mo
i.besteph Honestly St. John‘s a big baby..there‘s no other way to put it. He should‘ve planned on becoming a hermit. Instead of helping people he‘d just make them run away (like Jane did!) with his big head and spiritual pride. (edited) 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Have to share this post of Sparknotes, brilliant as always.
St John leaves,passing a creepy note underneath Jane's door on his way out *we all shudder*Jane goes to Thornfield,which is much further than I imagined,to find it burnt out.The owner of the inn explains that Bertha burnt it and died,Rochester survived "but he had better be dead", Jane fears the worst, but the owner of the inn is just dramatic, Rochester is only blind #Pemberlittens

Ruthiella It‘s interesting to me how Rochester has to be physically maimed and no longer that imperious, powerful manly man to become Jane‘s true partner. 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella agreed,I think this is the Rochester that I fell in love with and made me forget how awful he was.In general is a man connected with his emotions,he was never afraid of crying in front of Jane,but he was too worried about not needing anybody to be a true partner;now that he found real vulnerability he is happy to embrace it and surrender to Jane.Also I find him quite funny and after suffering "St" John,he is like a breeze of fresh air 4mo
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Andrea313
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After she rejects him, St. John gives Jane the cold shoulder for a bit, but eventually he tries again to talk at her until she reconsiders his work-based sham "marriage" plan. Our girl isn't having it, though, and even St. John's sisters are like, "yeah, no" about the whole thing. Then one night after some fiery reading from Revelations (kill me now), Jane feels her "no" become a "maybe"...but then she hears Rochester 's ghost voice from afar!

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Andrea313
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Buckle up, folks, because today St. John offers Jane quite possibly the WORST proposal in literature. Worse than Darcy's "inferiority of your connections" and worse than Rhett Butler proposing at Frank's actual funeral, this asswaffle is like, "I will never love you, and I only want you for the work you'll provide." Jane gives a rager of a comeback with "I scorn the counterfeit sentiment you offer: yes, and I scorn you when you offer it." ???

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
nanuska_153 😂😂😂 I agree, I thought Rochester was in for the win, with his plan of firing Jane, pretending he is going to marry another woman and confessing he actually proposed to her before proposing to Jane and was rejected; but at least there was love somewhere behind those awful moves. St John somehow managed to combine the worst of Darcy's and Mr Collin's proposals, it is quite a feat come to think of it 4mo
Andrea313 @nanuska_153 THANK YOU! Sadly I ran out of room and couldn't mention Jane's FIRST disappointing proposal. Man, Charlotte doesn't exactly set a high bar for romance; these dudes are just grim. 4mo
nanuska_153 @Andrea313 poor Jane has both finalists on worst proposals in literature...the male characters on all Brontë sisters novels really make you wonder about the men in their lives xD did they ever met a man that was not awful? Where they aware that was a possibility? 4mo
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i.besteph
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Chapter 35:
We‘re almost done guys!
St. John‘s angry with Jane after her refusal. He‘s still under the impression that she WILL marry him. Seriously, the dude can‘t take no for an answer. 😓
Jane admits she still has feelings for Rochestor, to which John says she‘s falling into temptation. 🙄🤣Everyone in the room knows he isn‘t a saint, yet he thinks himself one. He needs to get off his high horse asap.
#pemberlittens

Bookwormjillk Jane: I will die in India St. John: So what UGH! (edited) 4mo
DGRachel I confess, every time I hear St. John‘s name, I want to put my fist through his face. I‘d rather be married to Voldemort or Professor Umbridge. 🤮 4mo
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Erinsuereads He's SSSTILLLLLL TALKING! 4mo
Erinsuereads Like how much more vile could he possibly be 4mo
i.besteph @ErinSueMreads RIGHT?!? 😂😂 there are only a couple fictional characters that annoy me and this dude‘s now no. 1 (edited) 4mo
i.besteph @DGRachel hahaha I‘d choose to remain single if those were my only 3 options lol. 🤣🤣 (edited) 4mo
BarkingMadRead He‘s the worst! And to tell her that God will want her to do it is even worse! 4mo
lauraisntwilder She and Diana talking about what a good man he is just killed me. No, ladies, good men don't say things like "if you don't marry me you'll go to hell." 4mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront

St. John: Jane, will you do X?
Jane: Yes, if Y.
St. John: Y is impossible.
Jane: Then no X.
St. John: OK, I‘ll leave for 2 weeks so you can think about it.

St. John: *doesn‘t leave*
Also St. John: HOW DARE YOU NOT DO X LIKE YOU PROMISED. NOW YOU WILL GO TO HELL

#PemberLittens

quietjenn 🤣 he is the worst 4mo
shanaqui ...This does make me tempted to reread Jane Eyre, all the same! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly @shanaqui I‘m definitely enjoying the reread! As before, I love Jane and hate all the men. 😂 4mo
BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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nanuska_153
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John is a jerk following Jane's rejection. When Jane tries to reconciliate he replies with astonishment cause he was sure Jane was marrying him(?); Jane rejects him again and he tries to guilt her into going alone to India to die xD Afterwards,yet again,he insists in Jane taking her time to think if she wants to marry him, I guess he heard the expression "God loves a trier"?Jane almost accepts(?) but she hears Rochester calling her #Pemberlittens

Clare-Dragonfly To be fair, Jane does express confidence that he will do his marital duty. Probably with the same kind of emotion he does everything else 😬 4mo
nanuska_153 @Clare-Dragonfly hahaha true, nothing made her (and us) shudder more than the idea that he'd insist to do his duty in his cold impersonal way. I can imagine him putting it in the diary, once every two weeks, at 7pm "husband's lower duties"; followed by 7:05 pm "pray" xD 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 34: Jane gets the house ready for her cousins to come home for Christmas, and it ends with a proposal…. #stjohndoesntloveher #shedoesntlovestjohn #heusesgodasaweapon #justwhenyouthinkhecantgetworse #runjanerun #pemberlittens

DGRachel Your hashtags are perfect! 🤣🤣 4mo
Erinsuereads My god is he ever going to stop talking though 4mo
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BarkingMadRead @DGRachel thanks lol @ErinSueMreads I was thinking the same thing! 4mo
DebinHawaii Yes! Most excellent ###! 🤣 St. John is such a fun guy! 🙄 4mo
BarkingMadRead @DebinHawaii he‘s a real peach 🤣 4mo
i.besteph I didn‘t finish reading this chapter yet! But reading the Christmas scene felt like I was in it. I‘m excited for Christmas! 🥳🥳 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Until this chapter, St John hasn't really bothered me... like not my kind of guy, but I can respect his focus and commitment. But the way he just absolutely won't let anyone have a good time and then tries to manipulate Jane by bashing her on the head with “I know what God wants you to do better than you do“ - ICK. I also was frustrated with Jane more in this chapter than I have been in the entire book. Why does she keep doing whatever he says?! 4mo
BarkingMadRead @TheAromaofBooks yes!! She always stood up to Rochester, why is she being like this now?!! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly This chapter was my favorite the first time I read it and it‘s my favorite all over again now!!! I LOVE how well Jane knows herself and what she needs and wants, and how well she articulated it, even as St. John refuses to hear her. I love that she takes marriage much more seriously than he seems to, and defends her ability to be a missionary as a woman. And I love that St. John is a man who doesn‘t get what he wants even though he is a man and 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly wants it (clearly he thinks that should be enough) and even invokes God!!! HE‘S SUCH AN ASS AND HE GETS THE NO HE DESERVES (edited) 4mo
Bookwormjillk If you say no to me you are also saying no to God 🤢 4mo
lauraisntwilder Why are all Jane's potential husbands so manipulative? Dressing up like fortune tellers, pretending to be engaged, testing her missionary skills in secret with various tasks, invoking God... Yikes. 4mo
Erinsuereads Also her cousin @lauraisntwilder 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 4mo
lauraisntwilder @ErinSueMreads Yes! That too! 😳 4mo
LitStephanie @Bookwormjillk he is such a self righteous DB. 4mo
LitStephanie @i.besteph me too even though it is only October! 4mo
Bookwormjillk @lauraisntwilder Good question!! 4mo
i.besteph @Bookwormjillk a sorry excuse for not getting what he wants 4mo
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nanuska_153
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Jane goes from one abusive relationship to an even worse one: Rochester, the aggressive emotional blackmailer, at least enjoyed a bit of confrontation and liked Jane as she was; John wants full submission and demands Jane to be miserable, subjugating and slowly asphyxiating her; using God as an excuse, putting his desires as God's desires... how she slowly stops being joyful gives me the creeps. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

nanuska_153 I can't understand why Diana and Mary didn't talk to Jane while they witnessed how she was being made their brother's prey. Fortunately, Jane retained enough of herself to fight John. Sadly she still misses Rochester, she doesn't understand her happy ending is in a place where she can be a free and independent woman. #Pemberlittens 4mo
julesG Perfect meme 🤣🤣 4mo
nanuska_153 @julesG thanks! 😅 Couldn't stop picturing John sucking the life out of Jane while reading this chapter, if you tell me JK Rowling was inspired by him when making the dementors I'd believe you! So tempted to continue reading today! 4mo
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Erinsuereads
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I do love this book. Sometimes it is for the soap opera, sometimes it is for the sass. #pemberlittens

@i.besteph @BarkingMadRun

BarkingMadRead 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I totally agree! 4mo
i.besteph Hahaha I get what you mean! 😂💯 (edited) 4mo
BookBr The sass is strong in this one😂 4mo
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Andrea313
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Plot twists! Today we discover that Jane's uncle has died and left her a fortune! AND she and St. John are actually COUSINS! In spite of these events, which come straight out of the kind of novel Jane Austen warns us about in Northanger, I find this chapter really touching. Jane wants to split her cash equally with her new-found family and stay with them. This, she says, "was wealth indeed!--wealth to the heart!" Cue my cheesy weeping here.

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i.besteph
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Chapter 33:
What a plot twist….I knew that paper St. John took would lead to something. Jane‘s past has been discovered and she can‘t deny it. Turns out the Rivers are Jane‘s family on their mother‘s side! Lucky coincidence?
Jane‘s uncle dies, leaving her with 20k which she stubbornly decides to share with her newfound family. Do you think they would‘ve done they same for her? (I highly doubt that)
Still no news on Rochestor👀
#pemberlittens

DGRachel I think the sisters would have. They always stuck me as genuinely kind. St John, not so much. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Jane: runs away as fast and as far as she can, keeps her past a secret so no one, especially Mr. Rochester, can find her. Also Jane: WHO CARES IF I‘M RICH IS MR. ROCHESTER OKAY 4mo
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BarkingMadRead I‘m shocked that St John tried to convince her to keep the money. He was such a jerk up to that point. And he never would have done the same for her. The sisters might have, but not him! 4mo
i.besteph @Clare-Dragonfly Right? This part was hilariously annoying (if it makes sense). Oh to be young and in love. She seems rational enough but I guess not 👀😂 4mo
i.besteph @DGRachel @BarkingMadRun I agree! The sisters seem kind and genuine enough but St John‘s “immovable as a stone”, “feelings don‘t move me” attitude is just plain annoying. 4mo
nanuska_153 None of the three would share the money with Jane in equal parts, but neither would I 😅In my opinion, Jane is starving for emotional attachment, that's why she fell for crazy Rochester as soon as he noticed her, and that's why she is willing to share a fortune just to have a family. 4mo
i.besteph @nanuska_153 I agree, the other 3 would never dream of doing what Jane did even if they seem nice (at least 2/3) but I disagree about Jane. Imo I think she‘s a resilient and strong character with a kind heart. She‘s led by her Christian values which stands out in this particular scene. Tbh she‘s come a long way from her angry, stubborn self, albeit still stubborn 😂 4mo
nanuska_153 @i.besteph I agree she is a resilient and strong character with a kind heart;I don't think it's incompatible with what I said,a strong personality with a kind heart also needs to feel loved.I think the way she was raised,how she was treated as a kid really affected her,and although she is very strong, she covets other people's love and approval more than anything. Or maybe I'm just trying to rationalise why would she constantly be prey to abuse xD 4mo
i.besteph @nanuska_153 hmm highly plausible considering her circumstances. Agree to disagree? 4mo
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nanuska_153
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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So many things I love of this chapter,my two favourites:Jane thinking "I recalled his singular conduct of yesterday, and really I began to fear his wits were touch" we all wonder every time St John speaks... ? And when John says "I will be your brother -my sisters will be your sisters- without stipulating for this sacrifice of your just rights", coming from a cold unfeeling boring person really touched my heart

#Pemberlittens

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Andrea313
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Jane has semi-befriended Rosamund Oliver, the rich girl who bestows charity all over the village and also bestows heart eyes on St. John whenever she sees him. Jane can't figure out why dude won't just marry her and in trying to get to the bottom of it, we get one of my favorite wackadoo St. John moments: he tells Jane to take 15 and keep talking about Rosy's love for him, and in Charlotte's words, "he actually took out his watch" to time her. !!!

Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
nanuska_153 😂😂 St John is so unintentionally funny 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Clare-Dragonfly That lady is definitely not pretty enough to be Rosamond 😂 I‘m picturing Rachel Weisz. 4mo
BarkingMadRead @Clare-Dragonfly I agree! And Rachel would have been great! 4mo
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Bookwormjillk St John 🙄 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Isn‘t “Marmion” the book that Gilbert goes to ridiculous lengths to give to Helen? The Brontes must have really liked it. 4mo
i.besteph I want to know what was on that paper too! 4mo
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Andrea313
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Jane takes St. John's awful job teaching a bunch of rough moor kids and reflects on being surrounded by "ignorance, poverty, and coarseness"; but at least she's not living in unearned luxury, having traded in her good morals! This is a mindset my austere Baptist upbringing completely prepared me for so I have to say I'm Team Jane on this one. St. John swings by and talks at Jane about doing God's work and my GOD, can he just go to India already?!

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i.besteph
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Chapter 31:
Our heroine begins anew a second time. She accepts a humble job as a school teacher in the village. Her first day was quite lonely. She rethinks her choice with Rochestor.
Then St. John comes to talk. Here we‘re introduced to a new character, Rosamund Oliver. She's described to be uniquely blest with both money and natural beauty! And guess who‘s clearly got eyes for her but isn‘t showing it? 👀😍 (ahem St. John ahem)
#pemberlittens

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nanuska_153
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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St John going to visit Jane to "ask her" how her day went but really to tell her how it went, how she feels and then ramble forever about his life. I'm delighted that he has a crush on another woman cause Jane has the worst taste in men and she might fall for this xD Starting to think I fell in love with Rochester cause I just missed him after meeting St John. I find so difficult to read his long speeches while I roll my eyes. #Pemberlittens

Ruthiella Maybe that was C. Brontë‘s intent? She‘s like, “I know Rochester is a dick, but how charming is he compared to this overly-pious, humorless option?” 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella hahahaha maybe! She couldn't fix it at this point and she could only counter balance with another more annoying character. I have to say I, like Jane, do miss Rochester despite everything... I guess I, like Jane, should seek professional help xD 4mo
Ruthiella @nanuska_153 You see! Her cunning plan to get the reader to appreciate Rochester is working! 😂 4mo
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Jane has been living it up with the sisters Rivers (if you count learning German and reading books as "living it up" which I ABSOLUTELY DO), but soon they're going to leave for their own governess positions and Jane realizes that she needs her own job stat. St. John swoops in- he might be a bleak, disappointing Calvinist, but he does have a job for her, even though all it promises is "poverty and obscurity." Jane being Jane says, "Sign me up!"

eeclayton Learning languages+reading=my kind of party 😁 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 30: Diana and Mary are going back to work soon, and St John has a job for Jane. But first, he must mansplain some big words 🤣🤣🤣 #shesateacher #sheknowswords #girlsarenotdumb #mansplainer #pemberlittens

AllDebooks 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 4mo
DGRachel Oh, St. John Rivers. How I loathe thee. 🤬🤬 4mo
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BarkingMadRead @DGRachel right? I was all set up to like him because his sisters were so sweet, but damn! What a bonehead! 4mo
DGRachel His sisters are delightful. Him? Not so much. 4mo
Ruthiella Just wait, he gets even better later! 😆 4mo
julieclair I am hopelessly behind. But I vow to catch up. I miss being in on the daily fun! (edited) 4mo
MoonWitch94 I love this! 😂🤣 4mo
Bookwormjillk This is the best 😂 4mo
i.besteph Hahaha this meme is accurate! 😂😂 4mo
i.besteph @Ruthiella oh no…that sounds bad already 😅😂😂 4mo
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nanuska_153
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Anyone else thinking of Grampa Simpson when St John answers Jane's simple question: "have you found a job for me?"

#Pemberlittens

Ruthiella 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella this man really loves the sound of his own voice 4mo
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i.besteph
Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Chapter 29:
Jane finally finds a temporary abode in the Moor House. Diana and Mary welcomes and takes care of her. St. John‘s “charitable”, albeit stern for a 28 year old. I guess being a parson requires a certain level of maturity. Jane hopes to find a job soon and be away so as to not impose herself too much on them. St. John‘s only happy to help her out (seems so) while his sisters want to dote on her like a “half frozen bird.”
#pemberlittens

BarkingMadRead Not sure how I feel about St John quite yet! 4mo
lauraisntwilder Loved this line: "To that bed I seemed to have grown; I lay on it motionless as a stone; and to have torn me from it would have been almost to kill me." #relatable 4mo
i.besteph @BarkingMadRun me neither! 😬 4mo
i.besteph @lauraisntwilder hahaha yes! Relatable even a whole century+ later 😂👏🏽💯 4mo
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nanuska_153
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Again, sorry to be late for the party, but WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK! This man proposes by telling Jane that he is marrying Miss Ingram, she is fired and he is shipping her to Ireland, goodbye forever👋🏻Then when she cries heartbroken, he says it was a lie, it's Jane who he wants to marry AND that he doesn't love Miss Ingram and she doesn't love him cause HE PROPOSED TO HER after spreading rumours that he is poor and she rejected him?? #Pemberlittens

Suet624 Um, yeah... quite a guy. :( 4mo
Ruthiella Yeah, Rochester is a manipulative piece of work.😖 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella @Suet624 and getting violent when she kept saying she was going to leave? Threatening to take her anyway by force? Me waiting for Jane to say: "is that what happened to your wife?" What a piece of shit, what did I ever see in him? Is he going to spend the rest of the book saving puppies or something? 4mo
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BarkingMadRead
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Chapter 28: Jane‘s ride drops her in the middle of nowhere and she wanders around for a couple days #shesgoingtostarve #ohyaysomeraintoo #nowheretogo #dontquitjane #gratefulforstjohn #hannahthough #pemberlittens

AllDebooks This chapter.. 🥺 I can't believe she just walked away nothing but the clothes on her back and a small pakage, which she left behind 4mo
BarkingMadRead @AllDebooks seriously though. So much for strong brave Jane! 4mo
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Ann_Reads I think this is my favorite chapter in the book. The writing is so beautifully descriptive, although sad, and all of the focus is on Jane. 4mo
Bookwormjillk Poor Jane 4mo
i.besteph @Ann_Reads I agree! Beautifully written 😪💯 4mo
TheAromaofBooks I really wasn't expecting to like this book, but I have such mad respect for Jane! She's a fantastic character. 4mo
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Andrea313
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After the Great Wife Reveal, Rochester proposes the following: leave Bertha with Grace Poole (she'd be game for the mad cash), send Adele off to boarding school, and flee to the south of France to live in a sham marriage. Jane gets where he's coming from but is ultimately like, "No can do, bro, I've got this deeply rooted sense of morality and self respect!" Then after a night of horror dreams, she straight up runs away; probably a good move, TBH.

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i.besteph
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Chapter 27:
Jane is in quite a blunder. Rochester gives a -detailed- explanation about his past. He even asks Jane to be his mistress!
Jane declines him even though it was extremely hard. Her strong moral values wouldn‘t allow her. (I love a female protagonist who‘s sure of herself) She jumps on a passing by carriage and gets the heck outta there. Bye Felicia (in this case, Rochestor) 😂💯
#pemberlittens

eeclayton I'm so proud of her. Mr R tried every kind of emotional blackmail possible on her, and still she stuck to her decision. A true heroine. 4mo
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Bookwormjillk @eeclayton he sure did! Blamed everyone but himself! 4mo
Ann_Reads This was a hard chapter to read. Mr R really outdid himself with the fast talking this time. Thank goodness Jane didn't give in. 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly He‘s soooo disgusting. Complaining that he‘s not really married because people lied to entrap him into a marriage. If he‘d married Jane, not only would it not be a legal and religious marriage, but he would have done the same thing his family and the Masons did (according to him)! And then he‘s all boo hoo, how can you leave when I‘ll be miserable, and not a single word of how it would be good for Jane herself to stay. 🙄 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Also SPARE ME this whole quest for a woman he can love. 😒 He never stayed in one place long enough to get to know a woman and let him get to know her! Jane included! 4mo
DebinHawaii OK, this made me laugh really hard today: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRmhooMW/ 4mo
eeclayton @Clare-Dragonfly that's a great point about his doing the same thing. Now I despise him even more. 4mo
i.besteph @eeclayton @Bookwormjillk @Clare-Dragonfly I agree! Jane‘s personality really shone through. Her self will is impeccable! Rochestor, on the other hand, is beginning to go down, way, waaaay down my favorite characters list. 4mo
i.besteph @DebinHawaii facts!!! 😂👏🏽💯 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly @i.besteph It is her personality! Rochester is like “oh here‘s the hitch” and I‘m like have you MET Jane?! This is exactly what she is like! 4mo
i.besteph @Clare-Dragonfly well said! Rochestor‘s a big baby tbh. His tactic‘s to manipulate and so he throws a tantrum when it doesn‘t work on Jane. 😂 4mo
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Andrea313
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I loved getting to this part of the book! This famous quote is a classic for a reason- Jane is so strong and so brave in this moment, and I will love it forever. This print lives on my wall and always makes me smile, all hail Jane, all hail Charlotte. #PemberLittens

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AllDebooks This still gives me goosebumps even though I know what's coming. Hate the way Rochester is trying to manipulate Jane into continuing with service before the truth comes out 4mo
BarkingMadRead @AllDebooks I know! I‘ve known it was coming all along and I still got worked up! 4mo
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Bookwormjillk Well,it really hit the fan today! 4mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk I‘m betting he‘s wishing he hadn‘t waited so long 🤣 4mo
i.besteph First time reading and I was NOT expecting this. people do bring baggage into a relationship but not THIS MUCH! #runjanerun 💯💯💯 4mo
BarkingMadRead @i.besteph this is some serious baggage! 4mo
eeclayton Also, he lied to her face several times and made her believe she'd been hallucinating. Disgusting 🤢 4mo
BarkingMadRead @eeclayton he sure did! I can‘t wait to see how she reacts once she‘s processed everything 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Jane, “not betrayed” is not the way to feel! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
lauraisntwilder That scene in the attic was brutal. Rochester clearly has no compassion for Bertha. And then he makes everyone stare at Jane while he compares them. I really don't like him. 4mo
Erinsuereads I am really enjoying how many of you are having your childhood notions of Rochester crushed 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣☠️☠️☠️☠️ 4mo
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nanuska_153
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I have a lot to catch up, only Ch. 15 now,so excuse my outdated post..This is a re-read,thankfully I retained my original idea of Rochester.If I pictured Rochester as Fassbender when Jane says he is not handsome I'd be: "meet me outside bitch and lets settle this ?" I find hilarious that Jane starts finding him handsome through his rudeness,to me his features start getting handsomer when she saves his life #suckerforvulnerablemen #Pemberlittens

Ruthiella Hollywood always makes both Jane and Rochester too attractive! 4mo
nanuska_153 @Ruthiella agreed! In general, ugly people don't deserve love according to Hollywood 4mo
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