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lanecannon
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Pickpick

This was such a thrill ride! It kept me guessing to the very last page!

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Maria514626
Jane | Aline Brosh McKenna
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Panpan

The modern re-telling didn‘t add anything to the story. It‘s a graphic novel so there isn‘t a lot of room. Still, the characters were shallow. I was apathetic about Jane and that‘s just not right! ☹️
#bigjunereadathon

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ravenlee
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Pickpick

I liked but didn‘t love this. The first part, Antoinette‘s perspective, was my favorite, but I didn‘t much care for the unnamed groom‘s (Rochester) POV. The last part came very abruptly, and it was disjunct and weird - but it works because we‘re inside the mind of a madwoman. I wish there had been a bit more to the whole story.

Lindy This has been on my TBR forever. Based on your description, I think I will like it. 3w
ravenlee @Lindy I hope you do. It‘s a quick read, though some of the dialogue is in dialect so it slowed down a bit to decipher it. I never liked Rochester, and he‘s even less appealing and sympathetic in this story. 3w
Lindy @ravenlee I really dislike Rochester in the Jane Eyre story. Not too fond of Jane either… 3w
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ravenlee
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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“I do not like what I have seen of this honourable gentleman (Mr. Rochester). Stiff. Hard as a board and stupid as a foot, in my opinion, except where his own interests are concerned.”

Pretty much my opinion of Mr. Rochester, too. My MIL and SIL swear eternal devotion to Jane Eyre and the cult of Rochester, and I‘ve never understood why. I find him repugnant.

Ruthiella He is an a**hat. But on the third reading of Jane Eyre I accepted that Jane truly loves him and he her. 3w
ravenlee @Ruthiella I‘ll buy that, but I‘m no big fan of Jane either. They‘re welcome to each other. Hubby watched the 2011 JE with Michael Fassbender with me last year. His big takeaway was “what the hell is wrong with my mother and sister for loving this guy?” Which made me feel better about marrying into this family, a bit. 3w
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IamIamIam
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Panpan

Thank goodness.... this was totally meh. A bunch of southern ladies gossiping, a too naive foster care kid who's jealous of them, a mediocre murder mystery....

Nope, this was not my cup of tea. I did add a book to my total for the year and that's all I've got...

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Maria514626
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Mehso-so

This is between a pick and so-so. Other than the Jane Eyre films, I‘m ignorant about the Brönte sisters and their work.

This started strong but I got lost in the Brönte minutiae in the middle of the book.

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Maria514626
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This is turning into a good mystery! #20in4

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Maria514626
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The MC‘s view of the College‘s Book of Disciplinary Procedures.

The MC, Sam—an American—has just the right amount of snark. ❤️ So far it‘s fallen on deaf ears at hear new home: Oxford.
#20in4

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Maria514626
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If these quotes are any indication, I will like this book. (I am on page 3.)

#20in4

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IamIamIam
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I'm not sure I'm meant for books like this... 🙄 The fact that it's a Jane Eyre retelling says a lot too, LOL... 18% in and I've already strained a muscle rolling my eyes.