Wednesday, June 25, 2008
David and I finished reading Jane Eyre last night. We were quite happy to be done, especially as it is overdue by about 10 days at the library, but I will miss reading it together. Such a tale of romance and suspense with such strong characters and a compelling story! I was happy that I loved it just as much this second time through, a decade after my first reading of it. One thing I noticed a lot more this second time through was the steadiness of Jane's character. I think when I read it as a 20 year old, I was very much swept away in the romance and excitement of it all. This time I was able to appreciate her and her constancy though many trials and difficulties as well as temptations. Absolutely fabulous. David enjoyed it as well, so it isn't just chick lit! Four thumbs up!