Wednesday, June 25, 2008

finished!

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!

6 comments:

Blue said...

thanks for the strong recommendation. I've seen the movie, but somehow never read the book. i'll put it on my "to read" list. ♥

Debra said...

Way to go! Maybe this is why we read the scriptures so many times--never know what you'll get out of each read.

Kathryn said...

I know! I need to finish it, I've been dying to finish it, but life has been crazy.
Oh Mindy, by the way...I'll e-mail you that photo list. Sorry, I didn't see your comment on Andrea's blog till today.

Native Minnow said...

There you go again, making me feel as though I don't read enough. Maybe it's time for me to get myself a library card.

Native Minnow said...

So, I refused to work at all this weekend since it's been almost a month since I last took an entire day off (even if I did only work for an hour or two on some of those weekends, I still worked). Instead, I checked out Love Is A Mix Tape. Excellent read. I read the entire thing yesterday afternoon.

mindy said...

Minnow, good for you! I'm glad you got a day off and impressed that you spent the afternoon reading. I've not heard of that book. I'll have to see if my library has it.

My library card is one of my most prized possessions. Okay, maybe that's an overstatement, but I do love our local library. It's a good thing.