Monday, June 23, 2008

June 23 - Jane Eyre

NOTE: Brilliant and hilarious possibly video synopses of Moby Dick to come later today once I have procured a model for the great, white mankiller. Meanwhile...

Welcome to week 5 of our Remedial Lit Summer Project, which features Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre?! Didn't I read that in high school? Lizard says she's sure we did. Well, do you remember it? Can you name a character besides Jane? Did you fall asleep during the audiobook on that road trip? Okay then. Start reading.

This is where you can discuss Jane Eyre, or whatever you are reading this week.

And where you can curse my name if you are still mired in Moby Dick.

Have fun! Check back later for my thoughts on Moby Dick...

8 comments:

Diane T said...

You're right about Jane Eyre. I'm pretty sure I read it, but I don't remember much about it besides the pulpy plot with Mr. Rochester. Or maybe I'm remembering The Eyre Affair, which gives away the plot.

Anyway, I've completed the first chapter of House of the Seven Gables, and can joyfully report there are no whales at all. But there is a mean old man who dies of bloody apoplexy! I love a book that starts with a curse.

AbbaFet said...

I am STILL reading Anna Karenina. Words cannot describe how (insert superlative adjective such as fabulous, awesome, perfect here) it is. I am going on 5 weeks with it because I am rereading passages and underling half the book. It's slow going, but very satisfying.

Jane Eyre is still on my list. I was hoping to read it at the same time as you, Jacqui, but that it not going to happen. I can name one other character- Mr. Rochester- and I am assuming there is a Mrs. What I know about the book comes from that Saturday Night Live skit with Jane and Mr. Rochester. Hilarious. Maybe it's on YouTube.

Jacqui said...

Abbafet, so glad you're back! And so glad you are enjoying Anna Karenina. I was beginning to feel horrid for having dragged people through Moby Dick...

Diane, that's more than I remembered! No spoilers on the Hawthorne, 'kay?

J. Thorp said...

So far I still really, really like Moby Dick -- and no, I'm not just being contrary.

Jacqui said...

Jim Thorp, I hope you keep enjoying it (chuckles with self-assurance of one older, much older, and wiser)...

Mary Witzl said...

I couldn't get through Moby Dick, but I can't help it; I love Jane Eyre. If you really want your socks bored off, though, read Henry James. Ironically, he's a good writer -- even I can see that -- he just goes on too long. There's a real lesson there for me...

And I remember enjoying Anna Karenina. But that was back before I was very fussy about what I read.

Jacqui said...

Mary wrote: "he just goes on too long. There's a real lesson there for me..."

Me too. And that's what this whole project all about, really: learning from people who write much better than I do.

That and feeling cool amongst lit majors.

Julia said...

Have read Jane Eyre several times. I love this book - not as much as any Jane Austen book - but, I love it just the same. After you are done reading it, I suggest you watch the Timothy Dalton as Mr. Rochester version. Oh - it is very good! =^)