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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Septemb-Eyre: Jane Eyre Readalong Kick-off post

Posted by Charlene // Tags: , , ,

Kerry @ Entomology of a Bookworm is hosting a readalong of my favorite book, (which I already reviewed with gifs here) so I just had to join in.  I've never participated in a readalong, period, so I think this is the perfect opportunity to start.  Especially since I haven't reread Jane Eyre fully in awhile and have been longing to do so!

The schedule breakdown:

September 2nd (I'm early): Kick-off post, introductions, why you're reading, etc.
September 9th: Chapters I-XI
September 16th: Chapters XII-XXI
September 23rd: Chapters XXII-XXIX
September 30th: Chapters XXX-End

Even though I'm also doing Classics Retold next month, spreading out the readings for the whole month should make it pretty easy to keep up.  I hope.  Obviously I'm participating because I love the book, but I'm also eager to share the experience with others - some who have never read the book before, so that will be interesting!  I should find out if they know the twist in the story beforehand actually...

As for plans, I just hope to have a lot of fun with this - I'm not sure in what form my weekly update posts will take but it's probably going to be mostly silly.  You have been warned.   And I will probably find new things to love about this book after reading it with other people!

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24 comments:

  1. I name thee official Eyre-Ambassador in addition to your position as a founding member of the Lumatere Tourism Board~

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    1. I accept my new title with the dignity and solemnity befitting the station and hope to perform my duties faithfully and with TOTAL FANGIRL GLEE! LOL Thank you Paola!! :D

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  2. That's so awesome! I would read-along but I just recently read this book (for the first time) and fell in love with it. I don't think any character has truly stolen my heart the way Jane Eyre did. She's brilliant.

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    1. I'm so glad you loved the book, I totally agree with you about Jane Eyre stealing ones heart! I really just can't put into words how much I love this book!

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  3. This sounds like fun! I might participate in the discussions as well!

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    1. Yay! Of course I was hoping my best JE friend would also participate! :D

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    2. You should definitely join us!

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  4. One of my all time favorite classics! I've re-read it so often I need to get a new copy.

    I'll try and stop by the discussions.

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    1. Awesome, I know what you mean about needing a new copy - it's just nice to collect them actually! :) I'm glad you'll stop by!

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  5. Hallo, Hallo dear Charlene!! :)

    I must confess, you have made me deeply curious about what your expressing in your post here, about the posts yet to come!! I reflected as much on this over on my own Introduction post!! :) I am going to be making my rounds on the morrow to all the lovely blogs, but I wanted to drop by yours first!! Its all rather exciting, eh!? I am still about less than 200 pages from wrapping up Pride and Prejudice as I fell a bit behind over the past week, as I was meant to have my review for Pride be active as of yesterday! :( Woe is me! Laughs.

    This marks my first read-a-long, and if nothing comes up to mind to join next, Finnikin of the Rock shall be my second! :) Cheers!!

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    1. I just dropped by your wonderful Septemb-Eyre post! So lovely to read how you came to this story and to finally join the readalong! I'm very excited about the event, but I haven't even started re-reading the book yet! I will start tomorrow. And I already have a bit of silliness planned for my first recap post, it was fun for me! :)

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  6. Twist? What twist? I know nothing of any twists. Ooooooh, this is going to be SO MUCH FUN.

    I put up a Linky in my intro post today and seem to have worked out the links-aren't-displaying bugs, so don't forget to link up!

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    1. Haha, never mind! :D I just visited the Linky! Thank you again for hosting this Kerry!

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    2. No problem! Glad the linkymajiggerthingy is finally working correctly :-)

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  7. I haven't read the book before, and actually have no clue what it's about, so I'm glad to see that there's a good mix of those who haven't read the book and those who have. It will be a fun discussion!

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    1. Oh wow, so cool then to read your thoughts! I hope you will like it, or it might just break my heart (just kidding... I think)

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    1. Thanks, and I'm glad that you are too - the more the merrier! I really need to catch up on reading everyone's intros - hopefully soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I notice you have a gif/header from the 2011 film. Maybe it's premature to ask, but do you have a favorite adaptation of the book?

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    1. Oh yes, I do - I love the 1973 BBC miniseries with Sorcha Cusack and Michael Jayston, and the 2011 film comes in second for me. And it's way easier to find gifs for this version. :) Do you have a favorite adaptation?

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    2. I am frantically taking notes on which adaptation I should plan on watching first after I finish reading...

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    3. LOL, I'm glad! I hope you like these versions as much as I do! I know the 1973 version can be a little too old-fashioned for some, but I think it follows the book more closely than others, and the 2011 film is a very summary overview of the whole story, but I loved the acting, directing and cinematography and I thought they captured the spirit of the story very well.

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  10. Twist? What twist? (yes, there's an echo here :P) This is my first time reading Jane Eyre (which is awesome so far) and now the mention of "a twist" is causing my little brain to implode with curiosity! =D

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    1. LOL, you'll get to it soon enough I think... I'm so happy you are enjoying it so far!

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