Day: April 11, 2012

Volume II resets my page count to 1

An affair last Good Friday – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

This book formally commences my five-year long engagement with The Classics Challenge of The Classics Club, hosted at A Room of One’s Own. Yes, it’s both a club and a challenge. We have a Goodreads group wherein participants get or receive an invitation once their list of classics is submitted as an announcement to take on the challenge. So yes, I started reading this last Friday, Good Friday, the observation of the death of Jesus Christ. A reader not accustomed to reading classics might see this as a sort of penitence, but surprisingly, it is not. The other book that I was reading was more painstaking than this one for I found Jane Eyre easier to read. It only takes a few pages to get used to the language, which is not too archaic and which could have been conversational if today can be rewound during the 1800’s. A proof: “You,” I said, “a favorite of Mr Rochester? You gifted with the power of pleasing him? You of importance to him in any way? Go! …