It has been a week since I have
forced challenged myself to read Jane Eyre. On the original post you will see I clearly called out my past grievances attempts to read this and my fail after fail… due to:
2. the language (not bad language) but old school language… which I guess really… is bad language. 😛
3. Something shiny distracted me
4. I dont want to!
My self challenge was to read 10 pages a day average, and then weekly report back as to how it is going.
Currently on page 70, I am now seeing Jane at school after her harsh treatment of her so-called Aunt. Just a few pages ago she had dropped the slate in front of Mr. Brucklehurst and been punished by standing on top of a stool in front of the whole class. Now she has been swept away along with her one friend (?) Helen Burns to Miss Temple’s chambers where they are currently sharing tea and cake.
At this point the story has my interest and I have no idea why it does this time when at no other time have I made it this far. I am curious about the cruel and strict head master Mr. Brucklehurst. I am also curious about Jane’s large language for a ten-year old girl. To me she speaks as some one much older.
I confess that I know nothing of where this story is going as I have not watched a movie about this either. I am guessing we are going to watch Jane grow up into if not a beautiful woman on the outside, perhaps on the inside.
I probably would have read more this past week but honestly have been wiped out every night and fell asleep after reading only a few pages nightly.
My rating at this point in the book:
I know a couple of my readers mentioned reading this along with me. I would love to hear how you are doing on this.