Join Us for SeptembEYRE!

IMG_20130901_071408I have my Classics Club list organized by year – meaning, I have my 75 books sorted into 14/15 book mini-lists with a year attached to said mini-list. That makes the list feel more manageable. Mind Games. Anyway, this year Jane Eyre is on the list and I couldn’t be happier that there’s also a fabulous readalong happening during September to facilitate my reading.

Super huge thanks to Entomology of a Bookworm for hosting the event! Head over to her page and sign up if you want to participate. The reading schedules look like this:


September 2nd: 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

This reading will be my second time through Jane’s story. In college, I first read Bronte’s most popular novel for a class on women in literature. I loved it then and can only hope to love it more this time around. Charlotte Bronte is one of my top 5 favorite authors of all time. I love everything the woman wrote. ย To honor this most wonderful of readalongs, I purchased a new, lovely copy of Jane Eyre to replace my tattered and torn Norton edition. As you can see in the picture, I’m thrilled to have a shiny, new, and supremely gorgeous Penguin English Library edition. Yay for the pretty!

Enough writing – time for reading!! Follow me on twitter for all my incoherent ramblings: @wickedinnuendo


26 thoughts on “Join Us for SeptembEYRE!

  1. I do so love a classic read along. I would find Jane Eyre difficult, as much as I loved it right up until she leaves after the wedding, everything between that and finding her fortune felt superfluous.

  2. Hallo, Hallo Brooke! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am a fellow Septemb-Eyre girl, making my rounds to all the lovely blogs of whom are linked into the read-a-long!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I must say, a few of us have read it previously, some have never read it nor seen an adaptation, and I am thinking so far, I am the first who saw the adaptation [1996] prior to having read the book; despite my bonefide attachment to Jane Eyre!! Laughs. I understand there is a twitter component to this that is going to run alongside, but are you going to update your blog as well!? I’d love to drop back and see how your doing whilst you are reading!? I best let you return to reading,… I shall be reading the ending of Pride and Prejudice today, alongside opening Jane Eyre! This is of course, well after, I have made a progress towards getting my letters composed and written that I want to send off this week! Cheers!!

    • I’ll definitely be keeping my blog up-to-date every Monday so please do check back. I love a good readalong and discussion of a classic novel. Good luck finishing P&P, love Jane Austen. I just finished Mansfield Park myself.

      • Hallo again, Brooke!

        Ooh, that is good to hear! You know, I never knew there was a short-cut to responding to comments! I love this little button on our upper bar!! Wow. Much easier! Thank you for your words of encouragement for Pride! I kept getting distracted today, so I am hopeful I can read the rest on the morrow! I left you a reply on my blog, too!

  3. Hi Brooke, I love your edition of Jane Eyre; it’s gorgeous! It almost makes me jealous, as I’m reading the ebook version ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never read JE and your fresh perspectives as a returning reader are eagerly anticipated.

    As a side note, I think this readalong will (hopefully ;)) make a half-way decent Twitter user out of me. I’ve had an account for maybe close to two years now and I only posted my first tweet today 8O:

    • I love the Penguin English Library editions! I hate that they don’t sell them here in the US, though. Good luck learning all of the Twitter ways. I love and hate Twitter all at once, but definitely have some good discussions there.

  4. Umm, the organizational side of me is jealous of how you’ve set up your Classics Club list! I’m a Jane Eyre (and Bronte) newbie, and I’m looking forward to this readalong. Off to look for you on twitter now!

  5. Ooh, I like your idea of breaking up a long term goal like this into smaller goals. It does seem more manageable! I’m trying my first read-a-long this month and have recently read Jane Eyre, so I won’t be joining in on this one. If they turn out to be something I like, I’ll be keeping an eye out for some other classic read-a-longs, since there are many I haven’t gotten to yet ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun with this one!

    • I really do prefer the smaller goals. Makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something much quicker. I love readalongs so very much. One of the best aspects of the blogging community.

    • So excited to read along with everyone. The Penguin English Libraries are gorgeous books. I think there are 100 of them and I hope to eventually collect them all!

  6. Hello, I’m participating in the read-along as well ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to reading about your thoughts along the way, and I love the book edition you bought! Isn’t it great having a new edition of an old classic? It gives you a stronger desire to reread it!

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