Monday, April 11, 2011

What am I Reading?

Thought I'd write a quick post about what I'm reading while I'm procrastinating my English homework.

I just finished The Bell at Sealey Head by Patricia McKillip, which was excellent and I'll be reviewing that soon.

I'm unsure as to what to read next. I want to check out The Maze Runner to see what all the hype is about, because apparently it's "The next Hunger Games". Nothing is the next Hunger Games. Not even Catching Fire. On the other hand I've got Do Hard Things and Mere Christianity that I'd like to continue, plus the books I bought at Barnes and Noble last Saturday.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Jane Eyre Book Review

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is simply a classic, but I know I'm not the first person to say that. Yes, it is long. Yes, it is mostly geared toward women of the early Victorian Era. But, it is well worth the read.
Jane is an orphan and her life sucks. She lives with relatives who hate her. She is sent to an institution to become a governess. Her only friend at the school dies. Life sucks. But once she becomes a governess, she is employed. Then stuff starts happening. Mr. Rochester and Jane exchange clever dialog. And she embarks on a adventure of love and mystery.

That's all I can give away without spoiling the story. There are several adaptations available including a BBC miniseries on the novel and movie that is already available/will be available April 8th. I plan to see the movie and write a review as well.

Overall, I would say this is an excellent book worth reading. Yes, it is a classic and most people who see a classic run screaming, "AH CLASSIC! I AM NOT SMART ENOUGH TO READ THIS/ NOT STUCK UP!" One does not have to be smart or stuck up to read a classic. One just simply has to be willing to learn.