Welcome to the master post for the Jane Eyre Read-Along! This event is being hosted by A Night’s Dream of Books and Babbling Books. Participants will read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte from September 22nd to November 21st. Visit their blogs for more details on reading dates.
Each week will involve a series of questions for participants to answer. I’ve always been very hit and miss on being dedicated to a weekly update, but I’ll do my best to keep on track with the blogging side of the event. To start, I have answered the initial three questions as posed by the marvelous event hosts.
What do you know about this novel and its author?
I know a few random factoids about Charlotte Bronte such as her writing under a pseudonym (Currer Bell). Her sisters also wrote under pseudonyms (Ellis and Acton Bell). I know that the book received a fair amount of criticism for the darker tones, but it also received a lot of praise.
Have you ever read it before, or is this your first reading?
I read the book previously in 2011. I’m participating in the reread because the book version as become fuzzy for me after watching a movie version more times than I can count.
Have you seen any of the TV or movie versions?
I have seen the 2011 movie version, and I admit to reading the book initially because the movie was about to come about. This happens a lot with books due to the increase of book-to-film adaptations, and I rarely regret it. I won’t talk too much about my thoughts on the book since those will come, but I will say that I’m in favor of the novel as well as the author. More to come on that.
Here is the edition of the book I’ll be reading:
Happy reading to everyone participating!