Thankfully Reading Mini-Challenge #1: Thanks for this Book!



I haven't done much reading aside from blogs so far during this Thankfully Reading Weekend - tomorrow will be my big day for that - but I'm taking part in the first mini-challenge anyway. The assignment:
Write a post about the book you are most thankful for.  This could be a book released this year or twenty years ago.  Your post should include why you are thankful for that book.
 There are many books that  I am thankful for and probably would take me a long time to state them all and the reasons as to why.  But I suppose the book that I am the most thankful for is Jane Eyre.  While it may seem slightly cliched, it is probably one of the first books that I feel in love with as a young adult.  Okay, I was a young teenager at the time (about 13), but it was probably the first book that truly entranced me and made me really love reading.  There had been many times I had tried to read a classic, but when I started reading Jane Eyre, I really became enthralled with the story and finished it within a week of starting.  It is also one of the first books that I can truly say that it was a match made in heaven and was the first book that really stayed with me and has stayed with me for the last 17 years.

Comments

Jane Eyre is, by far, my most favorite classic. I don't know what it is about this book. I read it in high school and couldn't stand it. I re-read it a decade or so ago and fell in love with it.
Pam said…
That is a fantastic choice!
This is an awesome selection. I really have a hankering to read that one again.

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Mrs. DeRaps said…
I read Jane Eyre this summer and loved it. I wasn't taught many classics in high school, so I try to read a few a year. This was a great choice!
Jen Forbus said…
Wow! I haven't read JANE EYRE in quite awhile. Might be time to hunt this one down on audio and do a re-read.
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christina said…
I'm reading this book RIGHT NOW. I absolutely love it. Jane Eyre is such a wonderful character.
Jenna said…
Can you believe that I've never read Jane Eyre, or that it was never required reading (in high school or in any of my English Lit courses)?? I really want to read it.
I really need to reread this one. Love the Bronte sisters...
A few weeks ago, I FINALLY picked up Jane Eyre for the first time in my life. It was the copy that has been floating around my bookshelves since I was in high school (we won't talk about how long that's been). I opened it up, only to find there were notes - in my sister's handwriting - ALL over it. At first, I thought it would be a neat experience reading her thoughts. After the fifth page, the notes were distracting, and I have not yet gotten around to buying myself a clean copy.

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