Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I've decided I need to read more of the classics. By which I mean things like Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice. I've seen both those books in at least one screen adaptation, but it occurs to me that I have never actually read the books themselves. To start to rectify this at once I am taking copies of both out babysitting with me tonight, in the hope that one of them will draw me in. And even if it doesn't straight away, they're the sort of books that it seems worth keeping reading on in hope(!)

Thanks much go to HP because I just raided her bookshelf for copies of both these books, and once I've read these I might go back and get Rebecca.

Update: I'm home from babysitting and halfway through Pride and Prejudice. I'm finding it really funny in places and it helps that I've seen it so can remember what happens. I think the problem with Jane Eyre is that I'll want to skip past the stuff where she's growing up to when she starts to live at Thornfield Manor, so we'll have to see how that goes. I read a couple of pages, but then put in down in favour of the other.


Kathleen said...

I did that once... I managed to get through Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein (it was on the shelf - I had never read it) and then I gave up and went back to modern novels for a bit. I was dissapointed - I think I expected a lot of them. But you might have better luck with your choices! And maybe I should try another one...

Pig wot flies said...

I think you'll get on better with Austen than with the Brontes. Jane Eyre is good though, and familiar from Jasper Fforde too.
Try Thackeray - Vanity Fair is very funny.

HP said...

Rebecca is very good i really enjoyed it and Pride and Prejudice too.
Havent yet read Jane Eyre but will get round to it one day.
Glad to see you are making good use of my book shelf and it isnt being unloved!!