jane eyre. i think i mentioned that jane eyre was the next book on my reading list. i finished it last night. it was, if i may use the word to describe a book, delicious! everything i look for in a good story. somehow in my 35 years i had never read or even knew this story. of course i had heard of it as a classic novel...but never read it. i am only sad that i waited so long to do so! now i am on the hunt for vintage copies. good copies. rare copies. like this one: i found this on ebay. the opening bid is a mere $103.17. but it is a sixth edition copy. published in 1857. the first edition was published in 1848. sigh. if only...but who has over a hundred bucks to spend on a book?? certainly not me. at least, not now. *hint, hint...if anyone wants to just up and buy me a delightful gift....just a thought!!*
so this is what my copy looks like:
a $4.50 paperback that i bought at barnes & noble. honestly i didn't even think i would like it enough to finish it, so a minimal investment was all i put forth.
ah, jane....with your knowing eyes and tiny features that captivate the brooding mr. rochester so!
on to my next endeavor....to watch (what i've been told is the best version) the bbc version of jane eyre. i cannot WAIT!! oh, and since i'm sure to love this as well, here is another random gift idea. just in case you were racking your brain trying to come up with a 'no-occasion-whatsoever' kind of gift for yours truly!! :)