Friday, August 22, 2008

a story for the ages...

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!! :)

5 comments:

Olivia said...

that one might just have to be next on my list. I've never read it either. It sounds good though!

Ryan and Kim said...

I love Jane's character as well. She is amazing. I have to say that Jane Eyre is definitely one of my favorites. Love, love, love it!!

Kim Luck said...

I have not read the book but I have the movie. You can borrow it. It is really good, but I haven't seen the BBC version of it. I bet that one is good too.

Stacey said...

hmm I don't think I have ever read that book...I might have to though...

Natalie* said...

SO glad that you finished and loved it - fabulous, wasn't it?! just WAIT until you see the film - get over here, girl and we can enjoy that Mr. Rochester to our heart's content!