Saturday, January 16, 2010

secret crush

Oh, Mr. Rochester! You're ever so dashing. I honestly had given up all hope that you and Jane Eyre would ever see each other again, let alone get married. But you did and I wanted to cry. Only, you really will never see Jane Eyre again, since you are now blind. But you are still a dashing enigma and I heart you. xoxo, Mrs. Smith

I just read Jane Eyre. Can you tell? This is going to be a year for the classics. My brother-in-law gave me The Count of Monte Cristo for Christmas. I will get through it! All 1179 fine print pages. And I commit to finishing Anna Karenina, which I've been reading for about 9 months. If nothing else, I love it for the names. There is a glossary of all the Russian characters' names in the back and I sometimes just like to read that out loud, by myself. Try it:

Ekaterina Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya
Darya Alexandrovna Oblonskaya
Konstantin Dmitrich Levin
Sergei Ivanovich Koznyshev ( I really like that one )
Stepan Arkadyich Oblonsky

Fortunately, they all have nicknames in the book. Can you tell I am not leading any book club discussions? No, I don't think I really analyze these books as they deserve. I just like stories and being sucked into something. It's also neat to think about all the other people who have read these books over the years.


Jess said...

I really liked The Count of Monte Cristo, though I think the Three Musketeers is awesome, way better than the movie. He was a terrific writer. Enjoy the classics. What's next on your list?

eyeheartorange said...

that's it for now! Just need to get through these. I just finished the latest Jodi Picoult book. They are easy reads but good stories :)

Katie said...

I love the Count of Monte Cristo! I think I may have read an abridged version, but it was still long. Great story though so it was addictive!

Zoo Keeper said...

Jane Eyre is on my list to read soon. I got a Nook for xmas and have had my nose in it ever since. I finished Pride & Prejudice a few weeks ago. I want Mr. Darcy!!!!

Based on what y'all are saying I must get teh Count of Monte Cristo too!