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.