Have you read Bronte?

After discovering two of my blogging friends are participating in Melissa’s Bronte-Along, I stood up straight and paid closer attention. I was an English major in college, and I have wondered ever since then why we never read any Bronte or Austen books!

bronte-along! by yummygoods.

I have a couple Bronte books on my bookshelves, so what better time to dive in with the first read-along – Jane Eyre!

The members of the Bronte-along are going to read more after this one, including Wuthering Heights and The Tenent of Wildfell Hall.

We’re supposed to blog about how we’re going to participate in this read-along. For now, I’m going to read this book, and probably try to watch the movie. Some people are doing things like paintings, crocheting a shawl, and embroidering a line from the book. I would to make something crafty, but I don’t know enough about the book, the characters, or the author to figure out a creative project to contribute. I’m off to read and look for some inspiration in my dreams.


11 comments

  • the masterpiece movie is really good. really. ive watched it twice since reading Melissa’s posts! the book keeps putting me to sleep at night…i do need to get thru it again though…i remember liking it alot in high school!
    huge fan of wuthering heights too!
    have fun.

  • No Austen or Bronte?? I wasn’t even an English major and we read Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights. Jane Eyre is a great place to start — LOVE that book!

  • yay! so psyched that you are in! and yes, you must watch the 2006 Masterpiece Theatre Jane Eyre, omg. You will b e inspired before y ou know it! Welcome and thank you so much for joining in our little endeavor!

  • I recently read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. I loved them both in college (not so much in high school) but I’m a REAL Jane Austen fan. (P.S. Kiera Knightly is AH-dorable in the new Pride and Prejudice) Amazing how alike quilters’ minds seem to be! I think I may have a weekend of British Lit. and and pinning (::sigh:: so many half square triangles) in my future!

  • Jane Eyre is my all time favorite book! When you’re finished, check out Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. It’s sort of a prequel to Jane Eyre and it is a really interesting perspective on the story!

  • I’ll look forward to reading what you have to say about Jane Eyre. Sounds like an interesting venture:)
    I just finished Pride and Prejudice. I really don’t know how I managed to be 50+ years and never read any Austen or Bronte!

    Your blog looks fab!

  • Enjoy! I loved these classics when I studied English Literature. Look forward to seeing how it inspires you in your crafting.

  • I love Jane Austin! Thanks for sharing the info for the Bronte-Along. I have a couple of her books I am going to be reading on vacation next weekend so I may try and join in the fun. 🙂

  • Oh I forgot to add I love the flowers in your blog header. Especially the purple ones. 🙂

  • I am so excited to have found your blog! I recently read Jane Eyre and absolutely loved the book. I had never read Jane Austin, so I started with “Emma”. So far I am almost half way through, and it is boring me to tears! What’s wrong with me? I want to finish it, because I keep thinking it must get better soon, but I don’t know if I can! I guess I started with the WRONG Jane Austin book! Have you read it or do you have a better recommendation for a Jane Austin novel?

    I quilt all the time, but I have started reading again about 2 years ago. I never use to allow myself the time, and I’m so glad I’m back to it!!

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