I’m trying something new this month and participating in a read-along! I often include Jane Eyre on my list of all-time favorite books, but I’ve only read it once. When Kerry at Entomology of a Bookworm suggested a read-along, it seemed like a perfect excuse to revisit the book.
(Note: I’ve gone temporarily deaf to anyone who questions the wisdom of taking on a reading challenge with work, starting grad school, and half of Vanity Fair to read for book club already on my plate. I don’t need to sleep, right?)
The moral of the story is that I might fall behind, but that’s okay.
Who am I?
If you’re new to the blog, here’s a bit about me. I’m a twenty-something owl (yes, owl–see more about our blog here) who lives in the midwest. I’m a librarian-in-training, and I read more than is probably healthy. Outside of the bibliosphere, I enjoy
running flying, baking, and wasting time on the Internet. I have a human alter-ego who tweets at @knsievert and also rates books on GoodReads.
I have read Jane Eyre before, and I loved it. I’ve only read it once–while I was a counselor at an summer camp for owlets from all over the world who were learning English as a second language. Needless to say, I didn’t have a lot of spare attention to give to the book, which I read during the little downtime I had. I’m looking forward to a quieter reading experience this time.
I have the Barnes & Noble Classics version of Jane Eyre, and I’ve also downloaded Project Gutenberg’s copy for my ereader so I don’t have to lug the book around on the bus.
Since Owl You Need is a Good Read is a group blog, I might try putting all my updates in one post, with new content at the top each week. I can’t wait to get started and to find out what all the first-time readers think!