"Is your book interesting?" I had already formed the intention of asking her to lend it to me some day. - Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
On this day, October 16, 1847, Jane Eyre was published. -
So let's chat, do you loan your books and if so do you do so with discretion? Or do you keep a 'loaner' copy to lend to friends? I'm interested in your book sharing practices.
This post is also a fun way to reminisce about my experience with Jane Eyre. Continue reading if your interested or stop here because I'm feeling nostalgic.
I purchased @canterburyclassics as a bookstagram made me buy, it was my first collectable book, I felt like a real bookstagrammer. 😆
I also read this one as a #buddyread with my #bbatrib3 friend Sarah @the_need_to_read and it was while reading Jane Eyre I learned to appreciate the importance of savoring and taking my time with the classics.
The Penguin Clothbound is part of the Brontë sister set I acquired during a great black Friday sale and a tip from my friend @bookworm_365. When these beauties came in the mail, yes, I thought, I'm a real bookstagrammer now. (reoccurring thought yes?) Last to join the team (so far) is this Penguin Classics editon from my friend @direads. I saw a story about her un-hauling some books. I asked for this copy and she kindly sent me this copy. Now that I sometimes annotate while reading, I thought this would make an excellent candidate for when I decide to reread Jane Eyre.
In summary, I'm thinking I'm an official bookstagrammer, I have collectible editons, I have multiple copies of the same book and now I'm telling you how I got to this point. Maybe, just maybe, I got the hang of this thing called #bookstagram 😆
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So my 25th birthday was a few days ago 🎉 I celebrated it abroad in Riga, Latvia, with my love. Definitely had a fantastic trip with a lot of good food and laughters 😊 And then at home these presents where waiting for me from my family! 🎁 Sooo excited with all of these new classic collections! Thank you everyone for making my day special 😍🙈📚 I LOVE BOOKS ! 📚☕️ soo much! #wordcloudclassics #penguinclassics #books #booklover
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Day 11 of Book Riot Bookstagram October Challenge: Favourite Female Character, it's
a holy trinity: Lizzie Bennet, Jane Eyre and Offred
Lizzie Bennett the very stubborn and very witty protagonist of the 1813 Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice is the second oldest of five daughters in the Bennett family and, like the rest of her sisters, she’s expected to marry for status and money, not for love. To remain true to herself, she’s willing to remain single, a concept that was practically outrageous at the time.
The small, plain, ‘insignificant,’ ill-treated, and unloved Jane Eyre because again and again she is offered safety (if only she will ‘play along') yet every time she insists on her right to dignity, consideration, and self-determination and seeks her independence with great moral courage.
Offred in The Handmaid's tale because
in a dystopic future where women are the property of men, and an old-testament-inspired terrorist organization has taken over the government, Offred faces the dares to dream of a better life and her spirit is never crushed.
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”I’m so glad to live in a world where there are Octobers” - Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This is definitely one of my favourite books of all times 😍 Which one is your favourite classics? #anneofgreengables #wordcloudclassics
My collection has grown by one! The #wordcloudclassics edition. 📚 ♥️🤓 It just came to me that even though I love classics like Pride & Prejudice probably more than anyone—why are we studying them? If the goal is to teach them to think critically, we could use any text as a tool. Like song lyrics. Or modern speeches. As the basis. And not just to compare and contrast either. If learning and skills mastery is the end goal, why is that not best practice?
The Canterbury Word Cloud Classics’ endpapers should be enough of a reason to get these editions tbh 🍂 This “spoopy”, as the memes call it, one from the darker Grimm’s Fairy Tales collection really suits the book and the whole October vibe. 🕸 Anyone excited for Halloween? 🎃
Jumping on the autumnal-themed photos trend with a bunch of fall colored spines 🍁🍂
Okay my pretty classics, it’s time for you to take a holiday as I catch up on all of the books the rest of the world are reading! There are so many great current reads to check off my tbr list! I’m starting with My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. I literally scooped this book and a few others from my good friend @jogagner ‘s desk while visiting her cottage. I’m looking forward to this read, JoAnne, my brilliant friend and coffee later this week to discuss? 💙💙☺️
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Dewey (@monsieurdewey) is helping me sort through my October TBR pile. I tend to overcommit when it comes to my reading plans in the months of October and December... between “spooky” reads, “cozy” reads, chilly weather, atmospheric seasons, short days and long nights, these are my favorite months for reading. But sometimes my reading whims get ahead of my actual capabilities 😳
Here are the ones I KNOW I’ll finish, either for book club or author events:
•DEEP CREEK by Pam Houston (Loving it. Pub date: Jan 2019)
•THE PROPOSAL by Jasmine Guillory (Love her. Pub date: Oct 30th)
•A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA by Anthony Marra (Love)
•THE GHOST STORIES OF EDITH WHARTON (love her, and loved this collection last fall. Giving it another read this year).
I also want to reread REBECCA by Daphne Du Maurier, not pictured because I gave away my copy and am in the market for a fancy edition.
Any spooky October reads you recommend I add to my already toppling pile?
Does anyone else collect different editions of their favourite book? I love the thrill of finding another one when I’m out and about. I try not to buy brand new ones but couldn’t resist the #wordcloudclassics edition in the centre. I mean c’mon, who could?! Another favourite is The Thames Publishing Co. London edition on the right. The dust jacket is a little worn, but to me that just adds to its character.
This book is definitely due a re-read...
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Classics were not always classics. They weren’t published as classics. I don’t know this for sure but, I don’t think the authors expected their books to be classics. The authors wrote because they had stories they needed to tell. These books were ground breakers, boundary pushers, mind twisters, heart breakers, and soul menders. These books spoke to readers on a personal level. These books continue to do this, year after year, decade after decade. This is why these books are classics. Because we will never not need these books.•
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