>Thankfully Reading Mini-Challenge #1: Thanks for this Book!

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I haven’t done much reading aside from blogs so far during this Thankfully Reading Weekend – tomorrow will be my big day for that – but I’m taking part in the first mini-challenge anyway. The assignment:
Write a post about the book you are most thankful for.  This could be a book released this year or twenty years ago.  Your post should include why you are thankful for that book.

 There are many books that  I am thankful for and probably would take me a long time to state them all and the reasons as to why.  But I suppose the book that I am the most thankful for is Jane Eyre.  While it may seem slightly cliched, it is probably one of the first books that I feel in love with as a young adult.  Okay, I was a young teenager at the time (about 13), but it was probably the first book that truly entranced me and made me really love reading.  There had been many times I had tried to read a classic, but when I started reading Jane Eyre, I really became enthralled with the story and finished it within a week of starting.  It is also one of the first books that I can truly say that it was a match made in heaven and was the first book that really stayed with me and has stayed with me for the last 17 years.

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10 responses to “>Thankfully Reading Mini-Challenge #1: Thanks for this Book!

  1. >Jane Eyre is, by far, my most favorite classic. I don't know what it is about this book. I read it in high school and couldn't stand it. I re-read it a decade or so ago and fell in love with it.

  2. Pam

    >That is a fantastic choice!

  3. >This is an awesome selection. I really have a hankering to read that one again.Jennifer @ The Literate Housewife Review

  4. >I read Jane Eyre this summer and loved it. I wasn't taught many classics in high school, so I try to read a few a year. This was a great choice!

  5. >Wow! I haven't read JANE EYRE in quite awhile. Might be time to hunt this one down on audio and do a re-read.

  6. >I'm reading this book RIGHT NOW. I absolutely love it. Jane Eyre is such a wonderful character.

  7. >Can you believe that I've never read Jane Eyre, or that it was never required reading (in high school or in any of my English Lit courses)?? I really want to read it.

  8. >I really need to reread this one. Love the Bronte sisters…

  9. >A few weeks ago, I FINALLY picked up Jane Eyre for the first time in my life. It was the copy that has been floating around my bookshelves since I was in high school (we won't talk about how long that's been). I opened it up, only to find there were notes – in my sister's handwriting – ALL over it. At first, I thought it would be a neat experience reading her thoughts. After the fifth page, the notes were distracting, and I have not yet gotten around to buying myself a clean copy.

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