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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Gearing up for the "Jane Eyre" read-along
I've set a date! We'll begin the Jane Eyre read-along on May 29, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.
If you've never seen how one of my read-alongs works and are curious, you can visit this page, which has links to the master posts for each of my previous events. Basically, I do a post for each individual chapter, sharing my thoughts about it and some discussion questions if I can think any up. Participants then comment on that post with their own thoughts, and discuss things together and with me. For deep books like this, I do a post every three days, usually, so there's plenty of time for people to read, ponder, and discuss. There are 38 chapters, so expect this to take all summer. We're going to really dig deeply into this story, analyze it, appreciate it, squeeze every drop of goodness from it that we can. (And if that sounds scary, honestly, it's not. Check out the posts for my Hamlet read-along to see what I'm talking about -- that's the level of digging I'm anticipating for this book.)
Please share one of these buttons on your own blog if you're interested in joining the read-along or just want to spread the word about it. There is no official sign-up sheet or anything like that. When we've begun, I'll probably put out the call for guest posts relating to this book -- I think it would be cool to get some reviews of the various film versions, character sketches, etc. We'll see what people come up with!