Wednesday, September 04, 2013

SeptembEyre Kickoff!

SeptembEyre is here! If you haven't heard of this one, it's a readalong of Jane Eyre hosted by Kerry at Entomology of a Bookworm, and it will span the month of September with weekly check-ins and discussions. Our first task is an intro/kickoff post, so here I am! But why am I here?

I stole a copy of this book in high school. And before you get on the horn to the po-po, it was unintentional thievery (they all say). I borrowed the book from my fave teacher's classroom lending library, and it got lost in the fray of ALL THE BOOKS in my house, and I found it years later and blushed and felt guilty.

I also took that finding/blushing/guilting opportunity to actually read the book. All except the last 30 pages.

I KNOW! I. Know. Sometimes I put books down before they're done. I mean almost really done, and never come back to them. I did the same thing with The Age of Innocence, and it's haunted me for years.

So I'm in this readalong to actually FINISH Jane Eyre. I even bought the Penguin Deluxe Classics edition. Because pretty. I've also already ordered Villette (because I'm ahead in this readalong and I'm diggin' the book!).

Isn't Villette gorgeous? Right???

In short: I'm Andi, I am a petty thief, and I am a book cover whore. 

You can find me all over the interwebs, especially at Twitter and YouTube.






26 comments:

  1. I've found a number of accidentally stolen books in my collection over the years. But considering how many books I accidentally forgot in school and essentially donated , I think it's probably balanced out...

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    1. Oh good! I'm not the only one who belongs in cuffs. Indeed re: balance.

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  2. A book I didn't finish the last few pages: Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. Jane Eyre is so good. I had forgotten just how good. That Villette is gorgeous and I'm glad I own it as well. So many pretties!

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    1. Replied via e-mail because long-winded.

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  3. "I'm Andi, I am a petty thief, and I am a book cover whore." Well, you take the cake for best introduction, BY FAR.

    And that Villette cover. Drool.

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    1. LOL, thank you thank you. And how could I resist, right?? It is gorgeous.

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    2. Yes. So gorgeous that I'm contemplating a trip to the bookstore today to see if they have it in stock...

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    3. I had to order mine from BookDepository to be shipped from the UK. I hope you have better in-person luck!

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  4. I accidentally stole a book from my school library when I was in grade 2 and it still haunts me to this day.

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    1. Yep, made me feel SO bad. I'm sure she wouldn't have cared, but gah!

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  5. I just read a book blogger's post claiming Rochester to be horrible and Jane to be pathetic. I love this book! I was enraged by anyone who could cast dispersions on Jane and Rochester, or Charlotte Bronte for that matter. Although I own a couple versions of Jane Eyre, hardcover, paperback and ebook, I picked up the graphic novel not that long ago.

    I may just have to read along with the Septembeyres to get in another reread!

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    1. Ack!!! Oh no. Well my blogger and that one definitely have differing opinions. lol And I didn't even realize there is a graphic novel adaptation of JE! Will have to look for it, for sure.

      I hope you'll join us for SeptembEyre!

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  6. Well I think I'm more shocked that you didn't finish the book than that you permanently borrowed a copy! I mean how can one resist not knowing how the happy ending comes about! :D But I'm glad you are getting to it now with us!

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    1. LOL, I know, I know. I have no idea how I managed that either. I was young and stupid. lol

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  7. I loved Jane Eyre when I read it but all I remember is a fire and a woman in an attic. Seriously, that's it. Really need to reread it. I might do so very soon. I think I'm in need of a classics break.

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    1. LOL, yeah, as I'm reading I remembered the first part and then I have no clue what happens in the middle 300 pages. lol

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  8. Also, your theft . . . thanks for the laugh. :)

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    1. Most welcome. I laugh thinking back on it.

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  9. "I am a petty thief, and I am a book cover whore." - Nice to meet you, Andi! =D

    Here's to you (and all of us!) finishing Jane Eyre!

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    1. Nice to meet you, too! LOL

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  10. This was my first adult classic, read when I was about, I don't know, 10 or 11? I hope you make it to the end this time (in your legally purchased copy). :)

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    1. I will definitely make it to the end. I'm looooving it! It's so much easier to read than I remember. Love everything about it.

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  11. Hallo, Hallo Andi!

    I was practically stalking your blog last night into the moon hours, wondering when your post would *pop up!* Laughs. I had such a fun time going to everyone's blogs, dropping notes, and then, awaiting the ones who hadn't posted to, erhm, post! As I mentioned on my post, it was nice to 'see' you again, after having concluded the Bout! I couldn't help but smile and chuckle throughout reading your "Intro!" to Septemb-Eyre! I should have known I'd be in for a unique read, as I was back-reading your blog a bit last night,... laughs.

    Petty thief. Classic! Cannot wait to read your weekly updates -- they are sure to be as wickedly unique as this one! By the by, should I bypass "The Other Typist" completely or go in blind and compare notes with you lateron!? [ducks book flying in her direction at the mere mention of this book!]

    **I originally had to post this on my blog, as I have been swimming in browser technical difficulties!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! It's always nice to meet another social media stalker. ;)

      I'm so looking forward to reading through today's updates. I'm reading ahead a bit and loving every minute of it.

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  12. I've accidentally stolen books from school before. More than one. I sometimes want to find a way to return them but was never motivated enough, I guess! I still have some, maybe I can donate them to another school...

    But Jane Eyre! I have never read it! I don't know why. I think I might have started my sister's copy and didn't get too far into it. I actually haven't read a whole Bronte book. I read part of Wuthering Heights and never finished it, too. I have a copy of that and need to get to it! Anyway, I'm rambling on here. I'm excited that you're reading it and you have gorgeous books! Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Oh good! I'm not the only book felon around. Ha!

      It's soooo goood so far. So very readable and enjoyable and dark and atmospheric. Just love it. I'm shamelessly reading ahead and doing posts as I go. lol

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