Once upon a time, there was a penguin named George. George had a big family. This is because he and his wife like to… you know… a lot. They all have names that begin with G. Like
Good story, huh? Well, we were laughing a lot, so if you weren't, too bad. :-P Tomorrow I'll talk about all the junk food we bought.
It’s time for a new monthly tag! LaBloShoeMo was a blast, and it’s nice having a standardized end to my posts, especially when I need to be cheered after a rough post. So for January, Sassy came up with the Book-a-Day idea, and I have dubbed it Sassy’s Blogging Book Month, or SaBloBoMo. Enjoy the bloggy goodness of 31 days of books, and the new bling of another button in my sidebar. Without further ado, I present to you…
Day 1 of SaBloBoMo: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This is my favorite book of all time, and thus deserves the rightful place at the top of the list (though I warn you now that the rest of the month won’t be in any particular order). I first read it as a sophomore in high school, and I believe it was the only book of that entire year that I finished. I fell in love with the troubled Mr. Rochester, and I admired Jane’s quiet strength in spite of adversity. This book has it all – romance, tragedy, mystery. I often enjoy picking it up, opening to a random place, and just reading for a while. The 1944 film version with Orson Welles (picture above) is also my favorite movie of all time. For my final paper in “Novels Into Film” – a seminar I took senior year of college – I analyzed that particular adaptation of the novel, and talked about the significant changes made to Jane’s character. But despite the differences, they’re both great, and highly recommended.