Bronte Along

As part of my 101 in 1001 Days list, I am to read or re read 10 classic novels. I have actually been doing pretty well with my other reading lists: #77 read 10 non fiction or fiction books and #78 read 10 craft books, but the classics have yet to be cracked open. So, when I saw this completely awesome reading/craft along I just had to sign up!

The Bronte Along was started by Beth and Melissa of Eggplantia. The goal is to read the chosen Bronte sister's book or watch the movie then blog about the book or a craft that was made representing the book. This is right up my alley. :)

The first book that was chosen was Jane Eyre. I am stunned that as a British Literature major I never read this book. I think it is because I was, for the most part, allowed to choose whichever book I wanted to write my reports. I always chose something like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein or Robert Browning's My Last Duchess over a love story. But as I get older, I realize that the love stories are actually pretty good. So, I am really looking forward to reading Jane Eyre for the first time.

Since I know absolutely nothing about this book, I am holding off crafting anything until I finish it. And, since I am on a waiting list at the library it might be awhile before I craft my Jane Eyre item.

In the meantime, here are a few really nice Jane Eyre inspired items for sale on Etsy.


  1. Yay, welcome to the Bronte-Along! Make sure you watch the amazing 2006 Masterpiece Theatre version of Jane Eyre.I'm telling you, i would not be as into the story if I hadn't seen it. SO GOOD!
    Looking forward to more of your posts!

  2. Wow! How did you skip Jane Eyre?! I first read it in the 8th grade and try to re-read it every 10 years or so. It's about time to do just that. I don't like yucky mushy stories either.

    I can't think of any "craft" that Miss Eyre engaged in other than maybe mending? I'm gonna check out this Bronte Along!

  3. I LOVE Jane Eyre! I was just talking about this book too.

    It also inspired me to read The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde.

    When I went to the library to get the Jasper Fforde book, I asked at the desk and said " in Jane Eyre" and the woman had no idea what I was talking about. I already have issues with my library but I have to say I was spectacularly appalled.