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Nebklvr
My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Pickpick

Another Jane Eyre retelling. There is always room for one more. With the Brontes as characters and Helen sticking around for a bit longer, the plot is a bit more convoluted but still great fun.

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IndianBookworm
Mehso-so

Jane moves to a new town. She meets Eddie, who is handsome, rich, and above all single. As time passes, Jane is intrigued by the legend of 'Bea' Eddie's ex-wife who died in an accident. Turns out, everyone has not so pleasing secrets.
As interesting as the premise is, the book was pretty flat. It felt a bit stretched out too. There wasn't any character development. A classic whodunnit!
3/5🌟

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bthegood
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Jane meets Eddie after his wife Bea (and her friend Blanche) die in an alleged boating accident. Jane, Eddie and Bea all have pasts they are hiding from others. Jane is the MC, but we also get Eddie and Bea's POVs - past and present. None of the characters are reliable, so there are many twists and the ending left some questions unanswered in a very good way. Overall a very good thriller.

Make a great day everyone 😊

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RobinTheDustCatcher
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My favorite part, Jane rules 🙌

#janeeyre #graphicnovels #classics

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FeatherV
Escaping Mr. Rochester | L.L. McKinney
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A masterful gothic retelling of Jane Eyre, I loved the authors take on the characters

Mshookquilts Sounds fun 1mo
FeatherV @Mshookquilts it was :) 1mo
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currentlyreadinginCO
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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Mehso-so

Finished this #pemberlittens read a bit late 😌😌. The concept of this book is extremely compelling but I found it confusing and slow 😴

dabbe Perhaps too much internal dialogue and not enough action. 💚 2mo
currentlyreadinginCO ehhh I think that I was in the wrong mood for it, as well.. not the most focus lately 😵‍💫 @dabbe 2mo
dabbe @currentlyreadinginCO I hear ya. I think the heat's getting to me. I just haven't felt like reading that much lately. 😞 2mo
currentlyreadinginCO Isn't it the worst @dabbe ... maybe a light romance will get me back into the swing of things 2mo
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julieclair
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Ryhs
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This book, a prequel to Jane Eyre, was fascinating. And so very sad. Unfortunately, I now see Mr. Rochester in a new, and unflattering light. He has been crossed off my #bookboyfriend list.

I really enjoyed reading this with the #hashtagbrigade , excellently hosted (as always) by @BarkingMadRead

#LitsyLoveBingo #FlowersOnTheCover #LitsyLove
#192025 #1966 @Librarybelle
#ReadYourTBR @melissajayne
#ISpyBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Librarybelle I used this for #1966 too! 2mo
dabbe Agree 💯! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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KAO
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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This was a very challenging read for me! I might have enjoyed it more if I had read Jane Eyre shortly beforehand. My murky memories of Jane Eyre from 40 years ago really didn‘t help me out. I was grateful for the detailed notes in this volume though. Even so—just not for me.

KAO @dabbe “Better books ahead” is always the battle cry! (Plus, I enjoyed reading Rebecca so much that it was a tough act to follow.) (edited) 2mo
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mcctrish
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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This is touted as a background story to Rochester‘s wife in the attic from Jane Eyre ( not officially a retell of a classic)
It‘s a tiny book, almost a novella, but what a wild haunting story. The POV changes, narrators are unreliable- I feel like I‘m the crazy one. What is real? What is happening 🤯

dabbe I just finished rereading Rochester's “explanation“ to Jane in JE. Totally different take this time around. I feel for “Bertha“, but both Jane and Rochester are so derogatory to her! It's awful! 😱 2mo
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BarkingMadRead
Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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I‘m traveling today for my daughter‘s baby shower, and I don‘t want to forget to post again!! Not posting daily is really throwing me off!

Part 3: whoa #backtoAasnarrator #sheisinthornfield #gracepoole #Adreamsthereisafire 🔥#hashtagbrigade

Librarybelle The dream was interesting. It was a nice tie-in to Jane Eyre and how the fire started. I did like that connection. 2mo
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Bookwormjillk Is that a picture of aka Bertha or me reading this book? Congrats to your daughter! 2mo
IndoorDame I really like that it ends at Thornfield bc I think tying it back to JE so concretely, and starting the fire with a dream were great choices. But I thought the writing in this section was the weakest, and I‘m itching to reread JE now, and I‘m guessing if I do that feeling will only get stronger. 2mo
IndoorDame Also terrifying photo! England is clearly bad for the complexion 😂😂😂 2mo
BarkingMadRead @Bookwormjillk @indoordame 🤣🤣 I was trying to find Bertha in the red dress, but the pics were too blurry 🙄 2mo
Aimeesue This section was so well done. The depiction of disordered thinking in someone with mental health issues was brilliant. 2mo
5feet.of.fury I liked the ending, but it seemed like a big jump from part 2 to tie everything up 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly I do have a theory about why Richard was so eager to marry her off after part 3: he was afraid she would marry Sandi, since they were apparently into each other. And he was Black, so obviously that wouldn‘t do. I still don‘t understand why she agreed to marry Rochester though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
dabbe @Librarybelle The color red, too. Reminded me of the red room in JE. 2mo
dabbe @IndoorDame 😂😂😂 2mo
dabbe @Clare-Dragonfly EXCELLENT thought that makes total sense in a book where stream of consciousness is everywhere! 👏 👏 👏 2mo
willaful I feel like the book was almost in code. I was missing something I needed to really get it, background or knowledge or a different frame of mind. It was truly heartbreaking nonetheless. 2mo
mcctrish @willaful same! I feel like I almost get it but not quite maybe I need to reread Jane Eyre 2mo
julieclair @Aimeesue I agree about the depiction of disordered thinking. Her decisions seemed so “logical” if you assume her thoughts were “rational”. And to her, they were. 2mo
julieclair I do wonder what would have happened if Rochester had really loved her and treated her as a cherished wife. Would she still have gone mad? 2mo
julieclair @BarkingMadRead How wonderful about the baby shower! 2mo
rubyslippersreads @dabbe @Librarybelle I thought of that too. 2mo
currentlyreadinginCO I don't think that I was in the right frame of mind for this, I ended up just confused and tired after this one! 2mo
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