Friday Reads

First Line Friday 56 – #3 (Jane Eyre)

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these! I got so caught up in exploring my Book Bucket List that I forgot about this meme mash-up.

If you forgot where this one came from Kat @ Here There Be Dragons mentioned two Friday Book memes that she combined, and I decided to play along on occasion. Here’s how Kat described the memes she mashed-up:

“First Line Fridays” is hosted over at Hoarding Books and is all about the first line of current read. A good companion meme is the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice where you turn to page 56 in what you’re reading a find a sentence that jumps out at you.

So, as Kat did in her post, I’m going to pull the first line and a line from the 56th page of one of my current (paper) reads, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

First line:

“There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.”

Page 56:

“Probably, if I had lately left a good home and kind parents, this would have been the hour when I should most keenly have regretted the separation; that wind would then have saddened my heart; this obscure chaos would have disturbed my peace; as it was, I derived from both a strange excitement, and reckless and feverish, I wished the wind to howl more wildly, the gloom to deepen to darkness, and the confusion to rise to clamour.”

I have to say, I love how these two lines show the variety in the book’s prose.


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