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Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson

Back To Good

by Laura McCarthy Benson

Giveaway ends April 07, 2017.

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12 January 2011

February 1, 2011, Let's read Jane Eyre together!

I just finished April Lindner's Jane and I absolutely adored it.  I was a bit meh at the beginning because the similarity to the original was a bit jarring and wondered how anyone could get away with that.  The one think I liked about this book is that it didn't read like fan fiction.  I know a lot about ff as I used to write some during my Austen/Firthaholicism.  You can, if you dare, read it at and I was just plain Laura because I was an original dwiggie.  Long story.

Anyway, I've been meaning to reread Jane Eyre for a while and my friend Laura has never read it so I asked her if she'd like to read it together.  Well then I chatted with Shana Silver and asked if she'd like to read it and she's in so I was wondering if anyone else would want to read this book.  We could have daily check ins or I could post a chapter review or just create a post to talk about what we've read, what we like, don't like etc.   I'd like to get some new people to Bronte, so if you've never read Jane Eyre, you're really in for treat.  If you've only read Lindner's Jane, give the original a shot.

So just leave a comment if you're in.  I'll create a list of people who are in and we can decide how many chapters to read per week, etc.  I'm really excited for this.  I hope you'll come along and enjoy the book.

*here is the link for my ff which was a spin off of When Harry Met Sally/Pride & Prejudice.  
I called it When Fitzy met Lizzy. definitely read at your own risk, this was written in 1998! (much Mary Sue going on!) There is a running joke in the story, that you should pick up on right away.  (It's not good, I originally wrote this for a certain Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine editor who was in London at the time...


  1. I would love to read this with you, but I've got so many books stacked up on my nightstand already! :(

  2. You know, I signed up to do War & Peace in January but I think the Books on the Nightstand crowd wouldn't miss me. I'm in!

  3. Any excuse to reread this... and I'm in!

  4. Jane Eyre is one of my touchstone books. Will enjoy revisiting it.

  5. I'd love to do it. I'm planning on rereading it anyway before the movie comes out in March.

  6. I'm in! Modest goals, though, please--so many other irons in the fire!

  7. I've never made it all the way through Jane Eyre so a readalong is exactly what I need! I'm in!

  8. After rereading Pride and Prejudice this year and still loving it, I would love to give Jane Eyre a try. I've never read the book, only seen the BBC production. I'm in! Thanks for the chance to read along with other like minds!

  9. I was already planning to reread Jane Eyre in February, so this is perfect! I'm really looking forward to it!

  10. I didn't know about this readalong until today, but I'm currently about a quarter of the way through Jane Eyre on my own. So, I guess I'll be off the schedule with you guys, but I'll be reading it anyway!

  11. This is a fantastic idea! I had been planning to reread Jane Eyre in February as well so I am in.


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