A day late again. I’m spending the weekend with a friend, and we’ve been having too much fun to post.
Keeping it simple.
Top: Colette Sorbetto
Today’s book is Villette by Charlotte Bronte.
Most of you have probably read Jane Eyre, as have I. But, I liked Villette so much more. For one, Rochester most definitely drove me crazy with his long speeches. He would go on and on and on for pages and I was like, “Dude. . . chill.” Also, I really liked the setting of Villette. It takes place at a girls’ school in Villette which is in France. Other than that, I don’t know why I liked it so much (I feel like I say this a lot).
I will also say this: I did not see the ending coming. I got to a crucial bit and was like,
“Wait. . . what???” And I had to go back and re-read a few chapters with my whole brain. (Sometimes I space out when I’m reading books with long sentences and big words.)
Maybe it’s this: I really liked Lucy, the main character. In some ways she reminded me of myself. She never did crazy things that I wouldn’t do. And sometimes it’s a relief to meet myself in a book.
“I believe while I tremble; I trust while I weep.”
(Also, warning: There’s a lot (a lot) of French in this book. My version did not include translations or explanations. And some important bits of conversation are in French. So, it helps to have Google Translate at the ready. Or to speak the language.)