scribbles & wanderlust
Ah, love, let us be true
To one another! for the world, which seems
To lie before us like a land of dreams,
So various, so beautiful, so new,
Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,
Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;
And we are here as on a darkling plain
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.

--"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold
There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Monday First Sentences | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week

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The difficult answer to the number of bookcases I own, the quotes that give me ALL THE FEELS, the book that gave me a major book hangover, and my perplexing issue with The Mortal Instruments series.


Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

The Autobiography of Jane Eyre

A character vlog, similar to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, for our favorite gothic heroine. Follow Jane as she finishes nursing school and decides to take up residence with a wealthy businessman as his ward’s tutor/nanny. Brilliant acting, extreme depth of character, and home-video filming quality all give way to a truly fascinating and enriching experience with this cast. 

To start from the beginning, click here.

I received 11/12! One of them I was stumped between two men in two different books.  


Catherine Earnshaw in tears - (Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte)



Anne Bronte, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

#quote   #Bronte   #excerpt   #books   #literature  

Fake book covers, celebrating 19th century women writers.

I wish these were real!

#Austen   #Bronte   #shelley   #Chopin   #gaskell   #Author   #books   #literature   #art  

One whole shelf on my desk is entirely dedicated to Austen and Bronte.

Of Jane Austen, I own…

  • 6 copies of Pride and Prejudice
  • 5 copies of Northanger Abbey 
  • 3 copies of Sense and Sensibility 
  • 3 copies of Persuasion 
  • 2 copies of Emma 
  • 2 copies of Mansfield Park 

Of the Brontes, I own…

  • 5 copies of Jane Eyre 
  • 3 copies of Wuthering Heights 
  • 1 copy of Tennant of Wildfell Hall 
  • 1 copy of Villette 

I’m still on the hunt for three other copies of Jane Eyre and two other copies of Wuthering Heights

I have a problem. 


Charlotte Bronte, Villette

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