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This is at least the fifth adaptation of Jane Eyre that I have seen. In 2005, I saw almost every major JE adaptation including the BBC version with Samantha Morton and Ciarin Hinds, the 1940s Orson Welles version, the 1983 TV version with Timothy Dalton, and the Franco Zeffirelli version with William Hurt. The only other notable JE adaptations I have not seen are the 1973 TV version and the 1970 film version. Clearly, I…

What’s the most desperate thing you’ve read because it was the only available reading material? If it was longer than a cereal box or an advertisement, did it turn out to be worth your while? - Booking Through Thursday I once read a Scientology booklet. I think that's the worse of it. It was not worth my while. I've read bibles in hotel rooms, but I don't find reading the bible all that bad because…

Having just ate lunch, I think I'll do a book meme. I found this over at Nymeth's blog. In the following list of a hundred books, bold the ones you've read, mark in blue the ones you want to read, mark in red the ones you don't want to read, italicize the ones you've never heard of, and... well, don't do anything with the ones you feel indifferent towards, I guess, or that you wouldn't…

Houghton Miffllin publishes annual installments to this series and other ones on genre writing such as mystery, poetry, short stories, science and nature, and others (complete list). The travel writing series began in 2000, and I started reading them a couple years later. I've read every single book in this series, and there are always a few gems. Since I do not have the chance to buy and read periodicals and magazines, I find the…

On my weekly trip to the library yesterday, I saw and bought this bag which goes to the public library foundation. It's one of those Bring Your Own Bag iniatives that encourage the use of recyclable and reusable bags in place of plastic bags. I'm really glad to have bought it since the money goes directly to the library and up to this point, I've been using one of my purses or a plastic bags…

Appetizer - Name a funny habit you have. I like to keep my hands warm and close to my body, so I often have one of my hands resting on my stomach for no reason. Soup - If you could instantly know how to play a musical instrument, which one would you pick? The two instruments I have tried and failed: the piano and the violin. Since I have the latter, it gets priority. Salad…

Wool Hat for Dad, started June 17th, 2007, finished June 20th, 2007 Pattern: New York: A Guy's Wool Hat Yarn: Patons Classic Merino Wool in Navy 0026 - less than one skein Needles: US#6/4.0mm 16" circulars and DPNs Cost of Project: $6 for circ + $6 yarn = $12 Pattern Notes and Comments: My father has wanted me to knit him a hat since I started knitting a year ago. This is my third attempt…

Since school is out for the summer (in most places, at least), here’s a school-themed question for the week: 1. Do you have any old school books? Did you keep yours from college? Old textbooks from garage sales? Old workbooks from classes gone by? 2. How about your old notes, exams, papers? Do you save them? Or have they long since gone to the great Locker-in-the-sky? - Booking Through Thursday I am in school so…

Brilliant. Having liked Shaun of the Dead, I was looking forward to this and had notions that it would be good. Stylistically, I love the writing, humor, and the mix of comedy and drama that Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright showcase in these two movies. Respectively, I find Pegg smart, funny, and everyman attractive on screen presence. I like Wright's choices in rapid fire editing and almost surreal storytelling. The film is homage with spoofish…