Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Epic Disappointment

For a long time now I have had the desire to read the classics. The beautiful words and stories that were created & written years & years ago. Stories that now even in the 21st century people still read and fall in love with.

On the top of my (imaginary) book list were Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

I finally checked out Wuthering Heights - the book & the DVD - from the library. Gosh do I love the library! In my attempt to get myself past the first few pages I popped in the DVD, cozied up with a fuzzy blanket and sat back with the intentions to fall madly deeply in love.

Boy was I absolutely wrong. I'm not sure now how I could have heard so many good things about this book. All I saw was hate, jealousy, insanity, and darkness. Full of disappointment I promptly returned the DVD & the book to the library ready to get it far, far away from me. Absurdly I still have a Wuthering Heights copy on my book shelf. Don't ask me why I borrowed two copies for the library, I'm just a glutton for punishment I guess.


  1. There is supposed to be a new Jane Eyre coming out. I watched an old one since I didn't want page through...didn't love that story but the acting wasn't very well done. Wuthering Heights, not a fav. May I suggest Dickens. Love Nicholas Nickelby and Little Dorrit...haven't read but great movie and mini series made.

  2. Miss Hillmer,
    Jane Eyre is a beloved classic of Livs'. She keeps pushing me to read it... Someday.. maybe...

  3. Go with another classic instead, I suggest :D