Bout of Books: Tuesday Progress Report & Synopsis Rewrite

Classes resumed yesterday at university, so while I had to say farewell to summer classes, I was still able to manage a solid chunk of reading last night. In total I read 160 pages yesterday in The Lying Game. With book club meeting tonight it’s coming down to crunch time, so hopefully I can make my way through the last one hundred pages so when I have a few free hours this afternoon. The book has picked up quite a bit since yesterday, so I am settling in and enjoying the ride. I have given up trying to anticipate the next scene because every time I think I have it the plot changes gears.

The challenge yesterday was to rewrite a synopsis from a different character’s perspective. Long time followers of the blog will remember my Jane Eyre kick earlier this summer, so I thought it might be fun to go back and re-imagine the classic from Mr. Rochester’s perspective.

Adèle’s presence at Thornfield has always been a way for Edward Rochester to atone for his past life’s mistakes. The sight of her serves as a bitter reminder to the way things should have been, and the reality of the circumstances. It’s not until Adèle gains a new tutor does Mr. Rochester dream that it could all be different. Jane Eyre is a young bright thing, a change from the vain and petty socialites that Rochester tends to spend his time with. Suddenly Rochester sees a way out of his circumstances, provided he can keep the secret of a lifetime.

How is your progress going so far in the Read-a-thon? Any classics that just always seem to stick with you? Leave a link to your progress or feel free to re-imagine a synopsis in the comments!

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  1. Very nice rewrite! My progress is slow and I can’t use the eclipse as an excuse. I’m in the 75% eclipse zone and it was cloudy at the 2:45pm max so it wasn’t very impressive.

    Jane Eyre always sticks with me. It’s one of favorites of all the required reading I did in high school.


    1. We didn’t see the eclipse either! A thunder storm rolled through half an hour before it was supposed to happen.

      It looks like your progress has picked up though! I feel accomplished if I read over fifty pages.


  2. Wow, great job considering classes started up again. Hope you stay on track.


  3. jennandthecats

    Wow, great job considering classes restarted. Hope you stay on track!


    1. Thanks! It has been a day of being creative finding reading time! Only thirty pages left before I am done with book club book tonight so feeling optimistic I will finish the book on time!


  4. wow that’s a lot of pages, super!


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