My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
If you need a laugh out loud funny book while you drive, work out, do yard work, fold laundry, do anything really, get this. I suppose it’s probably lovely on page as well, but I listened to it, obviously, by my chosen image 😂
My Plain Jane is a retelling of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. In this novel however, Ms. Bronte is a character in the book, not the writer. It helps if one is familiar with Jane Eyre before reading, but if not, that’s okay too. 😘 Written from three perspectives, Jane, Charlotte and Alexander, it references pop-culture, Jane Austen, Mary Poppins and even Harry Potter. It’s British humor (Think Hitchhikers Guide) mixed with British Gothic and it’s down right entertaining and hilarious. I highly recommend you listen to it. Fiona Hardingham is SO good and makes me wish she read all the books to me.
A random quote from the book, (which was quite was hard to choose. I say it’s snort laugh funny and couldn’t find a single one with out putting an entire page in here... so instead- this will do.) “By now, the Shrieking Lady was uncomfortably close to Jane, who tried with all her might to pretend she couldn’t see the wayward spirit.
“Hello,” the ghost said.
Jane could feel the masked man’s eyes on hers. She quickly glanced at the ceiling. A table. The painting on the wall. Anywhere but at the ghost.
“You are so beautiful,” the ghost breathed.
Jane’s cheeks went red. She never knew how to answer to this, mostly because living persons had been telling her all her life how very plain she was.
What a commonplace girl.
Oh dear. I do hope she can secure a position… somewhere.
Oh goodness. How unexceptional. (She always wondered why, if she was so unexceptional, did people feel the need to comment on it?)
To ghosts, however, she was the epitome of beauty.
This left Jane to believe that something was seriously askew in the afterlife.” P.S. Jane can see Ghosts 😂
Book Number 23 in the 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge is: “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation” by Bill Nye.
Bill Nye The Science Guy started its national television run in 1994, the year I graduated High School, but I, and the rest of my peers in college, loved watching his show! He was engaging, he made science fun and his enthusiasm made everything interesting. This book is no exception.
Now, if you believe in creationism (versus evolution), you may not be as keen on this book as I was, however, I found Mr. Nye’s approach very respectful while still touting the facts of evolution that are provable through many, many…. MANY experiments, chemically, biologically, and mathematically. But, that’s enough about religion.
I found this book engaging and I was gripped with the same awe and enthusiasm which I remember from watching his television show. How can you NOT get excited for science when someone who is so enthusiastic is telling you all of the cool things about science?! This book is is fascinating and enjoyable. If you’re older than me and didn’t watch the shows, or younger than me… and didn’t watch the shows - seek them out! They are fun. If you have any interest at all in evolution, how we got here, and potentially where we may be going - this book is for you.
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I think I've done it! I'm so not a computer person, so I feel a bit proud of this! It's very amateur but I'm happy with it! .
If you haven't already, go have a mooch and let me know what you think. You can be honest, I have a thick skin 🤣
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To my friends who've been here since Lulabelle, I won't be offended if this change of pace isn't for you. X