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My Favourite Page in My Favourite Book

I have many, many, many favourite books, and many, many, many favourite sentences, chapters, descriptions, dialogues etc, but there is one that affects me every time I read it.

For some reason, I have three copies of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, but I won’t give them away just in case something terrible happens to my go to copy. I think I would palpitate if I didn’t have a copy at hand, so three it is. I have read Jane Eyre more times than I can count, and each time I get a giddy feeling when I know I’m about to reach my favourite page. In my go to copy, it is page 302.


Read it for yourself and tell me it isn’t the perfect surmise of love:

“Because,” he said, “I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you – especially when you are near me, as now: it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame. And if that boisterous Channel, and two hundred miles or so of land come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapt; and then I’ve a nervous notion I shall take to bleeding inwardly. As for you- you’d forget me.”

“That I never should, sir: you know-” Impossible to proceed.

Does that not give you a fizzy tummy? I’ve come over all goose-pimpled again; the sign of a brilliant book and author.

I just wanted to share one last thing with you- my Christmas pressie from a few years ago that was handmade by my best friend. She rescued a copy of Jane Eyre from the rubbish bin, and put it to amazing use.


Now, isn’t that a beauty to behold? All the most poignant lines, and my favourite paragraph is included in this, and it is made all the better knowing that I can still get joy out of a book that would have otherwise ended up in the bin.

Do you have a favourite book, or line of dialogue, chapter, paragraph etc? I would like to hear your stories.


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4 thoughts on “My Favourite Page in My Favourite Book”

  1. The frame is so lovely! I’ve never read Jane Eyre (shocking, I know) but that was a beautiful paragraph ❤
    I can't think of just one line, sentence, or paragraph but I do write down all the parts I love that stand out to me. I've got a little notebook set aside just for that!

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  2. I know I’ve already mentioned to you that Jane Eyre is my favourite book and I’m so glad that you shared your favourite passage. My tummy does indeed go all a-flutter when I read it. I think my favourite passage has to be:
    “Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God’s feet, equal — as we are!”
    Go Jane Go!
    Also, that is a most beautiful gift! You are so fortunate to have a great friend who is thoughtful and knows you well 🙂 A true blessing.

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