Wishlist Wednesday #1: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

So I’m really excited to do this because this is the first time that I’m doing a blog hop! I think it’s really fun and I decided to just do one every other week. I have a lot of books in my TBR pile and that’s why I picked Wishlist Wednesday!

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves. It’s hosted by Pen to Paper.

Genre: Mystery
Published: February 25, 2003 by Penguin Books
Series: #1 (Thursday Next)
Length: 374 pages

” Welcome to a surreal version of Great Britain, circa 1985, where time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem, militant Baconians heckle performances of Hamlet, and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection, until someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature. When Jane Eyre is plucked from the pages of BrontΓ«’s novel, Thursday must track down the villain and enter the novel herself to avert a heinous act of literary homicide. “

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So for my Sophomore year in high school, we had to do an independent reading per quarter and I was assigned to read one of Jasper Fforde’s nursery crime books The Big Over Easy for the second quarter and The Fourth Bear for the first quarter. I know you guys are like why did she put the second quarter book first? It’s cause I typed The Big Over Easy first and I didn’t feel like retyping or copying and pasting it after The Fourth Bear. Bleh. Lol. Okay. Those two books were brilliantly written and there was (literally) a lot of twists in like every freakin page especially the ending (omg). After reading those two books I stalked searched Jasper Fforde on Goodreads and saw that he had a freakin book about Jane Eyre!!! And Jane Eyre is my all time favorite classics book. I know I would totally enjoy reading The Eyre Affair because I could relate and use Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte as a reference. Also I love books published by Penguin (: Teehee. So what book is on YOUR wishlist? Let me know by commenting below. Thanks for reading guys!

Le!gh

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11 Responses to “Wishlist Wednesday #1: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde”


  1. 1 Ula @ Blog of Erised September 26, 2012 at 6:28 AM

    Time travel mystery? Why, yes please πŸ˜€ Interesting! I will check it out πŸ˜€

    My WW

  2. 2 Janina (@Synchro_Reading) September 26, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    I don’t read too many time travel books! This sounds interesting πŸ™‚ I’m trying to recall if I’ve ever read one, but I’m coming up blank…Awesome pick!

    Janina
    My WW πŸ™‚

  3. 3 Ciska (@_Ciska_) September 26, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    Have heard a lot about this book already. Read a book by Fforde before and liked it a lot, got this on my TBR pile. Good luck with your school stuff

    http://iamciska.tumblr.com/post/32329776361/wishlist-wednesday-14-het-nederlanse-bakboek-gaitri

  4. 4 Lisa September 26, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    I’ve definitely been looking forward to reading Jasper Fforde as well. Enjoy!

    Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

  5. 5 northernplunder September 26, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Oh Jasper Ffrode has a way with words! I definitely think I’ll check this out

    Here is my Wishlist Wednesday
    Lauren @ Northern Plunder

  6. 6 Rebecca September 26, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    I’ve heard alot of great stuff about this book and Jasper Fforde in general so will definitely need to check his books out. I also love Jane Eyre; either that or Pride and Prejudice is my favourite classic πŸ™‚

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/wishlist-wednesday-11.html

  7. 7 Ashley Montgomery September 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    Doesn’t really sound like my cup of tea but I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

  8. 8 Sally@Always Lost in Stories September 27, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    I have read this series- it’s definitely unique! Very strange but I can highly recommend it. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

  9. 9 Jo September 28, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    Sounds great – I’ve not read any of Jasper Fforde’s books…:)

  10. 10 Fifidah September 28, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    I never saw this book before! Thanks for introducing this to me! Great pick~ Sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by & happy reading ❀

  11. 11 Michelle Chew (@mikiao) September 28, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    Yay for time travel books! I’m a fan of those. Hope you’ll get this book soon!


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