Hello, all my new followers! I sound like a religious leader…
No, but really, welcome and thank you so much for following my humble little blog. Being “freshly pressed” has been so exciting and overwhelming, and I’m trying to get to everyone’s comments over the next few days. I love it!
I have been thinking, for a while now, of creating online “classes” for my favorite books. I have been a teacher for over 12 years, and have taught many of these books dozens of times or more (sometimes multiple classes per year). I would love to share what I’ve learned with other readers on this blog.
What I’d like to know, from those of you reading Jane Eyre now, is if this would interest you? I would structure it as a serious of posts, sort of “pre-reading,” first 1/3rd of the book, second 1/3, etc., with discussions of context, themes, and other aspects of the book I think are helpful to understand it fully. I’m not big on symbolism or abstraction: I like to place the book into historical context, and talk about how the themes it covers develop throughout the story. I’m a constructionist: I want to build understanding and broaden it, not rip it apart.
If you’re interested, please let me know, and I’ll give it a try. I realize this would be a ton of work over time, so I’m thinking that when I’m done with each book, I’ll assemble all the info into a Kindle file and if folks would like to support me, I’ll make it downloadable for $.99, so you can take the exploration with you anywhere. And we could do discussions in the comments. Thoughts?