HogPro Book Club Re-boot: Jane Eyre On Tap!

A few months ago, we announced that we’d be doing a Hogwarts Professor Book Club to create opportunities for good conversation on books old and new. We haven’t forgotten about it, of course, but, with our Headmaster’s world tour and two exciting movie releases, well, we just sort of did that thing we often do with a book: we let some other projects pile up on top of it. Now, as winter settles in around us, we’re dusting off the books we neglected, finding where we left off, and  curling up by the fire with a big cup of tea (I’m with C.S. Lewis—books and teacups are never big enough). So we will be re-launching our book club just in time for Christmas break. Details after the jump!

While many of you will be busy with family and functions, I know that the break, at least for those of us in the academic line of work, is a great time to catch up on some fun reading. With that word “fun” in mind, we’re also switching our order a bit. We’ll start the book talk with a classic and its modern counterpoint: Jane Eyre and Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair.  If you don’t get to reading until after you arise from your ham and cranberry sauce stupor, that’s okay. Join us as you can! We hope you enjoy revisiting a classic (or, for some of you, visiting it for the first time! Better late than never!) and then taking a whimsical turn with Thursday Next’s adventures in Thornfield.

Sometime in January, we’ll get back to Patrick Ness’s Monsters of Men. I don’t know about where the rest of you live, but it’s so post-apocalyptic looking around here in January that it’s a great time for dystopia reading. Right now, we have so much snow that I may put on my scarf, grab my umbrella, and go out to the lamp-post to look for lost children!

So get reading, and get ready for some heart- and brain-warming conversation here this winter.


  1. Carrie-Ann Biondi says

    Oh, I’m so looking forward to this! I’ve taught Jane Eyre a few times in my Intro to Ethics courses, and I simply love this novel. I’m not familiar with the other two you mention above, but am putting them on my to-read list.

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