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Reading of Wuthering Heights Opens in Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Edward
February 28, 2009, 09:30 PM

Emily Brontë's classic novel Wuthering Heights has been chosen as the next book in the Leaky Lounge's non-Harry Potter Book Club.  Jo's Book Nook features discussions open to all Lounge members who wish to read a classic novel and take part in open discussions on many topics related to the novel.  This time around, the analysis of the book is accompanied with a number of other activities, including a quiz to see which character from the classic novel you'd be.  Check out what your fellow Lounge members are talking about in Jo's Book Nook today! 


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129 Points

Ohh! I love this book! I am very excited!

Posted by Harryfan24 ROAR! on February 28, 2009, 10:17 PM report to moderator
186 Points

I’ve been meaning to try and read this again. I read about half of it in high school, but I didn’t appreciate it and I only read what I had to to get by in class. This is a good way to get me to read it again. Excellent!

Posted by IWannaBeAWeasley on February 28, 2009, 11:33 PM report to moderator
2573 Points

I think I’ll check it out.

Posted by ErinM {Roar} on February 28, 2009, 11:39 PM report to moderator
94 Points

This is great I chose to read it own my own for my book report for English.

Posted by l-u-n-a on March 01, 2009, 12:37 AM report to moderator
392 Points

I just read this book for school in december 08. Bronte is a great writer – i dont personally like this book though. but for those of you who have not read it – READ IT – its challenging and mind boggleing and when your done you can brag about it! :)

Posted by MeglovesHP{ROAR} on March 01, 2009, 01:11 AM report to moderator
1260 Points

Yay! I haven’t been able to finish it yet but hopefully I will soon.

Posted by Attolia [squee!!!] on March 01, 2009, 01:28 AM report to moderator
6176 Points

What a great book! I’d love to reread it, but I just don’t have the time to do with with all the reading I have to do for school, and lines I have to memorize for the play I’m in. But I just read it for the second time for a class last semester, and I had a great time reading it and writing a paper on it. There are some very interesting things to talk about.

Posted by The Silver Doe on March 01, 2009, 01:41 AM report to moderator
70 Points

I read this so much for my Eng A Level I think it made my eyes bleed, I did like it though I still think big Cathy is a twat.

Posted by Daphne Blake on March 01, 2009, 04:17 AM report to moderator

Daphne Blake – True as your views of big Cathy are, you can’t use that word!! I did giggle when I read it though.

Posted by doctorlazarus on March 01, 2009, 05:17 AM report to moderator
2235 Points

oi i’m readin this book. . . . . finish upto page 2 !!!;D :P

Posted by Sidish_black6 [WBM] on March 01, 2009, 06:20 AM report to moderator
241 Points

What a great book. I imagine Jo might have taken some inspiration for the Ron-Hermione matching from Catherine and Heathcliff.

Posted by HollyLime on March 01, 2009, 09:57 AM report to moderator
228 Points

I’ve meaning to read this book for so long but always found an excuse to delay it.
Now I’m really going to read it as soon as I can

Posted by Cate★Evans [ROAR] on March 01, 2009, 11:40 AM report to moderator
4024 Points

Never read this book, maybe I’ll give it ago!

Have it sitting upstairs on my bookshelf :)



Mhh, HollyLime, I rather thought that Jo may have been inspired by them for the Snape-Lily relationship. They also grew up beeing play-mates as kids and when getting older Lily got entangled with James, who Snape had as arch-enemie, a bit the same as Heathcliff and Edgar.

Posted by Eva Hedwig on March 02, 2009, 02:16 AM report to moderator
6921 Points

I read Wuthering Heights for school a few years ago. It’s well written, but Heathcliff and Cathy are such utterly unlikeable people that I really don’t find it romantic at all. It would be very interesting to reread with Harry Potter in mind, though. There’s actually quite a few similarities between the characters of Heathcliff and Snape, I think, both in terms of personality and even plot. Heathcliff is like a worse version of Snape because he’s not heroic at all and never does anything at all to redeem himself. Coincidentally, there’s actually a Snape/Lily song by the band Split Seven Ways called “More Myself Than I Am”, which is a famous quote from WH, which alludes to WH. Interesting, huh? I have to wonder whether Rowling had Heathcliff and Cathy in the back of her mind when she wrote “The Prince’s Tale.” Sorry, if I spoiled anything about WH. I was an English major in college and am, therefore, trained to overanalyze everything and find comparisons between all literature, lol!

Posted by badger666 on March 02, 2009, 02:25 AM report to moderator
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