Monday, November 04, 2013

Little Women :: Reading to Know Book Club NOVEMBER

Reading to Know - Book Club

TWO MONTHS LEFT for this year and this run of the RtK Classics Book Club. Can you believe it!? This month is a title I consider cozy reading, a nice introduction to the holidays. We will be reading Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott. This month's discussion will be lead by Cassandra from Adventist Homemaker. Here are her opening remarks:


When I was a little girl, I had two favorite books: Little Women and Anne of Green Gables.* Both books had dog-eared pages and cracked spines because I read them so often. When Carrie asked if I wanted to lead out in a discussion of a classic children's book, the very first book that jumped to mind was Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I haven't read it in a few years and would love to take a trip down memory lane.

Little Women is the story of four March sisters - Amy, Beth, Jo, and Meg. Father is away because of the war and his little women are at home. Though the novel is over 100 years old, the characters are timeless. I grew up with the March sisters; with each reread, I found myself identifying with a different sister. I haven't read the book in a few years and I'm curious if I will still be able to identify with one of the girls or if I will now see myself in Marmee, the girls' mother.

I hope you'll read along with me! If this if your first time reading the book, which sister do you most identify with? If you've read it before, do you identify with a different sister now than you did before?

If you don't own a copy, Amazon has it available as a free e-book!**


We hope you will read along.*** Many thanks to Cassandra for discussing this one with us!

Notes from Carrie:
* Clearly we were meant to be friends!
** At this I can hear all the Kindle readers out there smugly laughing that they have access to free books. (Whatever. Quality over quantity.)
***(Even if you are reading by Kindle.)


Annette Whipple said...

It is also one of my favorites. It's been a couple/many years since I have read the actual text, though I listen to it just about every year on audio!

Carrie, I'm glad you still love us Kindle readers!

Stephanie said...

I'm reading and I'm going to attempt it as a read-aloud with the girls. We'll see how long it takes to get through it. : ) I always thought I was so like Jo as a teen, but I can see that I am Meg through and through. It's been several years since I've read it as well, so we'll see if those impressions have changed. : )

Barbara H. said...

Already started! I thought about skipping this one since I just read it not too long ago - but it is, as you say, a cozy, favorite read.

Shonya said...

Blissful sigh. One of my favorite books! I'd hate to guess how many times I've read it.

I thought about skipping it because my. life. is. CRAZYBUSY! But Destry, yes, my 16yos, is reading it for the first time and I'm so jealous I'm going to HAVE to make time for it! :)

(I'm halfway through Dorian Gray and am NOT going to give up!)

Cassandra said...

I'm so glad to see who is reading with me! I've already started the book and I'm fully enjoying my time with the March girls. The book feels so incredibly cozy.

Cassandra said...

And yes, I dislike e-books. But I figured promoting a free e-book is better than someone not reading it at all! ;)

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