Saturday, April 27, 2013

26 Books that Changed My Life: #24 Little Women

X: XOXO-Love is the Answer, You Know That for Sure

I thought I would spend the month of April delving into the literature that has made me the person I am today.

1] In this list you will find some of my favorite books, but you will also find books that I appreciate and books that I would recommend although they may not be my favorite. These are books that changed my way of thinking or my way of looking the world. These are books that helped solidify the core of who I am.
2] These books are in order of the theme that I came away with not alphabetical by title or author.

About this book from BN:
LITTLE WOMEN concerns the lives and loves of four sisters growing up during the American Civil War, and was based on Alcott's own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts. After much demand, Alcott wrote a sequel, Good Wives, which is often published together with Little Women as if it were a single work. Good Wives picks up three years after the events in the last chapter of Little Women, and includes characters and events often felt by fans to be essential to the story.

Publication Date:  first published in 1868 and 1869

Why this book:
I have always concerned myself Jo. When I was younger and Jo didn't marry Laurie I was sad when she did not. I've learned over time that Laurie is not the man who would have pushed her to become even stronger than she already was; he is, however, the man who loved her and she loved him. I have learned that we need more than love and affection to thrive. I also understand that the Professor didn't really complete her either.

And, I understand this makes me part of a certain generation, but I really like the Winona Ryder version and, especially like how Christian Bale played Laurie.

More about that here, here and here.

5 comments:

  1. My mother named me after Little Women.
    The one who died? I always asked. Why would you do that?

    Never did find out. But I'm still here!

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  2. Do you mean Jo and Laurie? Meg married Laurie's former tutor. I always wanted Jo to marry Laurie, too. But it all worked out for the best with Jo finding someone and Laurie getting to be part of the March family through Amy! I love this book. I really love the 1994 movie adaptation, too.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  3. I love your theme - and how you've arranged it. I've never read the book - film and stage, yes, but never the book. I suppose I should fix that.

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  4. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi" :)

    Its been interesting seeing what ways bloggers use X

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge, although, not far to go now ;)

    xx

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