Happy May everyone!! I took spring cleaning to the next level today and knocked productivity on its a** πŸ‘Š My bookshelves and desk are organised, my room smells like apples, and my new bullet journal is ready for journaling! I also finished Little Women and decided that I want to read the next book in the series, Little Men, for the first time at some point!

Next is The Sorcerer’s Stone for the millionth time, which I can hopefully finish in a day so I can be on track for Jane Eyre!

I have big goals for May including reading four Bronte sisters works and journaling on a regular basis. Does anyone else feel that fresh spring air and have big goals for themselves?

How beautifully this cover blends with the flowers 🌼🌸🌼

I love reading a book you haven’t read in a long time and coming upon small happenings you didn’t remember from past readings 😊 And on the other hand, I also love knowing that certain things happen and being able to happily anticipate them! This reading of Little Women is so fun for me because it’s my first time reading it as an adult and you don’t realize how much an adult view changes your opinion on things until you re-read certain events! Has anyone else experienced this with a favorite childhood read??

“Jo’s ambition was to do something very splendid; what it was she had no idea, but left it for time to tell her; and meanwhile, found her greatest affliction in the fact that she couldn’t read, run, and ride as much as she liked” (Little Women, 58).

When we read books, most of us tend to associate ourselves with one of the main characters. It’s just human nature to look for similar qualities in characters we like. When I was younger, I always related most to Jo in Little Women. I hadn’t read Little Women in a long time so I was curious if she would still be my main girl. Well, based off this quote, I’m gonna say yes. I think it’s safe to say a lot of young women want to do something splendid in their lifetime and it’s heartening when there are fictional characters to relate to in regards to that.  It’s also heartening to know that Louisa May Alcott based Jo on herself and Ms. Alcott ended up as one of America’s most beloved authors ❀

*Artwork by Norman Rockwell!