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!
“Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.”
-Louisa May Alcott
I learned this lesson the hard way! So much money wasted on unoriginal plots and bad writing…which is why I’ve dedicated myself to the classics for the foreseeable future 🙂 I’m halfway through Emma (and loving it) and then on to Mansfield Park!