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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Little Women (Little Women, #1) by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott, Laura Ciolkowski

5/2 - I've seen the Winona Ryder movie a number of times, but now that I'm getting started on this I don't think I've ever actually read the book. I know the story so well I think I just imagined I'd read it, when I'd really only watched it. To be continued...


7/2 - Loving this. Loving the precision that it's written with (made more impressive by a month of poorly, or at least not impressively, written Kindles), the ease with which I can picture all the characters (thanks, once again, to the wonderful writing, and of course the 1994 movie), and the general feeling of happiness I get while I'm reading it.

At one point one of the girls mentions Uncle Tom and I wonder if that's a reference to . If it is I'm surprised that these girls, even with the progressive parents that Marmee and Father are portrayed as, would be permitted to be exposed to what, even in this day and age, I consider are strong themes, in Uncle Tom's Cabin. To be continued...


22/3 - I finished this over a month ago but wasn't having one of my 'sick weeks' and by the time I'd recovered I just didn't feel the desire to write about it that I usually feel, in fact it's been over a month since I last wrote anything about any of the books I've finished - my motivation was just gone and it's taken this long (and surviving another 'sick week') for it to come back. Over the last few days I've found myself composing reviews in my head of the books I've read and that seemed a clear message from my brain that I was ready to review again.

By the end of the book I found my disdain for Amy and her vanity over her nose and her need to appear like she had more than she did had lessened. To begin with I saw her as a proud and haughty child and didn't feel like she fit in with the rest of her family at all, but I think that her relationship with Laurie changed her, softened her personality, till she became a much more likeable and sympathetic character.

As I read the final chapters of Little Women I confirmed to myself that I definitely had never read the book , just watched the movie, due to the fact that there were numerous scenes that I didn't remember happening which I assume is because they weren't included in the movie. Now that I know the original story I feel the need to watch the movie again, it has been a number of years since I saw it ;) I look forward to reading the sequels and seeing where Amy, Jo, and Meg and their families end up.


POPSUGAR 2016 Reading Challenge: A YA Bestseller