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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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Jan 20, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: classic, treasured-read-child, usa-historical, best-of-2010, read-2010, book-club-selection
Read in January, 2010

As darling and daring a treasure as could be. Ever so glad I reread this- perfection.
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Reading Progress

01/15/2010 page 140
31.18% "I'm savoring this oh-so-slowly, like a stick of horehound candy." 1 comment
01/17/2010 page 190
42.32% "Meg's fulfilled, Jo's clueless, Teddy's yearning and I have a sudden urge to take up needlepoint." 1 comment
01/19/2010 page 258
57.46% "I *must* get my very own scribbling suit and hat. I must."

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Julie It may take me purt near forever to re-read this- every other paragraph has a quote I reread and want to remember:

"Don't Jo-- it's so boyish!"
"That's why I do it."
"I detest rude, unladylike girls!"
"I hate affected, niminy-piminy chits!"
"Birds in their little nests agree," sang Beth, the peacemaker...

AH! THis is such gorgeous stuff!

Julie I'd forgotten how the themes of The Pilgrim's Progress were woven through this story. As a child I read and reread The Pilgrim's Progress- a reflection of the evangelical, and at times fundamentalist, Christian household in which I was raised. I have since rejected most of the religious beliefs, which is perhaps why I've "forgotten" how important this book was to me. Yet THe Pilgrim's Progress is such an important and venerable work of English literature and its themes of Mercy, Hope, Charity and Wisdom remain universally vital.

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