Book Read! Little Women
First Sentence: “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents”, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
P. 99: “The garden had to be put in order, and each sister had a quarter of the little plot to do what she liked with.”
Last sentence: “”Oh, my girls, however long you may live, I never can wish you a greater happiness than this!”
I loved this book… I saw the movie when I was young and recently again and that made me decide to go and buy the book. And I was not dissapointed. Off course this book is dated, but I think that when you read books like this, you must read them with the time they were written in your mind. And then this is a beautiful story about love and growing up. There is humour, morality, tragedy, and much more. So I laughed a little and shed a few tears while reading the story, and that’s what makes a book work for me (allthough there are books that don’t have these aspects and that work for me too). And best of all, all’s well that ends well. I love happy endings.
Other thoughts/reviews: The American Prospect.
The first book I read in 2011 fits into three of the challenges I participate in! That’s a good start, I think.