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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Little Women.



I’m a reader. If I could, I’d read all day long. My daytime pre-mommy fantasies include hours and hours alone at Starbucks with books piled up beside me. I like cookbooks, commentaries, magazines, blogs, fiction, nonfiction, bible studies, you name it – I just like to read. Since long gone are the days where I can spend hours reading, I got into the habit of picking a fiction book and taking a few months to read it, and tackling five or six pages a night before I utterly pass out. One night back in October, I found an old copy of Little Women and dug in. It took about a hundred pages to get sucked in, but eventually I did and I’ll tell you what – over this past weekend, I got some serious joy from putting the kids to bed, curling up in a massive comfy blanket and sitting by the fire polishing off Little Women. It’s the best of all worlds – incredibly good writing, strong feminine story line, beautiful gospel narrative, with some nice prose snuck in along the way.

So, here’s my first Christmas gift to you, blog world.
I’ll send my broken in, coffee stained, crinkled pages Little Women to someone in exchange for the promise that they eventually send it on to someone else. And if you can for goodness sake, try to read it at night, by a fire – surrounded by Christmas decorations.
Leave a comment if you’d like it and I’ll draw one at random!
Happy Reading! 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this book! Maybe at the Hopper party Caroline, Sally, Liz and I can share some of our interpretations for you. Seriously we are good.
Em

Candice {The Beautiful Mess} said...

would love to read it! i'll even pay for shipping :)

lauren said...

Maybe it's cheating for me to enter because I've already read it, but I want to read it again! I feel inspired by it to be a better wife and mom. Sure it's a little too perfect, but that's what makes it so beautiful.

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Rachel said...

oh, Ihave wanted to read Little Women for years!

It Happens in a Blink said...

I've never read this one!
I would love to read it:)

Beana said...

That is one of my all-time favorite books! Watching the movie (with Winona Ryder) is one of my holiday traditions. I also like the older version of the movie too. (I don't need the book though, just wanted to comment!)

lovebytheriver said...

Pick me pick me! I don't have a fire place, but I do have a cuddly couch and a Christmas tree. And reading is my most favorite.

Lauren said...

little women is one of my favorites of all time. i haven't read the book in years. but man oh man, it's so good. and honestly, i really don't hate the 1994 movie version, or the old ones with june allyson, and the really old one with katherine hepburn. we'll watch them during Christmas hang out.