Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a book that really doesn't need any recommendation from me. Still, I want to write about it because I love the book so much. It's Saturday night and I'm looking forward to cuddling up on my sofa and enjoying the characters once again. What about you? Is Little Women one of your favorite books?
If you've read Little Women already, do you look forward to reading it again? I know that I enjoy pulling it down from the shelf and reading it again every few years. I know women who read Little Women every year as a ritual. It's just that good of a book.
Free e-book at Girlie Books
Now that I am switching from books to e-books, I was so happy to find out that Little Women is in the public domain and can be downloaded for free. For my e-book copy, I visited Girlie Books. I talk about how wonderful Girlie Books is to download free e-books in my free e-book chronicles so I won't praise them in this posts. But if you haven't been to Girlie Books, you might want to pay that awesome website a visit soon.
Little Women and learning a good lesson
Little Women is the story about the March sisters and their daily lives. Louisa May Alcott put a lot of herself into this book as it is said that the story is almost autobiographical. To me, it's more than a story, it's kind of a guide to good living. The girls have their ups and downs; their successes and failures and it all makes for a good lesson for the reader.
Shmoop speaks student
While I was reading the book, I did a Google search and found this great website called Shmoop. There motto is "we speak student". On this site I found a lot of good information about Louisa May Alcott, along with some great analysis about the story and even some study questions. I love this kind of thing. It's the kind of thing that makes my reading experience more meaningful. (I know, I'm a geek. :) )
Little Women the mini-series
I first read Little Women when I was in middle school. I didn't study it in school. It was a book that I started reading because I saw a mini-series. Unlike some girls whose mother's had read the book and recommended it to them, I found the book on my own.
I really enjoyed that mini-series and was surprised to learn that you can watch it on Hulu. I'm excited. Susan Dey played Jo, Meredith Baxter-Birney played Meg and Eve Plumb played Beth. Don't recognize any of these names? I don't know if this will help but Susan Dey was in the Patridge family when she was young; Meridith Baxter-Birney was the mom on Family ties; and, Eve Plumb was one of the Brady Bunch kids.
Reading the e-book or watching the mini-series?
Now that I've written about the mini-series, I can't decide whether I'm going to cuddle up and read Little Women or watch it on Hulu. Both activities are perfect for a Saturday Night.
If it were you, what would you do? Watch it or read it? Tell me about your reading and watching experiences. It's pretty cool that you can download Little Women for free and read it and also watch the mini-series for free on Hulu. Do you know of any other free e-books that you can also watch for free? Please let me know! I'll post it here on e-book mom. Until then, happy reading - or watching!