A novel about a young woman who has a desperately ill mother, a violent father, and yet in the midst of never-ending hardship possesses a secret of her own. 1959. Continue reading
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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou
a few of the things I really love
Begun in 2010, this blog offers analysis and reflection by Susan Bailey on the life, works and legacy of Louisa May Alcott and her family. Susan is an active member and supporter of the Louisa May Alcott Society, the Fruitlands Museum and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.
"She had read novels while other people perused the Sunday papers" - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Reviews of musty, dusty treasures
The special collection of popular fiction at Sheffield Hallam University
"Vivre le livre!"
journeying through books and foreign lands
Book reviews by someone who loves books ...
“The true reader reads every work seriously in the sense that he reads it whole-heartedly, makes himself as receptive as he can. But for that very reason he cannot possibly read every work solemly or gravely. For he will read 'in the same spirit that the author writ.'... He will never commit the error of trying to munch whipped cream as if it were venison.” ― C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism
FOR DISCERNING READERS
Exploring vintage books, papers and illustrations
Unearthing yesterday's literary gems
A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library" - Jorge Luis Borges
live mines and duds: the reading life