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What I am reading Wednesday
Wednesday 17th January 2018 8:09 pm

What I Just Finished Reading
Little Women. I discovered that actually Little Women + Good Wives should be one book. But in this country it was split into two. I don't know why, but I can see the logic, given that the last paragraph of Little Women is:

So grouped, the curtain falls on Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Whether it ever rises again depends upon the reception given to the first act of the domestic drama, entitled "LITTLE WOMEN".

Which is a paragraph that feels very book-ending.

I like Little Women best out of all four books in the series. It always seems such a shame they have to grow up (well, except Beth). I think the mini-series captured it pretty well in a book and a half. Although the part I remembered the best (no idea why) wasn't in the series: it was Beth sitting on a medicine chest informing Jo about scarlet fever, but it was fine because she'd taken some medicine.

What I'm Currently Reading
Good Wives. I wasn't going to, because I Beth's death is just so hard, but reading Little Women reminded me of all the bits in the first book and then I wanted to read the second to see how similar it was too.

One of the reasons I probably like Little Women and Good Wives is that my books are red - they're little red hardbacks. And I say my books, but they used to be Mum's - I can tell because she wrote her name and class in the front of Good Wives.

What I'm Reading Next
Little Men, very probably. I don't remember it at all really, except for being disappointed it's not as good as Little Women.

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