This was a week of getting back to normal after being away from home for seventeen days. Jet lag, I've learned, is a real thing. And it didn't help that the days here were rainy and gray and cold. I almost felt like I was hibernating.
I hurriedly read The Annotated Little Women edited by John Matteson this week. Our book club was reading and discussing it on Tuesday night, so I rushed to finish it. This edition of the book has photographs from Louisa May Alcott's life, including photos of her, her family, her homes, and objects of meaning to her, as well as footnotes throughout the book, explaining the importance of events in the lives of the March family, and relating these events to actual events in the Alcott family. It was a wonderful read, and the discussion at book club was also good. Our club's consensus on the usual questions: (1) Jo is the best character, (2) Laurie should not have married Jo (too much of a brother), (3) the book is still relevant today.
I'm trying to read and review all the books that arrived while I was in Paris, some nonfiction picture books about famous women in America, a bizarre story for adults about a man who meets the doppelganger for his first love, a children's chapter book about America's Outlaws, some cookbooks, a couple of new board books, a wildly funny early chapter book about a girl who finds a pony in a grocery store and brings it home to her apartment on the twelfth floor, and a children's spy book set in---I almost couldn't believe it when I saw it---Paris.
Why I will always read children's books: Travis Jonker's More Spring 2020 Books I'm Looking Forward To. I dare you to take a look at all covers of the picture books and chapter books and graphic novels and nonfiction books coming out this spring and not head to your library and see what you can find. Who can resist Baby Clown? A new Wayside School book? Pizza and Taco: Who's the Best? Explosion at the Poem Factory? Llama Unleashes the Alpacalypse?
I was happy to discover Masterpiece's Little Women free on Amazon, so I naturally watched it this week.
Some of us from the book club are going to see the new movie today.
I'd love to hear about your week.
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- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
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