Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Pickwick Papers
For my first Pickwick Ladies Book Club post, we read Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. I had grand plans to take photos at the Alcott property in Concord, Massachusetts, but it was closed the day I had planned the shoot. My next idea was to do a shoot ice skating on a pond as the March girls would do, but I have apparently misplaced my beloved ice skates. Last minute Jeramy mentioned Madame Sherri's Castle Ruins, which are in Chesterfield, NH on the border of Vermont. Its her old estate in the middle of the woods that burned down, leaving some amazing remains. I'd love to go into more detail about the location, but I really must get into the reading material at hand. If you have more interest on the subject, check out this link here.It really is quite fascinating.
The thing that resonated the most in Little Women was the relationship between the March Girls. I myself am one of four girls and can see a little bit of all of us in Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. I relate the most to Jo as she is whimsical and imaginative girl who loves to read and put on plays. As children, my sisters and I used to put on little plays for our family and I can remember being in charge like Jo would be. She is also a literary fiend, locking herself up in her room to read and write, which I do all the time. Little Women was a fun read, I read it a long time ago as a young girl and was happy that Mel of Idee Geniale chose it for the club, as it was something that I had been wanting to re-read for awhile. Next month, we'll be reading another of my favorites; Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. Stay tuned!