Literary Giveaway Blog Hop and Little Women memories
I am giving away a gently read Advance Reader’s Edition of The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post sharing a memory or story about your experience with Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I shared a story in my review: Book Review: The Little Women Letters by Gabrielle Donnelly. I’ll use random.org to choose a winner. Anyone, anywhere may enter. This contest is open through midnight Wednesday, June 29th, U.S. Central Daylight Time. I will announce the winner on Thursday. Good luck!
Thanks to Judith at Leeswamme’s Blog for hosting the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. See her post for the other participants and other prizes that you can win. Or work through the list below.
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I first read Little Women when I was at school and it was like the girls became my friends, especially Jo – I really wanted to be her!
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‘Little Woman’ was one of the first classics I read during my freshman year at high school with a good friend I’ve since lost touch in. I was hooked! Yealrs later, I’m now a Literature Major, 🙂
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I remember that Little Women was the first classic that I really got, and how badly I wanted to be Jo, but fearing I was more like Beth… I also remember watching the Friends episode where they’re talking about Little Women and they said that Beth dies, and I was like ‘what?! Beth doesn’t die!’ but actually, in the American edition she does (whereas in England it’s in two books) so I was definitely really upset when I read Good Wives!
LITTLE WOMEN brings me to tears like no other book. The original movie (Elizabeth Taylor version) does too. I grew up with 5 sisters so I could relate in part.
Little Women was the very first “classic” literature I ever read, but it was an abridged version that I could get my hands on as a child in India. I loved the book and re-read it many times. We were a family of little women (two sisters and lots of girl cousins) so the book certainly resonated with me.
I read Little Women a few times when I was a kid. Loved it. It’s just one of those ‘special’ classics! 🙂
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Many, many years ago I had a copy given to me by my godmother,
it is no where to be found and I would love to win this book.
Little Women was a story that impressed me first through the movie version (I know, I know, but the book isn’t that famous in the Netherlands). When I finally got my hands on a beautifully bound English edition of the book, I found it it only featured half of the story. So, I bought another copy last year and loved it. I am so glad I finally read it. Most of all, I remember that when I was young and had seen the movie, all I wanted was to be Jo, to be an author. Thinking back, that is very strange to me since I never again considered becoming an author.
Oh, how I loved Jo March as a girl! She was my bookish inspiration, with her zest for reading, writing, life and love. I saw the Winona Ryder film not long after and realised that there was more to the story than the book had hinted! I found some of the other books in the school library and devoured them one after the other to find out what happened to the sisters next. I really need to re-read the series soon, I think. Great giveaway!
My mother has been sick and I never got around to signing up to participate in the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. But I’ve started a monthly giveaway on my blog and I’ve got a June Giveaway going on this month at my blog, and I’d love to invite you to stop by and throw your name in the hat for Anna and the French Kiss! It’s a US giveaway only this month, but next month, I’ll be offering an international giveaway for a $25 Amazon card!
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LOL…I’m also giving away a copy of this book, as well as a few others. Hope you have a chance to stop by, and will enter my giveaway.
I can’t say I’ve had any interesting memories or experiences while reading Little Women. I remember reading it when I was in high school. I would sit in the library and read on my lunch break. I loved it.
I first read Little Women on our front porch one summer when I was 10 or 11. It was the book that truly captured me and turned me into a life-long reader – a daily reader. I’ve read and re-read it so many times I’ve lost count. I’ll always be grateful to Louisa May Alcott.
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So many! Beth, obviously. My rage when Laurie and Amy get together and then my acceptance that Laurie and Jo were never meant to be. My devastation when Jo’s Boys ends…and then my excitement that LMA had written other series! I would love to read this book. Fingers crossed!
I just finished reading it for the first time last Saturday. I really wish I had discovered it as a child. I can’t wait for my daughter to read it. Thanks for offering the giveaway!
I read Little Women when I was young, and it is on my TBR list to re-read in anticipation of reading this novel!
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I read Little Women in elementary school, and it was such a captivating book! I really felt myself becoming friends with all the sisters.
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Hahaha this brings back such memories!! I just remember that one of the sisters (I think Jo?) has a flat nose as a result of being dropped as a baby? x) Thanks for the giveaway!!
In your review you mention having your Mother’s copy given to her by your grandmother: what a treasure! I have a copy of my grandmother’s little letters book from school a treasure indeed!
Best wishes and thank for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!
Thank you so much for the giveaway! Little Women is my mothers favorite book. Our taste in books is quite different, but this is a book that brings us both mother/daughter memories.
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Great to offer this selection. My best memory of Little Women is as a teenager, reading it for school. Thanks for the giveaway. I found you through the blog hop. I am participating as well. http://www.lenasledgeblog.com I am now following you, hope to stay connected.
Little women, such a lovely book! My daughters loved it too. BUT, we’ve read it in Dutch, the original must be far better.
Little Women is one of my favorite books, and I first read it in elementary school. I’d love to read The Little Women Letters. Thanks for the giveaway!
I read Little Women some 40 years ago and remember little of the actual experience, but the girls seem to have always been part of my life. I really enjoyed reading Geraldine Brooks’ MARCH about their father’s war experiences, and would love to continue the “reality” with this volume of letters. Thanks for the chance to win!
So many Little Women/Louise M Alcott memories! Good Wives makes me cry every time, unashamedly! I think my favourite memory was going to America for the first time aged 10 and expecting New England to be just like it was in Little Women…even though it was 1991!
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I loved reading Little Women as a child and it was even better sharing it with my daughter when she was about 8 years old-she loved it as well!
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I remember reading Little Women when I was a teenager. Loved it, I wanted to be a part of the March family. I must of watched the movie a dozen times.
t have any memories of Little Women. That was about 45 years ago and my memory is getting dimmer by the day.
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Little Women was one of my favorites growing up! In fact, I loved Jo so much that I was determined if I ever had a little girl of my own, I would name her Josephine 🙂
Sadly, I never had the book to read. But I remember watching the movie with my sisters. We always enjoyed it. Thanks.
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I have never really read Little Women. I did, however, read the graphic novel version last year.
I read Little Women as a girl and since then it has been one of my favorite books.
Sadly, I’ve never read Little Women. But I would read this book soon.
I’d love to read Little Women!
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i read little women when i was 15 and it was one of my very first classics which i thoroughly enjoyed!!
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I loved Little Women as a kid and still do! I remember that I really wanted to be Jo and even asked my parents to call me that 😀
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I remember reading the book as a kid! I always wanted a sister but got stuck with a brother!! 🙂
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I remember I was about ten when I read the book – after watching an episode of Little House on the Priarie where they did a scene from it – and I enjoyed it. I loved how the sisters always used their imaginations.
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I read Little Women about a million times when I was growing up! I also watched the movie (with Winona Ryder) a ton of times and even had the soundtrack!
Haven’t read it yet 🙂
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I love Little Women and the sequel, Little Men. In fact, I think reading about Jo as an adult in Little Men inspired me to want to adopt.
I remember being devastated when Jo cut her hair! 😮 … oh noooooo!
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I remember reading Little Women over again and again in both middle school and high school. Jo was my favorite character, and like many of my friends who also read the book during that same period, I wanted to be Jo.
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Thank you so much for this opportunity!
My memory about Little Women (piccole Donne, in my lanuage) is that it was one of my favourite books of my early teen years, I liked all of them for some trait and loved the world described in the book.
I was very late coming to this party but I’m sure glad I came! I am in my mid 50s and read Little Women for the first time last summer after having spent a lifetime reading about the author! I very much related to Amy because of how she became such a gracious and thoughtful woman after being, frankly, a spoiled brat as a girl. 🙂 She paid attention to every little detail with regards to her kindnesses to others (and I believe that’s why she got the trip to Europe). Amy reminded me that attention to the small things in life, done with great love, are what really matter.
Hope I win! I just took this book out of the library and am already really enjoying it.
I read little women when I was in high school. I finished it on labor day…in 1 day. I stayed up all night and it made me want to become a writer.
I can’t believe I didn’t sign up for this sooner. That’s not like me.
Just popping by to say hi, no need to enter me in the giveaway. I never read Little Women — I think I saw the movie once though LOL. I did read Louisa May Alcott’s Eight Cousins for my personal numbers challenge in 2006 but I didn’t like it much. Of course I’m not really a children’s books reader. 😉
I read Little Women about a hundred years ago when I was about 15 and remember trying to pretend I was not crying as that would have been soppy. I haven’t read it since then so perhaps it would be nice to find out if it still has a powerful effect.
My most poignant memory of Little Women is that it is the only book I have cried over… ever. It was the part where one of the sisters burned Jo’s writing, and that just tore me up inside. After all of Jo’s hard work! And her own sister destroyed it?
I’ve always wanted to read Little Women but never got around to buying it. Then a few weeks ago I was going through a box of books that had belonged to my mother. And guess what I found? A hardback copy of Little Women. It is very old, but in good, like new condition.
I’d love to win your giveaway.
Oh, I’ve loved Little Women since I can remember. For my twelfth birthday my parents gave me a big fat copy that also included Little Men and Jo’s Boys, and I read them all multiple times during my teen years. I grew up watching the Katharine Hepburn version of the movie, too, and that’s still my favorite one, although I also loved June Allyson. I can’t wait to read this book!
I don’t really have any major Little Women memory to share except to say that this book just book kept eluding my grasp at the library until I one day managed to obtain the copy, add it to my pile and then be forced to return it without reading it because exams had come around. I later managed to obtain a copy of my own and would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway:)
I loved the book. I reread it in college because we took a trip to see Louisa May Allcot’s house, it was a wonderful trip. I love Jo the most!!!
I love the story of “Little Women”… I especially love my own blue hardback copy, which is many years old with a bit of vintage wear. The illustrations inside are beautiful… and I could never choose a different copy of the book than the very one I already own.