'Old books exert a strange fascination for me -- their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt.' - Lauren Willig
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Jo‘s Boys is the third book in the March family trilogy and picks up ten years after the events of Little Men.
I‘ve yet to read this one but look at the cute endpapers. 😄
I mentioned that Little Men was ALMOST too sweet, but Jo‘s Boys definitely crosses the line. The cracks are really starting to show here—Alcott didn‘t really want to write this book. She even threatens to kill all of the characters in a cataclysm at the very end. Still, these are beloved characters for a reason and the warmth and sunshine of this book is escapist if nothing else. Still can‘t remember if I read it before, which is also revealing.
'Young people think they never can change, but they do in the most wonderful manner, and very few die of broken hearts.'
I visited the cutest little antique store when I was down in Denmark and I bought myself this copy of Jo's Boys 😊 It didn't cost much, but I love the wear and tear of older books!
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#feistyfeb day 23: #boyintitle. There are three books in the Little Women series, and I read them all in my childhood. (Please tell me I'm not the only weirdo child that branched off to read Louisa May Alcott's entire catalog.) Jo's Boys is the third book in the trilogy. Not as good as Little Women, not even as good as Little Men (second book in the trilogy), but it ties up all the storylines nicely, and it is classic Alcott storytelling.
Here is my whole Louisa May Alcott collection. I sheepishly admit that I haven't read any of the other books. Someday.