I‘m pretty sure a childhood dog chewed on this. I got the whole set for Christmas in 78 (when I was 8). I thought I‘d re-read them as part of #serieslove2023. Additionally, I think it fills a prompt or two on some of my other reading challenges this year. Check out the low low price of $1.99. Those were the days!
#winterreadathon Book 9 finished
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This is such a beloved book for me. A fitting reread around Christmastime as the winter and Christmas chapters are some of my absolute favorites!
I‘d never read the Little House books as a kid, so I‘m glad for the #LittleHouse buddy read inspiration to pick them up now. I‘m glad I did. I understand why this is a beloved childhood favorite for so many of my friends. It‘s narrated so simply, and although there‘s no plot to speak of, the picture it draws of the family is a beautiful one. It was fascinating to read about all the WORK of daily life, but also the joys of family celebrations.⤵️
4⭐️ I realize that I just read this back in October of this year, but I saw that a #readalong of the #littlehouse books was taking place and I couldn‘t resist. I liked the short vignettes that the author uses throughout the book. Interesting fact: Carrie Ingalls (the baby in the book) actually never lived in Wisconsin. #2022 #reread #fiction #basedonatruestory #childrens #bookreview #bookstagram
A few questions to wrap up our first #LittleHouse read. Thank you to everyone who followed along. You made it a special experience.
I‘m looking forward to starting Farmer Boy with you tomorrow.
Sweet, wonderstruck Pa! I loved his telling of his hunt in the big woods. What a perfect last chapter Laura leaves us with.
Tomorrow we will have a final discussion on Big Woods before moving on to Farmer Boy.
Picking up the pace! Today‘s chapter shows advances in agricultural technology. I‘m so proud of Pa for his attitude when so many people have such a tough time embracing change. He has a work smarter not harder attitude. I did chuckle when he said he‘d always use such technologies if they were available “in the neighborhood.” I had definitely not been thinking of the sprawled out big woods as a neighborhood. A side gem in this chapter was Mary 👇🏻
I‘ve never wanted the laborious life of a farmer but today‘s #LittleHouse chapter reminds me that even that has improved over time. I cannot imagine all this hard, backbreaking work under the time crunch of weather. And how about Charley? I was aggravated with him. The last sentence of this chapter displays how literally Laura takes everything. My daughter is very much like this and I have to remind myself sometimes how differently she thinks.
Sweet Laura! My other favorite part of today‘s chapter was talking Swedish and English with Mrs. Peterson and the puzzle of sharing the cookie with baby Carrie. #LittleHouse
Such a fun chapter! I enjoyed seeing the ladies get ready through Laura‘s eyes. I especially loved the dance off between Grandma and Uncle George. He is quite a character! And we get to see Laura‘s spunk come out when her cousin tells her her baby is prettier than Carrie. “She is not either!” #LittleHouse
Today‘s #LittleHouse chapter includes 2 Bear encounters that could have been disastrous but turned out a bit comical instead. This led me down a rabbit whole on Google. Pa‘s trip to the store made me do a little research on how far they were from the nearest town. Where the recreated cabin is today is 7 miles from the closest village of 837 people. I found the cabin is located on the Great River Road which struck me as to how isolated they 👇🏻
Third mention in 3 pages about how ugly brown hair is. Sigh. Internalised misogyny is so pervasive
Today‘s #LittleHouse chapter ends with a song sung by Pa which used an offensive ethnic slur used during the time period of which the book is written. Some on their first reading or those who recall the books fondly may have been caught off guard, not knowing or recalling the language. A word of caution as we move forward: there will be more derogatory language used, particularly in regards to Native Americans. Considering the times of which 👇🏻
Today‘s #LittleHouse post will be 2 parts. First, let‘s discuss the chapter up to the ending song Pa sang.
Sundays! Did this bring back any memories for anyone? I grew up in the 80s & most things were closed or closed very early on Sundays. I remember you couldn‘t even get gas. Times have changed. I loved the story of Grandpa & his brothers.
I also appreciated the opening lines of the chapter about being tired of winter & staying indoors. 👇🏻
My favorite chapter! I read this over and over again as a kid. Talk about feeling cozy! From mom baking Swedish crackers and vinegar pies to candy making, licking the spoon, relatives visiting, bundling up to play in the snow, to Pa‘s music, and Santa‘s arrival, this chapter really makes you see, smell, hear and FEEL Christmas. What similarities and differences do you see between Christmas then and now? What traditions does your family keep? 👇🏻
Needed a bit of the Rona to help me keep up with the Little House Readalong! 🤣 I really lucked out this year and last year with a case of covid that's a mild inconvenience rather than a serious illness! Home until Thursday & reading as much as I can until then!!! Thanks so much @megnews for organizing this! ❤️
#LittleHouse ch 3 - A couple observations
The last two days we discussed Ingalls‘ lengthy descriptions of household work. The rifle cleaning is another example but I find it somehow different than smoking meat and making butter. The others seemed to look back with loving remembrance while this seemed a bit more matter of fact. Is Ingalls recalling these vivid details with love for her past, to document for posterity, or both?
Ch 2 - We got 14 responses to the survey. About a quarter of us are first time readers. For those who have also watched the tv series, do you picture those actors when reading? I don‘t and I think it‘s because I read the book first so many years ago.
Thoughts on ch 2? For me, I always loved how Pa called Laura his little half pint. I also loved Laura‘s description of Jack Frost.
It‘s day 1 of the #LittleHouse buddy read.
Originally published in 1932, despite the book‘s beginning, “Once upon a time, sixty years ago…” the events actually took place 150 years ago now!
Today‘s post includes a poll on whether this is your first reading of Little House or no. Results will be shared tomorrow. As for me, my Gran gave me the set for Christmas and I would read them through and start over again immediately. The Little House 👇🏻
I know a bunch of you are reading Little House ♥️
My son and I read (reread) through them several years ago now -but I subscribed to these emails which are full of recipes and crafts and history.
And also it‘s fun to follow and do even if you‘re not reading .
The #LittleHouse chapter a day readalong is for those who want to reread and take a trip down memory lane or read for the very first time. Everyone is welcome. Let me know if you‘d like to be tagged.
4 ⭐️ While I am a big fan of the series, this book isn‘t one of my favourites. I think it‘s probably because it is fairly simple and the chapters seem to be unrelated at times. Definitely a decent start to the series. #2022 #fiction #basedonatruestory #historicalfiction #bookstagram #bookreview #littlehouse
Yesterday's #bookhaul from our local library! I love #usedbooks and our #homeschoollibrary is growing! I'm especially excited about finding the complete boxes set of Little House on the Prairie in practically new condition!
#homeschoolbooks #booksforboys #booksforgirls #booksformen #booksforwomen #childrensbooks
I know it‘s a little early but for those starting their 2023 reading plans, I will be hosting a chapter a day #LittleHouse read through the series beginning Dec 1. I‘ve long wanted to reread these stories that lay the foundation for my love of reading and what better way to do so than with a group on Litsy. Whether it‘s your first or hundredth time reading this series, I look forward to you joining. Let me know if you‘d like to be tagged.
A lovely story of a year in the life of the Ingalls family. From one winter to the next, Laura tells about how the family made a life for themselves by living off the land and their homestead. It‘s quite eye-opening how hard people back in the day had to work for things we all take for granted today. I don‘t know that I would ever call it “the simple life”, but Laura and her family certainly take pride and pleasure in the little things.
In all honesty, I could understand why. Laura Ingalls Wilder is without a doubt one of the best children's writers who ever lived. Although there are wonderful little snippets of family life, and a few hints of the conflicts between the feisty Laura and her more reserved and perfect sister Mary, the truth is in the first book there isn't much of a plot & Mrs. Wilder goes on for page after page describing how bullets were made, or butter churned.
This book was so completely charming. It was just as good as I remember. Moving through the seasons, Laura and her little family of Ma, Pa, Mary and Baby Carrie go through all the tasks required of life in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. I especially enjoyed the dance at Grandma and Grandpa‘s house and Laura‘s first visit to town. I will definitely continue with the rest of the series. 😊
Good book about everyday and seasonal activities living in the big woods of Wisconsin. Lots of hard work but enjoyment of the beauties of Winter, Spring, etc. The father, Charles, has a dark bushy beard and loves to fiddle. More basic than the TV series. I like the art of Garth Williams. He also did Charlotte's Web. Laura is very young in this one.
On the cusp of autumn, I felt a nostalgic longing for a return to the Big Woods. Yesterday was chilly and rainy, so I made myself a cup of tea and cozied up in my quilt and read this one aloud while my fall candles burned.
Some children‘s books seem so trivial and silly when you revisit them, but this classic is so fully of light and substance. Like a warm hug and a loving family.
Adore it still.
#wondrouswednesday @ eggs thanks for the tags @DarkMina & @truthinfiction
1. 1976 the U.S. Bicentennial (I got to ring a replica of the Liberty Bell. The Olympics Nadia Comenici, Dorothy Hamill's hair cut. President Carter beat Ford. People were wearing hats made out of beer cans.
3. Little House in the Big Woods maybe my first chapter book read by myself.
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Almost done. So much of these stories fuel my daydreams of retirement to a cabin in the woods. 🥰