book reviews, reading

The Truest Film Adaptation of Little Women

Little Women is one of my all-time favorite books and stories. As a child I fell in love with the 1994 version, and then I saw the 2019 version, and it was so different and unique and the actors were so great that I fell in love all over again. Christmastime always brings me back to Little Women, not that it's a Christmas story particularly, but it feels like it to me, plus the movies always have great winter scenes. So this year, to take it a step further from just reading the book and watching my two favorite movie versions, I decided I would watch ALL the versions I could get my hands on. I was not able to find the 1917 and 1918 silent films, but I watched the 1933, 1949, 1994, and 2019 movies as well as the PBS mini series...

book reviews, Christian, reading

"Little Women" New Movie and Book Review

A few weeks ago, with Christmas fast approaching, I decided to take on a rereading of "Little Women". Even though the story goes through all the seasons in many years, it has always felt like a Christmas story to me. I haven't read it for almost twenty years, when I was a teenager myself, so it's safe to say I found so much more in the book now than I had then. Life experiences will do that to a girl, eh? My goal was to finish reading the book before going to see the new movie out in theaters this last weekend. I almost made it with only 50 pages to go, so close enough.