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Weekend inspiration quotes - on self #5

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. -Louisa May Alcott


Reading: Weekly Suggestions

I am home today and since monsoons are not my favourite thing in the world, I take solace in the beauty that surrounds us in the months of July and August. 356 more words


Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I read the first 75 pages of Little Women and tossed down the book in disappointment, commenting to my husband that it was syrupy and insufferably preachy. 718 more words


'What it means to be a screenwriter'

“I want to do something splendid…something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it and mean to astonish you all someday.” 925 more words


Louisa May Alcott’s First Novel, The Inheritance

Written in 1849, first discovered in 1988 and published in 1997, The Inheritance, as expected, is a breath of fresh air. This is no surprise, considering the era in which it was written, when writers consistently wrote with dignity, delicacy, insight, and restraint. 758 more words

Book Responses

Summer Conversational Series 2014 – “Navigating the Vortex: Creative Genius in the Time of the Alcotts” – the role of Faust

Continuing with the Monday sessions, Dr. Stephen Burby was a new face on the scene. He currently teaches English in Brentwood, NY and has authored of AP English Language and Composition: An Apex Learning Guide (2004 and 2005 editions) as well as contributing to the production of editions in Barron’s No-Fear Shakespeare series and to their latest edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. 951 more words

Louisa May Alcott

So Long and Thanks for All the Books

I just finished reading Yours EverPeople and Their Letters by Thomas Mallon, a lovely rumination on the types, purposes, and affects of letters and letter-writing. 328 more words