February 24th, 2012

fiction: two girls reading

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"There is a lovelier country even than that, where we shall go, by-and-by, when we are good enough," answered Meg with her sweet voice.

-Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Meg brought out that little 'death is inevitable!' gem because they were talking about having personal fantasies. Thanks, Meg. You're charming.

And now for a Little Women status update

I'm back to reading! It's been a while. I'm sorry, self. I'm really sorry. I got two chapters of Little Women done while I was eating breakfast, and at least one important thing happened in them, besides Meg explaining that one day we shall all die because Meg is Meg.

Beth talked to a boy! A real boy! Laurie doesn't count. Laurie is like their brother which explains why he marries the twelve year ol--this is getting weird. Anyway, Beth talked to a boy! And had fun!

This was the chapter where they all went on a boating trip with some British people and Laurie's tutor Mr. Brooke, who I am hoping Meg ends up with because he takes care of little old ladies and I feel he would be compatible with Meg who is like a little old stuffy lady.

There was high drama in the chapter, what with cheating at croquet and... cheating at croquet. Look, that's high drama at this point.

The next chapter focuses on something that's bewildered me a little about the March sisters, which is their love of roleplaying 'Pilgrim's Progress', where if I would just wiki what that is I'm sure I'd be a lot less confused.

But as far as I can tell, it's a lot like when me and my sister used to play 'Power Rangers'* only with more Beth carrying bags on her back up stairs.

Meg's 'death death death' quote is from this chapter, and it really does come out of the blue.

I'm noticing that my favourite chapters for Little Women tend to be ones with a lot of sentimentalness. I don't know why. I guess that's just how I roll.

Debating starting reading the first book of 'How To Train Your Dragon', because I saw movie's Christmas special, 'Gift of the Night Fury'** last night and it reminded me how much I liked the property. Am aware, however, how incredibly different the books are. But they have drawings? I like drawings.

This has been your Little Women status update. You may now return to your lives.

*FUN FACT: I was the Chameleon Ranger and my dinosaur was the compsognathus, because I was nine and knew how to live. I think my sister was rainbow, maybe. Or clear.

**You know, Gift of the Magi never seemed that big a deal to me. I mean, hair grows back. Sucks for watch dude, though.