All Things Alcott Challenge

After reading The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees, I have a strong desire for more of Louisa May Alcott.

I want to reread Little Women and Jo’s Boys. I’ve discovered her short stories and learned she has also written adult mysteries and thrillers, poetry, fairy tales, fantasy and even pulp fiction. And then there are the biographies of her, movies of her books. There is a documentary I want to see as well. I also saw that there is a new release coming entitled Little Women and the Werewolves. Ah, I’m not so sure about that one, but there seems to be a lot of interest in Louisa May Alcott lately.

Come and join me. I’m setting forth a challenge for myself and anyone else who would like to join in. It will be great fun to explore Louisa May’s world with others who call themselves fans and/or are interested in exploring her body of work.

If you accept this challenge, please follow these guidelines:

  1. Between May 1st and the end of the year (2010), choose one or more Alcott related things to do (see #2). In the spirit of Louisa May Alcott, each participant will set his/her own course in this challenge. You choose one or as many Alcott related items as you wish.
  2. You will also determine the contents of your challenge. As long as it is Alcott related, you may choose books, audiobooks, DVDs, movies, TV shows, a play or live theater. Anything by or about Louisa May Alcott is the intention of the challenge.
  3. It’s not necessary to compile a list at the beginning of the challenge. I’m hoping this will lead me to discover new items I haven’t even heard about.
  4. It’s perfectly okay if this challenge overlaps with other challenges.

How to sign up:

Grab the All Things Alcott Challenge button. (Use the big one above  or use the smaller one on the Challenge page.) Create a post declaring your decision to join this challenge. Return to this post and sign up using Linky Tools below.

If you do not have a blog and want to join the challenge, state your intent in the comments  section. All participant’s names will be listed on the All Things Alcott page. (Located above on the right-hand side under my header picture.)

As you read and discover Alcott’s work and related items, return to the challenge page to leave a link or a comment about what you have read/watched/listened to. I’m hoping to collect a good list of what we discover. If you’d like to look for a list of her work, Wikepedia has a nice write-up on Alcott with a list of her books. You will have good luck if you google Louisa May Alcott. I checked our local library and they listed 87 items; some were duplicates.

Here’s hoping we have many happy hours exploring the world of Louisa May Alcott. Good luck to us all.

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