Kickass Women in History: Louisa May Alcott and Abigail Alcott
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Articles / March 14, 2020

This month’s Kickass Women is also a book review (Grade: A!). In Marmee and Louisa, we learn of a well-known kickass woman, Louisa May Alcott, and one much less well known – Louisa’s mother, the amazing Abigail. Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother, is a biography that focuses on the relationship between Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women) and her mother, Abigail May Alcott. It is a wonderful book – carefully researched, well-organized, very “readable,” (not written in High Academic-ese), and full of affection for Louisa and Abigail. However you should be warned that thanks to the fact that it could easily and accurately be subtitled “Bronson Alcott was a Useless Parasite,” you will periodically want to throw the book across the room. Clear the area of valuables and supply yourself with the soothing food and beverage of your choice before you begin. A | BN | K | AB The biography begins with the birth of Abigail, who was born in 1800 in Boston. The Mays (Abigail’s maiden name) were proud of having supported the American Revolution. She was very close to her brother, Samuel, who tutored her from his own…

Whatcha Reading? March 2020 Edition, Part One
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Articles / March 14, 2020

It’s our first Whatcha Reading post of March 2020. All I can say is wow; it’s been a weird couple weeks and I have a feeling it’s only going to get weirder. Please look after yourselves, your friends, your families, you furry loved ones, and your neighbors. Oh, and make sure you have some good books on hand. Tara: I’m reading Kate Daniels Book 9, Magic Binds, ( A | BN | K | G | AB ) right now and made the mistake of starting it before bedtime. I bought Iron and Magic ( A | BN | K | AB ) when it was on sale last week, realized I’d read up to KD8, and decided to rectify that. I forgot how much I love this world. Lara: I’ve just started Alpha Night by Nalini Singh and I’m loving it (so far… each time I announce I love a book, something scuppers it. Fingers crossed that’s not the case with this one!) A | BN | K | AB Maya: All I’m seeing all over twitter is how much people love Alpha Night, Aarya included! Lara: Yes please! Hooray! Sarah: I am curious and want to hear what…