So, what's everyone been reading? I've been on a Sweet Valley High splurge--NOT the "updated" versions. I love that I can read them and be done in half an hour. I've just read Memories, in which everyone is worried that Steven is not completely over his d... My favorite holiday Girl's Own moment isn't one of the trips home from school in school stories--it's Matthew insists on puffed sleeves Anne of Green Gables, and Anne's first pretty dress. Anne ran downstairs singing until her voice reechoed through Green... Looking at the history of girls' British comics, I ran across this blog post with lovely scans of some of the picture stories, and thought they make an interesting contrast to vintage shoujo, with their detailed, realistic style but often similar themes (... This picture is from TripAdvisor. You can also see photos of the other rooms at http://www.louisamayalcott.org/. Little Women 💓 A little late, but linking a story about Thanksgiving by Louisa M. Alcott. It's one of the Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag collections supposedly narrated by Jo of Little Women, so thus presumably one of her "improving" tales about simple country folk eating their pe... So today I left a facebook Girl's own fandom comm because the owner messaged me telling me off for objecting to the homophobic assumptions and language used in a post and comments, and of course, not the "no homo!" comments themselves. A Fourth Form Frien... via Finishing School on Facebook.