Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Why I Love Wednesdays...The March Family

Reflections of a Bookaholic

Today is November 23rd.  Know what that means??  It's my birthday :)  Yay!  I just wanted to tell you that.  Now on to the regularly scheduled programming.

I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Book Family

Why I Love...The March Family

First and foremost, I want to say that I love to see families in books.  There aren't enough of them.  It is always amazing to me how easy (and often) authors kill off parents.  Whether it is a good idea or not, I really miss families.   I love book families especially when I can feel the love.  I love when siblings argue but stick up for each other when needed.  I love sibling rivalry.  I love parents that try to be parents..and sometimes fail.  It happens.  Families in books make me feel all warm and fuzzy and I often feel like I'm a part of the family too.



I absolutely love The March family (from Little Women).  I don't think I could have handled sharing the bathroom with that many women but that's just me.  I love how they argued (and apologized) and worked together.  I also love the Weasleys (from Harry Potter).  They might not have had a lot of money but they had each other.  That's a family I would love to fit into for a week or two.  I also love the Plum family (from the Stephanie Plum series).  They all seem to know each other well and their quirkiness is extremely entertaining.  I don't know that they give you the warm and fuzzy feeling though.  It's more like..."I really appreciate my family because I get to hear about yours."  But that's something to be grateful about right?

Either way, I wish more families would live in books because they are wonderful things to read about :)

A couple of things...

1. Happy Birthday to me :)  I feel blessed to make it another year (Yay for #27).
2.  I absolutely love doing Why I Love Wednesdays, but I'm thinking that it will come to an end soon.  Let me know your thoughts.  I'm running out of topics and I'm starting to feel like I'm loving the same things.  I Eek.  Don't want redundant posts.  No worries, there won't be any changes till the new year.
3.  Happy Thanksgiving!!  Eat extra food for me :)

Which book family do you love? Feel free to create your own post and link up.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!


If you want to play along, feel free to grab the image (there is a button on the right sidebar now) and link your post in the linky. Here goes.

LINKY INSTRUCTIONS:
When naming your link, please choose the name of your post. Mine would say "Why I Love...Rhett Butler."
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20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!

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  2. Thanks Melissa! And I appreciate you participating this week. Going to check out your post now :)

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  3. Thank you!

    I love disfunctional families as well. They are so funny but have a kind of togetherness that can be sweet (and embarrassing).

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  4. Thanks!!

    I don't know much about them but now I'm curious.

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  5. Thank you :) A good relationship is definitely extra special.

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  6. Thank you!! I got to come home and see my mama :) Best present ever!

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  7. Definitely!! I think I've read too many YA books with dead absent parents. I was missing the love.

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  8. Happy birthday, Alexis! I hope you had a fantastic day. I, too, enjoy the March family, though I don't remember Little Women fully as it's been years since I've read it; I do recall that I enjoyed it very much. Also, I understand if you're getting burnt out on the "Why I Love" posts. It's difficult to come up with new topics. Regardless, I've definitely enjoyed participating and will continue to do so while it's still happening :)
    Here's the link to my post for this wonderful topic!
    http://melinmidlothian.blogspot.com/2011/11/why-i-lovewpb.html

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  9. Hey happy birthday!!!!!

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  10. Happy birthday! Mine's on Monday. I'm excited! I love the Marches and the Weasleys too!

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  11. Happy birthday!!!

    I'm also a HUGE fan of the Weasley family. Even when they fight they're always there for each other and looking out for each other. I love them.

    I also like the Nicolsons from the Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging, etc.). I like them for the opposite reasons. They're hilarious in their disfunctionality. Poor Georgia is always totally mortified by everything her parents do, but I bet they're not that bad if you met them from the perspective of someone who's not a rather ridiculous teenager.

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  12. Happy birthday!

    I really like this feature, but if you're not feeling inspired then I wouldn't try to force it. :)

    I LOVE families in books! One of my favorites are The Penderwicks (they're like the March Family but younger).

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  13. Happy Birthday!!!!! Hope you have a grea day - and I love seeing amilies in books too, especially when they have a good relationship.

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  14. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantabulous day girly. Can you believe I've never read Little Women. You would think I would have picked it up by now. I might have to remedy that sometime. But I do love the Weaselys and Stephanie Grandmother is a hoot. And I agree on families in books. I love those tight knit families in books. One of the reasons I enjoy reading books where each sibling has their own story because the family is usually close.

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  15. Juju at Tales of Whimsy.comJanuary 26, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Happy birthday! *hugs* Hope you have something special planned.

    I love the Marchs too :) You're right we need more families in literature.

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