Chloe’s Book Club

Have you read the Little House books lately? Readers have told me that after reading Death on the Prairie:  A Chloe Ellefson Mysterythey were inspired to revisit the classic series that inspired my mystery.

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That delights me. And what could be more fun for Laura fans than having a chance to chat about the books?

Next week, I’m starting a new feature here on the Sites and Stories blog—Chloe’s Book Club. We’ll move through the Little House books one by one. I’ll share my thoughts about them, and I do hope that you will share yours.

First up, of course, is Little House in the Big Woods. If you haven’t read it lately, now is the time…

(Photo by Kay Klubertanz)

(Photo by Kay Klubertanz)

And then, please join me here next Thursday, March 17!

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17 Responses to “Chloe’s Book Club”

  1. Kathleen Says:

    What a great idea, Kathleen! It just so happens that I just finished the finally published “Pioneer Girl” annotated by Pamela Smith Hill, and started rereading the Little House books. By the way, is the book you are holding in the picture, from your childhood? Because I am looking at an identical looking book from my childhood with a copyright, 1932, text ;copyright 1953 pictures, and had to ask if yours was the same. LIW holds a very special place in my heart!

    • Kathleen Ernst Says:

      Kathleen – perfect timing! And yes, the book I’m holding is my beloved childhood copy. :>) I know my parents valued these books, since we had a hardcover set. That was something special.

  2. Lois Scorgie Says:

    Glad to join. I’m finishing “Pioneer Girl”. My Little House books are paperbacks, Harper Trophy, printed in 1971, owned by my parents. Mom,Marie Lund, was president of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Association in Pepin for 25 years.

  3. Melanie Says:

    If anyone is looking for topic inspiration as they move through the books, check out the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association’s website:
    and search under the topic of “read along” or specific book titles.
    We have hosted readalongs of several of the books in the series over the last 6 or 7 years; in that format, readers volunteer to discuss a particular chapter of the featured book in depth. Many of the guest posts have inspired long threads of conversation, and new perspectives always make discussions dynamic.

    I find I go back over those entires periodically and each time I’m inspired to take a fresh look at specifics of Wilder’s books. Also, there is always new research being conducted and published to add to the fun!

    Here’s to some fresh discussion on belived books!

    • Kathleen Ernst Says:

      Thanks so much for sharing the link, Melanie. Lots of good information here! And, a wonderful organization.

      • Melanie Says:

        You’re welcome! Not trying to steal your thunder; there are so many wonderful topics to explore in each book, and I’m always excited to see what new angles and perspectives arise as readers from so many different backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines weigh in. Looking forward to the discussions.

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  5. Sandy Says:

    Sounds awesome! I just got the boxed set and need more books!

  6. Tricia Says:

    Exciting! I have read my set so many times that the books are falling apart.

  7. Susan Says:

    I first read and reread the Little House books in our 1 room country school in MN in the early 60’s. They have been part of my life ever since. I have the series from the school when it closed!

  8. TLynn Says:

    What fun! Looking forward to it.

  9. Eileen Mele Says:

    How do we join?

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