Thursday, November 20, 2008

Anne of Green Gables

I already read a L.M. Montgomery book this year, The Story Girl, but I've been so jealous of all you bloggers who have been reading Anne for the first time that I succumbed. Plus I have the whole collection of books in Polish from when I was a teen so it counted towards my Polish reading. I know I don't have to justify, but still. :-)

I love Anne. I've loved her from the first time I read the books and I loved her even more after I saw the Canadian films. All the characters are so beautifully written. And teh stories are so simple and yet what else do you need from a story? Or from life for that matter. I think that's one of the main things I love about the Anne books - Montgomery simplifies life somehow and finds beauty in everything. Isn't that a lovely thing to strive for?

I also love the fact that now that I started I have to go on and read the rest of the series. Yay! :-)

Challenges: 888 Challenge, Classics Challenge


Tasha said...

I've watched the movies multiple times, but I don't think I've ever read the books. I'd love to..

Crafty Mama said...

I read the "Anne of Green Gables" series when I was a kid. I flew right through the series while on a beach vacation, my parents would take me to buy one at the bookstore every day to bring to the beach on that vacation. I loved Anne, as much as an adult as when I was a child. If you really loved the series, you should travel to Prince Edward Island someday. It's really something to see where the books are based, and see an Anne theatre production!!

joanna said...

Charley - oh the books are SO good!

Crafty Mama - going to PEI is a dream of mine and I really hope to actually do it one of these years! I'm sure it's spectacular.