Sunday, November 11

True Confessions Time...

Though I have watched the movies, Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea, numerous times, until this weekend I had never even cracked open the Anne books! I borrowed Green Gables from the library on Friday and am more than half way through... I love it! I have no idea why I never read the books (I know that at least one of my sisters did). Unfortunately, our library doesn't carry any of Montgomery's other Anne books, so I'll have to either inter-library loan them or buy them... either way, I plan on getting the next ones soon!

20 comments:

Mrs. Elliott said...

Hi Emma! These are my absolutely favorite series of books. I can't count how many times I've read and re-read them over the years. You can often find them at a thrift store or used book store, if for some reason the inter-library loan doesn't work. I'd be happy to loan you mine too!

Elizabeth said...

I have only recently read Anne of Green Gables, and loved it !
I found a copy of Anne of Avonlea at a charity shop last week and will be reading it this week :-)

Katrina said...

I recommend Emily in the New Moon by the same author.

Courtney said...

Emma, I have an extra set of the entire series. Some of the copies are a little beat but I'll send it to you if you'd like.

Courtney said...

Oops, just saw that Mrs. Elliot offered her copies too. Well, let me know! I can't bear to just throw them out or donate to an anonymous person who may not appreciate them so on my shelf they sit. :-)

Miss G said...

Oh! I am just so excited for you and all that awaits you as you turn each page of these wonderful books! And if you do decide to own them, how wonderful to have them for your daughter to read when she is old enough. They are truly, truly wonderful as is the short story book Akin to Anne. Enjoy! Kelly

Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...

What?!?!? I am shocked and appalled ;) I still plan to be Anne when I grow up. I read her series about every other year and never get tired of it. I definitely think you should buy the full series so you will have it to read over and over and for your daughter to read over and over.
My primary care physician is the director for the Center of Women's Health at a hospital around here and I one time convinced her that they shouldn't let doctors specialize in women's issues without reading Anne! LOL

And I agree Emily of New Moon is a good read too...not as great as Anne, but definitely worth your time.

Annaid said...

Ooh, I'm so excited for you! Sometimes I think I read nothing but Anne. You can find audio formats of all the books except Anne of Windy Poplars and Anne of Ingleside at librivox dot org. For free! I listen to them while I do housework.

I like Emily of New Moon too, and also the two Pat of Silver Bush books and The Blue Castle. So fun, and so inspirational to help me be a lady.

I got most of my L.M. Montgomery books from eBay, very cheap.

Jen said...

If we're confessing, I never read them either. I recently found the audio book series FREE on librivox.org and have now "read" the first one and I'm 1/2 way through the second. I'm sorry I didn't discover them earlier- I'd have loved them as a young girl... but then I love them now too.

Courtney said...

Ooh, I love The Blue Castle just as much as Anne, I think. A Tangled Web is fantastic as well! I'll come right out and admit I own the entire Montgomery collection as well as four volumes of the journals! Hands down, she is my favorite author. It's great to see so many kindred spirits here!

Kat with a K said...

Ooh, so exciting for you to get to experience those for the first time! Montgomery is one of my absolute favorite authors.

Mimi said...

My mother was after me my entire life to read them, and I just picked them up a couple of Lents ago - what do you know, she was right. They are lovely!

Joanna said...

I have read all of the Anne books, and most of LM Montgomery's other books too. You can read them online at www.gutenberg.com, because they're public domain. Some aren't available in the US (I think all the Anne ones are), but since I'm from Canada, I read them on the Australian site.
Thank you for a beautiful and inspirational blog.

Jenny said...

The books are much, much, much better than the movies... The movies make me angry, they are so far removed from the books. (The first one is great. The rest suck.) It really irritates me when film makers do that to wonderful, easily adaptable books.

Marlyn said...

Anne is wonderfl! The magic of the first time you read those books can never be repeated (although they ARE wonderful to reread and reread), so savour it!!

Sherry said...

I didn't read them until just a couple of years ago either! I am completely smitten with Anne! I have read the 1st three books and plan on reading the 4th soon!

Hurray for Anne!

Sherry

Joanna said...

This is to correct my previous comment. The Anne books (and many other public-domain books) can be read online at www.gutenberg.ORG. I always think it's "com" when it should be "org" or something else. Sorry about that!

Laura Leigh Dobson said...

i love every book i have ever read LM Montgomery! I'm so happy you have discovered the Anne books! enjoy!

Kimi Harris said...

Oooh, I also never read the series until I was pregnant with my first child. I looove them. I read them again when I was pregnant with my second. They get even better, I think, as you read on. Have fun! It is such a treat finding a new great book series to read!

Erin said...

I could go on about how appalled I am that you haven't read the Anne books before, . . . and yet I am a little jealous that you get to read them with the the absolute delight that comes from reading a beautiful book that you have never read before. I love the whole series (well, I all except for Rainbow valley, it's okay but not as good as the others). And I ADORE Anne's house of dreams, and Rilla of Ingleside (but have tissues nearby!)

Anyway, enjoy!

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