A-to-Z Extra: Anne of Green Gables

28 Apr

A-to-Z Extra #2 is Anne of Green Gables and the rest of the Anne stories by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  The first-ever novel I read was Anne of Green Gables – a gift for my 10th birthday from my godmother.  I loved it right away, and I’ve read it over and over again through the years.  Since that first book was an abridged version (the cover of which is the left-most picture below), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the full story.  Now, I’ve got a small but growing collection of various Anne editions that I treasure.

Anne was my first friend, and Gilbert Blythe was my first book boyfriend.  When I fortuitously stumbled upon Kevin Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea TV movies, I was ecstatic!  (I didn’t even know they existed – pre-Internet days, you know.)  Megan Follows and Jonathan Crombie portrayed Anne and Gilbert  in ways that were so much better than my imagination.  I fell in love with them both.  And I was heartbroken upon the news of Crombie’s unexpected and untimely death last week.

 

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What are your favourite Anne quotes?  Mine is: “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”

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5 Responses to “A-to-Z Extra: Anne of Green Gables”

  1. Karen @ One More Page... 2015.05.05 at 10:31 pm #

    I love that quote! It’s definitely a great one. I’m currently reading through the series for the first time ever and I’m loving it!!

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    • mrsmonnandez 2015.05.06 at 12:17 am #

      Oh, I envy people who get to read series I love for the first time! Let me know how you like it! Which book are you on now?

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      • Karen @ One More Page... 2015.05.06 at 1:54 am #

        I’m reading Anne of Windy Poplars now! Which one is your favourite? (So far it’s a toss up between Anne of Green Gables and Anne of the Island for me!)

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      • mrsmonnandez 2015.05.06 at 3:02 am #

        Those are my two toss-ups, too! I’ve got a soft spot for the first one because, well, it’s where we first meet Anne, but I love the satisfaction of Anne of the Island! Keep me posted on your reading adventure!

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      • Karen @ One More Page... 2015.05.06 at 11:27 pm #

        Will do!!

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