Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Montgomery, L. M. "Anne of Green Gables"

Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud) "Anne of Green Gables" - 1908

Can you believe that I have never read Anne of Green Gables? Of course, I have heard of it. But it was not a very well known book in Germany when I was little, at least I don't think so, and later I didn't really come across it, either. But I have a couple of Canadian friends who often asked me whether I have read the book or not. And I always had to say "no". So,I thought it was time to read it.

I don't think I have to tell many people about the book. An orphan girl is taken in by a childless couple and she really loves both her new parents as well as the school and the neighbours and everything but still gets into a lot of trouble all the time. The novel is both humorous as well as serious.

A good book for children of all ages but I am sure everyone enjoys rereading it as an adult, as well. I definitely enjoyed reading it as an adult for the first time.

From the back cover: "Everyone's favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over."

8 comments:

  1. I've never read the books either, maybe this will give me the impetus to read them. Glad you're back blogging, I've missed you.

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    1. Thank you, Janet. I miss blogging and I assure you this will be a pause only, not the end of the blog.

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  2. Sorry to hear your Mom has not been well, it's so hard losing a love one. As to migraines, I know I've told you our daughter suffers from them too, so you have my sympathy.
    Hope with cooler weather you'll be feeling better.

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    1. Thank you, Janet, it usually helps, that's for sure. Thank you so much for your sympathy.

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  3. I hate to admit it, but I didn't love the Anne books. It's surprising really and I can't quite pinpoint why. I do love the character of Anne. I'm glad you discovered them though!

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    1. That's alright, Holly. We can't all like the same books. It was recommended to me by a Canadian friend who couldn't believe I had never read them. I'm not sure whether I will read them, all, though. We'll see.

      Thank you for your comment, I always love talking to other readers.

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  4. Please, would you reply to this? I have a question. Thank you!

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    1. Here's my answer, Denice. Ask away. I do try to check in daily but didn't have a good week last week. Hope to be able to answer quickly.

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