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FromMyBookshelf: Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery

“There’s such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I’m such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so muchmore comfortable, but then it wouldn’t be half so interesting.”

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Where do I begin with Anne of Green Gables? If there was a book I would read over and over again, this would be it. Whether I’m sad, angry, happy, or generally in any kind of mood, I would read it. Simply put, Anne of Green Gables is a book that brings me comfort.

I first read Anne of Green Gables 5 years ago, on Wattpad and I remember pouring over that book in the middle of the night, page by page until I finished it within a day, rather, night. Shortly after I got an ebook version which I read just as fast, so when I got the physical copy years later *read 2017* I couldn’t help but buy it. And that is how my 3rd reread of Anne of Green Gables happened.

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Anne (with an ‘e’) is such a lovable character with a wide imagination in her adventures, both in her head and around Green Gables/ Avonlea. Every single time I have read this book I fall in love with it all over again. Anne’s friendship with Diana is so pure and definitely one for the books. Watching Anne grow under the care of Marilla and Mathew is an experience in itself, one that I can’t put into words.

Gilbert Blythe. That is all.

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them — that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life interesting.” 

Basically what I am trying to say (and hopefully not failing) is I love this book so much and I highly recommend.

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Have you read Anne of Green Gables? What did you think about it?

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6 thoughts on “FromMyBookshelf: Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery

  1. Hallo, Hallo Faith —

    coming through the new *thread started by Matilda’s Library wherein she’s seeking out new book bloggers to visit/follow. I spied your post about Anne and I had to swing by! Mostly as it was only last year where I happily re-visited my ruminations about Anne and the Island she called home through the new releases of the audiobook adaptations by Post Hypnotic Press!? The experience was absolutely a life affirming one for me — I had so much to share on those posts — you can find them if you key in “Anne of Green Gables” in my search box!

    When I learnt there is a book coming out this year from Marilla’s perspective (coincidentally the author found me on Twitter!) I was rather keen for it! I streamed the first few episodes of “Anne with an E” whilst I still had NetFlix — the only thing which changed on that end of my wanderings with Anne & Green Gables in particular is the fact I noticed they brought out the darker elements Ms Montgomery had softened in her writings of Anne. She could have ‘gone there’ but she held back a bit – the new adaptation takes it rather dark but blessedly left the relationship (as trying as it were) between Anne and Marilla intact. I’m unsure how I’d feel as the series progressed as it went on without me.

    I have the whole series in print – they were given to me as a young girl by my grandparents who also gave me me the original adaptations which were a lovely boxed set on VHS. Aging myself a bit here – (laughs) – whilst I also grew upon the brill Canadian series ‘Avonlea’. So, you could say I have a long attachment to Anne, Green Gables & PEA! (smiles)

    I totally understand your wicked enthused excitement over re-reading this story,.. of feeling connected to the characters and of embracing everything which makes Anne Shirley the best of bookish friends to have in our lives! Do visit sometime if you want to know why I loved the audiobooks as I’m dearly hoping the publisher will resume making the series – they were hoping for more readerly interest. I hope my posts on those audiobooks help more readers find them – as I think they might be your next special discovery for Anne!

    PS: IF you love Classical Lit, you ought to join The Classics Club! (@ourclassicsclub) wherein you will find a lot of us kindred spirits who love the Classics!!

    1. I was having a pretty crappy day until I read your comment. I recently bought the second book in the series something I have been avoiding for so long because I am not ready to see a grown up Anne.
      I recently got alerted to the TV show and I definitely would be watching it very soon (life is busy at the moment)
      The minute I finish typing this I’ll be over to your blog stalking you lol
      Thank you for the recommendations!

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