Thursday, January 10, 2013

Throwback Thursday #1 - Anne of Green Gables

Throwback Thursday is hosted by Never Too Fond of Books and The Housework Can Wait. The idea is to shine the spotlight on old favourites (books that were released 5+ years ago) so that they get a little love since new/recent releases tend to get all the attention. To find out all the details and join in, visit the hosts' blogs.

*For those of you who are used to my Update Thursday posts, when I saw this new meme, I decided to switch from Update Thursday to a weekly recap that will be posted on Thursday or Friday each week, depending on whether I have time and whether I participate in this meme every week. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what's been going on in the last week!*

Read my review
Synopsis: As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug, white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she wanted to stay forever...but would the Cuthberts send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she's not what they expected--a skinny girl with decidedly red hair and a temper to match. If only she could convince them to let her stay, she'd try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables agreed; she was special--a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables.

  


When I discovered this meme earlier this week, the first book I thought of was Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I can't remember when I first read it, but I was pretty young, and I grew up watching the movies along with the spin-off TV series Road to Avonlea.

There's nothing I don't love about Anne of Green Gables, particularly Anne herself. She's free spirited, uninhibited, imaginative, and perfectly, believably flawed. She's vain and impulsive, but she's also loyal and caring and would do anything for the people she loves. I just reread the book last July, and fell in love with the story all over again. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me want to go on grand adventures and learn to be as free spirited as Anne.  

This book and its author (and even the movies, which I adore, and which showcase amazingly talented Canadians) make me proud to be Canadian.


I think everyone should read Anne of Green Gables. I'm actually surprised it's not part of school curriculum, especially here in Canada. I plan to reread Anne of Avonlea this year and then finally carry on with the series and hopefully get through the entire series this year.

Have you read Anne of Green Gables or seen the movies?

 

2 comments:

  1. <3 I can't wait to reread Anne Of Green Gables this year. It's been too long!!! :D Perfect pick, by the way. ;)

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  2. Hey! Why aren't these books part of school's curriculums? Instead we're forced to read crap like The Scarlet Letter! ;-)

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