While searching for a book in my home library to complete the #booked2022 prompt for #setinacanadianprovince, I was giving up hope,until I realized that this book would work! The story of Anne warmed my heart and soothed my soul. I read this as a young girl after my mother gave it to me for Christmas. Reading it again,I realized that she must have chosen it, not only for the wonderful story, but also because of the character, DIana. #kindredspirit
I am doing a Fall swap link is in the post below this one it is through Elfster. Feel free to share the more the merrier. It is international as long as people are willing to ship international. #Litsyswap #litsyswaps #litsyswapguidelines #litsyhappenings #CozyFallSwap #6daystillsignupscloseon9/3/22 #needatleast1moretosignup
2022 edit - What is there really to add? It's a book that retains its magic read after read. 5 stars
Brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, decide to adopt a boy to help on the farm. The message gets muddled and they end up with a daydreaming, intelligent red-headed whirlwind named Anne. 5🌟
I also love the TV adaptation with Megan Follows as Anne - I may even admit to a girlhood crush on Gilbert Blythe.
For this reread, I listened to an audio version. The CBC mini-series from the mid-80s with Megan Follows is one of my all-time favourite movies. Because of that, I was unable to picture anything else but the characters in that movie. But that‘s ok by me. The book had a few additional happenings that they didn‘t put in the movie and the movie expanded on some of the happenings in the book. I don‘t know how anyone could not help but love Anne.
I just reread Anne of Green Gables for the first time as an adult it really holds up to my loving memory of one of my absolute childhood favorites. It was so fun to revisit the world of puffed sleeves and raspberry cordial and felt like I was spending time with old friends.
"I'm glad you made my new dresses longer. That dark-green one is so pretty and it was sweet of you to put on the flounce. Of course I know it wasn't really necessary, but flounces are so stylish this fall and Josie Pye has flounces on all her dresses. I know I'll be able to study better because of mine. I shall have such a comfortable feeling deep down in my mind about that flounce." - Anne
I found this fascinating—an article on why Anne of Green Gables was banned in Soviet-controlled Poland: https://www.transpositions.co.uk/banning-anne-why-the-soviets-were-afraid-of-ann...
I love the idea that Anne inspired hope and resistance against an authoritarian regime. 👩🏻🦰💚 A couple of quotes in the comments! ⤵️ #KindredSpiritsBuddyRead
One of my favorite movies when I was a child. I didn‘t read the book until I was older but loved them. Thought this was fun for a Saturday morning. I‘m Christine of Four Winds. 🥰
The story of Anne, an orphan and girl with a big imagination.
I liked and didn‘t like this book, I liked the story but the main character is really quite annoying in my opinion. She doesn‘t stop taking, overreacts to minor slights, and is very vain. As time went on, these things lessened but I already was annoyed with her by the end of the book.
Kathleen Kelly‘s mom advised to read this with a box of Kleenex. Which I never understood until my reread of this as an adult. I cried. I cried quite a bit actually. Part nostalgia and part realizing Anne‘s predicament as a neglected orphan, escaping along with Anne in her imaginations. And then falling in love with Montgomery‘s gorgeous writing all over again. It‘s definitely one of my #bestof2021 📚
#lmmontgomery #AnneWithAnE #kindredspirits
Bk4 of today‘s #BookMail is another Seasons Editions-Fall, this time a highly regarded middle grade book. I think nearly every Litten would probably have read this at some point during their reading life? It‘s a story about family and love but it‘s mostly about hope I think. And doesn‘t the world love it! I was just on GR to add this to my shelves, there‘s almost 1,100 editions in many different languages😲
She declined a picture, but kiddo is reading the tagged for school this week. She waited to start it and now she only has tomorrow and part of Saturday to finish (I assigned it; I‘d totally give her until Sunday but won‘t tell her that yet because we‘re learning self-discipline for long-range assignments). Now she says it‘s a race, so she turned down our HP read-aloud to keep reading Anne with her bedtime snack and tea! 😍
“I do NOT like patchwork,” said Anne dolefully, hunting out her workbasket and sitting down before a little heap of red and white diamonds with a sigh. “I think some kinds of sewing would be nice; but there's no scope for imagination in patchwork. It's just one little seam after another and you never seem to be getting anywhere.” #sewing #QuotsySep21
“...it seems as if I must be in a dream. Do you know, my arm must be black and blue from the elbow up, for I've pinched myself so many times today. Every little while a horrible sickening feeling would come over me and I'd be so afraid it was all a dream. Then I'd #pinch myself to see if it was real—until suddenly I remembered that even supposing it was only a dream I'd better go on dreaming as long as I could; so I stopped pinching.” #QuotsySep21
So I bought this based on the sample from audible and it‘s 6 of the 8 books in the Anne Shirley series and so far WOW! The narration is amazing!! So worth the ONE credit.
🌿 I do this a lot, actually, which is why I like to buy a lot of books - you never know when you might be in the mood for a reread! 😁 Some common rereads of mine are Harry Potter and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman!
🌿 Oh goodness, yes! I am constantly judging books by their covers! (I'm looking at YOU, original covers for the Wheel of Time series!) 😂🤣
Listening to Rachel McAdams narrating this novel was such a treat! She was able to bring so much life and character to the story that I‘m not sure I would‘ve gotten if I had read it myself. Now I need to watch the Netflix show and read the graphic novel and get a nice hard bound set of all the books.
"I just wish I was a rich American and could spend my summer at a hotel and wear jewels and low-necked dresses and have ice cream and chicken salad every blessed day.”
Is there a Litsy tag for foodspiration? ?
My first time reading this with my ears as an #audiobook. Barbara Caruso was a very good narrator, although sometimes a bit too elderly sounding when she's doing young people's voices. The story, of course, is an all-time favourite. I still cry every time when Matthew dies. I think I'll try the next one in the series on audio too.
I truly enjoyed this book…I vaguely remembered parts of this and the old movie series from my childhood. This book stood the test of time and entertains regardless of one‘s age. I was surprised by how touched I was at certain points, especially in learning about Anne‘s back story. I found my eyes getting quite watery on a number of occasions! 4/5
🎧📖 Shy Matthew & Grumpy Marilla (brother & sister) mean to adopt a boy to help on their farm but Matthew comes home with a red-haired 11yo girl named Anne.
Anne speaks her mind, gets in trouble, learns/teaches lessons & daydreams her days away with her wild imagination. Wholesome. Dated.
This story was completely new to me. I went in blind. I enjoyed the story but not the audiobook. Ended up with the kindle.
Loved the characters.
Did some #AudioBaking this afternoon while listening to the ultimate comfort read Anne of Green Gables. Banana bread with chocolate chips and orange zest. I've been using Mollie Katzen's recipe from the Moosewood cookbook for years. It's the best! 🍌🍞
Her resentment, which to other and older people might be as laughable as its cause, was in no whit allayed and softened by time seemingly. She hated Gilbert Blythe! She would never forgive him!
“No,” she said coldly, “I shall never be friends with you, Gilbert Blythe; and I don't want to be!” #grudge #QuotsyMay21
“Anne Shirley, what have you done to your hair? Why, it's GREEN!”
Green it might be called, if it were any earthly color—a queer, dull, bronzy green, with streaks here and there of the original red to heighten the ghastly effect. Never in all her life had Marilla seen anything so grotesque as Anne's hair at that moment.
“Yes, it's green . . . I thought nothing could be as bad as red hair. But now I know it's ten times worse to have green hair.”
“You know that little piece of land across the brook that runs up between our farm and Mr. Barry's. It belongs to Mr. William Bell, and right in the corner there is a little ring of white birch trees—the most romantic spot, Marilla. Diana and I have our playhouse there. We call it Idlewild. Isn't that a poetical name? I assure you it took me some time to think it out. I stayed awake nearly a whole night before I invented it. “ #poetic #QuotsyApr21
“It's such a #relief to talk when one wants to and not be told that children should be seen and not heard. I've had that said to me a million times if I have once. And people laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?” #QuotsyApr21
“I #dare you to climb up there and walk the ridgepole of Mr. Barry's kitchen roof.”
Anne turned pale, but there was clearly only one thing to be done. She walked toward the house, where a ladder was leaning against the kitchen roof. #QuotsyApr21