Throwback Thursday – this is an event hosted by me! It used to take place weekly, but is now once a month on this blog. It is the time to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog! Also feel free to do this on as many Thursdays as you like. =)
This month's throwback is:
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, brother and sister who live together at Green Gables, a farm in Avonlea on Prince Edward Island in Canada, decide to adopt a boy from an orphan asylum in Nova Scotia as a helper on their farm. Through a series of mishaps, the person who ends up under their roof is a precocious girl of eleven named Anne Shirley. Anne is bright and quick, eager to please and talkative, and extremely imaginative. She is not beautiful, but is interesting-looking, with a pale countenance dotted with freckles, and long braids of red hair. She would really like to be called Cordelia; but she insists that if you are to call her Anne, it must be spelt with an 'E', as that spelling is "so much more distinguished." Being a child of imagination, however, Anne takes much joy in life, and adapts quickly, thriving in the environment of Prince Edward Island. She is something of a chatterbox, which initially drives the prim, duty-driven Marilla to distraction, although shy Matthew falls for her immediately.*sigh* Ohhh how I loved this book. (My copy is this exact cover). I got the whole eight book set for Christmas (I think) from my grandparents one year. I think it was probably another couple years after I got it before I even cracked open this first book. Once I finally did, I fell in love with Anne of Green Gables and read it many times after that first time. In fact, it may have been my favorite book as a child. Just in writing this post and searching for this picture online I had so many great memories of this book. I had this desire to open it up and read it again right now (but realistically I don't have time for that right now). I used to love reading about adoptions and orphans so this was the perfect story and character for me. And I loved how Anne looked at the world. And I loved how she named everything... to this day I have a fascination with names of places, neighborhoods, etc. and am sad when I don't like the name of something... like the name of the city I live in is so not pretty and that makes me sad, LOL. But I like the name of my neighborhood alright, hehe. And I love her focus on spelling of things and how it makes the word seem different just from being spelled differently. I read maybe the 2nd or 3rd book in this series but never got much further. But this one is definitely a classic! Love it!