Bookish Quotes


Mrs. Rachel felt that she had received a severe mental jolt. She thought in exclamation points. A boy! Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of all people adopting a boy! From an orphan asylum! Well, the world was certainly turning upside down! She would be surprised at nothing after this! Nothing! Rachel Lynde, L. M. Montgomery’s Anne […]

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Bosom Friends


I don’t remember exactly how old I was at the time, maybe eight or nine. Earlier that year, I had been exposed to the Anne of Green Gables miniseries from 1985 for the first time. I also don’t remember how I first saw it. Was it on television? Was it a VHS? I have no […]

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Anne: From the Pages to the Screen


It’s no surprise that countless movies and series have been made about L. M. Montgomery’s lovable red-haired orphan girl. Since 1919, folks have been trying to capture her hot-tempered personality and wild imagination on screen, stage, and radio. Anne of Green Gables, the novel, inspired generation after generation to bring this fictionalized character to life […]

“Dreams of Future Fame”


As you may well know by now, my first pick from the Great American Read list is Anne of Green Gables. This well-read classic has many sequels but none are as beloved as the original. It has sold more than 50 million copies since its publication and has been translated into nearly 40 languages. However, […]

New Year, Old Read


If you read my last post, then this will likely be old news. My first pick off the Great American Read list is… Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This is a reread for me, but it is one of my all-time favorites. I’m choosing it to kick off 2019, because it is […]

Ringing in the New Year


2018 is nearly in the books, and I, for one, am glad to see it go. It was a difficult year emotionally, but this new year brings with it a fresh start, a new beginning. This year offers the promise of change, and while change can be uncomfortable, it can also be rewarding and beneficial. […]

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Coming in 2019


Join me next year as I make my way through PBS’s Great American Read list. You can access this list here. Follow along as I dive into each of these amazing books and share my thoughts on what I’m reading. Be a part of the conversation by leaving your comments on each post.

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