Monday, January 10, 2011

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

From Goodreads: When Marilla Cuthbert's brother, Matthew, returns home to Green Gables with a chatty redheaded orphan girl, Marilla exclaims, "But we asked for a boy. We have no use for a girl." It's not long, though, before the Cuthberts can't imagine how they could ever do without young Anne of Green Gables--but not for the original reasons they sought an orphan. Somewhere between the time Anne "confesses" to losing Marilla's amethyst pin (which she never took) in hopes of being allowed to go to a picnic, and when Anne accidentally dyes her hated carrot-red hair green, Marilla says to Matthew, "One thing's for certain, no house that Anne's in will ever be dull."

What a delightful book! Anne, with an -e, is full of big words and imagination and a sweet, sunny disposition. It was a lot of fun to spend time in her world; her descriptions of the changing landscape of Prince Edward Island in Canada made the area come to life from me, which is unusual because I'm not big on descriptions - tend to skim over those passages. I am itching to get my hands on a copy of the movie but it's almost $20 at Amazon and our local Blockbuster doesn't carry it. My next step is checking the library. I read this book on my iPad, only the second book I have read as an e-book. I'm loving the e-book feature on the iPad and especially with books like this that are considered public domain and are available at no charge!

I read this book for the Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge hosted by Carrie at Reading to Know.

This is a classic and I am quite tardy in enjoying it! I haven't linked up to this challenge yet but have intentions to do that soon.

My second e-book ever and the first for 2011 to count towards this challenge. Another one I haven't linked to yet in the real world but in my imagination - I'm in!


hokgardner said...

This is one of my all-time favorite books. And my youngest daughter's middle name is Anne-with-an-e. And my sister and i just had a good literary smack-down involving Anne and Marilla.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Make sure you check out Gutenberg Project!! I'm not sure if they are compatible with Ipad or not...but worth a look! I downloaded 15 books to my Nook today!

Bedazzled said...

This book had been on my wishlist for a long time. Gutenberg project is great- I downloaded daddy long legs from there.