Before I got married, my middle name was Anne. With an “e.” Just like Anne of Green Gables. Now my middle name is my maiden name, but that’s besides the point.
I must have read Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery when I was a little girl, but all I remember is watching the movie. So I decided to get through a bunch of the Anne books, obviously starting with the first: Anne of Green Gables.
And look at my beautiful old copy!!!
Anyone who knows anything about Anne knows that she feels like a plain child with red hair which she despises, and that she never stops talking.
I love Anne. She reminds me of Ramona (you know, Ramona Quimby??) because Anne is always getting into accidental trouble. For instance, when she hosts her first ever tea, she ends up accidentally getting her friend Diana completely wasted (no seriously, it was an accident!).
Anne of Green Gables is a fun book that gives you Pollyanna thoughts (about always being happy and seeing the bright side of things). If it’s one you haven’t picked up lately or ever, it’s worth doing so.
And you know what else it reminded me of? That amazing show Avonlea! Anyone remember Avonlea???
Are you an Anne with an “e” fan?