Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Anne of Green Gables-A book review

This probably is not a book I would have chosen. But, it is on the book club's list for 2017 so I said, 'why not'! I must say I did enjoy it. I listened it instead of reading it. 

The story is about Anne, an orphan, who comes to the farm Green Gables by accident. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are a middle-aged brother and sister who want to adopt a boy to help Matthew with Green Gables. But they end up with a girl, Anne Shirley. Anne is dissatisfied with everything. Her name, her hair, her freckles. But she has a very dramatic imagination and she never quits talking. It will be a challenge to Marilla and Matthew. The setting is Prince Edward Island in Canada. It sounds like a beautiful area.

The adventures of Anne was fun to listen to. She has much happiness and a bit of sadness in this tale. 

There are more books in the series. I doubt that I will read any more of them because I have such a long, long "to be read" book list. 

I will give the book *** three 

23 comments:

  1. I haven't read it. It does seem like an interesting story line though. I know what you mean about a long to be read list. I'm deleting the emails I get from the various book sites for free books until I catch up on some I have downloaded already on my tablet.

    betty

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    1. That makes sense to me Betty. I have downloaded so many freebies on my Nook! I have found that not very many of the free books are interesting. But then there is that occasional one I find that is FABULOUS so I hate to not keep them and at least try them out!!

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  2. I love these books. I loved visiting the home of Lucy Montgomery on Prince Edward Island. The TV series from several years ago was excellent. I smiled just reading your review.

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    1. I didn't even know there was a series on TV! I don't know if I would have watched it though. It isn't in my general genre of shows I like to watch. I did enjoy the book!

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  3. I don't recall the book -- is this a 'young adult' edition? -- but I've a little doll from our family trip to PEI years ago.
    Have really fallen off the Reading Wagon, but plan to hop right back after Jan. 1!

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    1. It was written in 1908. At the time it was for all ages. But eventually it became a book for younger readers. It is considered a 'classic'!

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  4. It is a great series. You get to follow Anne all the way through to her adult years. But I know what you mean about a huge TBR pile.

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    1. I will see if someday I find myself reading the rest of the series!

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  5. When I read this a couple of years ago (also for a book group), I was taken back to my childhood love of reading.

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    1. That is always a good thing. My favorite books when I was younger was the Nancy Drew books. And I am still drawn to mysteries the most!

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  6. I've never read this series, though I have heard lots of good things about it. But, I had to comment. Anne (Annie) Shirley is also the name of a lady in David's family, his first cousin twice removed. We never knew her, but I just saw her obituary in our old hometown newspaper. She was 101 years old. Imagine all the stories that she could have shared.

    I have a very long to-be-read pile, too, with the book stack ever growing on my end of our desk. Hopefully I'll get at least this stack read before the lights go out for me.

    Which do you prefer, listening to the books or actually reading them? I retain more if I actually read them versus listening to them.

    Have a blessed day and a very Merry Christmas. May 2017 be a wonderfully happy year for you, Paula. :)

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    1. I like to read books but I am finding that listening to them gives them a different vibe. In some cases it really brings them alive. I read a Russian book recently (when I say read, I mean listened) that would have been impossible for me to get any enjoyment out of because I would have been obsessed with trying to pronounce those names. In that case, listening to the book was fantastic. So I guess the easy answer to your question would be I like to do both.

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    2. I think that some books out there would be confusing to me no matter whether I read them or listened to them. David and I took four years to read War and Peace together. That was a very confusing book! We had to keep trying to decipher who was who. But, now we can say we did it, we read War and Peace together. :)

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  7. This sounds like an interesting book. I think I assigned it to our kids in homeschool. We read so many different things. Have a Merry Christmas.

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    1. I think it is one kids would love to read

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  8. I haven't read the book but have thought about it a few times. Glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Give it a try. It is an easy listen/read

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  9. This is an awesome book series; I own all the books and even read the prequel by Budge Wilson (she did an excellent job of capturing Anne's backstory and voice). My TBR list is over one thousand titles long :/

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  10. Love Anne of Green Gables. Check out the movie!!!

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  11. I have never read this book either...don't know how that happened.

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    1. I missed it too. And it was a good book to disappear into

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