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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge - Let's Begin

L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge
As I mentioned before I REALLY like Lucy Maud Montgomery. My love for her was birthed when I read the Anne series. I was delighted to discover early on in life that Montgomery wrote a whole host of books and I had reading material for a good few years. At this point in my life I've read everything that Montgomery has ever written excepting one piece of non-fiction that she wrote for a newspaper article and I have not yet read her journals. However, I have the first journal on order and its heading my way! I hope to be reading that during this challenge.

So what is the plan for today?

1. Link up your blog (main site) if you are planning to participate in this reading challenge. If you have an introductory post planned saying that you are going to participate in this reading challenge, link up the specific post to Mr. Linky below. I will leave this Mr. Linky open through January 9th so continue to spread the word about this reading challenge and we'll see how many people we can get to participate with us!

2. THEN, on Friday, January 30th, I'll put up a new Mr. Linky. At the conclusion of this month you are welcome to link up all of the posts you have written about Lucy Maud Montgomery or any of her works during the entire month of January to that post. If you get a chance to watch the movie and want to write up a review of that - feel free to do so.

The entire point of this challenge is to, well, have fun. The second point is to learn more about Montgomery and her work because I think it is valid and relevant even for today. Plus I just think it gets the reading year started off on the right foot!

Have fun, link up your blogs and start reading and learning more about Montgomery. If you are participating, leave a link and I and others will come find you! Then I'll see you again at the end of the month to see what everyone accomplished.

Happy Reading!

9 comments:

Susan said...

I love this idea! I'm going to be real basic and just read Anne of Green Gables. I know I read it YEARS ago, as a child, but since I haven't read any other LMM that I know of (and since I just love the Anne series specials that run on PBS), I figure it's as good a place as any to start. Happy reading!

Islandsparrow said...

Hi Carrie

My post is up - and I'm reading The Story Girl and The Golden Road - for starters - then we'll see. I may have to revisit an old favourite like Anne of Ingleside or rainbow Valley.

Lisa writes... said...

I'm in! I picked up "Emily of New Moon" at the library this week, the only non-Anne book available...though I do dearly love Anne, especially the first book...so maybe I will read it...or both...

Thanks for hosting a fun challenge!

Noel De Vries said...

I'll be reading Blue Castle ... again. I still can't believe I didn't read it once in 2008.

And perhaps Story Girl. Yes.

Laura said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge. I am learning about so many more great books by one of my favorite authors. This is just the beginning!

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Thanks for the recommendation. The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories is waiting for me at the library. I picked it because of the short stories. I thought that would be more likely to actually get read than a full novel. Though my heart yearns to read the Anne series. {sigh} I keep reminding myself I'm only in a stage and eventually I will have more time for myself... it just might be in 20 years though. = )

Ronnica said...

I just finished listening to Anne of Green Gables on CD. Once I finish Gone with the Wind, I'll be listening to more Anne...

~teachmom~ said...

I Carrie! Have you read A Tangled Web? It's due out again in March and I might want to pick it up if it's good? Sounds good, but I wanted your opinion. :)

Iris said...

I started Emily of New Moon last night. So good to be back in the land of Montgomery. I think I was meant to live there.....

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