Thursday, January 21, 2010

L.M. Montgomery Reading Challenge - Progress Report

Hello ladies,

Y'all are doing an awesome job reading a variety of books by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I'm delighted to see that Anne is ranking high on everyone's reading lists in 2010. I'm slowly working my way through your posts, but here are what a few of you have been up to. If you get a chance, I'd really encourage you to visit around and see what the others in the challenge are reading and thinking about.

Click on the titles to read the individual reviews of the books:

Amy at Hope is in the Word read Pat of Silver Bush and it's sequel, Mistress Pat.

These ladies have read Anne of Green Gables and I'm linking straight to their reviews:

Almost Unschoolers

Barbara H. at Stray Thoughts

Catherine is reading it for the first time and picked up on a typo which kept her occupied for awhile! (I thought this post was quite awesome!) She also noted the wisdom of Anne and I couldn't agree more!

Amber at the Book Basket read Anne of Avonlea, as did Alex.

Annette read and enjoyed Anne's House of Dreams and I'm envious that she's on that title. That used to be my favorite (when I finally got to it). I remember being ELATED that Anne and Gilbert were finally married. I'm looking forward to reading it again.

As for me - I've completed reading Jane of Lantern Hill, Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea and am working my way through the following book which I just picked up:

Magic Island: The Fictions of L.M. Montgomery

This book chronicles all of Montgomery's novels and puts them into the time line of Montgomery's life. This book is meant to compliment Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings (click on title to read my review) and it gives the background information as to what was going on in LMM's life as she wrote each book. Some parts of me wants to know the "behind-the-scenes" of each book and other parts of me want to forget. So I'm moving through it slowly, but I am appreciating the information.

As a reminder to you all - every time you write up a post related to Anne of Green Gables, come back and leave a comment in the START POST. I'll be choosing the winner for the silver sterling locket from Emma Parker & Co. from that post. Now. Although I do count reviews of the movies, I would seriously consider discounting any post written up about Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story or Anne of Green Gables - A New Beginning. My reasons for doing so would be that neither of these movies seek to abide by the actual writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery and I do my best to pretend that they do not exist. Oh. And the book "Before Green Gables" by Budge Wilson? It totally doesn't count. It's not by Montgomery. (I should have said that at the beginning but part of me thought that was just a given. Those movies and that book disgusts me and I don't mind saying so. Ah hem.)

The deadline for the Reading Challenge is Sunday, January 31st - so you have just about a week and a half left!

Aside from my snippish remarks concerning the non-Montgomery spin-offs, I'm quite delighted with what I've been reading. I've loved reading your posts and I'm looking forward to see how far we all get this year!

Thank you so much for participating and playing along!


Stephanie Kay said...

I stayed up until midnight finishing Anne of Green Gables this week! I finished Anne of Avonlea in one day and am working through Ann of the Island now. Of course, my laundry is unwashed, as are my dishes. But it's fun to spend the day with an old friend. :)

Annette W. said...

Oh these are so wonderful! I really did love Anne's House of Dreams!

Melissa said...

I've finished Anne of Green Gables, and am about halfway through Anne of Avonlea. I must confess, I never got past the first book before. It wasn't until recently that I knew it was an entire series (WHERE have I been?!)

apple blossom said...

My daughter and I are reading Emily of New Moon together.

Top  blogs