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Sunday, January 02, 2011

Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge 2011!

L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge
Hello, hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

It's time again for the THIRD annual Lucy Maud Montgomery Reading Challenge! Am I just a wee bit excited? (Just a wee bit, yes.)
Participating in the challenge this year with jewelry sponsorship is Emma Parker & Co. and their white gold engagement rings and antique engagement rings. These diamond settings are pretty incredible - I love the appearance of gold bridal jewelry! Many thanks to them.


As I've mentioned before, I like kicking the year off with one of my favorite, imaginative authors - L.M. Montgomery. Her works are cozy reads for me and offer an escape to the magical Prince Edward Island. It is a delight to revisit her works and challenge you to either make you first visit, or perhaps visit with some of your old Montgomery friends like Anne, Emily, Jane or Pat.

Today I invite you to leave a comment in the comment section saying that you intend to participate in the challenge. I encouraged you earlier to write up a post on your own blogs stating the following:

a.) You intend to participate.
b.) Listing which of her books you intend to read (or which movies you intend to watch.) Audio books do count, yes.

You have a full month to participate in this challenge. It will conclude on Friday, January 28th at which point you can come back here and share all of your Montgomery-related posts with the rest of us.

(I dislike using Mr. Linky because he sporadically disappears on me. So just leave a comment in the comment section.)

As for what I intend to read this month, I think I'm going to go with the following:


We'll see what I manage to accomplish, but that gives you a list of my goals!

Furthermore, I have a few Montgomery-related giveaways to scatter about over the course of the month so pay attention for those.

In the meantime, I can't wait to find out which of you are willing to accompany me on this journey and I look forward to sharing the fun of it with you!

Here is the code for the button you saw above, should you care to use it in spreading the word.

<a href="http://www.readingtoknow.com/2011/01/lucy-maud-montgomery-reading-challenge.html"><img alt="L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge" src="http://www.bluecastlephoto.com/misc/lmm-challenge.gif" border="0" /></a>

45 comments:

Anne said...

Hello Carrie,I would love to join you all in this "challenge" - I'm thinking of starting with the odd collection I've gathered from the local fetes - Emily's Quest, the Golden Road and Rainbow Valley - I'll head to the library for the rest of each series. I thought I'd have to wait to read them to my 3 yr old when she's older but now I have an excuse to read them earlier!! Thank you. :)

Kara said...

Great list! Here's my post:
http://homewithpurpose.blogspot.com/2011/01/lm-montgomery-reading-challenge.html
I could use some input on which book I should start with. Looking forward to this!

Amy said...

You know I am in! I have been looking forward to this!! :)
Here is my post! http://bookandyarn.blogspot.com/2011/01/and-her-nose-stuck-in-book.html

Thanks Carrie!

Jo said...

I'm looking forward to this challenge. I'm only planning to read two books, as I don't want to overwhelm myself and feel stressed, but I may end up re-reading lots of old favourites. My post is here: http://littlehousebytherailwayline.blogspot.com/2011/01/lucy-maud-montgomery-reading-challenge.html

Thanks!

Barbara H. said...

I posted here: http://www.readingtoknow.com/2011/01/lucy-maud-montgomery-reading-challenge.html. I reread the first Anne book last year and want to read at least the next two this month.

Happy reading!

Ellie said...

Hi Carrie!! Yes, you have dangled that carrot in front of my nose and I am going to join in this! I have never read any of L.m Montgomery's books....can you believe it? I have seen the movie many times over (and over and over!) and of course, "Road to Avonlea".....so I think I should dive on into the actual books!

I am going to read "Anne of Green Gables" to start and I am hoping to get time to read "The Road to Yesterday". I think I will read Anne of Green Gables with my 8 year old son and use it for our home schooling.

I am looking forward to what everyone has to share!

butterfly wishes and wonderland dreams said...

I'm in and have our books :) http://butterflywishesformygirls.blogspot.com/2011/01/reading-classics-reading-challenge.html

Ellie said...

Oops! I forgot to leave my link to my post, yes, indeed it is definitely a Monday morning!

http://honeysucklehollow.blogspot.com/2011/01/lm-montgomery-reading-challenge.html

mommablogsalot said...

This is my first time participating but very well timed as I just read Anne of Green Gables last fall and am looking forward to continuing the series. Here's my post:

http://mommablogsalot.com/2011/01/the-lucy-maud-montgomery-reading-challenge-2011-link-up-post/

stephanie @ Simple Things said...

Here's my post:

http://herdofsteph.blogspot.com/2010/12/lm-montgomery-challenge.html

I can't wait to hear what you think of The Blythes are Quoted.

Jennifer said...

Since the 1st I am nearly halfway through Anne of Green Gables. I wasn't sure I would like it this much. I'm going to see how many I can get through of The Anne of Green Gables Novels by January 28!

Click Here for My Post

Annette W. said...

I posted, though I haven't started yet. I will...soon!

http://livelearnlove226.blogspot.com/2011/01/lucy-maud-montgomery-challenge-2011.html

Benjamin Lefebvre said...

Hi Carrie,

I look forward to reading your thoughts about /The Blythes Are Quoted/! You might also be interested in a restored and unabridged edition of /Rilla of Ingleside/, which was released this fall in Canada. Find more about it here.

Cheers,

Ben

bekahcubed said...

I'm excited to be joining in on the challenge this year--I've got my intro post here.

Beth said...

I am looking forward to participating again. My post is here.

Amy @ Hope Is the Word said...

Got my post up! :-)

Brittanie said...

I am in too. I want to read some of her short stories. :)

Monica . . . said...

I found your blog through Amy (Hope is the Word) and would like to read Anne of Green Gables this month! I haven't blogged anything about it yet, so I won't post a link, but thank you for encouraging us in this!

~Monica

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I'm in. I'm wondering about your thoughts on Anne Pop-Up books... I couldn't resist the temptation to see what they are like. And I'm reading The Blue Castle so I understand your business name. :)

Just Mom said...

Count me in! My post is here.

Anonymous said...

I'm in! Anne of Ingleside it is. :)

http://lifewithmyboys.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/lm-montgomery-reading-challenge-2011/

mary bailey said...

I'm late to the game, but count me in! I read the Anne books in my teens and loved them. I owned the entire set but gave them to my husband's little cousin when we first got married. I'm pretty sure she didn't appreciate them!

Anyway, I didn't want to miss the fun of this challenge, so I just ordered "Emily of New Moon" off PaperbackSwap! I've never read the Emily books before.

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I found this challenge via Just Mom...and considering I just downloaded Anne of GG onto my brand new NOOK, I must participate! I probably will only be able to squeeze one LMM by 1/28, but that is better than nothing!
Thanks for hosting!

Racquel said...

I've just read 'Magic Island' it's fabulous. I still have to collect my thoughts and write a blog post

Serena said...

I really need to go over a list of her complete works and mark off what I still need to read. I've never even heard of The Blythes Are Quoted, and, oh my, I MUST get my hands on it now!

Here is my post: http://memgirl.blogspot.com/2011/01/l-m-montgomery-reading-challenge.html

apple blossom said...

we're in thanks I've posted

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2011/01/just-little-fun.html

Princess said...

I just came across your challenge from the Anne of Green Gables web site. I'm definately in :) I have big ambitions for the next few weeks including finaly finishing 'Looking for Anne' by Irene Gammel. Ive owned it for two years and still have about 4 chapters to go!

http://thenextthousanddays.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-day-for-over-posting.html

Bluerose said...

I'm in. Finally! :) I plan on listening to Anne of Green Gables on audio.

Here's my post:

http://bluerosesheart.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-have-decided-to-officially-join-in-l.html

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I've joined up! Only one book though...Emily Climbs...I hope that's OK. With my schedule and other reading committments, not sure I could read more than that.

Here is my link:
http://www.gerberadaisydiaries.com/2011/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-is.html

barbjan10 said...

It sounds fun to be in this challenge. I would like to read as many as I can. Guess a visit to the library is in order. I'll save Anne of Green Gables until I've won it. I am posting your blog to my blog as soon as I finish my comment Thank you for this challenge. I'm glad to meet you, Carrie, and joined your blog - this is my first visit here.
http://barbjan10-barbjansblogblogspot.blogspot.com/

Blessings,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Sky said...

I'll be reading Blue Castle. I'm saving Anne, Emily and Jane for the next few months... you know why!

Renee said...

I've posted and I'm reading Anne of Green Gables for the first time (after years of watching the movies). I am also watching Emily of New Moon season 1. Thanks for hosting this.

My link is here:
http://renee1-blog.blogspot.com/2011/01/lucy-maud-montgomery-challenge-2011.html

Barbara H. said...

I just noticed I posted your link instead of mine (Duh!) My post of plans for the challenge are at:

http://barbarah.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/lucy-maud-montgomery-reading-challenge/

Annette W. said...

I just completed my post about Anne of GG audio book and movie.
http://livelearnlove226.blogspot.com/2011/01/movie-and-book-anne-of-green-gables.html

Katherine Cox said...

Please count me in as well! I love Montgomery and it's been too long since I've read the books of Emily and Pat. And I must re-read my favorite: Blue Castle. Thank you for hosting this challenge!

Page Turner said...

Whew! I finished Les Miserables in time to join! I hope to read the Emily books, and I'm looking forward to returning to Prince Edward Island - a welcome respite after spending four weeks immersed in 19th century Paris. My initial post is here.

Kimberly said...

Just found this and I am so excited to be joining! I've already read the 1st half of the Anne series this month, but my goal is the next 3.

Here's my blog post.

http://monkeytalesmamathoughts.blogspot.com/2011/01/anne-with-e.html

Monica . . . said...

Second comment - I just finished Anne of Green Gables last night. I can't stop sighing and thinking how lovely it was. ;) I have requested Anne of Avonlea and think that I'm in love. So, thanks!

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Thanks for hosting this challenge -- I posted my completed work, although not what I intended to read, delightful just the same.

http://www.gerberadaisydiaries.com/2011/01/book-review-kilmeny-of-orchard.html

Sandra Carrasco said...

Okay...reading your blog got me interested, and I just got myself the entire Anne series. Can't wait for it to be delivered and I can start reading! :-)

Jennifer said...

What a fun challenge. I just found this too late to join in this time, though we did watch a lot of the Avonlea series on DVD this month. I'll be reading recommendations to add to my reading list.

Kim said...

I am in! It has been years since I have read any 'Anne" books. I will begin with Anne of Green Gables (aloud to my boys) + the DVD. If I can find The Blythes are Quoted, I will read that. Otherwise, Anne of Avonlea. Looking forward to it. Thank you.

Leann said...

Joining... and trying to get my 13 year old daughter to also but I am the blogging one here so I will put it up by tomorrow. :)

apple blossom said...

we are in again this year

posted

http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-teen-daughter-and-i-plan-on.html

shostagirl said...

I'm excited about this challenge! Here's my post: http://shostagirl.wordpress.com

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