“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
– L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I can't say enough how excited I am that this week is finally here! Hannah (So Obsessed With), Alexa (Alexa Loves Books) and I are thrilled to unveil a project we've been talking about for months and that is.. Return to Green Gables! All week long we'll be talking about the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. We have a ton of fun posts planned so make sure to check back every day!
When I fell in love with this series
At the time, Anne was just the perfect heroine for me. Like her, I loved books, had a tendency to constantly daydream, wanted to write, had silly romantic notions and viewed friendship with the same intensity. I loved watching Anne grow from a young girl into a beautiful woman and seeing all the decisions and mistakes she made in between. Like figuring out the meaning of true love (hello Gilbert Blythe!), kindred spirits and the bond she formed with her adoptive "parents" Marilla and Mathew and many other individuals along the way. It's one of the most heartwarming series I've ever read.
Last year I decided to start collecting copies of the first book and I'm now up to my 15th copy. It's part of the reason why I wanted to celebrate this series with friends who love it as much as I do. Re-reading it for this blog feature showed me (not that I needed proof!) of how timeless this series is. Over 10 years later and it still has the power to bring me to tears and make me laugh out loud. I'm sincerely hoping this will inspire others to re-read or even read it for the first time.
About Lucy Maud Montgomery