Thursday, December 3, 2015

Lucy Maud Montgomery {Tag}

Eva from Coffee, Classics, and Craziness is hosting a very lovely blog party to celebrate the birthday of Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote the beloved Anne of Green Gables series (and so many other books)! :D
In her first post of the week, she wrote a little tag for us 'partyers' to do, so here's my answers. :D You can click on the link above to see Eva's post on it. :) (I feel like I've been doing a lot of tags lately... Ah, who cares. They're fun!)

How did you first discover LMM's books?
Well, a couple of years ago, we decided to rent the first Anne of Green Gables movie from the library. We watched it, and I really thought it was darling, so I borrowed the book from my friend.
I really liked it (and was sad to give it back to her), so I decided to buy my own copy. THEN I realized that there was a whole series! Since then, I've been collecting them, and I love all of them. :)

What's your favorite LMM book?
I have only read the Anne of Green Gables series (book 1-6), so I choose my favorite among those books, which is definitely Anne's House of Dreams. I just really enjoyed reading that one. It's so lovely to read, and I loved reading about Anne and her new married life and her new friends. I love it so much, I laugh and cry whenever I read it. (Captain Jim... *tears*)
I really liked Leslie too. She is like a mysterious princess from a fairytale. Or that's the impression I had. *shrugs* I always like mysterious characters.

What's your least favorite LMM book?
 I have to say Anne of the Island. I just didn't feel like it was written as well as the others.
*SPOILER* I guess what bothered me was the way LMM finally got Anne and Gilbert together at the end. After waiting for so long for Anne to love Gilbert back, I was expecting something better.  The way it was written, how Gilbert got sick and almost died, and Anne realizes that she loves him, it just seems sort of... old. Or something. Cliche, almost. *END OF SPOILER*
I really liked some of the characters in this one though. :)

Who is your favorite character in allllll of LMM's works?
Well, I don't really want to say 'Anne', because she's the most popular and I wouldn't be surprised if EVERYONE said that she was they're favorite. So, even though I really love her, I'll say that my favorite character is Leslie Moore from Anne's House of Dreams.
It's kind of funny, but there are so many new characters in each Anne book that I can't remember them all. :)

What couple is your favorite?
Even though I'm repeating myself from the last question, I have to say that I like Leslie Moore and Owen Ford. I really like Anne and Gilbert too. :)

What is your favorite quote from LMM (either a quote from one of her books, or from her personal life)?
I've always liked this one which is on the back of my Anne of Green Gables book:

I don't know what lies around the bend, but I'm going to believe that the best does.
-Anne Shirley 

I like it because it's so true. I don't know what the future holds, but I MUST believe that God has the best in store for me, to grow me and strengthen my trust in Him, because HE holds the future. 
That's what I think of whenever I read the quote.

How many LMM books have you read?
Let's see..... six. From Anne of Green Gables to Anne of Ingleside. I have Blue Castle and Rilla of Ingleside on the top of my 'to read' list, because I've heard such wonderful things about both of them, and I've been wanting to read a good book lately. :)

Which LMM book would you most like to see made into a movie?
Anne's House of Dreams! Can you imagine it?! With the beautiful seaside, and Captain Jim in his lighthouse, and a lovely flowery house for Anne and Gilbert, and the list goes on and PLEASE HOLLYWOOD MAKE THIS.

Well, I've got the scenery, now all I need is a dreamcast. :)

Have you found a kindred spirit?
I've been waiting for this question. :)
I have found a kindred spirit. She's been that even before I knew what a 'kindred spirit' was. She's my best friend of six years, she's my pen-pal, my encouragement, my smile when I'm depressed.

To my kindred spirit, you know who you are. :) I love you.


p.s. Before you go, check out this, this, and this. You're welcome.


  1. You must really read The Blue Castle and Rilla of Ingleside - they're my two favourite LMM books!
    *I*, on the other hand must really re-read Anne's House of Dreams! I haven't read that for AGES. :-)

    ~ Naomi

    1. Naomi: Well, I asked for the book for Christmas, so hopefully I'll get it! If not, I'll definitely buy it myself. :) Oh, you should read Anne's House of Dreams again! I just realized that most of this post is about that book. :) It's my favorite, that's all.

  2. Awe. :) Thank you for that, Phoebe. That picture at the bottom reminds me of your hugs. <3

  3. You're welcome, Di. :) *hugs*

  4. I second Naomi's comment - Blue Castle and Rilla are the BEST. :) Thanks for participating in the tag!

  5. Well, I plan to read them soon enough so we shall see!


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