Welcome to the Anne of Green Gables Read-along! I’m so excited to not only be reading L.M. Montgomery’s book for the first time, but also to be joined by such a fun group of readers! I don’t have a reading schedule planned, but will post weekly discussion questions: one post will be fairly general to avoid spoilers and one page with an alert for discussions containing spoilers. Yes, double the fun! As this is my first time hosting a read-along, I will do my best to keep our discussions engaging.
Facts about Anne with an “E”
During the Canadian part of my childhood, I watched the Anne of Green Gables TV series. I loved Anne’s adventurous spirit. She was brave and engaged with the world, I remember wishing I could be more like her. I cringed when things went badly for her, but felt good when she learned her lesson and things worked out. Anne is an orphan and even as a kid, I was always interested in how children managed without their parents. Not sure why there was never an opportunity to read the book.
My boyfriend (now husband) and I visited Prince Edward Island during a Maritimes road trip in 2006. We visited Green Gables and several other historical places significant to Anne. My boyfriend refused to go to the Anne amusement park or go see the musical much to my disappointment. We were fascinated by the number of Japanese couples getting married and having an Anne-themed wedding. This is how I first learned how much the Japanese adore Anne of Green Gables. PEI is astonishingly beautiful and we always talk about going back.
What is your experience with Anne of Green Gables? Have you ever read the book or seen one of the adaptations?
Orphans are some of the most fascinating characters in classic books. Why do we find them so interesting? Who is one of your favourite orphan characters?
You can provide your answers below in the comment section or link to your blog post (will provide link widget soon!). If you’re tweeting about the read-along, use the hashtags #AnneGG and #cceventsched.