Video Review: Anne of the Island

I’ve been rereading the Anne of Green Gables series by my favorite author, L. M. Montgomery.  Today I have a video review of Book Three, Anne of the Island.

This volume follows Anne to college, with new romance and a new character I especially enjoy.  I think it’s an improvement on the second book of the series, and definitely well-worth reading.

Video Review: Little Blue Truck Series (Part Two)

A few months ago I reviewed the Little Blue Truck series – a very popular collection in our house!  We’re still reading the series with my baby pretty much daily, and have expanded our collection.  This video reviews four more books in the series, including Little Blue Truck’s Christmas – currently timely, fun all year round, and one of the best in the series.

Video Review: Anne of Avonlea

I’ve been rereading the Anne of Green Gables series by my favorite author, L. M. Montgomery.  I recently read the first and most famous book, and today I’m back with a video review of Book Two, Anne of Avonlea.

Anne of Avonlea continues Anne’s story, and I continue making connections to Montgomery’s life.  I share a few insights on the background of the writing, and discuss both the best and the…not as good…parts of the book.  Enjoy!

Video Review: Anne of Green Gables

Regular readers know that L. M. Montgomery is my favorite author – and you may also know that her most famous book is Anne of Green Gables, which tends to have better name recognition than she does! I’ve been rereading the Anne series, and have started video reviews of each book, starting with the first and most famous.

Anne of Green Gables isn’t my top favorite, but it’s a good book and a good place to start with Montgomery.  In my review, I discuss the characters, including why I think Marilla is more important than is often recognized, make some connections to Montgomery’s own life, and show my faux first edition.  Enjoy watching!

Blog Hop: Walking in a Character’s Shoes…

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is: If you could take the place of any fictional character, who would it be and why?

This is a rather intriguing question…I assume this would be for a brief visit, and I assume I’m still me but occupying the role of a fictional character, with the other characters not seeing anything strange.  So!  With those parameters in mind…

The first one to come to mind is Dr. Watson.  I don’t think I could be Sherlock Holmes, and besides, I’d want to meet Holmes, so it would be better to have Watson’s role.  As long as medical knowledge wasn’t called for to help solve the case, I think I could be a decent Watson–even though I’m more squeamish than he is!

I definitely couldn’t be Anne of Green Gables, but it would be nice to try being her friend Diana Barry for a bit.  Or it might actually be more fun to be Ilse, friend of Emily of New Moon.  I like Emily a lot, and Ilse can get away with wild statements and flights of passion that, while not really me, might be fun for a change!

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