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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
L. M. Montgomery Reading Challenge
(Our cat's name is Lucy. It is just a coincidence. It actually took us three days to name Lucy. As you might imagine, we were still discussing names for M, our oldest child, on the way to the hospital to be induced, one full week after my due date. For E, I think we had decided just after his due date. But this post is not about cats or children. It's about a wonderful author!)
Mrs. Schoonover, my fourth grade teacher introduced me to Lucy Maud Montgomery. She read the class Lucy's most popular book, Anne of Green Gables. It wasn't long after that I bought my first copy.
Since then I've grown up, but Anne continues to be a classic. A few years ago I listened to Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island with my library's audio books. These may be considered children's books, but they are for all ages!
This Christmas I was given The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set. Instead of beginning with book one, I decided to begin with book four, Anne of Windy Poplars. I am anxious to hear the rest of the story since I am familiar with the first three books.
Today I am eleven chapters into it! But just today I also found out that it was the seventh book of the series written, though it is the fourth in chronological order. I probably would have read the series in written order, because I think it's beneficial to do that, or at least it is with CS Lewis's Narnia books.
The only book I have read of Lucy's that is not part of the Anne series is The Golden Road. (I didn't realize it was the sequel to Story Girl. I just happened to see it at the libary.) It's another good one I can recommend!
If you are interested in reading an L. M. Montgomery book this month, head on over to Reading to Know. She has issued the challenge...with a beautiful prize, too! Thanks, Carrie! (While you visit her, be sure to check out her other posts! She and I have a lot in common and her blog is quite enjoyable!) Be sure to let me know if you are planning to read Lucy!