On Friday I sold my antique #aliceinwonderland for $100 in store credit at the loverly Redux Books. Even though I kind of miss my Alice--I had it for 25 years!--it was all kinds of big fun to spend that store credit! My favorite is the old Anne of Windy Poplars, followed by a really beautiful vintage Heidi! Yes, there are two copies of Pollyanna! I love to do cover showdowns and have all of you weigh in with your thoughts! (Hence one more copy of Anne of Avonlea!). See anything you fancy on my Luscious $100 Bookstore Credit Pile? #anneofgreengables#12daysofannestagram#vintagebooks#pollyanna#bookpile#usedbookstore
My very late last day of #12daysofannestagram Fall edition: Anne with fall foliage. I was so busy and Fall took so long to come. I don't typically think of #fall /#Autumn when I read #rainbowvalley. It usually makes me think of spring or summer. But this late, warm Fall is making the leaves take longer than normal to change and the tree out front of my apartment has so many colors going on it looks like a rainbow! So it made me think of the 7th book in the Anne series. #books#reading#bookish#bookstagram#readhead#anneofgreengables#lmmontgomery
Hey kindred spirits, let's do for Anne's November quote what thousands of us did for her famous October quote! Maybe not quite as cross stitchable but so beautiful and evocative, don't you think? This amazing NOVEMBER quote comes from Anne of the Island! #anneofgreengables#lucymaudmontgomery#literaryquotes#november#bookishlove What do you think of Anne's November quote?
What a splendid reading month! October was dreary around here, and I got sick with a stupid virus, but the upside was tons of reading time. * The Storied Life of AJ Fikry ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was a reread for me and the perfect book as I develop a memoir about being the daughter of a bookseller. Like AJ, Abe the bookseller was also an adoptive dad of a bookish girl. 💝 * Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners ⭐⭐⭐⭐ See my earlier post for a full review but this minty fresh new read is just the fizzy tonic to pop into your Thanksgiving tote bag. * Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This classic pulled double duty as my classic and my diverse read this month. See my earlier post but EVERYONE should read this right now and be inspired by Cassie Logan, heroine. (Couldn't find the book right now so it is well represented by @carrottoppapershop 's Cassie Logan heroine bookmark! * Among the Shadows by #lucymaudmontgomery ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Wrapped up this lightly spooky short story collection by #anneofgreengables author LMM just in time for Halloween. It was marvelous to enter Maud's world again through these stories of murder and mayhem and trysts with white ladies! * Praying with Jane ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 stars Anyone who loves #janeausten should check out this 31 day devotional by our friend Rachel Dodge (aka #12daysofannestagram participant @kindredspiritbooks !). I am halfway through and really impressed with her winsome way of weaving Jane's prayers and life with her novel characters and their lessons learned. Have you enjoyed any of my October reads?
I couldn't take part in the #annetober version of #12daysofannestagram but I so much enjoyed seeing all the posts. I think I'm now finally ready to pick up L M Montgomery's journals again - I've sort of been putting it off because I've already read the selected journals covering these years but I am so looking forward to reading the full version. . . Thank you to @carrottoppapershop and @thebooksellersdaughter for hosting - I hope you do so again!
The last prompt in the #12daysofannestagram - the #annetober edition - was to show off some Anne with fall foliage. I stepped outside, plunked ‘Anne’s House of Dreams’ on the ground, and here you have it! This is one of my favorites. I mean, they’re all my favorites, but it’s so wonderful to read about Anne wrapped up in her happiness after SO MANY BOOKS OF WAITING. Finally Gilbert and Anne are married!! This has been great fun @carrottoppapershop and @thebooksellersdaughter - please keep the Anne parties happening!
I agree with @lmmheirs that their illustrious relative #lmmontgomery would have been tickled pink to see her book baby rank #11 in the Great American Read! 🙌 Anne Girl! And I absolutely agree with the top pick: #tokillamockingbird is an American masterpiece. But I think Outlander as #2 is OUTRAGEOUS! Yeah, a really fun and addictive book series, but nobody will be talking about it in 110 years, like we all do about #anneofgreengables, or in 150 years (#littlewomen), or 200 years as in the case of #janeeyre. Harrumph! What do you think? What did the voters get right and wrong on this list? Honestly, even though I am a wildly loyal Canadian expat, and OBVIOUSLY Anne is my favorite lifetime book, I kinda think a contest called The Great American Read should be open to ....American books! Such an odd thing for me to say, but maybe the Outlander thing put me over the edge. What book did you vote for repeatedly? 😊 #thegreatamericanread#americanliterature#12daysofannestagram