Anne of Windy Poplars used to be my least favorite Anne book. But as I grew older, I learned to love it. It portrays a more romantic, more grown-up version of Anne.
The best thing about the book is Rebecca Dew, Little Elizabeth, and Anne’s unexpected friendship with Katherine Brooks.
“It don’t never matter how poor you are as long as you’ve got something to love.”
“When you turn on the light, it makes the dark your enemy…and it glowers in at you resentfully.”
“Always remember, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. It can be done so that the animal’ll never know he’s lost his hide. ”
What are your thoughts on Anne of Windy Poplars?
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the Anne books:
“The things you wanted so much when you were a child don’t seem half so wonderful to you when you get them.” (from Anne of Green Gables)
“Everything that’s worth having is some trouble.” (From Anne of Avonlea)
“Being in love makes you a perfect slave.” (From Anne of the Island)
Do share some of your favorites 😀
I don’t remember how I felt when I read Anne of Green Gables. for the first time. I liked it, of course, but at 10 years old, I wasn’t yet plagued with the self awareness that I constantly live with now. And also, at that age, I would read just about anything for the sake of reading. I wish I could say that I remember being thrilled by Anne’s character. But at least I can say with all honesty that Anne Shirley is an irremovable part of my life.
The idea for this “project” came to mind as I was reading Laura Miller’s The Magician’s Book. Now a literary critic, she writes about her journey through The Chronicles of Narnia which she abandoned in her teens when she felt betrayed by its Christian themes. Later, as an adult, she comes to love Narnia again despite her disagreements with some themes and portrayals in the series.
Reading the book immediately posed the question, “If I were to write about a book that I absolutely loved as a child and as an adult, what would it be?” Anne of Green Gables was the only option. The series has a pervasive influence in all aspects of my life that, without it, I don’t think I would be who I am today.
With this blog project, I want to accomplish three primary things:
1. To give the best tribute within my writing powers to the eight books and the author (Lucy Maud Montgomery) who has been with me through childhood, puberty, and now adulthood.
2. To find kindred spirits out there who share my love for Anne Shirley and L.M. Montgomery.
3. To make myself regularly write about something that I truly love.
I hope that you’d keep me company. Who knows you might catch Anne’s spirit of imagination and fancy?