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review 2018-04-27 02:33
Anne of Green Gables (Audiobook) - DNF @ 36%
Anne of Green Gables - Audible Studios,Rachel McAdams,Maud Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery

OMG, shut up.

 

I might have liked this - maybe - when I was younger. And I admit Anne has a certain appeal - when I'm not trying to figure out what kind(s) of mental health issues she has - but I really can't take any more of this. Plus, this is very much a slice-of-life story, which I do enjoy, but there's no real conflicts here that don't get resolved immediately.

 

Also, the narration by Rachel McAdams is kind of flat. She comes to life when voicing Anne with an E, but the rest of the time, she's just reading words on a page.

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url 2018-04-26 19:51
The Great American Read: America’s 100 most-loved books
Anne of Green Gables Novels #1 - L M Montgomery
I, Alex Cross - James Patterson
A Separate Peace - John Knowles
The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells
Moby Dick - Herman Melville,Frank Muller
The Martian - Andy Weir
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

Voting starts May 22 and ends October 2018.  See link for more of the 100 nominees.

 

I'm about this but do wish they had done it by categories or even time periods (I.e., published before 1900, before 1950, before 2000, type of splits).  I agree that those are 100 of the most read, most popular and even most influential books.

 

I just mean it's weird seeing beloved childhood books like Charlotte's Web and Anne of Green Gables up against Carch 22, Then There Were None, and long running contemporary series like Alex Cross and Wheel of Time?

 

Then the hordes of fans for Twilight, Fifty Shades of Gray, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter  ...

 

(I am not at all disrespecting Harry Potter; frankly I think those books are responsible for an entire generation of readers.  It's just weird to see it up against the other nominees.)

 

How would you vote -- a childhood favorite that made you a reader or your favorite recent read?

Source: www.pbs.org/the-great-american-read/books/#
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review 2018-01-23 16:29
Same Old Christmas With A Few Other Stories
Christmas with Anne of Green Gables and ... Christmas with Anne of Green Gables and Other Stories - L. M. Montgomery
12 short Christmas stories, the first two from L.M. Montgomery’s most famous series Anne Of Green Gables.


If you had only read the first book in the Green Gables series you might not want to read the second short story because it does spoil Anne’s story a little. 3 of the stories were different and refreshing compared to most of the stories.


Some of the other stories which are not in the green gables series have the feeling that is heart-warming and sweet but honestly most of them were the same story over and over.  A family can’t afford gifts for their children and it looks that they will have nothing for christmas so someone gives them their gifts.  Maybe it has to do with the time period they are written in but most of the stories got old real quick.


I love what I have read of the Anne Of Green Gables series but these short stories are not great. That said I would still try other short stories by L.M. Montgomery.

 

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review 2018-01-16 00:00
The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables
The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables - Catherine Reid,Kerry Michaels I received this book as an auto approval from Netgalley. I’m a huge fan of Anne of Green Gables. This book was absolutely enthralling. The pictures alone are amazing. Thank you Netgalley
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review 2017-08-11 20:08
Carrots!
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel - Mariah Marsden,Kendra Phipps,Erika Kuster,Brenna Thummler

Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel, is a generally faithful adaptation of the book of the same name. For the most part, I liked the illustrations, however the pupil-less eyes gave me pause. As so many TV adaptations have recently appeared, this book is sure to be sought after for kids who are fascinated by Anne, but can't yet read the originals. This graphic novel version would be perfect to introduce the series to a reader who was a little behind in skills, or a little young for the reading level. 

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