Of the many things I regret in life, one of them is not reading the Anne of Green Gables series when I was a child. Instead, I read Anne of Green Gables when I was 17. It was immedatiely following my AP English Literature exam and I was sick of reading the classics so I bought home a stack of children novels and trashy paperbacks. Although I was still able to reveal in the magic of Anne of Green Gables, a part of me couldn’t help but wonder if I might have enjoyed it more had I been 10.
I was, however, exposed to the Anne of Green Gables mini series when I was 10. In fact, my 5th grade education was composed strictly of in-class movies. I suppose my 5th grade teacher was on some secret hiatus or decided that the mighty VHS would teach us our readin’, ‘rightin’, and ‘rithmetic, because we watched a lot of movies that year. I suppose I must have taught myself how to read—the wonders of public education, eh?
Since I loved the mini series and have only one Anne novel under my belt, I think it’s time I continue with the rest of the series, starting with the second book, Anne of Avonlea.
What’s my favorite part about the Anne of Green Gables story? Why, the Anne and Gilbert romance of course! I still utter a hopeless romantic sigh every time I hear the word “carrots,” which makes ordering a salad difficult.
If it has been a while since you’ve thought about Anne of Green Gables, here’s a video to refresh your memory. So join me in re-living the nostalgia…