Monday, April 30, 2012

Life Changing Books


     It is said that your first answer is often the best and the first book that came to mind I read of this carnival was "Anne of Green Gables" or rather the series. Encouraged by a friend to buy the first three books at a yard sale when I was 12; I discovered a favorite storyline, a new author to explore, and many lovely thru-threads to my life.

-When asked on a college application to write an essay about ~ if I could spend an evening with anyone living, dead, or fictional who would it be ~ I choose Anne; this first worried my parents but later when I was accepted they appreciated my creativity.

- As a person always happiest with a book in my pocket; the series became my friend in times of stress ~ what I would read while settling into classes or studying for finals: loyal friends but easy to put down when commitments demand.

- The location of my honeymoon!

- A wonderful (if fictional) example of a life of faith well lived. Anne is a very authentic character and a wonderful introduction to being who God created you to be and honoring God in the trying.

Little Bear is the first book I read myself and certainly started me on my love affair with reading and other books have meant much to me but Anne and her friends and family will forever hold a very special place in my heart.

Please head over to Modern Mrs. Darcy and join the Book that Changed My Life Carnival!!

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  1. Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorites, too. I've read it numerous times over the years.

  2. The location of your honeymoon?! I love it! When I was young and in love with the books I dreamed of going to PEI one day... I still haven't done it, though.

    My daughter has just in the past few days discovered the Anne books. They have a special place in my heart, too, and it's deeply satisfying to watch my sweet 7yo fall in love with Anne just like I did.

  3. I just read the first book last year. I loved it, and mourned that I hadn't known Anne when I was a little one!

  4. I love Anne as well. I can't wait for my daughter to read them and discover the wonders of Green Gables and Avonlea.

  5. Love Love Love the Anne books! I wish I had a girl to read them to!

  6. i know some people lamented that Anne changed when she grew up & became a mama - but i appreciated the way that her character took the journey from young orphan to grieving mama to a witness to world war. They are one of my favourite series ever too - read them all out loud to my littles & one day, we were choking & sobbing through a section when my husband came home - & he just laughed, walked back out the door with a 'seeya' when we tried to explain that Walter died... :) so beautifully written...

  7. I've always wanted to visit PE Island, thanks to Anne!