Anne of Green Gables

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Maple al'Tree, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Maple al'Tree

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    Anyone else love this series? It is one of my all-time favourites. What do you think of the new TV Adaptation that just came out? I am currently re-reading this series.
     
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    I had one big book as a child, describing her childhood. I loved it. Still in my mind how she wanted to change her haircolor.
    Later there was this old tv-series. (In the 80ties). Just loved it.
    Later the series went on with her as a teacher but I haven't seen much of that, I think. The last I remember seeing was her finnishing school... I think.
     
  3. Stephen Lightheart

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    I will point Winterdawn to this thread. It's one of her favorite series as well, and she's doing a reread, too.

    Personally, I've only read the first book and loved it. It made me cry. It was fantastic. I tried to read the second book as well, but I didn't much care for the changes in setting and tone. :$
     
  4. Winterdawn Lightheart

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    I haven't seen the new TV series yet, but as Stephan says, I love the books! I'm between books 6 and 7 at the moment. Where are you in your reread, Maple?

    Nynynra, I remember the old show. I read all the books first, so the show annoyed me by not being very accurate. :lol
     
  5. Maple al'Tree

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    ahh Anne and her hair! :D I don't think I saw that series from the 80's. I have only seen the movies with Megan Follows and the new CBC show that just came out recently. I hope the new season follows all the books, so we can see the much older Anne from later in the series. All the books were just as good to me.
     
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    It's nice to see that Anne can make even the Mafia cry ;) The books are all very different. I loved the whole series. However, the first one is a classic one for sure.
     
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    I am still on the first one in my re-read :$ I am reading so slowly. I am going to try to get a few read this weekend. Which ones do you like so far?
     
  8. Winterdawn Lightheart

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    I finished my reread on Saturday. ^^ Wow, the last one (Rilla of Ingleside) sure made me cry a lot. I blame pregnancy... :lol I never cried reading it before. I really enjoy the whole series, but I think my favorites are 1, 3, 5, and 8.

    I've read some articles about the new show that's coming to Netflix, and I'm honestly not sure I want to watch it, now. It's apparently a lot more grim than usual adaptations, focusing more on the trauma from her abused childhood and stuff... but I don't want something all dark and grim. I'll probably end up trying the first episode anyway to see how it goes, but yeah, I might not end up watching the whole show.
     
  9. Maple al'Tree

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    Rilla of Ingleside is a great book. ^^ I am finding the show pretty grim too. I am really surprised. It is very beautifully filmed though. I am watching it on CBC's website. There are definitely fun and light moments in the show, but the presentation of the story overall is definitely a bit darker. The scenery and sets, though, are incredible. I think it is worth watching just to see the background scenery and sets :lol
     
  10. Narysse a'Jahar

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    When I was in middle school my uncle gave me most of the Road to Avonlea books, which are based on the Lucy Maud Montgomery books. I *still* use a very stained and worn cookbook based on the series and just recently made an angel food cake from it. :waggle. I just reread it as a historian and realized that Rachel Lind was a knitter, and as a result of my fanatical collecting of antique knitting patterns because of my museum background, I probably have some of the very ones she would have knitted from. :geek. Her famous knitted lace afghans were quite popular as knitting squares in the older booklets from yarn companies.

    Alas, I have no tv. :(