Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Random Anne Facts

Over the past week or so I have spent all my available time (almost) with the Anne of Green Gables series. Previously I had not got past the first book!! Now I am on the fifth and am loving it (how could it be otherwise?)!!!! Perhaps one of these days, maybe when I'm done with the seventh, I'll write a real post on them but now I just wanted to mention a few random things in and about the books that tickled my fancy.

First, on the covers of Anne of the Island and Anne's House of Dreams, she is wearing a pink dress!!!!!! Unfortunatly I couldn't find the exact location, but I know there is a place in the first book where Anne laments that although pink is a lovely color she can never wear it due to her red hair! Hmmm, I wonder if the illustrator actually read the books.

Secondly, Mark Twain apparently was a fan of this series. He described it as "the sweetest creation of child life yet written."

Finally, from the actual book. The background doesn't matter much, Sally is a friend of Anne preparing for her wedding and her meddlesome Aunt is having a conversation with the two of them. My mom, brother and I had a good laugh over this:

"The quality of mercy is not strained." giggled Sally, wriggling into her dinner dress.
"Don't quote the Bible flippantly" rebuked Aunt Mouser "You must excuse her Miss Shirley, she just ain't used to being married yet."


monkey said...

OMG!!!! I'm reading the Anne series too! I've been reading them since I got the chicken pox, and I'm hooked. I'm on the fifth one right now also(:
AND...I have another friend from bball that's been reading them and she just asked if she could borrow the fourth one!! I guess it's Anne series season.(:(:(:

Ria said...

That's hilarious!!!!!!!!! I guess it must be Anne season, I'm okay with that (:
Where are you in the 5th book????? Wouldn't it be funny if we were at the same part?
Nice to see you on the blogosphere.
Happy Valentines Day!!!

monkey said...

I'm on chapter 21. I haven't been reading as much lately, because I'm not sick anymore!! I really love the books though!

gilbertgirl said...

I wind up with that conclusion after studying the cover of 50% of the books I read. Isn't it lamentable?