So it is with great excitement, a lot of thrills and a dash of romanticism that I announce the blog event I'm planning to host...
Anne of Green Gables Week, which will take place March 11-17, 2012. A six-day birthday party for the imaginative redhead in all of us, a literary blogging event for any and all kindred spirits who love Anne and love to laugh. (I hate coming up with taglines.)
When Anne tells Marilla about herself (the plain facts, not what she imagines about herself--sadly) she says that she was born in March in Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. When you do the math and add up everyone's ages in Rilla of Ingleside (the only Anne book with specific dates) you can deduce that Anne was born in March of 1866. However, we don't know exactly when in March her birthday falls. I have always held to the belief that it takes place smack in the middle of the month, which is why this party celebrating dear Anne Shirley's 146th (yipes) will take place from the 11th to the 17.
*in a loud whisper* "And... that also happens to be my birthday [week]. Just so ya know." (It's not a birthday party for me. But I didn't mind planning Anne's birthday to coincide with mine. :) And I'm not turning 146. You may guess how old I'm going to be, if you like.)
I do hope you'll all participate in this celebration of Anne's birthday! I've been planning this event ever since November, and tried hosting the Jane Austen Birthday Party back in December as a sort of dry run. I was quite inexperienced then (and of course am oh-so-experienced now... HA) but I hope that now I've learned at least a little bit more about hosting a blog event. There will be guest posts, there will be movie reviews, there will be character quizzes and a dream casting for a new movie and some totally off-the-wall tag questions, and it will all be very, very romantic. (And by the end of the week, I probably won't ever want to hear that word again, Jane Andrews.)
So if you're of the race that knows Joseph, I would love it if you'd put one of these buttons up on your blog to advertise the event... and I'd love it even more if you'd also come back to Yet Another Period Drama Blog on March 11th to join the fun!
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