Well, Anne of Green Gables Week has come to a close, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I learned quite a bit over the past few days--namely, that there are far more Anne fans out there than I once thought, that y'all are quite amazing (not that I didn't already know that) and lastly, that I shall never again try to host a blog party during the school year. *flops exhaustedly across keyboard* alkjdfljajijooijaw niojweraijrewoljr
(That was me flopping exhaustedly across the keyboard.)
This week at Yet Another Period Drama Blog, we had...
~Anne of Green Gables Tag Questions
~A review of Anne of Green Gables (1985)
~An AGG-novels quote quiz
~A character study of Anne Shirley
~A guest post about Road to Avonlea (by Melody of Regency Delight)
~A guest post about kindred spirits (by Anne-girl of Scribblings and Tappings)
~A character study defending Gilbert Blythe
~A comparison of AGG and Little Women
~A review of Anne of Avonlea (1975)
~A dream casting for a Rilla of Ingleside movie
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Anne Week tag! I was quite surprised and delighted at the number of people who took the time to answer the questions, and I enjoyed reading each and every one. I've provided links below-- if you don't see yours, give a holler in the comments and I'll link up to you!
Bekah at Everyday Faith
Sarah Grace at Reliving a Legacy
Lorren at The Story Girl
Lit~Lass at Frigate to Utopia
Miss Laurie at Old-Fashioned Charm
Alexandra at Of Trims and Frills and Furbelows
Ella at The Door in the Air
Marcia at Enchanted Musings
Maria Elisabeth at Miss Georgiana Darcy
Hayden at Story Girl
Rachel at The Inkpen Authoress
Leanna at Adventures From an Adventurous Girl
"Victoria Wilcox" at The Society of Random People (VW is a fictional character in one of my sister's novels, FYI)
Hanne-col at Ain't We Got Fun
Eowyn at Inklings Press
Melody at Regency Delight
Rachel Olivia at Rose Petals and Faerie Dust
Jemimah C. at Beautiful Blank Pages
And I came across some other extremely lovely Anne-related posts in my blog-hopping this past week! I've linked to the posts I read below, and if you posted something about Anne that you don't see here, please do leave a URL in a comment so we can all enjoy your post.
Lessons Learned from Anne Shirley by Lorren
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story- A Review by Alexandra
Anne Week! by Stephanie
Happy Pye Day! by Anne-girl
Anne and Gilbert - Or Random Gushing by Alexandra
And now for the results for the Quote Quiz... I am quite pleased to announce that Anne-girl (heehee, how fitting) is the winner, with 23 points! Congratulations, Anne-girl!
Here are the full quotes with full citations, for those of you who Want To Know:
"I suppose Whiskers-on-the-moon thought he might curry favour with me by praising the creature, little dreaming what my real sentiments towards it were, so he stuck out his pudgy hand and stroked [the cat's] back. 'What a nice cat,' he said. The nice cat flew at him and bit him."
~Susan Baker, Rilla of Ingleside
"If a person sorter sees eye to eye with you, and has pretty much the same ideas about things, and the same taste in jokes—why, then he belongs to the race that knows Joseph."
~Captain Jim, Anne's House of Dreams
"And I took the gum out of my mouth for the last hymn and stuck it on the back of the pew in front of me. Then I came away and forgot it. I went back to get it the next morning, but it was gone. I suppose Rod Warren swiped it. And it was a dandy chew."
~Jerry Meredith, Rainbow Valley
"You love it. Does that mean that you really love it? Or that you merely like the looks of it? The girls nowadays indulge in such exaggerated statements that one never can tell what they do mean. It wasn't so in my young days. Then a girl did not say she loved turnips, in just the same tone as she might have said she loved her mother or her Savior."
~Miss Patty, Anne of the Island
"She'd (Dora Keith is "she", by the way) behave just as well if there wasn't a soul to tell her what to do. She was born already brought up, so she doesn't need us; and I think that we always love best the people who need us."
~Anne Shirley, Anne of Avonlea
"My doll hath been tooken ill. I mutht put her to bed and thtay with her. Maybe it'th ammonia."
~Rilla Blythe, Anne of Ingleside
"There's an awful lot of things it's wrong to do. I never s'posed there was so many. I'm sorry it's wrong to tell whop... falsehoods, 'cause it's awful handy, but since it is I'm never going to tell any more. What are you going to do to me for telling them this time? I want to know."
~Davy Keith, Anne of Avonlea
"Would you believe it?--it took me half an hour to decide which hat to wear when I was coming here--here, to a graveyard! At first I inclined to my brown one with the feather; but as soon as I put it on I thought this pink one with the floppy brim would be more becoming. When I got it pinned in place I liked the brown one better. At last I put them close together on the bed, shut my eyes, and jabbed with a hat pin. The pin speared the pink one, so I put it on. It is becoming, isn't it? Tell me, what do you think of my looks?"
~Philippa Gordon, Anne of the Island
"I suppose you do not remember the time your mother spanked you either. I shall never, no never, forget it. She was up here one night with you when you were about three, and you and Walter were playing out in the kitchen yard with a kitten. I had a big puncheon of rainwater by the spout which I was reserving for making soap. And you and Walter began quarrelling over the kitten. Walter was at one side of the puncheon standing on a chair, holding the kitten, and you were standing on a chair at the other side. You leaned across that puncheon and grabbed the kitten and pulled. You were always a great hand for taking what you wanted without too much ceremony. Walter held on tight and the poor kitten yelled but you dragged Walter and the kitten half over and then you both lost your balance and tumbled into that puncheon, kitten and all. If I had not been on the spot you would both have been drowned. I flew to the rescue and hauled you all three out before much harm was done, and your mother, who had seen it all from the upstairs window, came down and picked you up, dripping as you were, and gave you a beautiful spanking. Ah, those were happy old days at Ingleside."
~Susan Baker, Rilla of Ingleside
"I wouldn't give up altogether. I'd write a story once in a while, but I wouldn't pester editors with it. I'd write of people and places like I knew, and I'd make my characters talk everyday English; and I'd let the sun rise and set in the usual quiet way without much fuss over the fact."
~Mr. Harrison, Anne of Avonlea
~Mr. Harrison, Anne of Avonlea
"Don't quote the Bible flippantly. You must excuse her, Miss Shirley. She just ain't used to getting married. Well, all I hope is the groom won't have a hunted look like so many of them do. I s'pose they do feel that way, but they needn't show it so plain."
~Aunt Mouser, Anne of Windy Poplars
"I am not sorry that I came. I'm satisfied. I'll never write the poems I once dreamed of writing—but I've helped to make Canada safe for the poets of the future—for the workers of the future—ay, and the dreamers, too—for if no man dreams, there will be nothing for the workers to fulfil—the future, not of Canada only but of the world."
~Walter Blythe, Rilla of Ingleside
Thanks again, everyone. We'll have to do this again, sometime. After I graduate. :D