Anne of Green Gables Review

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my review on the book Anne of Green Gables. I read this book for the first time in grade 5 and I remember really enjoying it. I since have forgotten most of the plot. I wanted to continue the series, so I decided to reread the first book. Please let me know if you have read this book and your thoughts on it. Hope you have a great day. 

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Average Rating – 4. 24 stars

Genre – Classic Fiction

Format – Audiobook

Length – 10 hrs and 19 mins

Synopsis (Goodreads)

As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she’s not what they expected—a skinny girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she’ll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special—a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables.

 

Thoughts 

Pros

  • I loved this book. 
  • I loved how atmospheric it was. I have never been to P.E.I. before, but I could visualize it completely. 
  • Anne is such a wonderful, smart and magical little girl. 
  • Anne is mischievous, but she does it because she is curious. 
  • I loved how imaginative Anne was. 
  • I loved her relationship with Marilla and Matthew. It was so special.
  • Anne and Diana’s friendship was beautiful to watch. They are total opposites, but that’s what makes them work. 
  • Gilbert is one of my new favourite love interests. He is a peach. 
  • I loved how the second half of the book we got to see how smart Anne was while she was at Queen’s University. She is so inspiring. 

Cons

  • I have no cons. This story was perfection. 

 

Rating 

Plot – 5 stars 

Characters – 5 stars

Writing – 5 stars

Pacing – 5 stars

Narrator – 5 stars 

Enjoyment – 5 stars 

Overall – 5 stars 

 

I 100% recommend this book. 

 

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” 

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Campfire Book Tag

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my answers of the campfire book tag. This tag was originally created by Jaded Reader. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your answers are to the questions. Hope you have a great day.

1.  Build the tent: a book you had to read that ended up being a drag. 

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A book that I had to read that ended up being a drag is Lord of the Flies. I had to read this book in Grade 10 English and I did not like the book. Especially the ending. 

2. Build a fire: A book you were proud of finishing

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A book that I was proud of finishing is The End by Lemony Snicket. This is the thirteenth and final book to the Series of Unfortunate Events. I just remember being so proud of myself finishing a thirteen book long series. 

3. Roasted marshmallow: a mushy sweet book you couldn’t help but devour

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A mushy sweet book that I couldn’t help but devour is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Hann. This book is so cute and quirky. 

4. Gone fishing: a book that had you hooked by the first chapter

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A book that had me hooked by the first chapter is the Neighbors by Hannah Mary McKinnon. This book was so gripping and fast paced. 

5. Skipping rocks: a book or series you DNF’d

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A book I DNF’d is Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. I just you’d not get passed the main character sleeping with her best friend’s boyfriend.

 6. Camp fire songs: a book so good you are always found singing it’s praise

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A book so good that I am always found singing it’s praises is I am the Messenger. I read this book for pleasure in high school and I still to this day think about this book. It is so impactful.  

7. The night sky: a book that made you think deeply about an aspect in the world

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A book that made me think deeply about an aspect in the world is Here by Richard McGuire. This is a graphic novel all about what has happened throughout history in one spot in the world. It goes forward and backward in time and it is fascinating. 

8. The tear down: a book that’s ending was bitter sweet. 

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A book that’s ending was bittersweet was the Outsider’s. The story of these band of brothers was so sweet, but the ending was so sad. I still think about this ending. 

Contemporary-A-Thon TBR

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my Contemporary-a-thon TBR. This read-a-thon is all about reading our contemporary books on our TBR. It is hosted by chelseadollingreads, Pages and Pens and myreadingisodd. This read-a-thon is running from September 17 through September 22. There are seven challenges if you wish to partake in trying to complete them. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite contemporary book is. 

Challenges:

1. Read a contemporary with orange on the cover

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Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating 

2. Read a dark/spooky contemporary

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Life and Death

3. Read a diverse contemporary

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Not if I See You First 

4. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format

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Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating on audiobook. 

5. Read a contemporary that has your initials somewhere on the cover

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Life and Death. 2 of my initials are M and D.  

6. Read a contemporary from a new to you author

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The Husband Hour 

7. Read a contemporary that is a 5 star prediction

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Life and Death 

Football Book Tag

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the Football Book Tag. I love books and football so I thought this would be the perfect tag since football season is starting up again. GO SEAHAWKS GO!! This tag was originally created by Elliot Books. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your answers are to these questions. Hope you have a great day. 

1. False Start–What’s a book you had to start more than once? 

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A book that I had to start more then once is the Serpent King. The first time I started this book I ended up putting it down because I wasn’t in the mood for a contemporary. The second time I read I read it in one sitting and it absolutely blew me away. This is such an awesome books. 

2. MVP–What are your Most Valued Pages, aka, which books do you value the most? 

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The books that I value the most are the puffin in bloom collection that I have. I think these are the most beautiful book covers and I love them so much. 

3. Offensive Lineman–Name a really big book or series? 

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A really big series is the Series of Unfortunate Events. This series has 13 books. I love this series. 

4. Rookie–Name a debut novel you want to read or that you loved. 

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A debut novel that I loved was the Kiss Quoetient by Helen Hoang. This boom was so cute and I really loved the Asperger’s representation.  

5. Peyton Manning–Name an author who has written two different books or series you love? 

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A author that has written two different books that I love is Patrick Ness. One of my all time favourite books is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and I also loved this Knife of Never Letting Go trilogy. 

6. Lambeau Field–Name a book that’s very atmospheric. 

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A book that is very atmospheric is Anne of Green Gables. I love how vivid the author’s descriptions are of Prince Edward Island. I felt like I was there. 

7. Hail Mary–Name a book with a great ending. 

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A book with a great ending is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. The ending was amazing. It blew me away. 

8. Raiders–Name a book or series with intense fans. 

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A series that has intense fans is the Harry Potter series. This series is amazing, magical and a modern classic. I believe everyone deep down is a Harry Potter fan. 

9. Walter Payton Man of the Year–Name an author who’s really charitable? 

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A author who is really charitable is Judy Blume. She is the founder and trustee of the KIDS Fund. It is a charitable and educational foundation which promotes communication between kids and parents. 

10. Patriots–Name a book or series you’re SO TIRED of hearing about. 

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A book series that I am tired of hearing about is the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Everyone seems to love this series I unfortunately was not one of them. 

11. Brett Favre–What’s a book or series you thought was over but then more books were written? 

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A book series that I thought was over but then more books were written is the Shatter Me series. I and everyone else were very surprised when the author decided to continue with the series. I am very curious about how the author is going to further the story. 

12. Cowboys–Name a book or series that people either love or hate. 

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A book that people either love or hate is Thirteen Reasons Why. I am on the side of loving it. I felt so impacted by this book when I read it in grade 8 all those years ago. I can understand why people don’t necessarily like this book. It does deal with a emotional topic. 

13. Trick Plays–Name a book or series with a plot twist. 

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A book with a plot twist is the Neighbours. I did not see the plot twist coming. I was amazed. 

14. Cheerleaders–A book with a flashy cover. 

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A book with a flashy cover is Warcross. It is just so bright and shiny. I love it.  

15. Roughing the Passer–Name a book that you would love to throw at the author. 

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A book that I would love to throw at the author is Allegent. I am still not over that ending. 

Happy Hello Co Wishlist

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about the bookmarks from Happy Hello Co on my wishlist. All of these bookmarks can be found on their Etsy Shop. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your favourite bookmark is from the shop. Have a great day. 

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Witch Sisters (Winifred, Sara, Mary and Binx from Hocus Pocus)

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Tea Cup Party ( Alice, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

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The Lost Princess (Dimitri and Anastasia from Anastasia)

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The Greasers ( Johhny, Dally, Darry, Ponyboy, Sodapop, Steve and Two-Bit from the Outsiders)

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The Cassette Tapes ( Clay and Hannah from Thirteen Reasons Why)

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A World of Bad Fortune ( Count Olaf, Violet, Sunny and Klaus from The Series of Unfortunate Events) 

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Ugh As If ( Cher from Clueless)

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Happy Nightmare ( Jack, Sally and Zero from The Nightmare Before Christmas) 

 

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Princess #2  (Mulan from Mulan)

 

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Princess #6 (Pocahontas from Pocahontas) 

Bookish Candle Wish List

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my bookish candle wish list. I picked a couple of candles that are on my wish list from three bookish candle websites. The three bookish candle websites are The Melting Library, Dio Candle Co and Canterbury Road Co. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what bookish candles are on your wish list. Hope you have a great day. 

The Melting Library

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Reading in the Rain 

Scents: cashmere cedar and Autumn rain.

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A World of Octobers 

Scents: Crisp red apples, rich cinnomon and fresh pine. 

Dio Candle Company 

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Bibliophile 

Scents: parchment, lemon, saw dust and dried ink. 

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Book at the Beach

Scents: favourite book, sunshine, sand and beach waves. 

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Darling Nusery

Scents: oatmeal cookies and bedtime stories. 

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Secret Garden 

Scents: Green foliage, flowers and rain.

Canterbury Road Co. 

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Camelot 

Scents: oak, moss, sage and cranberry

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Currently Reading 

Scents: white chocolate, coffee and candlelight 

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Lara Jean’s Letters

Scents: blackberry scones and iced oatmeal cookies. 

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Reading on the Porch

Scents: blackberries, peach and tea. 

Most Anticipated Fall Book Releases

Hello lovelies. How are you? Today’s blog post is all about my most anticipated Fall 2018 book releases. All of these books are going out between September, October, and November. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know what your most anticipated book releases are in the Fall. Hope you have a great day.

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And the Ocean Was Our Sky 

Release Date – September 4, 2018

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The Dinner List 

Release Date – September 11, 2018

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Vengeful 

Release Date – September 23, 2018 

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A Spark of Light 

Release Date – October 2, 2018 

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Saga Vol 9 

Release Date – October 2, 2018

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Bridge of Clay 

Release Date – October 9, 2018 

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The Clockmaker’s Daughter 

Release Date – October 9, 2018 

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The Next Person You Meet in Heaven 

Release Date – October 16, 2018

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A Very large Expanse at Sea 

Release Date – October 16, 2018 

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Nine Perfect Strangers 

Release Date – November 6, 2018