Who is Your Favourite Author?
March 15, 2019 12:06pm CST
This morning I finished the eighth book in the Anne of Green Gables series. It started over the Christmas holidays. My daughters and I watched the movie based on the first book in the series (the made-for-TV mini-series starring Megan Follows). The movie was faithful to the original novel. We watched the first half of the second mini-series that was made a couple of years later and my oldest daughter and I had a lengthy discussion on the liberties that the scriptwriter had taken with the original material. I have never watched the third mini-series (Anne of Green Gables the Continuing Story) because the trailer that I saw was virtually unrecognizable as the story as written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. I didn’t re-read the first book in the series. I’ve read it more times than I can remember over the years but since the first of the year, I have re-read the rest of the series. It was a pleasant surprise to enjoy the last half of the series (beginning with Anne’s House of Dreams) far more now than I did when I originally read them many, many years ago. And the final book, Rilla of Ingleside, that I just finished this morning has secured L. M. Montgomery as my all-time favourite author. Unlike the other books in the series. Rilla is a true historical novel documenting the Canadian Homefront during World War I. In all honesty, I probably cried harder reading parts of it than I did when I first read Anne as a child (Anne of Green Gables was the first novel I ever read that moved me to tears). I’m a little sad to say goodbye to the Anne saga. But I am looking forward to reading some of her other novels (Emily of New Moon is next on my list) and there is always her vast treasure trove of short stories if I want something short and sweet. Favourite authors are much like old friends with the added benefit that they can keep us company at anytime day or night. Do you have a favourite author?
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I'll never read everything that interests me and there are a lot of books that I would not reread. However, there are some that I reread as part of education my children that I enjoyed more and got more out of than when I originally read them myself as a child.
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I've read both and enjoyed them. But I find both of them start to get annoying if I read too many of their books consecutively. I have never gotten to the end of an L. M. Montgomery book and felt the need to switch to another author for a while.
@SophiaMorros I did not hear for that his book. He has a lot of books, but most of them do not have a translation into the Serbian language and they are not available for sale here. His book 'Raise the Titanic' I could not find it here, and then one acquaintance sent me from the United States, so I have that book, but it's in English language