Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What Book Character Would You Be? Linky!

Fun!  Miss Trayers at Not Just Child's Play
is hosting a linky: 
If you could choose one character from a children's story to describe yourself--who would it be? 

Do I have red hair?  No.  
Was I an orphan?  No.
Do I live in Nova Scotia?  Unfortunately, no.
Do I have a perspective on life that embraces deep thoughts 
and forever friendships?  YES!

Anne Shirley came into my life in the summer after high school graduation.  During those months that were filled with dreams of a bright, shiny future--and a whirlwind romance with my first real love--I read every L.M. Montgomery book that I could find.  Following Anne and Gilbert on their childhood journey of friendship, and eventual marriage, fed my fantasies.  I also hoped to find a friend like Diana, a friend who would grow old with me.  I'm certain that Anne's profession influenced me as I chose education as my major.  (Props must also go to "Christy", Catherine Marshall's heroine!)  Most definitely, a search for Ms. Montgomery's books led me to the children's section of the library at Truman State.  I haven't been without a book nearby in over thirty years.

(Megan Follows is brilliant as Anne in the movie adaptation.)
My daughter turned 14 this week; mmm, a perfect time to be introduced to one of my favorite characters!


  1. Thank you so much for linking up! :) I love that answer-so thoughtful. Anne reminds me of my sister-she read that whole series when we were kids. I think I need to go back and read one, it's been awhile! Thanks again!


  2. Anne (with an 'e') is a wonderful choice. Totally a blithe spirit - but I don't think I will let you dye my hair or let a little one drink cordial with you!

    I devoured all the Anne books as a girl - and enjoyed Megan Follows as Anne in the movie. There was a spin off tv show here in Canada for years - Anne of Avonlea.

    Now I have to figure out what character I would be - my literary dopellganger ... hmmm

    I am too wordy - and your newest follower.

    rubber boots and elf shoes

  3. I didn't "meet" Anne until I was 30, but loved her from the beginning!
    An Open Door

  4. I too grew up adoring Anne. I live in Nova Scotia, and it was only a hop, skip and a jump in the summer to visit PEI. I begged for years to visit Green Gables, since we were in the Cavendish area already. I only went once, so I can't wait until my daughter is old enough for me to read the series to her, so I can take her to the house on Anne's Island.

  5. Oh my gosh. Anne is my favorite character of all time. I got the series when I was in 5th grade and devoured every book by L.M. Montgomery over the years. My dad found some of my old books the other day in the garage. They are now sitting on my shelf. I'm jealous you thought of her first.
    Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

  6. I have loved Anne with an E since I was a little girl! Great choice! I am now inspired to reread the books...or maybe cheat and find the movies! ;) I am your newest follower!

    Julie Shope


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