Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Garage Sale Books

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Along with the vintage campaign dresser, I picked up this collection of Anne of Green Gables Books at a garage sale last weekend. I was told that it does not represent the complete collection, but it seems like a good start! I've watched some of the Anne of Green Gables movies, but I have never read any of the books. I'm looking forward to digging into them!

From Little House on the Prairie, to Pride and Prejudice, to the complete Janette Oke series, I love any stories that take place in the "olden days." I grew up reading every night before bed. I still enjoy that, though sometimes I partake in some non-fiction and self-help books these days. When it comes to reading books, I prefer the old fashioned paper book, too, unless I'm traveling. Since I am on the computer so much for work and blogging, my eyes need the luxury of some paper!

I'm starting a new pinboard, called Favorite Books & Movies, to capture all the books and movies I've read/watched or that I want to read/watch. It will be a kind of recommended books/movies page. I'd better get pinning!

What kinds of books are you into? Fiction or non-fiction? Paper or e-book? Favorite authors? Favorite series? Do you have any recommendations?


10 comments:

  1. i read them all, but t as so long ago i don't remember... but i know they were really good!

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  2. Love all the books. Anne of Green Gables is my favorite of course but they are all great. And I agree - I am all about real paper and ink books.

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  3. I love all kinds of reading- except for science fiction. I really love the old classics and I have read all of Catherine Cookson's books which are set in England/Ireland and set around the mining towns. She was a wonderful author. I loved Anne of Green Gables, too. I am a BOOK person-not the Notebook or ebooks..not for me- Diana

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  4. Anyone who enjoys the "Anne" books really must go to Prince Edward Island. The place is stunningly beautiful and the people there are friendly. I encourage everyone to go for a holiday!

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  5. Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea are truly delights to read! My daughter and I loved watching the videos just as much. You might like Karen Kingsbury's Red Glove Collection...I sure did. Oh, and I also love to turn pages in an actual book!

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  6. Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books. The charm and humor of her character always leaves me smiling. I use Goodreads.com to keep track of all my reading and want-to-read lists. The site has all sorts of book reviews including reader reviews which are helpful.

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  7. Ooh, you're going to love them! It looks like you're missing the first book, but you can read it online if you want to catch up (I use www.gutenberg.org) L.M. Montgomery is my favourite author, my favourite book of hers is The Blue Castle. My friends and I made a day of it last week and watched the first Anne movie in between looking after and feeding the kids. One friend is from Nova Scotia, so she made us some delicious East Coast Seafood Chowder for lunch. (FYI, the newest two Anne movies have absolutely nothing to do with the real storyline in the books...the book's is much better!)

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  8. I {heart} Anne of Green Gables! I would watch the mini-series over and over growing up! I swore I was one day going to live on Prince Edward Island after seeing it! Lol!

    Happy Reading!

    Mary

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  9. I'm also a fan of LMM and Laura Ingalls Wilders' series and have both collections. Funny enough, although Lucy Maud Montgomery is most known for Green Gables, in beautiful Prince Edward Island, she lived in our little town here in Ontario for a few years with her husband, a minister.

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  10. You actually have two series in your pile there. You seem to be missing the first and best one which is "Anne of Green Gables". The two Emily books are from another series (that has 3 books in it) also by L. M. Montgomery. I loved the Emily series almost or more than the Anne books. I agree with another comment that my all time favourite (after Anne of Green Gables, that is) is The Blue Castle. You should look out for that one as it is a treasure.

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