Posts tagged “lucy maud montgomery”

  1. Name: Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, bickering but affectionate siblings d’un certain age Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada, past Barry’s Pond (or the Lake of Shining Waters) and down the Avenue (or the White Way of Delight) Size: Appropriate and sensible Years lived in: Since their youth, which was spent nursing their dying father rather than courting When Matthew and Marilla decided to adopt a little orphan boy from the asylum in Nova Scotia, they had…

  2. If you like your heroines pluck-filled and resourceful, it’s easy to enjoy just about all of L.M. Montgomery’s protagonists. Her most famous character, Anne Shirley, is charming and creative, at least until Anne’s six mediocre children hijack her personality and presumably bury it under some moon-kissed elfin rock in Rainbow Valley, where it remains for the rest of the series. Emily Byrd Starr writes with too many italics, has bursts of psychic power, and defends…

  3. Lorelai Gilmore (Phil Gordon) "Philippa was a lively personage, infamous for her indecision, and loved wherever she went due to her extreme beauty, mirth and comicality." Sounds about right. Rory Gilmore (Anne of Green Gables) A weakness for reading and braids and hypersensitivity. Paris Gellar (Gilbert Blythe) I should not have to remind you that Paris and Rory are canon.

  4. Previously: Anne of Green Gables. She's a little older now, and responsible for teaching a classroom of small children, but it hasn't helped much.


    "It was full of little children and laughter and songs; and now it is empty, and nothing ever wanders through it but the wind. How lonely and sorrowful it must feel! Perhaps they all come back on moonlit nights...the ghosts of the little children of

  5. Previous installments of This Week in Reading can be found here. Greetings again from rural Canada! This will be the last rural Canadian reading post until...mid-September. So you can expect that next week's installment will be exclusively books set in NYC about literary men experiencing agita with their literary dads. Maybe they'll have terse dinners! HAHAHAHAHAHA, I am not even joking, because my next book is David Gilbert's And Sons. But it's supposed to…