But I tried once again, and that time I fell in love. I wanted to be friends with "Anne-with-an-e" and the ever-loyal Diana and share in their adventures. If I'm honest, I still want to be friends with them! They just became real to me.
My family used to go to the beach every summer, and there was this one little bookstore that always had a big selection of L. M. Montgomery books. My library only had the first two Anne books, so it became a tradition for my mom to take me to that bookstore so I could get one or two more of Montgomery's books to read. I was always impatient for more, but now I'm glad I got to stretch all those books out over such a long period of time. The anticipation was delicious. One of the books, Jane of Lantern Hill, was actually out of print, so I didn't complete my collection until I was somewhere in my twenties and my husband bought that one for me online. I was thrilled!
I don't have any new-to-me L. M. Montgomery books to look forward to now, but I've re-read everything she wrote countless times, and I get something new out of them every time. I'm thinking it's getting to be time to do another re-read.
Synopsis from GoodReads:
Kate at The Neverending Shelf is hosting this new meme where we share books we want to recommend to everyone.
What's a favorite that you recommend?