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Another update on my since-January reading list

1. Cold Fire, Dean Koontz
2. Who's Looking Out For You?, Bill O'Reilly
3. Arrogance, Bernard Goldberg
4. The Awakening, Kate Chopin
5. Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz
6. Emily's Climb, LM Montgomery
7. Emily's Quest, LM Montgomery
8. A Wind in the Door, Madeline L'Engle
9. A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Madeline L'Engle
10. The Face of Fear, Dean Koontz
11. The Face, Dean Koontz
12. As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner
13. An Acceptable Time, Madeline L'Engle
14. The First Five Pages, Noah Lukeman
15. Seize the Night, Dean Koontz
16. Quicksilver, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
17. Fear Nothing, Dean Koontz
18. Lives on the Boundary, Mike Rose
19. White Noise, Don DeLillo
20. The House of Thunder, Dean Koontz
21. Emily of New Moon, LM Montgomery
22. The Eyes of Darkness, Dean Koontz
23. Hideaway, Dean Koontz
24. Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery

I'm 14 chapters into Anne of Avonlea now; I dug out my old three-books-in-one Anne set that includes Green Gables, Avonlea, and Anne's House of Dreams. But House of Dreams is the fifth book; this set skips the third and fourth, which I've never read but which -- by the sound of things -- has some of the most interesting Anne and Gil stuff. House of Dreams apparently starts out with their wedding, and that's all well and good but I don't want to read that before finding out all the good stuff that happened beforehand!
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Anne of the Island and Anne of Windy Willows (or something to do with Poplars, depending on publisher/country I think) are a must read before House of Dreams! There a a few things that make very little no sense otherwise, especially in the 6th book. And did you know that there is are books 7 and 8? Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside?

*sigh * I want to go and re-read Anne now. And you know, every time you update your reading list I see Emily there and wish I had the time to re-read them too. Anne and Emily are both sitting in a pile beside my bed waiting to be read...
Anne of the Island and Anne of Windy Willows (or something to do with Poplars, depending on publisher/country I think) are a must read before House of Dreams!

That's interesting. My American set calls it Windy Poplars. And I totally agree with how important they are. Anne of the Island and Anne of Windy Poplars are more romantic than House of Dreams.
My American set calls it Windy Poplars

I thought it was the American version that was 'Poplars'. It always confused me when I was younger, I had this book called Anne of Windy Willows and every so often I'd see a reference to Anne of Windy Poplars - I always thought I was missing out on something. *g*

And they are definitely more romantic. Tho there are points when I just want to knock some sense into Anne and Gilbert! *g*

Oh, and love your icon. *g*
And they are definitely more romantic. Tho there are points when I just want to knock some sense into Anne and Gilbert!

*sighs longingly*

The thing that got me back rereading (or in some cases, reading for the first time) these books was that Anne of Green Gables and the sequel were on PBS a couple weeks ago. I had watched them before, when I was itty bitty, so it was fun to watch again. And of course I've been comparing the movies and the books. I have to say that the events and the characterizations are very similair, it's mostly the order of things that was switched around a lot in the movies. For example, she forgives Gil a lot earlier in the movies. I've had to stop myself from skimming through the book now, looking for Anne and Gil scenes. :D
she forgives Gil a lot earlier in the movies.,

When I was younger I thought Anne was entirely correct in ignoring Gilbert all that time. When I read them later on I spent all my time willing Anne to make up with Gilbert as soon as possible. *g* I love the scene where they make up - it's perfect. And the bit before that - I sobbed my heart out with Anne, I was a wreck the first time I read it.

As for angst, just you wait til you read Anne of the Island and Windy Willows, you won't know what's hit you. *g*
Amazon has a set of, I think, 8 Anne books, including all the ones you've mentioned. I've put them on my wish list and I'm hoping that a relative will buy them for me for graduation ;)
That 's a good idea. I knew graduation had to be good for something!

I got a letter the other day about my graduation. According to the letter it'll last about an hour. They're deluding themselves if they think it'll take less than two! I don't think they actually thought about how many people were graduating. It should be... interesting, if nothing else. *g*
has some of the most interesting Anne and Gil stuff. House of Dreams apparently starts out with their wedding, and that's all well and good but I don't want to read that before finding out all the good stuff that happened beforehand!

You are such a shipper! Can't stand to miss out on any of the possible angst, eh?
;-)
You are such a shipper! Can't stand to miss out on any of the possible angst, eh? ;-)

Nooo... I must have alll of the angst!

And yes. I'm addicted to ship. I'm like a shipperholic.
Of the Island and Windy Poplars...goooooood books hun. You will love them! I have them if you need them.

*hugs*
Ooh, thanks hon. If I don't have them in my hot little hands in a few weeks, I'll let you know ;)
LOL I thought about that after I sent it...hehe...well...if you don't get set up properly, call me ;)