Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for Anne Shirley

What happens when an aging pair of siblings decide to adopt a boy to help out on the farm? Why, they get the ever bright, talkative, eager to please, and extremely imaginative Anne Shirley...the girl who stars in her own book series beginning with Anne of Green Gables.




"I wouldn't mind my misfortunes so much if they were romantic, but they are always simply ridiculous."

Do you like Anne Shirley? Tell me some of your favorite A characters.

*And a HUGE thanks to Arlee Bird for starting the A to Z challenge!!!

24 comments:

J. A. Bennett said...

One of my favorite characters of all time! Makes me want to read Anne of Green Gables again :)

Mark Means said...

A character I would have never been introduced too had I not gotten married. My life -loves- Anne of Green Gables so, needless to say, I've seen quite a bit of it.

I found it a very cute and quaint show and it can, actually, hold my attention for bits of time :)

Kate N said...

When I saw the TV show I felt complete affinity for Anne, so much so that I wanted to have her life! lol I read the books later and loved them just the same. What a great character to kick off the challenge with. :)

Rhonda said...

My girls just recently read Anne of Green Gables. Great choice for the letter A.

Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
AtoZ #42

Nick Wilford said...

That's one book I never got round to. I should though.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

Oh god, I loved the Anne books when I was young! I also loved the Authors story The Blue Castle!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I love the quote so much! Great start.

jaybird said...

Hey Girl- I'm baaack. Hope you enjoyed the holiday with your fam.

I loved Anne of Green Gables- I tore through all of those books with great zeal when I was a little girl. Nice choice for this A-Z challenge!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Love Anne Shirley - and now I want to go back and read all of those books again. And watch the TV show. Great quote, too. :)

Happy A-Z!

Robin said...

Oh, Anne with an e, I love you almost as much as you love Gilbert Blythe. I saw a musical production of Anne last year. I was doubtful, but it didn't disappoint.

Anna (and the French Kiss) comes to mind.

Happy A Day:D

Amy Jarecki said...

I absolutely love this picture...and what a great A-Z topic!

Cassie Mae said...

I love this movie! I still have yet to read the book, but I grew up watching this with my sisters :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Obviously they messed up the boy part!

Nicole said...

I've heard so many great things of Anne of Green Gables over the years. Gotta get that on my list!

Tony Laplume said...

I thought her last name was Green Gables! (Kidding. Probably!) And don't call me Shirley!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love Anne Shirley...but the first A character that came to mind was Anthony Adverse and the big struggle it was to read back in high school.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

I love Anne Shirley! My kids want to watch Anne of Green Gables all the time and it's always fun.

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, good call, Ilima! :)

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I love Anne of Green Gables, the book and the movie.
Jenn @Scribbles From Jenn

Carrie-Anne said...

I loved that book, though I unfortunately never finished the whole series. I still remember my late grandpap saying, as we were watching some PBS adaptation of the first book, "There goes old Matthew!"

Donna K. Weaver said...

I love Anne, with an 'e'. I didn't discover the books until my kids cottoned me onto them but I love the series and read it every couple of years.

Kathryn Purdie said...

I adore Anne Shirley. Pretty sure no other A character can top her!

Connie B. Dowell said...

Anne is amazing! I, too, wish my misfortunes were less ridiculous and more romantic.

Jenny S. Morris said...

This girl is in my heart forever. ;)