"After all," Anne had said to Marilla once,
"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not
those on which anything very splendid
or wonderful or exciting happens
but just those that bring simple little pleasures,
following one another softly,
like pearls slipping off a string."
This summer I've been reading Anne of Green Gables. How have I not read Anne of Green Gables until this summer?!! Growing up, it was my favorite thing to borrow from the library-- in VHS form, that is. I remember trying to read the books long ago, and not being very into it. Well. If that was you, too, I say try, try again. It's so loveable. (and it's free in iBooks!)
Back in June, my sister-in-law told me she was starting it and since then we've both been plowing through the series. It's kind of been our thing all summer. This was us everyday at camp:
"What are you going to do this afternoon?" (during nap time)
"Probably read Anne until I fall asleep."
"Yeah. Me too."
I can't wait to read it again with Hadley someday. The way Lucy Maud writes is wonderful, she is so clever with characters. You better watch out because half the time I feel like quoting Anne all over this blog...