Today marks Lucy Maud Montgomery’s birthday in 1874 and this week is LMM Week over on Coffee, Classics and Craziness. :) Here’re my answers to her great tag questions!
~ How did you first discover LMM’s books?
My first memory was watching Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea (we owned VHS copies as far back as I can remember, now replaced with dvd's :)).
~ What’s your favorite LMM book?
The Blue Castle. Emphatically. :D I love it to bits and it places among my Top Ten Favorite Stories of All Time.
Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. (Dear me... that was three.)
~ Who is your favorite character in all of LMM’s works?
Barney in The Blue Castle.
~ What couple is your favorite?
Valancy and Barney Snaith.
I know... my answers here are heavily slanted, so don’t get me wrong. I’ve read a LOT of Lucy Maud including pretty much all her short stories, which include some of my very favorite couples -- TBC just tops the list in (almost) all categories. ;)
~ What is your favorite quote from LMM (either a quote from one of her books, or from her personal life)?
From Anne of Green Gables: “There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.”
~ How many LMM books have you read?
In their entirety and multiple times, the first five Anne books, Kilmeny of the Orchard, The Blue Castle, A Tangled Web, and all her short stories (in the six volumes on Gutenberg and various other anthologies: i.e. Along the Shore, Chronicles of Avonlea, Further Chronicles, At the Altar, etc). So fourteen plus!
~Which LMM book would you most like to see made into a movie?
One of her short stories, The Wooing of Bessy, would be neat as a full length film. Note: I would say The Blue Castle, but TBC almost goes too deep for that. It’s one of those few books where I really don’t think it could possibly be better than my imagination. :) (Though, of course, if someone could do it exactly right, in every minutest detail, according to my specifications... it’s always a glittering possibility. ;))
~ Have you found a kindred spirit?
My experience on that score over the years has been much like Anne’s… from thinking they were scarce to being most richly blessed. :) Each one is truly such a dear and precious friend!
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Thank you Eva, this was lots of fun! And everyone, you can visit Eva’s kick-off post here to join in the party. :) I'd love to see your answers!