The spitting image of my father,
And when the day is done my momma's still my biggest fan.
Sometimes I'm clueless and I'm clumsy,
But I've got friends that love me
And they know just where I stand.
It's all a part of me
And that's who I am.
And now we're off for our next book! You won't want to miss it. It's the one book my two voters on the AKB Book Club poll voted for unanimously. You bet. Next up is
Ella Enchanted!I'll give you a week for a refresher and then post some discussion questions. Have fun (re-)reading if you so choose to do!
Then we bring you to the lovely shore.
"We're going to the shore some day to gather shells."
I'm sure you have heard about some of the towns on PEI. You must be quite interested.
"White Sands is a pretty name, too; but I don't like it as well as Avonlea. Avonlea is a lovely name. It just sounds like music. How far is it to White Sands?"
Go ahead, have a little scavenger hunt.
§ White Sands
§ Gulf of Lawrence
§ Northumberland Strait
And now we come to the pinnacle of our tour.
"Oh, don't tell me," she interrupted breathlessly, catching at his partially raised arm and shutting her eyes that she might not see his gesture. "Let me guess. I'm sure I'll guess right."
Welcome to Green Gables.
We hope our little tour has put you in the mood for a little bit of a discussion. We know this may not be the kind of book discussions you are familiar with, but we hope you will indulge us. Sometimes we find that one of the best things about books and reading are how one can relate to them.
So we would like to see all of us relate to Anne's World while relating to each other. If you only want to give "Yes" or "No" answers, that's fine. But there will be a lot more fun, enjoyment, and friendshipping if we provide a few details. We all love a good story--tell us some of yours! You can reply to one, some, or all the questions via comment or email. (Email enables better comment conversations pertaining to your personal answers.) If there are any comments or suggestions of your own that would improve this experience, please be sure to leave them.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Anne's World here on Prince Edward Island. Our scheduled departure date will be a week from now, so please do take part in all that you can to make your stay more exciting.
“[P]lease call me Anne spelled with an E."
What experiences have you had with others misspelling your name? Did you ever get really upset over a misspelling? Have you ever been insistent about your name being spelled correctly?
"Will you please call me Cordelia?" she said eagerly.
Did you ever wish you had a different name? What other imaginations did you have about your life being different than what it was?
Have you ever felt that you were passed over, neglected, ignored, or unwanted because of your gender?
This was Green Gables and they didn't want her because she wasn't a boy!
“I felt that he was a kindred spirit as soon as ever I saw him.”
Who are some of the kindred spirits in your life? How have they affected you and your life?
"I never took the brooch out of your room and that is the truth, if I was to be led to the block for it—although I'm not very certain what a block is.”
Were you ever in a situation where you knew you were in the right but were thought in the wrong? Were you ever expected to do something wrong to bring about a right?
“And then, when I was leaning over the bridge, it just slipped through my fingers—so—and went down—down—down, all purply-sparkling, and sank forevermore beneath the Lake of Shining Waters. And that's the best I can do at confessing, Marilla."
Do you have any “creative lies” from your past?
"A bosom friend—an intimate friend, you know—a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul. I've dreamed of meeting her all my life. I never really supposed I would, but so many of my loveliest dreams have come true all at once that perhaps this one will, too. Do you think it's possible?"
Did you have a bosom friend growing up? What were things you shared in common? What were some of your differences? What were some of the things you two did together?
“Are you ready for bed? Let's run a race and see who'll get to the bed first."
Do you have any jump into bed stories?
"Then I dare you to do it," said Josie defiantly. "I dare you to climb up there and walk the ridgepole of Mr. Barry's kitchen roof."
Were you ever dared to do something dangerous/silly/dumb? Did you go through with it?
"Yes, it's green," moaned Anne. "I thought nothing could be as bad as red hair. But now I know it's ten times worse to have green hair. Oh, Marilla, you little know how utterly wretched I am."
What things about your appearance did/do you wish were different? Have you ever done anything drastic to change your appearance?