You are cordially invited to join me in celebrating the author L. M. Montgomery and her creations! From Anne of Green Gables to The Blue Castle, from Emily of New Moon to Jane of Lantern Hill, Lucy Maud Montgomery created some of the most-beloved characters and stories of the twentieth century. February 20 through 24, we will spend five whole days sharing our appreciation of this wonderful writer and her creations.
Between 1908 and 1939, LMM published twenty novels. And then there are her hundreds and hundreds of short stories and poems, too! Not to mention all the movie and television adaptations of her works that have brought her characters to life. We certainly have plenty to celebrate!
Whether you've loved LMM's books for decades or are relatively new to her work, and whether you've read all of her books or only know her characters from a filmed adaptation, I want you to join the fun! How? By contributing your reviews of her books and their adaptations. Or you could write a post about how much she's meant to you. A list of your favorite characters or stories. Or anything else you can come up with!
Below is the sign-up list for participants -- if you don't know what you want to contribute, you can just comment saying you want to do something. I'm not limiting how many people can review a specific work; if we get ten different people reviewing Anne of Green Gables, that will be perfectly fine! But it would be especially cool if we could get a good variety of topics so that people who are newer to L. M. Montgomery's work could get ideas of new things they might want to read and watch. (Note: if you just want to fill out the blog tag, you don't need to sign up to do that.)
Please use one of these buttons on your own blog to let people know about this event. The more, the merrier!
Roster of Participants
Hamlette's Soliloquy -- games and giveaway
The Edge of the Precipice -- book review of A Tangled Web
Revealed in Time -- something?
Fanda Classic Lit -- Jane of Lantern Hill review?
Postcards from the Bookstore -- TBD
I'm Charles Baker Harris (and I Can Read) -- Rilla of Ingleside review?
Sixty-Something Trees -- character analysis of Marilla Cuthbert
Realweegiemidget Reviews -- review of Anne of Green Gables (1985)
The Maidens of Green Gables -- TBD
Bookshire -- later Anne books?
In Cordibus Jesu et Mariae -- BBC's Anne of Avonlea (1975)?
Musings of an Introvert -- book review?
Taking Up Room -- reviews of Pat of Silver Bush and Mistress Pat
18 Cinema Lane -- review of season 1 of Emily of New Moon (1998)
Dwelling in the Past -- a tribute to the Anne saga
Journey and Destination -- book review of either Anne of Avonlea or an Emily book
She Who Seeks -- Anne of Green Gables Fangirls
I was wondering what your February blog party was going to be! Definitely signing up : )ReplyDelete
Ivy Miranda, aww, yay! Glad you're on board :-)Delete
I might join you (if I can squeeze another book into February :P).ReplyDelete
I'm aiming at Jane of Lantern Hill; I haven't heard about it before, and it sounds charming. Well, let's see at the end of January!
Fanda, that's awesome! I really love Jane of Lantern Hill. It's my kids' favorite, actually. Even if you can't manage to read it for the party, I hope you do read it sometime!Delete
Just stopping by to say that I will join the party. I will review Jane of Lantern Hill, and perhaps one more post - cover art analysis or character analysis.Delete
Sounds like fun. I do enjoy Montgomery's books and read all her novels but I have not read any of her short stories or poems. I will definitely try to think of something to contribute and if not, well, I'll just do the tag.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day.
Lissa, I hope you can join in! I know Project Gutenberg has quite a big of LMM's writings available for free, if that helps.Delete
Can you put me down as a "maybe" for Rilla of Ingleside? I really want to be part of the blog party, but I'm not 100% sure my work schedule will allow it. I hope I can participate, though!!ReplyDelete
Katie, will do!Delete
I'd really like to write something about the character of Marilla, if that's fine? (it's a little more narrow than a book review, I suppose)ReplyDelete
I'm really looking forward to this! I was wondering what your February blog party was going to be about this year, and I did not dare to hope it would be something I love as much as L. M. Montgomery! :)
Sarah, a character analysis of Marilla is a great idea! I love that. So glad you're looking forward to the party :-)Delete
Hi there can you add me with a possible post for the Anne series which starred Megan Follows with Jonathan Crombie.ReplyDelete
Gill, absolutely!!! I love that version :-)Delete
I'm not sure what we'll do yet, but count us in! What a fun idea!!!ReplyDelete
Grace, glad to have you! I'm sure you'll come up with something fun :-)Delete
Ooh, fun! I'd like to participate, but I'm not sure yet if I'll be able to . . . I'll try to get back to you!ReplyDelete
Olivia, let me know if you figure something out... or you can always just pop something up last-minute too :-)Delete
This is such a great idea! I'm hoping to do something--maybe about later books in the Anne series?--but I'm not sure what yet.ReplyDelete
Samantha, that would be cool! The later books don't get as much love, for sure.Delete
Ooh!! Yay!! I can't not participate!! <3 I'll definitely have to think and come up with something really good though! I might have to do a post about the BBC "Anne of Avonlea" mini series because it just deserves so much love and recognition.ReplyDelete
Sarah, that sounds great! I'll tentatively put you down for that, and you can always change later if you want.Delete
I'll join in, but I'm not sure yet what I'll write. I've never actually read one of her books so this might be a good time to start.ReplyDelete
Carissa, that's great! I will put you down as a tentative book review, how's that?Delete
That sounds good, thank you! I might give Emily of New Moon a try.Delete
Hi, Rachel--I LOVE this idea! I'd like to review "Pat of Silver Bush" and "Mistress Pat," if that's OK.ReplyDelete
Rebecca, that sounds splendid! I haven't read either of those, so I look forward to learning more about them.Delete
Sounds like an interesting event I would consider joining! By the way, I tagged you for the “Flaming Hot…5 Reasons Why” Tag! Here's the link to my post:ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tag, Sally! Let me know if you decide to join this event... or you can just play along with the games and such while the party is on.Delete
Ooh, what delightful fun!! LMM is the reigning queen of authors and my personal favorite. Definitely sign me up!! 😊ReplyDelete
Hello, Juliette! Any ideas what you'd like to contribute? For now, I'll just put you down for "something" :-)Delete
Hm... I'm not sure. Probably a tribute to the entire Anne saga.Delete
Juliette, that sounds cool!Delete
Hoping to join in. I'll probably read either Anne of Avonlea or one of the Emily books.ReplyDelete
Carol, that sounds great! I'll put you down for a review :-) Glad to have you!Delete
Oh, what fun! I'll participate with a post I will call "Anne of Green Gables Fangirls" about the central place of that beloved book on my life as a girl growing up in the 1960s! I haven't participated in a bloghop for a long time so I'm looking forward to this, thanks!ReplyDelete
Debra, that is a really fun idea for a post! Thanks for joining -- I will add you to the roster :-)Delete