Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Book I Am Most Grateful For

The amazing Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe and the soon-to-be published A Million Suns, is hosting a super awesome giveaway. Not only is it awesome, but it's big. Really big. Someone will win 19 signed YA books, including an ARC of A Million Suns, a box of Turkish Delight - yum -  and a bunch of great swag. All you have to do to enter is blog about the one book you are most grateful for. For more info here's a link to the original post. Here's my answer:

I have read a lot of books. Wow, what a surprise, right? Every book I have read has shown me something new; a new world, a new era, a new way of thinking. I re-read a lot of books, too. There are always ones that I go back to, because I love them. Nevertheless, it took me awhile to find the one I am truly most grateful for. Really it shouldn't have taken so long, it was staring me in the face that whole time. And that book is:

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, by L.M Montgomery 

Anne of Green Gables is the one book that I can read, over and over again, and always feel like I'm going back to an old friend. The feisty little red haired girl, with her big words and limitless imagination filled my childhood with beautiful memories, and showed me the way to other children's classics.

Most importantly, Anne taught me that it was okay to have big dreams; that sometimes they might even come true. She showed me that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet. That kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think, and that you'd find it easier to be bad than if you had red hair. People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is. (I blamed my hair colour for a lot of things, too).

In many ways, I read so much because of Anne of Green Gables. I'm always on the quest for a new story that I revel in and adore as much as I do whenever I take the time to re-read Anne. Because after all...

"I doubt I shall ever time to read the book again -- there are too many new ones coming out all the time which I want to read. Yet an old book has something for me which no new book can ever have -- for at every reading the memories and atmosphere of other readings come back and I am reading old years as well as an old book." -- L.M Montgomery.


  1. I'm loving these posts. Beth Revis is a genius for coming up with this. I read Anne back in the day, but never got into it. Now, I want to pick it up again.

  2. Excellent choice, and what a fantastic contest! Beth is awesome and I can hardly wait for A Million Suns.