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Why I Love Wednesdays: Childhood Character
Wednesday April 25, 2012 at 1:47 am |
Reflections of a Bookaholic


Why I Love Wednesdays is a weekly meme created and hosted by Alexis of Reflections of a Bookaholic. Each week she posts a Why I Love Topic that she answers. If you would like to participate head on over to her site for the topic and the image. This week’s topic:

Childhood Character:

There are so many childhood characters that I loved as a kid.  But one such character that stands out for me is Anne of the Anne of Green Gables series.  I was first introduced to Anne as a youngster when I watched the Anne of Green Gables movie.  I found it fascinating how this girl kept insisting she was Anne with an E.  I found it fascinating because my middle name is Anne, and I always insisted people add the E when they missed it.  It does give the name a kind of character.

Anyways, a few years later an Aunt of mine bought me the whole series in books.  I don’t know why I never considered reading them before, and it still took me some time to pick them up once I had them.  But once I did, OMGosh!  I fell head over heels in love with the series and couldn’t get enough!  I read them back to back with no breaks.  I even wrote my essay, that got me considered and accepted into Honor’s English in 9th grade, on Rilla of Ingleside, a book in this series.

I still think about Anne and I still have this series, and I’m sure I’ll be re-reading them in the near future.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of reading these books, I suggest you pick them up immediately.  I long to have daughter and son so I can share these books with when they are of age.

Who is a childhood character you can’t forget?



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10 Responses to “Why I Love Wednesdays: Childhood Character”

  1. Ash says:

    I love the Anne of Green Gables series! Its always been a favorite of mine, I devoured the first one as a child than later on my Mom surprised me with the whole series. I was so excited to get to spend more time with Anne. After that it became almost tradition to read those books annually, though with college I haven’t been able to do that. I think they merit a reread this summer. Thank you for reminding me of these wonderful books from my childhood! :]

  2. I loved Anne of Green Gables as well. I would probably pick Laura Ingles Wilder from Little House on the Prairie.

  3. Can you believe I’m not sure I’ve read her either? Another one I will make sure Baby Whimsy has in her library.

  4. I absolutely LOVE the idea of picking a childhood character to talk about — because (being a bookish girl ever since I could walk) I have so many! I’ve never read any of the Anne books, but I DO remember watching the TV show for it and thinking that Anne was a spunky-cute kid! x) She’s definitely the kind of girl you’ll want your kids to read about — her and Peter Pan for me, because I recently re-watched that movie and he’s stuck in my head on replay right now LOL! (I was really an “all things Disney” sort of girl as a kid haha…)

    You’ve got to love reminiscing in childhood memories :’) <3 Thanks for sharing yours, Jade!

  5. Carrots!!!

    This is a shameful secret, but I’ve never read the Anne books, only watched the movies, but oh, how I loved them. I do have the first book, I just have to make time for it.

  6. Love Anne of Green Gables! And I was also thinking that this is one I’d pass to future children. Great choice, Jade!

  7. That is my favorite as well. I loved the made for tv series as well. I could watch that right now and never move from in front of the tv.

  8. I love this series! It is definitely one of my favorite childhood reads. I don’t think I finished the entire series though because I don’t remember Rilla of Ingleside

  9. Amanda P says:

    Looks like Anne is a popular choice for young readers and its amazing so many of us picked this series and that after all these years and hundreds of books later we still remember. That says a lot!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Amanda P

  10. Anne was definitely one of my favorites growing up! So much so that I think I consumed every other book Montgomery wrote!

    I think my other beloved childhood character was Mary from The Secret Garden. She had that same feisty attitude as Anne.