DCIB Book Club: Anne of Windy Poplars, Best Characters and Worst Plot

I just had the loveliest morning finishing this book. I put it off partly because I was super busy this week (this was Week of Getting Yards Ready for Spring), but also because I remembered it being kind of dull. Not at all! So many fun little stories in there once the book really gets going.

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DCIB Book Club Bonus: The Life of LM Montgomery’s Life

As we crawl through the Anne series, I increasingly find myself wanting to reference back to things in Montgomery’s real life. Which seems unfair since I haven’t laid out basic information yet for everyone to share. So here it is! The post where I do that!

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Silly Sunday on Thursday: True Crime Femme Fatale Romance for SRK, and Recasting Anne of the Island!!!!

I am sitting in a laundromat waiting for my clothes to be done, perfect time to let my imagination take flight and not really think about much of anything. Oh, and by the way, no watchalong this week, my schedule is just too crazy (my friends invited their friend who is a professional landscaper to come fix our back yard, so we are working flat out for the 3 days he is in town)

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Wednesday Watching: What Are You Reading and Watching and Thinking and Listening to the First Week of June???

Happy Wednesday!!! Today I get to take a break in the middle of work and drive up to Wisconsin. Because driving at rush hour is for the birds. I would have gone late late last night, but I forgot I had to catsit this morning. Cats are now fed, and I am ready to go once the traffic calms down!

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me as I Enjoy a Day Off?

Happy Monday! I love 3 day weekends. I never seem to have enough time to do everything I want to do on 2 day weekends. Of course, that’s because my to-do list is always a 3rd again too long. If I had 3 day weekends all the time, I would get used to it and then my to-do list would expand and I would be right back in the same place. Anyway, I’m over half done making fence panels and I invited friends over to help me install them, I’m gonna hang my curtain rod today, I killed all the Hastas in the front yard (DEATH TO HASTAS!!!), and I finished reading Anne of the Island and did the watchalong with y’all.

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DCIB Book Club: Anne of the Island! My Favorite Anne Book

I am SO EXCITED to talk about this one. I remembered it has Ruby Gillis, but I forgot it also has the John Douglas-Janet Sweet romance. Either of these sections on their own would make it one of the most thought provoking Anne books, but the two together, plus Anne’s own maturing idea of romance, plus Phillipa Gordon’s romance and character, make it just a feast for discussion.

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Monday After a Busy Weekend?

Happy Monday!!! I did so much this weekend! I finished my thousand piece jigsaw puzzle, most importantly. And I also dropped off a birthday present, got a massage, got a pedicure, made dinner for my parents, did two loads of recycling, organized the massive number of fence posts I need to assemble, and read the instructions for a lavender-in-a-jar planting project. And now I am at work, being all unproductive.

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British Brackets Winner: Alan Rickman!!!!! Let Us Celebrate Alan by Sharing Our Favorite Alan Performances

Happy Friday! It’s been kind of a slow week, I suspect Genevieve has either been hit by COVID part 2 like I was, or hit by “my kids are suddenly healthy and driving me crazy”. Shelomit is doing her sad stuff, Filmikudhi is dressing her baby up in a series of increasingly elaborate outfits (thank you for photos!), it’s just Saira and me sitting here and talking about Anne. I’m considering not even doing a Sunday WatchAlong this week, taking a week off instead and mowing my lawn. Anyway, perfect time to have a pleasant Alan Rickman conversation!

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Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me the Day After Madhuri’s Birthday?

Happy Monday! I’m up at the lake house again. This week it is slightly too cold instead of too hot. On the one hand, that means I am absolutely not going into the lake itself or doing any lake-adjacent things (like kayaking and then following out and freezing). But on the other hand, it is so comfy and cozy to sit inside by the fireplace and look out at the lake.

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DCIB Book Club: Anne of Green Gables! The First Book in the Series, the First Sunday of Our Series!

Don’t worry, the discussion questions are going to be very general, so even if the last time you read the book straight through was years ago, you can still contribute. Personally, I was just going to sort of skim, and then I ended up sitting down and reading and crying for 2 hours straight yesterday and forgot to eat lunch. Basically the same as the first time I read it

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