August 5, 2010

This Old Thing: The Blue Castle

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L M Montgomery's most famous stories involve Anne Shirley but she did write other books with other characters. One of her more mature works is The Blue Castle. No, I did not buy this book in PEI, although it did travel with me there. My local used book store has a ton of Montgomery's books, which is where I bought this. I've also seen a buttload of her books at the thrift store too. I'm guessing because she's a popular Maritime author that everyone around here has gotten a book or two of hers over the years.

Anyway Ana mentioned The Blue Castle as a favorite Montgomery book so when I saw this one at the store a few months ago for $4, I picked it up. The cover is so 1980s romance, don't you think?

I'm looking forward to reading it if I ever get around to it.

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12 comments :

  1. I need to go back and reread the Anne books before I go looking for LM's other work.

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  2. I have had this on hold at the library forever! I can't wait until it's available because I'm in that kind of mood right now.

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  3. I've only read a few of her Anne Shirley stories - I'll be interested to see what you think of this one.

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  4. I've only read and reread the Anne books-- don't think I've ever seen any others at any library but I will be looking. Actually, I'm going to wiki and find out what all her other books are-- hate not knowing or missing out..

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  5. Definitely a very 80's romance cover - but such a good book!

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  6. I LOVE Anne of Gree Gables, but I never knew Montgomery wrote other books *facepalm*. I'll have to check this out! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I'm jealous: I'm hoping I can get my hands on a copy via ILL! :)

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  8. ah this is one of the only books in the LM Montgomery canon that i haven't read. it's a collection of short stories right? i've been meaning to reread the emily books...i always have an urge to delve into those when fall is approaching for some reason.

    anyway i am very happy i found your blog (it popped up on a google alert i have for "the forest of hands & teeth") - and have decided to pass on the versatile blogger award to you! link here: http://www.blogger.com/publish-confirmation.g?blogID=5704485855997795312&postID=3498910509363112206&timestamp=1281189908505&javascriptEnabled=true

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  9. One of my favourite books ever!

    This cover isn't too bad - you should see mine!

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  10. Oh, and to Jane Gallagher above, the collection of short stories is A Tangled Web - this one is a novel about a woman called Valancy. And it's absolutely wonderful, I hope you get your hands on a copy!

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  11. Oh you will love this one. I love Valancy's story! It's definitely a little bit more mature than her Anne books, still very sweet tho.

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