Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays... Book Couples

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorite Book Couples

Why I Love...Anne & Gilbert



I've been obsessed with books that I read when I was younger and I chose my book couple from one of my favorite childhood series, Anne of Green Gables.  I remember how much I loved this couple as a kid.  I love couples that have great chemistry and I tend to have a minor (or HUGE) crush on the hero. I'm a bit shallow these days.  But back then...I fell in love with a couple based on the words that they said to each other.  I was such a romantic :)

 
 “ I’ve loved you ever since that day you broke your slate over my head in school.” -Anne of the Island



 “For a moment Anne's heart fluttered queerly and for the first time her eyes faltered under Gilbert's gaze and a rosy flush stained the paleness of her face. It was as if a veil that had hung before her inner consciousness had been lifted, giving to her view a revelation of unsuspected feelings and realities. Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one's life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one's side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps. . . perhaps. . .love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath. ” - Anne of Avonlea

P.S.  Guess you just turned in her last law school paper ever?!  (Doing my happy dance!!)  I've been absent all week so I have a lot of catching up to do.  Graduation is Saturday!!  Ahhh! I can't believe Law School is over!!!




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24 comments:

  1. Ahhhh Yay! Great choice!!!!! Perfect.

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  2. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT (for the law paper)!

    I love book couples---my favorite would have to be Darcy and Lizzy whether from the original or the many retellings! :) :)

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  3. Nice. I love Anne and Gilbert too! Congrats on finishing law school!!! Huge accomplishment!

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    1. Thanks! Anne and Gilbert grew up together. It makes them even sweeter.

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  4. Can you believe I've never read it? I was just telling another blogger that I'm torn between going ahead and reading it or waiting until Baby Whimsy is old enough to read it with me.

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    1. What?! I don't know how you can wait! I'm sure Baby Whimsy will keep you so busy that she will make the decision for you.

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  5. Congrats on your last paper!! So crazy! =D

    I have to admit I was a fangirl for the movies long before I read the books. I still haven't read all the books, actually... definitely the first 3, maybe 4 of them though. Still, I majorly ship Anne/Gilbert... I don't know how you couldn't!

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    1. My feelings exactly. I'm off to netflix to see if I can relive my love that way.

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  6. YAY for Law School.
    And YAY for Anne and Gilbert.
    I have only read/listened to the first book but it was such a lovely relationship.

    I'm saving up to buy myself the boxed set of all the books so I can read the read., probably next christmas.

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  7. I don't have a favorite couple. I've been thinking and nope I don't.

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    1. I have no real current couples. Mine are usually from my childhood.

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  8. Anne and Gilbert were a beautiful couple. I loved reading about their childhood and watching as they grew and matured together. These are such great books!

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    1. Them growing up together is my favorite part. I'm so connected to their relationship and I had a long time to become that way.

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  9. Awww my heart! Tv should show this again soon :D

    YAY graduation!

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  10. WOOOOOTTT!! That's amazing that you are graduating Saturday. Best of luck to you!

    When I was younger we were forced to read Anne of Green Gables and I didn't like it. Then again, I am not a huge fan of historical fiction. However, now that I am little older I may have to pick this series up. It may be a good recommendation for when I become a YA librarian.

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    1. I don't know. Maybe the timing of reading this series is important. I remember that I kept a little notebook where I wrote down all the names that I came across because they were so old-fashioned and I was fascinated. I was a nerdy kid, what can I say :)

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  11. I love Anne and Gilbert too! Anne of Green Gables was actually the first series I remember reading as a preteen. By the way, congrats on law school, that is a huge accomplishment!

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    1. Thanks!

      I'm still not sure if I ever finished the series. I might have missed the last couple. But I know that I actually owned this series. I don't know how. It must have been a gift.

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