Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 03 - Your favorite series

This does not need much thinking.

My most beloved series and possession of books are:

My sister who are the one who gave me Anne of Green Gables when I was in primary. She said she knows I would love it. I read it fall headlong in love with Anne. I love Anne, I want to be Anne and I wish she was my friend. Then there was the Canadian series I think, which if any one of you who love Anne as much as I do, should try to look for. It was wonderful and after watching it I wanted to know more!

I never knew Anne was a series of books when I was small, I thought there is only Anne of Green Gables and that's it. Then during raya I went to a relative house and my eyes caught on a the tv table a book titled " Anne of Avonlea." My mom and the makciks are eating and chatting the delicious kuih raya (that particular house have the most delicious home made raya cookies ever. They have like 10 raya cookies and all are home made even til now), but all I could think of as " I want to read that book!". But I never said it aloud but silently avowed to look at it myself whenever I am in a bookshop. I think only a year later I manage to find it. (I was small and never ask for things but rather look for it myself whenever I got the chance to go to a bookshop). 

Ever since then whenever I went to a bookshop, I always looked for 'M' for Montgomery to look for my Anne series. It is always in chronological order. If I got book 1 to 3, and the bookshop only have book 5, I won't buy book 5 unless I got the book 4. So it took me a while to get the whole 8 books. I think only during the last years of UTP (university) that I finally finished collecting the series. 

One of the oldest and most frequently read books I ever owned. Looked at the condition! This is why I now wrap my books.

In the mean time, I read and re-read all of the Anne series every year, never bored , always smiling and sometimes crying whenever I read the book. I had replaced the first Anne of Green Gables book because it was such in poor condition (pages falling off) and now I may need to replace it a third time as it had been so frequently read that the pages are starting to fall off again. I think I will buy the series whole and put it away because all of the current books are in bad condition. 

People say my vocabulary is good. You know why? Because Anne loves big vocabulary. As she get older and wiser she knows simple words are more powerful, and so did I. But once in a while my childish Anne got the better of me and I used big words just because it is big. 

So from now on, you may see a lot of Anne or other L.M Montgomery series popping up in the list because this is the extent of how I love the books and the story. 


[re-arrange] said...

hoho. buku ni aku tak penah jumpa and never know. citer psl Anne dari kecik smpi beso ke?

And it is amazing how you can read and reread this every year until it need third replacement! ;)

Dils said...

Cite die dari kecik sampa ke cerita anak die.

It s a very sweet story.

taqiyuddin bakir said...

Anne of Green Gables (1908)
Anne of Avonlea (1909)
Anne of the Island (1915)
Anne of Windy Poplars (1936)
Anne's House of Dreams (1917)
Anne of Ingleside (1939)
Rainbow Valley (1919)
Rilla of Ingleside (1921)
The Blythes Are Quoted (2009)

i counted 9, which one isn't on your list?

just finished reading anne of green gables last night. :P

it seems your 30 days of meme managed to get me reading some of the books.

Dils said...

Only the The Blythes Are Quoted I don't have. A bit hard to find it, but seems to fill with poetry ( which I loathe) and short stories that I don't incline to order it anywhere.

Well, Anne is a sweet book, though I can't imagine it appeal to an older guy taste though?

p/s: That is a sexist bias remarks theere. Heh.

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