My dear friend Eva is hosting a Lucy Maud Montgomery week! It's her (Lucy's, not Eva's) birthday today, which means a lot of celebrating is in order. You all know me. I AM A HUGE MONTGOMERY FAN. I even started a blog about Montgomery once (but took it down because I preferred having all my posts together in one place.) Anyway, it's a no-brainer that I'm going this tag. I mean DUH.
|Even Google is celebrating. :-)|
How did you first discover LMM's books?
Oh, I remember this magical moment. It was love at first hear; of course, and it started with me listening how Rachel Lynda hobbled over to Marilla to hear all about The Reason Behind Matthew Leaving. I LOVED IT. My mum got recommended the book by a friend and she read it for me and my siblings. I just wanted her to go on and on and on. My siblings were like, 'okay' when she stopped at a certain point (it was the point where Anne and Matthew went into the carriage and she talked about the blossom tree) but I was like, NO READ ON. PLEEEAAASE.
So yeah. I adored it to bits.
What's your favourite LMM book?
(Mwuhahah, I changed the favorite to favourite.)
My favourite LMM book is *guessguessguess* Rilla of Ingleside! Man, it's ridiculous how much I adore that book. I adore it to bits and pieces, to tears and shatters. No, really, it IS ridiculous. Every time I sit there to reread it, I have to reconsider. "Am I ready for all the huge feels?"
I also love, LOVE 'The Blue Castle' (which is her book I've read the most) and 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'Emily of the New Moon', 'The Story Girl', 'The Golden Road' and 'Jane of Lantern Hill.'
|A collage I made for Rilla of Ingleside.|
What's your least favourite LMM book?
I've read them all, and 'The Tangled Web' and some of the middle Anne books impressed me the least.
Who is your favourite character in alllll of LMM's works?
I have to say... Walter.
HE'S JUST MY BOY OKAY?!!! He's the fictional character that has made me shed the most tears, and has given me the most feels. He's just... my favourite. Seriously, when I read Rilla of Ingleside, I don't read the name 'Una.' I kind of replace it with my name. (No kidding.) (Hush, I'm sixteen. Let me do silly things.)
Basically Walter is awesome and he's a bluestocking and kind and AZAROEZIREUUUURAUT. I love him.
|Eva and I agree that Eddie Redmayne would make a good Walter. :-)|
What couple is your favourite?
I have to side with Hamlette and say Valancy and Barney from 'The Blue Castle.' As much as I love Anne and Gilbert, and Rilla and Ken, Valancy and Barney make me SO giddy with their cuteness. Their Christmas. Their wedding. Their car trips! IT'S PRICELESS.
|A collage I made for The Blue Castle.|
What's your favourite quote from LMM (either a quote from one of her books, or from her personal life)?
Hard one. *Goes to Goodreads Quotes to make up my mind*
I'm going to go with the classic "Isn't it nice to know that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in them?" quote, said by the very charming Anne-spelt-with-that-important-last-letter Shirley.
How many LMM books have you read?
I haven't read many of the Anne books for ages, but I've read all LMM's books at least once. (Although I haven't read all the short stories yet. But I plan to.) Lucy Maud Montgomery is my favourite author. Her writing dazzles me.
*flings around hearts* (I love her books so much, people.)
Which LMM book would you most like to see made into a movie?
Basically EVERYONE knows this answer. BECAUSE IT'S RILLA OF INGLESIDE OF COURSE. *Tries to Calm Down* *Fails*
THERE MUST BE ONE. Like NOWWW.
I also really want to see a movie of 'The Blue Castle', and 'Kilmeny of the Orchard' and a good one of 'Jane of Lantern Hill.' I can imagine all the beautiful scenery and romantic-looking actors and actresses, can't you? And the sweepy violin music on the background? Basically please.
Have you found a kindred spirit?
Of course! Many! Many very exceptionally good ones. :-)
I knew Eva would be a kindred spirit from the very first time we spoke of LMM together. We have a shared brain on LMM. Apparently.
And of course Emma. She's a kindred. And all of youuuuu.
Thank you for the lovely questions, Eva! And people, go check out the week. :-) Links up there in the post.