Good afternoon everyone!
We made it! We’ve finished the Anne series. I can’t believe how fast these past eight months have flown by. I’ve so enjoyed revisiting these sweet stories. Now how about some discussion questions?
- What do you think of Rilla? Is she like her parents? How is she different?
- After returning to Ingleside, Jem tells Rilla that Walter wasn’t scared at the front. Even though Walter was sickened by the thought of war, Jem said that he turned out to be a courageous hero. Why do you think that was? Anticipating a situation and actually being in the moment can be totally different experiences and sometimes bring out surprising reactions. Can you remember a time when this has happened to you?
- There wasn’t much to Rilla’s relationship with Kenneth Ford in terms of time spent together. How do we know that their relationship is going to last?
Aaaannnnd here’s the linky 🙂
This month is catch up month so if you haven’t finished the series by now, you’ve still got plenty of time :).
I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with another post as we continue for the last few months of the challenge!
Good morning all!
Well it’s here! We’re at the last book of the series! How are you feeling? I’m a bit sad to tell you the truth! I’ve so enjoyed this 🙂
I haven’t read this book in many a year and the only thing I remember is that I think I cried. And back then, it took a lot for me to cry.
Oh good grief. I cry more easily now soooooooo I’m anticipating tears this go ’round.
Break out the Kleenex y’all! Here’s to the last installment of Anne.
Happy reading 🙂
Y’all, the summer is almost over! I don’t know about y’all, but the past several weeks have been CRAZY for me!! I did manage to finish Rainbow Valley though and I thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂 How about some discussion questions?
- This book was totally centered around the Blythe small fry and their friends. Reading about their adventures in Rainbow Valley made me think of Anne’s days with the the Echo Lodge crew in Anne of Avonlea. It also made me think of Camp Laurence from Little Women, as well as sweet Betsy-Tacy moments. The innocence of childhood play is so lovely to read. Do you have any favorite Rainbow Valley moments? Did they remind you of other childhood moments from any other books?
- Montgomery likes writing about romance lost (Captain Jim and Lost Margaret) or almost lost forever (Mr. Irving and Miss Lavender). What would you have done in Rosemary’s place? Would you have kept your promise to your sister and refused John Merideth despite loving him?
- We’ve said goodbye to Anne’s childhood long ago. This book is a farewell to the sweet childhood of the Blythe clan. This always makes me sad. While being an adult is a wonderful thing in so many ways, childhood always calls to us in one way or another. What do you miss about childhood?
We’ve made it to August, dear Readers!! Remember, if you’re not caught up, don’t sweat it. September is a catch-up month (much needed for me!). I’ve got some other deadlines to meet so I will be catching up on discussion questions then. The Rill of Ingleside post will be up soon!
In the meantime, here’s the linky: