So, with my recent obsession with audiobooks, I've decided to add a new series to the BW&R Book Challenge "fun" book posts. Along with Deep Thoughts From Damp Tresses (books I read while I'm drying my hair), I now would like to introduce to you... Tales from the Toyota!
For our first installment, I downloaded a free copy of Anne of Green Gables from an audiobook app I have downloaded. As these books are in the public domain, they are provided free by LibriVox and read by volunteers. I'm a little bit in love with this service.
So, here's a confession that I've found has made most women clutch their pearls and look for the nearest fainting couch:
I've never read Anne of Green Gables.
Yes, I'm 32 years old and have never read it. And I feel like I've wasted those 32 years. The only word that can describe my experience in reading Anne of Green Gables was... lovely. It was just a lovely, enjoyable read. So much so that I've decided the first "big girl book" I add to Lorelai's collection will be a copy of this book.
I actually just discovered (like, literally 10 minutes ago) that Anne of Green Gables is a SERIES! So, uh... I have some reading (or listening) to do! ::scurries off to my app to see if they have the next book in the series available::
Amazon's Synposis: When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends--and much trouble--her way. Not a day goes by without some melodramatic new episode in the tragicomedy of her life. Early on, Anne declares her eternal antipathy for Gilbert Blythe, a classmate who commits the ultimate sin of mocking her hair color. Later, she accidentally dyes that same cursed hair green. Another time, in her haste to impress a new neighbor, she bakes a cake with liniment instead of vanilla. Lucy Maud Montgomery's series of books about Anne have remained classics since the early 20th century. Her portrayal of this feminine yet independent spirit has given generations of girls a strong female role model, while offering a taste of another, milder time in history.