This week, the Anne of Green Gables canon (the Anne-on?) is expanding: Publisher Penguin is releasing the complete version of The Blythes Are Quoted, Montgomery’s very last installment in the Anne series. The book, dropped off at her publisher’s on the day of the author’s death in 1942, was published in part in 1974, lacking about 100 pages of stories and poems. This version includes 15 “new” short stories about Anne, as well as poetry ostensibly by the heroine and her son Walter, a soldier who died during World War I. The book is also a bit of a departure from the light-hearted optimism that marked Anne’s other appearances—this one includes references to some seriously dark subjects, such as murder, revenge, death, despair, bitterness, and reflects Montgomery’s own opposition to war.
I wrote my honors thesis on Anne of Green Gables! I bet this new book is a bit disappointing, but I don’t care.
Apparently, John is right when he’s always urging me not to try out a recipe the first time for company.
Hmm. Grocery run for salsa and chips?
I got an email today letting me know I’ll be receiving a $6,000 scholarship for my spring semester at Simmons. Considering my measly salary at the current job, that’s like doubling my pay. For the first semester of my MLS program, at least, I’ll be going to school for free.
This is also how it is to be mzungu in Uganda, though people are on the whole much nicer than they often are to celebrities.
John likes to taunt Bonnie when she dances around the living room pleading with her eyes, to use her words. Today, he forgot his lunch, my leftover sesame tofu, on the coffee table in a mad dash to the bus stop. When I returned, literally like five minutes later, Bonnie had snuck the styrofoam container into her kennel and laid waste to the contents. Everything but the broccoli was obliterated.
Is this her trying to tell us she’s vegetarian?
Despite the fact that I have to wake up at like 7am to finish work I didn’t finish tonight (not that it was too much homework more like I didn’t get started on it until like 11pm…), tonight was a great night. And much much needed.
I may require an email.
- Secured most of my fruit bat costume
That sounds amazing!
the car wash attendant
Really. Like a bad sit com character. I now hate this man, and his stupid car wash didn’t even do a good job.