Updated: Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway. The winner was Rendz from Reading With Rendz!
I loved hearing all of your stories. It shows how important one book can be. Thank you!
I know I promised some musings about the Charlottetown launch in May (and I will write about it soon), but today I want to celebrate Anne of Green Gables‘ 109th birthday with a signed copy of MAUD. I know!
On the 20th of June 1908, Maud wrote in her journal:
“Today has been, as Anne herself would say, ‘an epoch in my life.’ My book came today, fresh from the publishers. I candidly confess that it was for me a proud, wonderful, thrilling moment! There in my hand lay the material realization of all the dreams and hopes and ambitions and struggles of my whole conscious existence–my first book! Not a great book at all–but mine, mine, mine,–something to which I had given birth–something which, but for me, would never have existed” (CJ:The PEI Years, 1901-1911, 192).
I know for me, holding MAUD in my hands for the first time was very surreal. I couldn’t believe that the book was mine. That after four and half years, here it was. The efforts of all of that work. I heard in my head Maud’s words. So it only makes sense that I celebrate Anne, for without her Maud would not have existed.
Here’s How it Works:
For today and tomorrow, put in the comments below when you first read Anne of Green Gables and why it means so much to you. I’ll put your names in the random number generator and pick the winner. It’s that simple!