Giving Tuesday, book disappointment, and what the heck happened to Anne Shirley?

First – let me start with Giving Tuesday. You know, where after all that consumering, you then use your monies to give to charities? Well, I have a list of them on my Facebook page, so if you’re not following me on the book of faces already, you should.

Second – have you ever read a book and just were completely deflated by it? Yeah, I’m having a bad book hangover this morning. I won’t say which book, because it’s actually an author I’ve enjoyed before. And the writing wasn’t bad. It just didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to. And the thing is, I kind of knew going in that this might not be my cup of tea…so really, I should listen to my gut more in book choices.

Third – PBS has remade “Anne of Green Gables”. I barely got through the trailer. There were clips I could watch, where I learned that in this new version, Diana doesn’t have raven locks, Gilbert looks to be about 8 years old, and Marilla’s eyebrows are showcased.  The PBS version is just painful to watch. Mind you, I’ve watched the terribly campy, black and white 1930’s “Anne of Green Gables” movies, starring Anne Shirley (no, seriously, the actress changed her name it Anne Shirley to play Anne Shirley).

And yes, I’ve read the books. I own the books. I was one with the books as a teen. And while the 1980’s mini-series strayed a bit in the sequel from the original story line, it felt true to the spirit of Anne.

Also, Jonathan Crombie. Enough said.

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