Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bargain Book Bonanza (28): Before Green Gables

 Welcome to Bargain Book Bonanza!

A book haul linky party for bargain loving bookworms!

Want to join the party? Just visit the Bargain Book Bonanza page for the particulars.

Lesa is hosting this week!

Howdy, bargain loving kindred spirits! I have such a sweet little book to show you this week.

See, isn't the cover as sweet as can be?

And it is new! Yes, brand spankin' new! Didn't want you to think I was only obsessed with used bargain books. Oh no, I am an equal opportunity bargain book buyer.

Now, this book did cost a bit more than the one dollar each discounted paperbacks that I usually pick up at Books-a-Million (look for them in future BBB posts) but considering that this book is trade paperback size and the original price was fifteen dollars, $3.97 is quite the bargain. 

Really, I just couldn't resist. Sweet cover aside, Before Green Gables is a prequel to Anne of Green Gables!  

What kindred spirit of Anne could resist that?!

*giggle* I know you bookworms with a phobia for prequels/sequels written by anyone other than the original author are cringing right now. 

  Not me. Anne of Green Gables may be one of my top five beloved rereads but I'm not afraid to give this book a try. 

And of course, I don't expect this book to be a perfect reflection of L. M. Montgomery's style (that would be silly).  I am just excited to read about Anne's life before she was adopted by Marilla and Mathew-- even though it will likely have lots of sad bits. 

This prequel introduces Anne's parents who died when she was a baby-- and remember the references Anne made about the horrid foster homes she lived in before Green Gables? No doubt all the particulars will be revealed in Before Green Gables.  

So my lovely bookish ones, are you fans of Anne? And if so, would you read this book?
If you have already read this book, did you like it?

If you have a bargain book, please link up and share. We love to brag on bargains!


  1. +JMJ+

    That is a cute cover!

    Like you, I'm sure the book will be bittersweet, but Anne had a truly resilient spirit all her life, and I'll bet it will have some lighthearted and even funny moments, too.

    I'd love to join this week, but I have to get my smackdown post up first. (Ah, the price of getting yourself used to backdating . . .)

  2. Oooh, I want that. Never even heard of it though...Review it soon?

  3. I am your newest follower via GFC from Katherines Corner blog hop, stopping by from Couponing From Florida to Michigan. I would love a follow back.

  4. My best friend would love this...She's an Anne fan. I haven't read them in awhile...

  5. Oh my goodness! Anne of Green Gables is my all-time favorite book series. So exciting to know!

  6. I love Green Gables! I also LOVE discount shopping at BAM, you can find some wonderful new authors that way!

    Hop'n by from 'Thursday Favorite Things'. I'm following your blog now, wont you please come and follow me back?? ~KM

    *Krafty Max Originals*

  7. Sweet, you always find the best books. Big Hugs♥

  8. I have to admit, I do hate prequels written by people other than the author. I don't think I could tarnish my beautiful memory of reading those books in 6th grade for anything--even for such a cute cover!

    I love your book reviews, even when they don't strike my fancy. Keep sharing them with us at Rub Some Dirt On It!


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