Reading Challenge: Pick 33 words from a favorite piece of literature.
This morning I saw the new, updated cover for the Anne of Green Gables books. It is a travesty. A blonde woman, posed sexily next to a bale of hay, wearing a plaid shirt that is not even time-period accurate.
Nothing about this says Anne Shirley.
Like lots of young girls, Anne was a big influence on my life. I read the Anne books so many times, my copies eventually fell apart.
I love Anne. I love that she did not have a perfect life. I love that she cares so deeply how her name is spelled, and desired to spend the night in a spare room. I love her imagination and big words. I love her red hair and freckles, and I even love the way she does not love them. All of those things work together to make a character who is strong, sweet, and relatable.
When I saw the Trifecta Challenge, this was on my mind, and I knew I needed 33 words from Anne. These words are spoken after she buys hair dye from a peddler, and in trying to dye her hair a raven black ends up with tresses of dull, bronzy green.
Messing with Anne's hair is never a good idea.
*Big props to Thomas for reading through Anne of Green Gables with me tonight to find this quote. It is much harder than you would imagine to find an exact 33 words.