Life’s little echoes

“Everything that’s worth having is some trouble…”

-L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Could truer words be spoken?  The story might be fictional, but the words are true.

After the catastrophe of Dracula, I needed more mental fun fluff.  I enjoyed the first book in this series, Anne of Green Gables, that I had already downloads several more books in the series when I found them for free.  Anne of Avonlea is the second book in the series.  It is a delightfully written as the first.

It’s an easy read.  Some stuff is predictable, other stuff leaves you wondering what is going to happen next.  It’s interesting to see Anne growing up, still getting into some mischief, but also witnessing Davy getting into his own.  She understands but doesn’t.  Her eyes are slowly opening to adulthood, but she is still a child, whimiscal and fun.  You see love developing through Anne’s eyes, though her mind isn’t consciously aware of romance for herself yet.

I love this book.  I kept this on my iPad mini to reread when the mood strikes.  It’s fun, lighthearted, entertaining.  I hope my children discover this series while they are young instead of in their 30s such as myself.  This is on my favorites shelf permanently.

Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

(Book 2 of Anne of Green Gables series)

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All Our Yesterdays – I should have read YESTERDAY

I just finished listening to All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill.






I don’t even know where to begin.

Since I was listening to it while I worked, it admittedly took a bit to get sucked in.  About a fourth of the way through, it started transitioning from “noise in the background” to “let me eavesdrop on this conversation”.  Halfway through, I was hooked, but could leave it for a break, the day, etc.  Three-fourths of the way through and I was not only disappointed to leave work, it was all I thought about until I got back to my computer at work so I could finish it.

James is a teenage genius who loves his studies/work.  Marina is in love with James.  Finn is the third musketeer Marina can’t stand but tolerates.  Finn and Marina bicker but leave you feeling as if there is more there.  Boy meets girl, girl loves boy, second boy causes trouble, the three amigos try to solve a murder which leads to more questions and discoveries, duplicate…literally DUPLICATE.  I don’t even know how else to describe this book without giving away important information you need to discover yourself.

This book has me super excited about the second book that is a continuation of the lives of Marina, James, and Finn, only I have to wait for it because it is scheduled to come out September 2014.  *SIGH*  Jerks, making me wait.  Talk about RUDE. 

This wait is going to be infuriating to say the least.  In the meantime, I think I might just try to find a version to read myself, just to see what else I can pick up on.  I’ve added it to my Goodreads list, as if there is any chance of me forgetting this one.  Sheesh.

This book is sensational.  Read it YESTERDAY.

Audio information:

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Narrator Meredith Mitchell
Format MP3 Audiobook
Publisher Tantor Media
Source Audiobook Sync
40 Chapters, sorted into 9 parts
9 hours, 25 minutes, 55 seconds long