Quote of the Week

Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.

– Jack Layton

I really like this quote because it is an encouraging one. It teaches us that with a positive disposition we can really make a difference in the world. It may seem like a small action, but even a smile can go a long way. I know that if I’m feeling a little down, if someone smiled at me it sure would make my day.

Remember that whenever you’re angry, fearful, sad, or anything that falls into that category, a change in attitude can really make you feel better. Here’s another quote I really like:

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless”

-Mother Teresa

This also is a very nice quote as well, because referring to the smile thing, words also can go a long way. Always stay positive, because you never know what it can bring!

Anne of Green Gables

Sorry that I haven’t posted in a while! But I’m trying to keep on track with the quotes of the week and reviews now! 

This review is on Anne of Green Gables, a classic novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The book is about a young orphan named Anne, who is a charming and imaginative girl. She is brought-up by Marilla and Matthew  Cuthbert, and makes many friends such as Diana Barry, her fellow kindred spirit. Anne of Green Gables takes us from her life as a twelve year old all the way to her sixteenth year. I loved following Anne get into much mischief, for her imagination and curiosity always got her into trouble.

I dearly wish I could live in the time Anne was at Green Gables! I would absolutely adore being able to visit the beautiful Lake of Shining Waters, and watch the Snow Queen blossom every spring. Alas! I do not live in that time, but fortunately L.M Montgomery describes the  world Anne lives in so vividly that I can see it all.

It was so fun to watch Anne grow up, and I connected with her as if she were my very best friend. Like everyone in the town of Avonlea, I fell under the spell of dear Anne, who made everyone she crossed paths with’s day so much better! She made even the outspoken Mrs. Rachel Lynde grow fond of her, as well as the stubborn Ms. Barry.

I’m so glad I decided to finally pick up Anne of Green Gables, because it certainly is one of my favourite books now, possibly even the favourite! Thank you Ms. Montgomery for this fine, fine book! I enjoyed immensely and was sad for it to have ended. Luckily, there’s many more in the series!

-Zoie ❤

December

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year!!!

Well, better post this before December is gone too!

Here’s this months reads:

Prom and Prejudice, by Elizabeth Eulberg

Once Upon a Toad, by Heather Vogel Frederick

Dreamland, by Sarah Dessen

The Mother-Daughter Book Club, by Heather Vogel Frederick

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Much Ado About Anne, by Heather Vogel Frederick

These month’s reads were all very good, especially Dreamland, which is probably the best Sarah Dessen book I’ve read so far, and Pride and Prejudice, a classic that has been read for over 200 years!

Then of course there is The Mother-Daughter Book Club and Much Ado About Anne, book one and two of the MDBC series by Heather Vogel Frederick. I recently got the boxed set, so I’ve taken to re-reading them. They’re just as good as the first time I read them, and I really just love the series SO much!

Happy New Year everyone, and best wishes for a great 2015!

From your fellow bookworm,

Zoie 📚