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Untranslated: Ashita no Nadja ~The Journey Begins at Age 16~ by Tomoko Konparu

Preface This novel is the sequel to the 50-episode animated TV show, Ashita no Nadja. Therefore, this post will contain spoilers for that show. This post will also contain spoilers for the sequel novel itself. Spoilers all round! Short Summary 3 years after the show, Nadja is turning 16. She leaves the comfort of her… Continue reading Untranslated: Ashita no Nadja ~The Journey Begins at Age 16~ by Tomoko Konparu

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Book Review: Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais

Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais is a regency romance about a young woman who is eligible for marriage, but knows that her appeal will far pale in comparison to that of her stuck-up younger sister Tessa. Nevertheless, Brynnde's personality ends up outshining Tessa's beauty, winning friendships as well as love. This was a delightful read.… Continue reading Book Review: Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais

Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: A Daffodil for Angie by Connie Lacy

I read this as part of a daisy review chain, and I want to apologize profusely to the author: I saw only that it was “historical fiction,” which in general I like. I ought to have read the sample before committing to reviewing this, because then I would have never picked this. I had 3… Continue reading Book Review: A Daffodil for Angie by Connie Lacy

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TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

This sequel to the BBC's Anne of Green Gables miniseries (which I have not reviewed because I cannot seem to find it anywhere) is adapted from Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island. At 6 50-minute episodes, this mini-series clocks in at over 5 hours. This review will contain only minor spoilers. This show… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

Continuing Anne's story from the first miniseries, this is a miniseries that furthers Anne's story, drawing from sequels of the novel: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, and Anne of Windy Poplars. This review will contain spoilers. Once again, this story draws largely from the source material though reordering events so as to create… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

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Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

This adaptation of Anne of Green Gables is a 90-minute TV movie, and my favorite adaptation by far. Balancing childhood wonder with joy and sorrow, it is simultaneously both the most accurate to the book and the only adaptation that I have found that took me back to my own childhood, and the things I felt… Continue reading Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

When adults speak of Anne of Green Gables today, this is probably the most common adaptation that comes to mind. Clocking in at over 3 hours total, this adaptation takes on the entire first book. In stark contrast to the 2017 version reviewed last week, this is a textbook comfort show. It goes out of… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)