Saturday, February 18, 2006


Title: The Blue Castle
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Published: 1926, Bantam
Category: General Fiction
Rating: 10!


I thought I'd kick off my blog with this one because it is my all-time favorite book. I've read it countless times. It's the coziest of cozy books--the kind you want to crawl into and live in forever. Of course, I always start to wonder how good my most favorite books are--I've read them so many times, they've become such friends that it's impossible to be in any way objective. In any case, if you're a stranger to me and have somehow wandered onto this blog, if you don't like this book, then you probably won't give a poo poo for my opinion on books.
The author is Montgomery of Anne of Green Gables fame. This is one of her stand-alone novels, her only one set entirely off PEI. Valancy Stirling, who at 29 has a drab little existence and appears to be on the shelf permanently, finds out that she has a serious heart condition which will likely kill her within the year. So she throws caution to the wind, and sets out to have a real life. It's funny and sweet and just makes me happy.

4 comments:

Marmee said...

just how do you pronounce the heroine's name, anyway?
VaLANCY or VALancy?
Inquiring minds want to know.

Julie said...

She is definitely a VALancy. You know, as in valiant... or valance.

Jennie said...

Ummm, I don't think so. It's VaLANCY, as in rhymes with Nancy. Duh.

Anonymous said...

Let's all just settle for the one we like best lol. I personally like VALancy. Sorry Jennie! :)