Saturday, July 15, 2017

What I've Been Up To + The Prettiest Copies of the Anne Books EVER

Wow. Once again, it's been over two months since my last post! What sort of a blogger am I?! Not much of one, I'll admit. Although I suppose that I do have an okay excuse, as I have been pretty busy lately! For one, my family moved to a new house a couple of weeks ago--well, new to us, I should say! It's a gorgeous old home built in 1930, and I am in love with it. Historic homes have so much charm and character, don't they? (And according to my eight-year-old sister, old homes also have "history germs." Make of that statement what you will! Oh, the cute, hilarious things kids say sometimes. ;P)

Aside from moving, I've also been spending a lot of my spare time working on my Etsy shop, The Artist Stop. I sort of neglected it for a while, but over the past few months I've felt really inspired to make new items for it. So far I've listed quite a few new illustrated literary quotes, as well as some Disney quotes and inspirational quotes, all of which were so much fun to make! :)



Alright, I will put an end to my rambling now and get on to the real point of this post! So about a year ago, I came across the most beautiful copies of the Anne of Green Gables series ever (you might remember me mentioning them in this post). When I saw them, I immediately fell in love with the beautiful cover illustrations. I tried to find where I could purchase them online, but then I learned that because they were Canadian editions, they were rather hard to come by in America. Bummer! So instead, I just had to content myself by saving them to my Pinterest wishlist board... ;)

That is until I discovered that one could order them from Amazon Canada for a reasonable price (just under $50), which is exactly what I did a little over a month ago! And oh my goodness, they are even more gorgeous in person. ❤



I guess I should mention what editions these are! They are the Anne of Green Gables Paperback Box Set from Tundra Books (here's the link).  Don't you just love the pretty panoramic scene that all eight books make when they're lined up side by side?

I'm still not over how stunning and whimsical the cover artwork is! The illustrator, Elly Mackay, did a fantastic job. I just love the colors and lighting; I feel like they perfectly capture the mood of the series.

So, so cute! <3

*SWOON*

So needless to say, I am so, so glad to have these beauties on my bookshelf! I mean, why not buy the prettiest editions you can find of your favorite book series? ;) If you're looking for a nice, pretty, and high-quality set of the Anne books, definitely check these out. (And no, I wasn't asked to review these or anything; I just wanted to rave about them on here for a bit!)

Which cover is your favorite? (I honestly can't choose just one!)
Do you like to collect pretty editions of your favorite books? (Is that even a question?)

I hope you're all having a beautiful summer so far!
Sincerely,
Molly

24 comments:

  1. I LOVE these. I'd been wanting the Sourcefire ones which are lovely (my favorite is the Blue Castle Cover). But a girl can have several copies if the covers are all exquisite, right? Yes, I think so. Definitely putting these on my wishlist.

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    1. Oh yes, all of the Sourcefire covers are so lovely! I especially love the one for Jane of Lantern Hill (which I really need to get around to reading!). And I completely agree that one can have multiple pretty copies of the same book. I mean, why not? ;)

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  2. Oh yay!!!! You got them!!! How exciting!!! My favorites of these covers are: Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplar, and Anne of Ingleside!

    Continue to have a lovely rest of your summer, Molly!

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    1. Yes, I got them!! I was way too excited on the day they arrived in the mail. :) Ooh, all three of those are such great choices!
      Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your summer as well! <3

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  3. Oh my goodness! How lovely are those covers? (I want them now! Lol)

    Favorite...mmm, tough choice. I really love the one for Anne of Ingleside with the big red poppies (Are they poppies? They look like poppies.) around them.

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    1. Yes, I'm pretty sure those are poppies on the cover for Anne of Ingleside! The cover for that one would have to be one of my favorites; I love how colorful it is, and the illustration of Anne and her children is simply adorable!

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  4. OH HOW GORGEOUS <3 <3 <3

    Those are absolutely beautiful!! I can't decide which I like best either!! What a great find :D I would love to get a set of those but I already have the entire set with pretty, but not as whimsical pictures.

    This was lovely Molly!!

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    1. Aren't they lovely? I'm so excited to have them on my shelf. I already owned all of the books, too, but some weren't in the best condition, so I thought I'd replace them with these. :)
      Thank you for your comment, Miss Woodhouse! <3

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  5. Ah you're making me jealous!! Those covers are so beautiful and heartwarming <3 Hope you enjoy re-reading the series :)

    My favourite is......probably Rainbow Valley, because I'm a sucker for snow scenes. Lol ;)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Thank you Amy, I'm very much enjoying rereading the series!

      Oh yes, the cover for Rainbow Valley is gorgeous and so unique! Great choice. :)

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  6. These are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the Anne books and these are just too gorgeous!!!! <3 I haven't ever seen more perfect book covers to go with the series. Thanks for sharing!

    Anna - www.worldthroughherheart.blogspot.com

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    1. You're so welcome, Anna, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

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  7. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful. I can't choose a favorite! :) I need these!! ;)

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    1. I know, it's so difficult to choose between them! ;)

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  8. Lovely post Molly Rebekah!

    Love al of the covers, all so pretty!

    It is good to hear from you after two months. I mostly haven't so much time for blogging either, but if I can, I blog. Not so often though. :) It has happened me too, leaving my blog for how it is, without blogging on it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rachel! :) I'm glad you can relate! It can be a challenge sometimes to find time for blogging, but it's always worth it when I do set time aside for it. Especially when one has such lovely readers that welcome you back so kindly! :)

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  9. I like the one with the umbrella best! But they are all so pretty!! Really talented illustrater!

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    1. I really love the cover for Anne of Windy Poplars, too! And yes, Elly Mackay did such a wonderful, inspiring job on these covers.
      Thanks for your comment, Ruth! :)

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  10. Both the crape myrtles and the Anne books are very beautiful! I think I like the picture on the first book best. It perfectly captures what I think of when I think of Anne of Green Gables. :)

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    1. I totally agree with you! I think the cover for Anne of Green Gables is the perfect depiction of Anne. :)

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  11. Oh, those are lovely! Not my favorite covers perhaps, but I do love the colors. And the panoramic scene is pretty sweet. I'm so glad you were able to find a copy of this set for your very own! Yay, Molly!! :D

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    1. Thanks, Miss March! I'm curious now: which editions of the Anne books are your favorite? I know there are quite a few other lovely copies out there, too! :)

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    2. I guess my favorites would probably be these covers (since my sister has a set of them and that's what I'm used to): https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Montgomery-1982-05-01/dp/B01JXN9N5C/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1500647189&sr=8-9&keywords=anne+of+green+gables+bantam+books

      (Sorry that's such a horrendously long link. I've not learned how to do a real link in a comment yet. :P)

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    3. Aww yes, I love those classic covers! Especially the one for Anne of the Island.

      And no worries! I haven't a clue how to insert a not-so-long link into a comment, either. :)

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