When I was in elementary school I read the Little House on the Prairie books several times. I can still picture the shelf in the public library with those books!
When I was in middle school I refused to read anything that I knew was a classic. I read several teenage romance junk books. I'm so mad I wasted my time on those books now.
I watched a lot of Little House on the Prairie on TV as a child and more after we moved here and had cable. I watched the Anne of Green Gables movies several times in college and after I got the DVDs.
I was required to read a few classics in high school and college. When I taught at a classical Lutheran school, I chose to read a few more classics.
Recently I reread the whole Little House series. It was surprising what jumped out at me reading it as an adult. I was more interested in what they ate and what they grew in their garden and what she taught in the classroom, etc.
I had never read any of the Anne of Green Gables books. I almost read them in college because my first college roommate was a huge Anne fan. Last night I stayed up too late and finished volume 3.
First I have to say that Ram was very romantic when we were dating. One of our first dates he showed up in a suit and top hat with flowers. His proposal was very romantic too.
I thought I knew what was going to happen in the Anne books after watching the movies. But the movies left out so much! I have to say that Gilbert is so romantic in the books! I went to bed last night so happy that the story was turning out the way that I wanted to (happily ever after). I know that I'm not even half way through the series and a lot can happen in the rest of the series. Today I began volume 4 and it begins like the movie with her teaching the Pringles.
I own some more Montgomery for when I finish the Anne series and then I'm going to read Austen.