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Perennials Book Club, Chapter 14: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 14: Anne of Green Gables

April 28, 2020

In Chapter 14 of Anne of Green Gables, Marilla's prized amethyst brooch goes missing, and Anne was the last one to touch it. Anne swears she didn't lose it, but the evidence is stacked against her. Is Anne telling the truth? Will Marilla believe her and let her attend the much-anticipated Sunday School picnic? Will Anne finally get to try ice cream? Or will she remain locked in the east gable forever?

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 15:19

Reflections on the chapter: 15:21 - 21:39

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 13: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 13: Anne of Green Gables

April 25, 2020

In Chapter 13 of Anne of Green Gables, Anne tells Marilla about her adventures playing with Diana at Idlewild and looks forward with fervent anticipation to the upcoming Sunday School picnic. Marilla and Anne exchange different views on expectation and disappointment, and Anne wonders: will she finally get to taste ice cream for the first time, or will the gathering be rained out? 

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 12: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 12: Anne of Green Gables

April 23, 2020

In Chapter 12 of Anne of Green Gables, Anne meets her potential bosom friend Diana Barry. Will Diana be charmed by Anne's suggestion that they perform a solemn oath of eternal friendship, or will she run screaming back to her strict mother? 

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 10:28

Reflections on the chapter: 10:31 - 13:43

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 11: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 11: Anne of Green Gables

April 18, 2020

In Chapter 11 of Anne of Green Gables, Marilla gives Anne a few (less than satisfactory) new dresses and tells her it's time to go to Sunday School. Anne must contend with a lack of puffed sleeves, stares and whispers from the other little girls, and boredom in the pews. Marilla must contend with the discomfort of realizing she agrees with some of Anne's observations.

Chapter reading: 0:15 - 9:19

Reflections on the chapter: 9:21 - 14:38

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 10: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 10: Anne of Green Gables

April 16, 2020

In Chapter 10 of Anne of Green Gables, Matthew convinces Anne to apologize to Mrs. Rachel for shouting at her after Mrs. Rachel insulted Anne's looks. Will their outspoken neighbor accept Anne's apology?

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 13:33

Reflections on the chapter: 13:35 - 22:24

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 9: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 9: Anne of Green Gables

April 11, 2020

In Chapter 9 of Anne of Green Gables, Mrs. Rachel Lynde pays a visit to meet Anne and decides it's totally cool to tell an eleven year old little girl that she is ugly. Since Anne is no shrinking violet, she gives it right back to Mrs. Rachel. What is Marilla to do?

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 13:07

Reflections on the chapter: 13:09 - 18:19 

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 8: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 8: Anne of Green Gables

April 10, 2020

In Chapter 8 of Anne of Green Gables, Marilla tells Anne that they’ve decided to keep her, and promptly begins the task of bringing up Anne to be a good girl, starting with telling her to learn the Lord’s Prayer. We get another vivid peek into Anne’s imaginative spirituality, learn of her deep desire for a bosom friend, and find out the heartbreaking story behind the friends she left behind when she moved to the orphan asylum. 

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 14:35

Reflections on the chapter: 14:37 - 22:18

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 7: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 7: Anne of Green Gables

April 7, 2020

In Chapter 7 of Anne of Green Gables, Marilla finds that Anne has never been taught to say prayers at night. We get a little insight into how Marilla and Anne think about God and prayer; Marilla gives instructions for how to pray; and we find out what Anne most wants to ask God for (hint: it's not world peace). 

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 6:13

Reflections on the chapter: 6:15 - 10:23

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 6: Anne of Green Gables

Perennials Book Club, Chapter 6: Anne of Green Gables

April 5, 2020

Chapter 6 of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery is a real turning point in the book--Marilla comes to a final decision about whether she and Matthew will keep Anne at Green Gables with them. Based on the title of the book, you can probably guess her decision, but for the sake of suspense...

Chapter reading: 0:14 - 9:42

Reflections on the chapter: 9:44 - 12:49