For the past few years I have been working my way through L M Montgomery’s journals. I have been a fan of her fiction for such a long time and I couldn’t resist her journals when I found them.
So far I have read the first three volumes of the selected journals, plus the first volume of the complete journals – it has more pictures as well as all the diary entries and I just had to read it.
The writing is just beautiful and I have many, many quotes marked. It is just the sort of book I love to carry around with me to dip into whenever I get a chance.
Montgomery led a fascinating, if rather difficult life, and it has been wonderful to learn more about it. My dilemma now is what to read next – I have volume four of the selected journals but also the third volume of the complete version (I have so far not managed to get hold of the second). I can’t quite decide whether to go on or to go back and reread the years I have already covered but with extra diary entries.
Really I know I’ll go back to read the complete version at some point anyway – so it might as well be now!