A while back, someone somewhere on the internet noted that a scholarly work on L.M. Montgomery’s heroines, The Fragrance of Sweet-Grass, had been updated by its author. Well, Anne of Green Gables was *the* formative series for me as a girl, so I wanted a copy. And while browsing, The Blythes Are Quoted was recommended as well; it was edited or forewarded by the academic who wrote Sweet-Grass. It was pretty clear that this was the full version of a manuscript that had been significantly redacted after Montgomery’s death and published as Road to Yesterday…which I have read.
This “new” version…well, there’s poetry from Anne and Walter, along with some dialogue from the Blythes, but so far the stories are the same and the poetic interludes are kind of ~meh~. I don’t feel cheated, because it was made very clear before I clicked and paid that the contents had been previously published. But I feel like my perspective on how the new edition may be fuller or better is…divergent from the editor, perhaps because I’m reading for pleasure while she read and edited as an academic.
Other than that, not too much going on with the reading, although I’m tempted to buy a copy of Carla Kelly’s new “Brand” book. I liked the first of the series well enough, although I did not love it. Actually, I should look for it and maybe re-read before buying the next book of the series. Unless I got rid of it during The Great Book Purge of 2013?