This morning I went to the University and did my course selections for the fall, or at least I enrolled in the courses that are open right now. I had to do some shifting around to fit the core courses I needed in, but all in all I think it will work out.
Trish over at Two Peas in a Pod does a giveaway every month on her blog and I was the winner for May! I received this darling t-shirt last week (I believe) that Trish handmade for me. Head on over to her blog and her Etsy shop and check her out!
I’m currently reading the first volume of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s journals. I’ve read it (and some of the other volumes) in fits and starts over the years but decided after I finished Anne of Green Gables (again) to start reading them straight through from the beginning. It’s interesting so far and I’m really enjoying it. Interesting enough there was an article published in The Guardian the other day about the release of the “lost” Lucy Maud Montgomery book, The Blythes are Quoted, which is due out this October. The Blythes are Quoted was published in 1974 without the anecdotes and poems between stories as The Road to Yesterday. Benjamin Lefebvre, who runs The Lucy Maud Montgomery Research Group and is a Montgomery scholar, edited this collection and I’m very surprised that his name wasn’t even mentioned in the article. There is also an interesting follow up post about this article, also published on The Guardian site.
There was also a fun article published in the National Post a couple of weeks ago about Vanessa Brown who won second place in Canada’s first national book-collecting contest. She won for her Lucy Maud Montgomery collection; it is gorgeous and I want it. Or maybe I could just be her friend and she’d let me stare at it…I promise I wouldn’t steal anything…honest.