Dogeared Page: Emily Climbs

Monday, February 2, 2015



"Emily," whispered Teddy, "you're the sweetest girl in the world." 

 The words have been said so often by so many millions of lads to so many millions of lasses, that they ought to be worn to tatters. But when you hear them for the first time, in some magic hour of your teens, they are as new and fresh and wondrous as if they had just drifted over the hedges of Eden. Madam, whoever you are, and however old you are, be honest, and admit that the first time you heard those words on the lips of some shy sweetheart, was the great moment of your life.



-Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery 

3 comments

  1. Oh! I love L.M. Montgomery. I have yet to read this book! :)

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  2. OMG L.M. Montgomery super fan here. Have you read The Blue Castle? Probably my fave. Also, it's a standalone (rare!).

    It's been years since I read the Emily series. Will have to revist someday. :D

    -Rebecca
    Idealism never goes out of fashion

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  3. Ugh, those words are magical the first time you hear them. Or when you're just super crushin'. NEVER GETS OLD AM I RIGHT.

    I love these little illustrations.

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