I mentioned a little while back that my book club is reading Gone With The Wind for our classic read month in October. This is a book that has been on my “hit list” FOR-E-VAH.
Yup.. that long.
I have never seen the movie, holding out for the book version first and then perhaps I will dabble with the movie. I have friends *cough cough Gail cough* that SWEAR that this is THE book.. so we shall see.
No matter what – I always find classics fun to discuss. I thought perhaps I would do a weekly check in here with how Scarlett and I are fairing, and now at 111 pages in… I thought I would share.
to bring you up to speed, Scarlett and I are now currently on our way to the barbecue at Ashley Wilkey’s home. Scarlett is quite full of herself, positive that once she confesses her love for Ashley he will drop his announcement of his engagement to his cousin (yes cousin… there is slim pickins in this neck of the woods). Scarlett has squished herself into a dress that she is glad her mother is not in attendance to see and she has just caught the eye of one Rhett Butler at the gathering (ahhh… so this is how they meet… the ol’ “pick up a chick at the cousins marrying cousins engagement party barbecue” … very sly Mister Butler… very sly.
So that is where I am at. I know I am early on in the story. I like Scarlett’s story line, (she’s a little like an old school YA read), found the early on LONG description of Scarlett’s father and his lack of height and his love for the drink a bit drawn out and skim worthy.
Hopefully today I will find out what actually happens at the party. I had nothing to wear as fancy as Scarlett… I am all about the jean capris and a kicky peach colored short sleeved shirt…. probably not worthy of catching the eye of someone like Rhett, unless he wants someone to possibly refill his drink or walk his horse.
In RL… this week has been fairly quiet and I am thankful for that. I have helped out a bit at the library, had a fascinating get together yesterday with an amazing woman in town who is a force to recon with when it comes to literacy in our community and promoting the written word, and a long overdue lunch date with some good friends. Ok, other than that it has been just me at home, working on the lawn, listening to audio…. trying to find a new normal and at the same time, stubbornly not wanting to.
25 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Me, Myself, and Scarlett O’ Hara”
I’ve seen the movie but not read the book which is strange since I usually read the book first. I hope you enjoy it!
So far so …. entertaining. 🙂
I have never seen the movie or read the book. I must have been released when I was working and not readin much.
I am just getting to them now Betty 🙂
One of my all-time favorite books. The movie is awesome too.
I hope I get to where you are it with this one Elizabeth 🙂
I definitely want to read this at some point. I saw the movie when I was 4 and then it was a monthly watch for a while with my mom.
I want to read this, but am trying to psych myself up for Outlander… We shall see!
OH Outlander… haven’t been there yet either.
I LOVED this book, way back in the day…read it several times, if you can imagine, since it’s a chunkster…but I was young then and what else was there to do down on the farm? LOL
I have a copy I plan to reread at some point…just to see if my “young love” of it will stand the test of time.
Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks Laurel, how awesome to get your “now and then thoughts on the book.
I read the book about 30 years ago, so because your book club is reading it I borrowed the audio version from the library and am listening to it this time around.
I love that you are reading it because we are. That is pretty cool!
I read GWTW when I was in high school so I remember liking it but probably couldn’t tell you too much more about it. Earlier this year I read A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott. It’s a novel that had the filming of GWTW as a backdrop. I enjoyed it!
Oh that is kind of cool!
I saw the movie first – in the theater – and I loved it so much I immediately read the book. Email or text me if you have any questions about the south!! lol
Thanks Kathy! I may take you up on that! 😀
GAIL here, you’re only at page 111? Jump in, girl, give the deep south your undivided attention and immerse yourself in Civil War life. Smell the smoke, feel the fear, watch your sons and husband ride off to battle… Scarlett has an amazing talent for using her feminine charms and she never fails to amuse me. Enjoy every page, dear friend!
Thanks Gail – so far so good. I haven’t had a lot of reading time… mainly I can filling my time with other stuff but need to get into here 🙂
Read the book ages ago and I remember the first time I saw the movie I was a tad disappointed. The movie left out characters and scenes from the book, but in retrospect, it was made before it was vogue to turn a book (ie – The Hobbit) into three connecting movies. I need to re read GWTW, but “I’ll think about that tomorrow”.
Ugh.. typical book to movie… that’s why I like to read the book first – then I get the WHOLE story 😀
Gone With The Wind is my all time favorite. I hope you enjoy it. I will like forward to more of your opinions.
Ahhhh another BIG fan. I am enjoying so far.
Gone with the Wind has been on my TBR list for SO long. I really need to get to it!
Yes! Yes you do. You should do it now so we newbies can chat about it 🙂
I haven’t read the book, but the movie was wonderful.
Think about you daily. Be patient – it takes a long time and it’s not a role you will ever be happy about. You will just learn to live with it, thereby finding some sense of peace.