Morning Meanderings… Oh Scarlett!

book journey



The holiday weekend is over.  Did anyone do anything?  I actually forgot it was a holiday until I was at the grocery store yesterday afternoon and the check out lady asked me if I was enjoying the holiday.  hash tag #outoftheloop.  And yes I know, I don’t have to say hashtag. 😉

In my current first time reading of Gone With The Wind I last left you with Scarlett and I on the way to the party.  Yes you know the one – THE PARTY.  The one with Ashley and his bride to be cousin and Scarlett’s plan to woo him to her side.  Pretty sure she would use a word like woo.

And….  spoiler alert for those who have not read the book, the party is a hot mess.  First up, Scarlett makes a big ol’ fool of herself when she can attracts every man in the rooms attention except for the one she really wants to make jealous, Ashley the cousin lover. AND… thinking about it that is really not a spoiler as anyone who knows anything about Gone With The Wind knows it has something to do with Rhett and Scarlett.  Even I know that much. 😛

gone with the wind book journey

For today…. I have a lunch get together, apples to start working on for apple butter, AND book club tonight.  I am really looking forward to book club tonight.  Last month I was so busy with Wine and Words I did not read our selection and I was really tired at the meeting so did not contribute at all.  Tonight I am looking forward to a good discussion of Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin.

What book are you discussing in your book clubs?

18 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Oh Scarlett!

  1. I’ll be interested to see what your book club thinks of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. My book club loved it but we didn’t think the Southern dialect was quite right. Y’all might not even notice that.

  2. My weekend was awesome. I had spicy shrimp in red sauce with rice, plus garlic bread. Any excuse to cook great food is fine by me. Also did some schoolwork, reading and review writing. 🙂 I gotta put Crooked Letter on my TBR list!

  3. My book club meets next Tuesday. We don’t meet during the summer. Vacation, gardening, etc make attendance small. Anyway, we read two books over the summer, Seed of the Volga and Flesh on the Bone by Karen Schutte. They are #2 & #3 in a trilogy about Germans settling in America, more specifically Wyoming, our state. The books have lots of reference to landmarks and places that we are familiar with. There should be good discussion.
    I have not read Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter. I am anxious to read your review. Hope you have a wonderful meeting with your book club. They seem like an awesome bunch,

  4. We are reading Sneaky People By Thomas Berger and will be discussing the book next week at our monthly book club meeting

  5. You said, ” I am really looking forward to book club tonight.” Those nine words say so much, Sheila. I hope you have a wonderful time and a lively discussion. I really enjoyed Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter when I read it a few years ago. As I recall, the writing was very beautiful. I should make time to read it again.

  6. How did the discussion of Crooked Crooked Letter go? I loved it and was dying to talk to someone about it at the time I read it. We were actually driving to Florida when I was reading it and driving through the same area discussed in the book which was totally unplanned but made the book even more interesting!

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