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Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time. Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives. In the two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a timeless story of survival under the harshest of circumstances, she also created two of the most famous lovers in the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet.
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TheReadingMermaid
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
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Don't forget everyone, this is happening starting January 1st. Everyone is invited to join!
I have three stacks of chunksters waiting to be read!
📚📚📚 I'm excited!!!

#YearOfTheChunksters

MoonWitch94 Sounds like a plan!!! I have so many chunksters on my shelf. Great idea! 6d
Crimson613 Is this where we read longer books? Or...? 6d
Caroline2 Yes!!! I have been dyyyying to read War and Peace for years now. Count me in! 👍 6d
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TheReadingMermaid @Crimson613 hey sweetie 👋😊 yes I personally consider a chunkster to be a book over 500 pages. And next year will be my year to read the ones that I have on my bookshelves. You are more than welcome to join in if you like. The more the merrier ❤️ 6d
Susanita Here's a timely Bookriot article about reading chunksters. https://bookriot.com/2019/11/14/finishing-long-books/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_me... 6d
TheReadingMermaid @Susanita thank you so much for that I appreciate it 🤗 6d
sb3626 Oooo I love this idea!!! 6d
AnansiGirl Whoa 3 stacks of chunksters! 📚📚📚 6d
TheReadingMermaid @AnansiGirl yep girl and it's no joke! They are floor to hip!!! 😲😲😲 6d
AnansiGirl @TheReadingMermaid and now I‘m laughing at myself. I liked and commented on the actual picture of those stacks months ago. 🙃 6d
TheReadingMermaid @AnansiGirl 😂😂😂 🤗 6d
AnneCecilie I‘m in. I got some chunksters too 😊 6d
RitaDolceVita I'm in. Will re-read War and Peace. I will not be homeless before Christmas (greedy landlord removing tenants before new rent control law kicks in), I will keep my big books and read them next year! 😊 6d
BookwormAHN I have some I'll be joining in on 😺 6d
sisilia I love that pin!!! Let me stack up those chunksters... i have so many!!!! The My Struggle series is enough to occupy the whole year 😂 4d
Rissreads Sounds like a plan! I have a few waiting like 4d
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OriginalCyn620 Yes! 🙌🏻 1w
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melissajayne
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Got a little bit of reading done. I‘m planning to do more tomorrow #24b4monday

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melissajayne
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A little Friday night reading. #24b4Monday #fridayreads

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GatheringBooks
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Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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gradcat
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#RedRoseSeptember

(Day 14 - #BizarreLoveTriangle)

*Is it a love triangle or a love square that provides the drama in “Gone With the Wind”? Rectangle? Parallelogram? Quadrilateral? Trapezium? Who knows? 🤔 🤷🏽‍♀️ ♥️

TrishB Cool pick 👍🏻 2mo
Crazeedi Even before I looked at who posted this , I knew it was you!!! 2mo
BookieBiker Just finished a book and thinking of reading this one now...finally... my mom got my name from this book (though the character wasn‘t her favorite). Awesome! 2mo
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gradcat @TrishB Why, thank you very much!! Nice of you to say so ♥️ 2mo
gradcat @Crazeedi Ah, you know me too well! 😂♥️ 2mo
gradcat @BookieBiker It‘s kind of a chunkster, and perhaps a rare case of the book NOT being better than the movie. However, the movie is remarkably faithful to the book. You know, I was kind of figuring your name would be Scarlett—and lo and behold—it‘s Ashley! So cool! 😎 ♥️ 2mo
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megzlynn
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I will not be the same after this book. It‘s not only a favorite of the year, it‘s a favorite of life. Margaret Mitchell is the queen of character development. Every character goes through major growth. I had a love hate, but mostly hate, relationship with Scarlett. She has very few redeeming characteristics. Melanie is everything that Scarlett is not and I loved her. If I could give this more than five stars I would.

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AmyG Agreed. One of my most favorite books, too. 2mo
BestDogDad I agree! I went in thinking it would be some cheesy Civil War love story and it blew me away! Now one of my favorites. Greatness! 2mo
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megzlynn
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Ready to get off work so I can sit and read with my favorite dog. Hopefully I can finish up with the tagged book this weekend.

Princess-Kingofkings That's the bookmark 💌 received from @kspenmoll via the #bookmarkswap that I'm currently using in one of my books📚! (edited) 2mo
jewright Such a good one! 2mo
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Scarlett gets knocked down, but always gets up again. #tubthumping #RedRoseSeptember

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 Yep! 3mo
Cinfhen Love this!!! 3mo
Ruthiella Good one! 3mo
arlenefinnigan A classic I've never got round to #stacked 3mo
gradcat Good one! 👍 3mo
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megzlynn
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Labor Day at my house means decorating for fall. Even though, here in East Alabama, it will probably remain 90 degrees until November. 😂

Tamra Yikes! 3mo
BarbaraJean Ugh, I know what you mean! It‘s supposed to be in the mid-90s all week here (SoCal—LA area). Cooling down to low 80s next week. 🙄 (edited) 3mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Good luck apple picking in flannel! 3mo
Susannah I hope you get some pretty days before November! I grew up in north Mississippi, and fall was the season I liked best.... I‘m jealous of all the folks who are beginning the cozy part of their year. Like @BarbaraJean, I live in southern California, and it feels like summer is just gearing up. Booooo 🥵 3mo
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My #ReadingGoals for this month are simply to read 😬 I have been in such a slump lately 😕
🤞🏻I‘m hoping this is finally the month my slump ends!
#ReadingGoals 📚 #SelfImprovementSept 😎

#BookNerd 📚🤓💙

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have too... I love your library 📚 3mo
RvnclawWhovian Been in a slump too but I feel like September is the month for slump busting! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 That room! Lovely! 😊📚 3mo
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tdrosebud I feel your pain, I've been in a slump all summer. Good luck! 3mo
Graywacke Wishing you some reading peace. Hate slumps 🙁 3mo
Eggs Beautiful shelves and chair! 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 I was in a slump almost all of August. I‘m back to reading. I chose a book I‘d read before and loved (Pride and Prejudice) to jump start my reading. It worked. Hope September is better! 3mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Just read for pure enjoyment, there is no other way :) and by the way, your bookshelves are gorgeous! 1mo
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Representing nothing on God‘s earth now and naught in the waters below it. As the pledge of a nation that‘s passed away. Keep it, dear friend, and show it.

Show it to those who will lend an ear to the take this trifle will tell. Of Liberty, born of patriots‘ dream. Of a storm-cradled nation that fell.

📸: The Hermitage, Nashville, Tennessee

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Tagged by the always positive @DaveGreen7777

1. I am in the process of testing for a job that I have always hoped for.
2. I dream of getting a new job to grow my career. I graduated college in December and got married in January. I feel like it‘s time to let my part time job go and move forward.
3. I am ready. I am ready.
4. I would love to give all my Litten friends this encouragement. If you feel inspired I tag you!

DaveGreen7777 Oooh, hope you get the job you‘re testing for! I‘ll keep sending positive energy and best wishes your way! 🤗 3mo
Meaw_catlady Good luck with the test and the dream job! Sending you peace , blessings and good energy ! 🖤🖤 3mo
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megzlynn
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Loving the weather and this book!

jewright Love this book! 3mo
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megzlynn
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Repping Parnassus Books on my casual work day. My head is at work, but my heart is in Nashville. ❤️

#parnassusbooks

mom2bugnbee Next time you're traveling to N'ville, let us know! We have a Litsy group that meets IRL from time to time & we'd love to meet you! 3mo
Velvetfur That's so cool that you have a t-shirt of a bookshop! 3mo
megzlynn @mom2bugnbee That sounds awesome! I‘m trying to convince my husband we need to go back in the fall. We were only there three days and there is so much that I still want to do. 3mo
megzlynn @Velvetfur I wear it all the time! 3mo
mom2bugnbee Nashville is a wonderful city. Hope to meet you! 3mo
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Sward7
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5 stars. I know why this book is a classic. Margaret Mitchell is a master storyteller. Written from the perspective of a white female living in the South, this novel gives you a birds-eye view of what it was like for the women and children who were left behind by the men in their lives who went off to fight in the Civil War.

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MoniqueReads305
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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I have to find over 7 hours to finish the last 200 pages of Gone with the Wind before my self imposed deadline of Friday.

*faints*

#currentlyreading

EKonrad What app or site is this? Would love to track how long it would take me to finish books! 🤓 3mo
MoniqueReads305 @EKonrad It's Bookly. It's available for both iOS and Android. 3mo
EKonrad Great! Thank you! 😊 3mo
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MoniqueReads305
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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This is what I'm #currentlyreading and hoping to complete for #boutofbooks. I've been trying to finish this for over a year and am determined to have it done by the end of the week.

Allydanielle88 It took me over a year to finish too. 3mo
MoniqueReads305 @Allydanielle88 It a great read but it's sooooo long 3mo
Hooked_on_books The only reason I finished it is because I read it during a buddy read. Those really help me with certain books. 3mo
MoniqueReads305 @Hooked_on_books I've lost track of how many times I've checked this out at the library. I refuse to buy it because I know I won't read it again. 3mo
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megzlynn
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Thanks for my bookmarks @Amiable
I love them! #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 3mo
Amiable Yay! :) 3mo
kspenmoll Love each one! Great choices @Amiable ! 3mo
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GypsyKat
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
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AmyG Wow. That kitchen.❤️ 3mo
JacqMac That would be a dream home. 3mo
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melissajayne
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My books for #reversereadathon

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natiiu
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Espectacular, unos de mis libros favoritos.

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melissajayne
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Think I‘ll finally get to read this chapter since yesterday was such a disappointment reading wise. #mondaymotivation

Lauram I read this when I was 12 or 13 and HATED it. I may need to give it another chance sometime- perhaps when my tbr list is shorter. 4mo
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melissajayne
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Am reading this today. Unable to put up a photo from my phone as the app on my iPhone isn‘t working.

Later: able to post.

BookishMarginalia I‘m having issues with posting pics to @Litsy as well. 4mo
Booknerd2 Love this book and the movie. 4mo
Litsy We had some trouble with a server over the weekend, but everything should be working smoothly once more. Thanks for your patience! 4mo
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Librarybelle
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
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#TheHat prompt immediately brought to mind a critique I‘ve heard about GWTW - one of my staff tried to read it years ago, and did not finish. When I asked why, she indicated that the descriptions were too long. For instance, when Mitchell decided to dedicate an entire chapter to describing one of Scarlett‘s hats, it was too much. I don‘t remember that per se, but this is one of my favorite books, so I might be misremembering?? #LilithJuly

Chrissyreadit I do not remember it being overly descriptive but I may have read it about 30 years ago when descriptions in books were common. 4mo
BethM I‘ve never read this- should I? 4mo
Mishu94 I have always wanted to read this but every person I know who has read this book has said the same thing about it being overly descriptive! So I haven‘t tried reading it! ☹️ 4mo
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KarenUK I haven‘t tried it either, but this post made me laugh.... a whole chapter in a hat! ?😊 4mo
Crazeedi The book was one of my favorites as a young girl, but I like description. I have to maybe reread this! 4mo
ShyBookOwl I've never read this. I know it's a beloved classic, but I've always been turned off by the Antebellum south racism aspect. I think I'd rather read stories from the other side, like Kindred (Octavia Butler) lol but I do think I should at least try it, so I can be part of the conversation. Maybe one day! 4mo
HOTPock3tt @ShyBookOwl Same here 😶On everything you said... 4mo
Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit @Crazeedi I like description, so maybe that‘s why I couldn‘t fully relate to that critique? It reminded me of 19th century literature, with the descriptive passages. 4mo
cathysaid Loved it when I read it many years ago, keeping in mind it is southern historical romance written in the 30's; reflecting through that lens, I have fond memories. Yes, it is descriptive, but I don't see it as overly descriptive. I don't remember the hat descriptions, but can see how an entire chapter was dedicated to it. For most of the women of that age/time, significant time and money were spent on such things, so a detailed focus makes sense. 4mo
Librarybelle @BethM @Mishu94 @KarenUK It‘s really, really long and very descriptive. I really like the classics and encourage everyone to at least try. I don‘t mind long reads. Reading it with someone also helps. 4mo
Chrissyreadit @Librarybelle yes- I think of classic lit- I loved Les Miserable and Ivanhoe too and they are both described as wordy with description. 4mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM I remember enjoying this book and it differs quite a bit from the movie. If you like chunksters go fo it! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @HOTPock3tt glad I'm not alone! 4mo
Chrissyreadit @KarenUK @Mishu94 if you like big books, and getting an idea of the time (good, bad and ugly) it is a good book. 4mo
Librarybelle @ShyBookOwl @HOTPock3tt Yes...I fully agree. It‘s a product of Southern literature for its time and has aspects that are cringeworthy and, honestly, deplorable. I like the idea of a balanced approach - reading something like Kindred along with this. 4mo
Cinfhen Finally read this book 2 summers ago.... it definitely was wordy!!! A bit too long for me and sometimes hard to appreciate the casualness of racism. I get it was written in a different era but still 😬 4mo
Librarybelle @cathysaid Nicely said! 4mo
Mishu94 @Librarybelle you‘re right! Maybe I‘ll like it, even with the long description! I‘ll try it out 😁 4mo
Mishu94 @Chrissyreadit I‘ll hopefully try it out! 🤗 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Librarybelle that's a good idea. Swapping perspectives throughout might lighten the load... or make me more angry lol either way, worth a shot. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Cinfhen yeah... that's my fear. The casual racism stuff. 4mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Yes...the racism aspects are hard to take 4mo
Chrissyreadit @ShyBookOwl @HOTPock3tt I agree that books can be problematic - I never read the Little House Books with my kids because of racist comments and ideas- but as an older teen to now (47) I have had better conversations about micro aggressions and the norming Of racism because I‘ve read the books that made it seem “ok”. I completely get why this may not appeal to you also! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Chrissyreadit I think that's great and I'm not opposed to it. But because it's part of my reality, it's not always the way I want to spend my reading time. By no means do I cut myself off from this stuff, it's just of all the options out there available for critical thought, Gone With the Wind has never appealed to me enough. That character's voice hasn't been enticing to me, and the story itself hasn't either. Mix in racism and I'm like, meh lol 4mo
cookreadsleep I'm reading this book right now and I think Mitchell is incredibly gifted at bringing the world to life. I'm also reading it with a group, so I'm just reading one “Part“ at a time and that helps, coming up for air once in awhile. But yeah, if you don't want to read about people who genuinely don't see black people as human beings, this is not the book for you. See my recent post on here about this book for an example. 4mo
Chrissyreadit @ShyBookOwl absolutely!!! Even that comment of mine came from a place of privilege I had not considered!!!! My sincere apologies. And with all the incredible books in the world life is far too short to waste on one that you would not want to read. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Chrissyreadit no apologies necessary! I'm always happy to have open dialogues about these things and different POVs 😊 4mo
Librarybelle @cookreadsleep I saw your post...yikes! 4mo
Librarybelle @ShyBookOwl @Chrissyreadit I‘ve enjoyed reading this conversation...thank you so much! I love seeing open dialogues. If we can only have the world receptive to open dialogues, we‘d be in a much better place! 🙂 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Librarybelle well said. We absolutely would be better off for it! That's one of the great things about litsy. Such an open and accepting group. Thanks for prompting this convo 😊 4mo
IamIamIam Probably more like selective retention. 👌 I read this about 14 years ago and don't have any recollection of that either but it's entirely possible that I skimmed it. Lol 4mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle @ShyBookOwl @Chrissyreadit @cookreadsleep @Cinfhen @Mishu94 @cathysaid @HOTPock3tt if we don't understand and learn from past, we are destined to repeat it. That's why it's important to read books from past, experience exhibitions that make us uncomfortable, etc. We can't hide or ignore, it's how we grow 4mo
Mishu94 @Crazeedi this is so so so true! We can hopefully become better individuals if we actually reflect on mistakes made in the past! Thank you so much for your advice, I wouldn‘t have been able to put it in better words! 🌼 4mo
Crazeedi @Mishu94 that's very kind of you to say. More people need to be open to hearing and reading things that make them uncomfortable or that they disagree with. The first amendment protects those we find abhorrent, otherwise someday our voices may be silenced. 4mo
Mishu94 @Crazeedi that is very true! We all need to be more open when it‘s comes to other people‘s opinions and ideology! 🌼 4mo
Crazeedi @Mishu94 that's why I love Litsy so much!! 4mo
Mishu94 @Crazeedi I‘m new here but so far I‘m loving it 🤗 4mo
HOTPock3tt @Crazeedi I feel that to LEARN from the past it would be better to read a NON-FICTION account, not frivolous fiction that‘s just wallowing in it. I‘m not convinced there is much to be learned from a fictional story of these events. Black people like myself and @ShyBookOwl are UNABLE to hide from racism because we are still experiencing it in our daily lives; Especially under this current administration. @Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit (edited) 4mo
HOTPock3tt @Crazeedi we are still dealing with racism so I doubt it‘s a matter of just feeling “uncomfortable” hearing or reading about it because we do NOT have the privilege to ignore it. We can‘t ignore it just by passing on reading one book. It‘s in our lives daily. @cookreadsleep @Cinfhen @Mishu94 @cathysaid 4mo
HOTPock3tt @Librarybelle @ShyBookOwl @Chrissyreadit @cookreadsleep @Cinfhen @Mishu94 @cathysaid @Crazeedi for example even daily at work. I‘m a nurse and I‘ve had racist pts constantly calling me racist names and throwing fists at me when I attempt to take care of them. So as I‘ve said, black people do not have the PRIVILEGE to ignore it. And choosing to not read this book where they glorify it is not the same as being “uncomfortable” talking about racism. (edited) 4mo
HOTPock3tt @Crazeedi Even saying that ‘we cannot hide from it/ignore it‘ is said from a privileged standpoint. It‘s assuming that we HAVE the option to hide from it or ignore it. Black Americans do not. We don‘t have the option to ignore something that we are still dealing with. I agree no ones voice should be silenced and our opinions on the glorification of racism this book represents shouldn‘t be silenced either with “you can‘t ignore it/hide from it.” 4mo
Chrissyreadit @HOTPock3tt it is important for me to have reminders that no matter how much I can appreciate the struggle I still am not experiencing it the way you are. And I am grateful for the increase in #ownvoices and even @Chelleo having a black history swap- because I need to know more. 4mo
Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit I could not express it better. I appreciate you sharing, @HOTPock3tt ...my heart breaks over the injustices and hate in this world. 4mo
Mishu94 @HOTPock3tt i understand where you‘re coming from and all I can do is hope and pray that somehow this world and the people become more accepting towards others! We are all the same on the inside no matter what colour! 🌼 4mo
Chelleo I agree @ShyBookOwl and @HOTPock3tt ... I‘ve had little interest in reading GWTW. I‘ve always been curious about its‘ popularity but not enough to actually read it. I really don‘t care to read many of the noted ‘classics‘ TBH. Thanks for the tag @Chrissyreadit and glad you enjoyed the swap 🤗 (edited) 4mo
cookreadsleep @Crazeedi I‘m reading it, so you‘re preaching to the choir. :-) 4mo
Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt appreciate your comments! 4mo
ShyBookOwl @Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt @Chrissyreadit @Chelleo It's all been said at this point but, ultimately, I just see and experience enough casual racism (although I'm in Canada, where it's often more subdued than the US), I just don't need it in my reading life. I prefer to stick to books that are critical of the issues 🤷🏽‍♀️ I think it's great that this turned into such a big discussion. Great to see everyone speaking out thoughtfully! 4mo
Crazeedi @ShyBookOwl very good 4mo
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JacqMac
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Is there anyone who throws #shade better than Scarlett? I think not.
#LetsTravelJune
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

squirrelbrain Clever! 😁👍 5mo
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Eggs
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#coldheart #jazzyjune

Scarlet O‘Hara-cold as ice

Alicepondpoe This is one of my favorite books. I recently bought the sequel but have yet to read it. 5mo
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😂😂 Thank goodness times have changed a bit! #readingenvyreadalong

Amiable Yikes! 5mo
DivineDiana 😲 5mo
Avanders 😳😟 5mo
AlaMich “She was 25 and looked it.” 😆😆😆 5mo
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Only four books read in May but that was partly due to tackling the amazing epic, GWTW, which I read for the. #readingenvyreadalong. Patio reading season has arrived in Minnesota so I‘m hoping to pick up the pace. #maywrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego GWTW is no small feat. 💖📚💖 6mo
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And into Part Three I go! I love the way Scarlett‘s character is maturing as the book progresses and the way it shows both good and bad sides of her character. It‘s an honest portrayal of a young woman, and I do believe I‘m growing to love her. I‘m certainly in love with this book. #readingenvyreadalong

Cathythoughts I never read .. but the movie is very good. Scarlett won my heart , despite everything 6mo
bedandabook I have caught snippets of the film, but have never sat all the way through it @Cathythoughts , so the story is quite fresh to me which is lovely. Scarlett‘s winning me over, too! 6mo
Cathythoughts She‘s strong ♥️💔 6mo
marleed I would be so much classier if I drank my tea from a China teacup rather than a paper Starbucks cup! 6mo
bedandabook 😂 I have a thing about teacups @marleed and collect them! If I‘m out and about then I drink out of a Starbucks cup too. 6mo
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That‘s me now, curled up for a rainy afternoon, thoroughly enjoying Gone with the Wind. I can‘t say I ‘like‘ Scarlett much but then I don‘t think we‘re supposed to. Very behind on this readalong: I‘m only on Part II! #readingenvyreadalong

MrBook Beautiful pic! 6mo
bedandabook Thank you, @MrBook! Very kind of you. 6mo
CafeMom I loved this book when I read it. Hope you enjoyed your rainy reading day. 6mo
bedandabook Thank you 😊 I‘m really enjoying it, @CafeMom, although I‘m finding the slavery hard to read about. The writing is superb though. 6mo
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BestDogDad
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My only exposure to Gone with the Wind prior to April was the Carol Burnett sketch and seeing the famous book cover where Rhett and Scarlett are lovingly looking in to each others' eyes. I wrote it off as a romance, and I don't read romance. Fiddle-dee-dee!

The writing was amazing! The audio book was impeccably narrated by Linda Stephens, she seamlessly transitioned between many characters and dialects. The whole experience was epic!

Aimeesue Mitchell wrote it backwards -last chapter first- while she was recovering from a leg injury. I used to hang out at the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta when we were stationed in GA; I've never read this book though! 😂 6mo
BestDogDad @Aimeesue Interesting! I would love to visit her house someday. The book is a huge commitment- you‘ll have to give it a try someday when you have an extra 50 hours! 6mo
Suet624 @Aimeesue I didn‘t know that! Fascinating. I, too, encourage you to read the book. It‘s so well done. 6mo
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Celebrating today‘s accomplishment of finishing Gone With the Wind with a homemade brandy Old Fashioned. Because Scarlett and I both love our brandy! Fiddle-dee-dee! #readingenvyreadalong

wanderinglynn That's awesome! 👍 6mo
BestDogDad @wanderinglynn Thanks! I can‘t believe how good it was (book, and drink too). 6mo
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Scarlett is just something else! #readingenvyreadalong

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Rotten, racist carpetbaggers. One of the saddest parts of the book so far.

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I love how blunt and candid Scarlett is.

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25?! Poor India Wilkes!

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Lauren.Archer
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I can‘t believe it took me this long to read this book. I grew up watching this movie pretty regularly, so I thought I would know this book. I did not know anything. This book is such more and Scarlett, is a heroine I never knew existed. This is going down as one of the best books ever.

jillannjohn One of my favorites! 7mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m reading it right now and I‘m devouring it. 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl Glad you decided to read it, over the years I‘ve read it three times and every time it almost feels like a new book and your right the movie doesn‘t even come close to the book! 6mo
limada My heart sings to hear of others enjoying this book. I've loved it from the minute I picked it up in gr 10, which is more years ago than I'd like to admit. It really is all about the book. The movie, while cinematically wonderful, especially for the time period, loses so many details. It would have been so interesting to see what else Margaret Mitchell could have written had she had the lifetime or interest in doing so. 6mo
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BestDogDad
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I‘m just going to run in to Half Price Books and pick up a copy of Gone With the Wind for the Reading Envy Readalong. Twenty minutes later..........
👍🏼😂👍🏼 #readingenvyreadalong

SarahHarts_books I like your little reading buddy!😍😍 6mo
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rubyslippersreads
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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Scarlett thinks she‘ll always be #youngandbeautiful. #MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen This one‘s for you @Reviewsbylola #OhScarlett 👒 7mo
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
rohit-sawant Nice pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
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RobinGustafson
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‪Weekend reading. I think it‘s safe to say I won‘t run out of material #thereadinglife #ilovereading #weekendreads#readingenvyreadalong #bookcougarsreadalong ##bookclubreads

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
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BestDogDad
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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There are so many great quotes in this book. What a joy it is to read.

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BestDogDad
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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I can‘t believe how good this is. I‘ve been reading for 50 years and am sorry I haven‘t read this before now.

Suet624 At least you finally got to it. 😀 7mo
BestDogDad @Suet624 Yes! And I‘ll need to watch the movie after I‘m done. 7mo
Suet624 The movie is great too. 7mo
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Reviewsbylola
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It‘s been a busy day, so I haven‘t had a chance to catch up on my tags and comments. That will definitely be happening in the AM.

As it stands, Rhett Butler is the poster child for #boysdontcry. He‘s also perfect for memes. #sorrynotsorry #anglophileapril

FashionableObserver I could stare at that face all day. 😍 7mo
Cinfhen Ha!! The memes are endless 7mo
Caroline2 😂 7mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆 7mo
GripLitGrl 😂🤣😂 7mo
emilyhaldi Fucking love him 7mo
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Reviewsbylola
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There‘s a whole lot of #taintedlove goin on in GWTW.

And yes, I realize I use this book way too often for challenges but it just is too fitting too often. 😆😆

#anglophileapril

Cinfhen Great meme!! And yes, GWTW is right up there with Gone Girl, Great Gatsby and The Moomins ( @arlenefinnigan ) 😁💕😜 7mo
emilyhaldi I‘m reading this tagged book right now and just learning that Sylvia Plath had a thing for GWTW!!! Did you know?! Fun fact 🤩 7mo
GypsyKat So fitting! 😂 7mo
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Jamesmelvinmitchell My wife has read this novel 10 or15 times. 7mo
Kalalalatja And every time you post about it, I want to read it more! 7mo
Mdargusch Nice play! 💚 7mo
Reviewsbylola I didn‘t know that! @emilyhaldi 7mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve only read it twice but I‘m not a big rereader so that‘s actually impressive for me. 😂 @Jamesmelvinmitchell 7mo
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Dandelo
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Anyone else obsessed with GWtW? Just me? Aces.

annahenke I love it. 8mo
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Reviewsbylola
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There‘s no #dancingqueen like Scarlett O‘Hara. She‘s gonna dance that reel, widow‘s weeds and all.

#marchintothe70s

Crazeedi 💜💞💖 8mo
Cinfhen #OhScarlett 👒💃🏽 8mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Gotta love her! 8mo
Cathythoughts Love it 😍 8mo
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melissajayne
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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What I read today during my 6 1/2 hours of reading today. Should be able to finish Becoming tomorrow.

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these_dreams
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Super dead. Charging up to do a “Gone with the Wind” read-along with my daughter this week 😍