Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gone With the Wind Readalong First Check-in

Hello fellow people journeying back in time to the world of Scarlett O'Hara with me! I'm sorry to get this up so late. I was thinking, 9 chapters, that's nothing! But it's actually close to 300 pages in my version of the book! I didn't finish all nine chapters either, I stopped after chapter 7 and will try to catch up by next week's check-in.

How is the reading going for you?

I have to confess that I'm struggling a bit. I often don't read books after I've seen the movie and in this case I've seen the movie MANY MANY times. Of course there is much more character background and description but I felt like I was forcing myself through just a bit. I did perk up a bit when Rhett Butler showed up, but unfortunately I am unable to imagine these characters as anyone other than the actors and actresses who portrayed them.

I am also appreciative of the history of sort of deepens my understanding of the time. This is the power of novels, they put faces to the history.

I would love to hear your thoughts so far! Are you enjoying the book as much as you thought you would? What do you like best so far? Remember, next week we're supposed to have read through chapter 18! (yikes!)


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