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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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megzlynn
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Thanks for my bookmarks @Amiable
I love them! #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 4d
Amiable Yay! :) 4d
kspenmoll Love each one! Great choices @Amiable ! 4d
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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell
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AmyG Wow. That kitchen.❤️ 2w
JacqMac That would be a dream home. 2w
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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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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. 1mo
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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. 1mo
Booknerd2 Love this book and the movie. 1mo
Litsy We had some trouble with a server over the weekend, but everything should be working smoothly once more. Thanks for your patience! 1mo
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Librarybelle
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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. 1mo
BethM I‘ve never read this- should I? 1mo
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! ☹️ 1mo
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KarenUK I haven‘t tried it either, but this post made me laugh.... a whole chapter in a hat! ?😊 1mo
Crazeedi The book was one of my favorites as a young girl, but I like description. I have to maybe reread this! 1mo
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! 1mo
HOTPock3tt @ShyBookOwl Same here 😶On everything you said... 1mo
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. 1mo
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. 1mo
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. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @Librarybelle yes- I think of classic lit- I loved Les Miserable and Ivanhoe too and they are both described as wordy with description. 1mo
Chrissyreadit @BethM I remember enjoying this book and it differs quite a bit from the movie. If you like chunksters go fo it! 1mo
ShyBookOwl @HOTPock3tt glad I'm not alone! 1mo
Chrissyreadit @KarenUK @Mishu94 if you like big books, and getting an idea of the time (good, bad and ugly) it is a good book. 1mo
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. 1mo
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 😬 1mo
Librarybelle @cathysaid Nicely said! 1mo
Mishu94 @Librarybelle you‘re right! Maybe I‘ll like it, even with the long description! I‘ll try it out 😁 1mo
Mishu94 @Chrissyreadit I‘ll hopefully try it out! 🤗 1mo
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. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Cinfhen yeah... that's my fear. The casual racism stuff. 1mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Yes...the racism aspects are hard to take 1mo
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! 1mo
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 1mo
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. 1mo
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. 1mo
ShyBookOwl @Chrissyreadit no apologies necessary! I'm always happy to have open dialogues about these things and different POVs 😊 1mo
Librarybelle @cookreadsleep I saw your post...yikes! 1mo
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! 🙂 1mo
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 😊 1mo
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 1mo
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 1mo
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! 🌼 1mo
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. 1mo
Mishu94 @Crazeedi that is very true! We all need to be more open when it‘s comes to other people‘s opinions and ideology! 🌼 1mo
Crazeedi @Mishu94 that's why I love Litsy so much!! 1mo
Mishu94 @Crazeedi I‘m new here but so far I‘m loving it 🤗 1mo
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) 1mo
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 1mo
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) 1mo
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.” 1mo
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. 1mo
Librarybelle @Chrissyreadit I could not express it better. I appreciate you sharing, @HOTPock3tt ...my heart breaks over the injustices and hate in this world. 1mo
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! 🌼 1mo
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) 1mo
cookreadsleep @Crazeedi I‘m reading it, so you‘re preaching to the choir. :-) 1mo
Crazeedi @HOTPock3tt appreciate your comments! 1mo
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! 1mo
Crazeedi @ShyBookOwl very good 1mo
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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! 😁👍 2mo
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Eggs
Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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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. 2mo
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😂😂 Thank goodness times have changed a bit! #readingenvyreadalong

Amiable Yikes! 2mo
DivineDiana 😲 2mo
Avanders 😳😟 2mo
AlaMich “She was 25 and looked it.” 😆😆😆 2mo
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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. 💖📚💖 3mo
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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 3mo
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! 3mo
Cathythoughts She‘s strong ♥️💔 3mo
marleed I would be so much classier if I drank my tea from a China teacup rather than a paper Starbucks cup! 3mo
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. 3mo
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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! 3mo
bedandabook Thank you, @MrBook! Very kind of you. 3mo
CafeMom I loved this book when I read it. Hope you enjoyed your rainy reading day. 3mo
bedandabook Thank you 😊 I‘m really enjoying it, @CafeMom, although I‘m finding the slavery hard to read about. The writing is superb though. 3mo
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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! 😂 3mo
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! 3mo
Suet624 @Aimeesue I didn‘t know that! Fascinating. I, too, encourage you to read the book. It‘s so well done. 3mo
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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! 👍 3mo
BestDogDad @wanderinglynn Thanks! I can‘t believe how good it was (book, and drink too). 3mo
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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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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! 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m reading it right now and I‘m devouring it. 3mo
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! 3mo
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. 3mo
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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!😍😍 3mo
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rubyslippersreads
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Scarlett thinks she‘ll always be #youngandbeautiful. #MayMovieMagic

Cinfhen This one‘s for you @Reviewsbylola #OhScarlett 👒 4mo
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
rohit-sawant Nice pick! 👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
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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 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
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There are so many great quotes in this book. What a joy it is to read.

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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. 😀 4mo
BestDogDad @Suet624 Yes! And I‘ll need to watch the movie after I‘m done. 4mo
Suet624 The movie is great too. 4mo
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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. 😍 4mo
Cinfhen Ha!! The memes are endless 4mo
Caroline2 😂 4mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆 4mo
GripLitGrl 😂🤣😂 4mo
emilyhaldi Fucking love him 4mo
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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 ) 😁💕😜 4mo
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 🤩 4mo
GypsyKat So fitting! 😂 4mo
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Jamesmelvinmitchell My wife has read this novel 10 or15 times. 4mo
Kalalalatja And every time you post about it, I want to read it more! 4mo
Mdargusch Nice play! 💚 4mo
Reviewsbylola I didn‘t know that! @emilyhaldi 4mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve only read it twice but I‘m not a big rereader so that‘s actually impressive for me. 😂 @Jamesmelvinmitchell 4mo
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Anyone else obsessed with GWtW? Just me? Aces.

annahenke I love it. 5mo
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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 💜💞💖 5mo
Cinfhen #OhScarlett 👒💃🏽 5mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit Gotta love her! 5mo
Cathythoughts Love it 😍 5mo
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melissajayne
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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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Super dead. Charging up to do a “Gone with the Wind” read-along with my daughter this week 😍

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Scarlett O‘Hara is a complicated character and a survivor but in the beginning of the novel, she is introduced as a shrewd, selfish and vain girl.

Image of Scarlett reimagined as a Disney character from Pinterest.

#marchintothe70s #youresovain

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#quotsyFeb19
“He had never known such gallantry as the gallantry of Scarlett O‘Hara going forth to conquer the world in her mother‘s #velvet curtains and the tail feathers of a rooster.”
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Andrew65 😍😍😍😍👍 7mo
vivastory Good one! 7mo
Cinfhen #OhScarlett 👒💚 7mo
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rubyslippersreads
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I think Scarlett is the epitome of #youandmebutmostlyme #MusicalNewYear

merelybookish Very little you and lots of me, me, me! 8mo
rubyslippersreads @merelybookish Well, she does think she‘s the cutest little trick in shoe leather. 😂 8mo
Cinfhen Hilarious!!! #ohScarlett 👒 8mo
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vivastory I have never read, nor watched the movie, but from what I've heard about it this is a great pick! 8mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 8mo
TheReadingMermaid Love Scarlett 💖💖💖 7mo
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I have officially given up on my reading goal. So now I‘m doing this lovely puzzle that I got from a litten in one of my very first swaps. I can‘t remember who sent it but here goes!

Suzze Looks like fun. I have a few of those but I‘m scared to get them out, as I‘m sure Tink would love to bat the pieces everywhere. 🤣 8mo
ErinSueMreads I have mine in a big foldable board that I hide in the closet or something while I‘m not working on it 😂😂😂 @suzze 8mo
Bookladylinda Oh fun!!!! 8mo
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Suzze @ErinSueG Ooh! I‘ll have to check and see if I can find one. 8mo
ErinSueMreads I got it at michaels in the poster board section! It‘s a big trifold foam board. I like the black color cause the pieces stand out a bit better. @Suzze 8mo
Rachel.Rencher Oh that's a cool puzzle! 🤓 8mo
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RachelO
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Time to ‘fess up. 😟

I started it in January as my chunkster read for the year. By April I‘d kind of #goneaway and haven‘t gone back since. I was enjoying it, but chunksterphobia got the better of me. I finally admitted last month that I really wasn‘t currently reading this one. Maybe next year? 🤔🤥

#winterwonderland

JennyM Chunksterphobia is so real! 8mo
RachelO @JennyM I have it bad! 8mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! I call it #PageCountPhobia and it‘s REAL!!! I did read this book BUT only because the awesome #DarguschGirls had my back @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Meredith3 and honestly it was a #ROUGHroad 8mo
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Cinfhen I did end up liking it and I‘m glad I finished but those pages didn‘t stop😣🥺 8mo
RachelO @Cinfhen 😂😂😂 I think you all inspired me to try it. Seriously, it annoys the life out of me! It‘s only like 3 ‘normal‘ books. Why is it so difficult??! 8mo
TrishB I have #smallaphobia I literally feel I can‘t read a book less than 300 pages!! 8mo
Cathythoughts Great pick I loved the movie ! Don‘t think I could tackle the book 👍🏻. I definitely like a book to be at least 200 pages ... & generally not more than 400ish ... but if it‘s more that‘s ok too @TrishB 8mo
gradcat Isn‘t this one of those rare cases where the movie was better than the book? And much shorter....😂 8mo
Cinfhen Once you get to page 650 the story really picks up 😂😂😂😂😂😂 8mo
RachelO @TrishB How do we EVER read ANY of the same books??! 8mo
RachelO @Cathythoughts I think 2-400 is my comfy place too 📚 8mo
RachelO @gradcat I think the film‘s still about 3 hours - which is a good hour longer than I need my movies! Haven‘t seen it 😑. Well I‘ve probably seen the first hour... 😂😂😂😂 8mo
RachelO @Cinfhen YOU‘RE NOT HELPING!!!!! 😂😂😂 8mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB Hahahah! Too cool 😎 8mo
Cinfhen #SorryNotSorry 😘😘 8mo
AsYouWish Oh my stars! I thought I was the only one! I started it in September and then stopped in October, I decided yesterday that it probably wasn't going to happen and thought I would try again at some point. 8mo
Reviewsbylola Love this one. But @Cinfhen ‘s comment about page 650 had me rolling. 🤣🤣 8mo
gradcat @RachelO Oh. My. God. I don‘t think I‘ve ever known anyone who hasn‘t seen “Gone With the Wind!” This really shows me how utterly ancient I am! Oh well, I just have to be happy being an #oldasdirt litten 😂😂😂 8mo
MayJasper I hope this is correct 'frankly my dear I don't give a damn' 8mo
MayJasper I meant to say I loved the ending which I attempted to quote. It wasn't an opinion on people's comments! Oops 8mo
TrishB Rachel- we obviously convene at the 400page cut off 😁 8mo
TrishB @MayJasper 😂😂 8mo
TrishB @gradcat this was my mums fav film - I think I‘ve seen it twice a year for about 20 years!! 8mo
MayJasper I think I have #smallaphobia too @TrishB 8mo
TrishB @MayJasper I hear myself muttering this could be a magazine when I get a tiny book!! 8mo
MayJasper @TrishB I feel short changed if a book turns out to be on the thin size! 😀 8mo
emilyhaldi Ha, I don't blame you here!!! It was my love for the characters that kept me reading this chunkster... If they aren't holding your attention though perhaps it's best to just forget if 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
gradcat @MayJasper I knew what you meant...because I‘ve seen it a kajillion times, too, like @Trishb ... meanwhile these comments are keeping me grinning! 😊😊😊 8mo
Mdargusch You are so funny. I have #chunksterphobia too though. @Cinfhen (edited) 8mo
RachelO @AsYouWish Definitely not just you! One day... 😂😂 8mo
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You catch more flies with honey as my mama always said. I think this is mostly still true today here in the South.😊 #quotsydec18 #credit

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One of the things that shocked me about this book is how dim Scarlett is. I don't know but I always thought that she would be a smarter character.

Also, the contrast between Scarlett's lack of wit and Rhett's wittiness makes me smile. They exchanges is some of the funniest dialogue I've ever read that was in a humorous book.

#currentlyreading

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#currentlyreading 😭😭😭

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's a doozy. But I like it. 😊 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Luckily there‘s a weekend in your future! And a few holidays. I know how you feel though, I felt that way when I was reading The Stand last month. 8mo
MoniqueReads305 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm enjoying it but every time I look at Bookly and see how many hours i have left. I want to cry. 8mo
MoniqueReads305 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I keep putting off reading The Stand but one day I'm going to have to tackle it. 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @MoniqueReads305 I did most of the year, but finally managed it in November...it actually flowed well once I got going. This one, Gone With The Wind, is one I still need to tackle myself...eventually. 8mo
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I've always known the bare basics of the story Gone with the Wind, but I never watched the movie or seriously tried to reach the book. So, I was more than a little shocked to realize that Scarlett is so awful and so dense.

Anyways this is my major project for #25inFive. I've been working on this book app year and I refuse to take it into 2019 with me even though I enjoy it.

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Libby1 I couldn‘t finish it. It seemed to glorify the past. Yuck. 8mo
MoniqueReads305 @Libby1 It does glorify the past but it's really well written. The introduction mentions that Margaret Mitchell was 10 years old before she knew that the South had lost the war. So, I imagine that her whole childhood was she heard stories glorifying the old South. 8mo
Libby1 @MoniqueReads305 - wow. That makes sense. It‘s hard to fathom but not hard to believe. I hope you enjoy the rest of the book! 8mo
Andrew65 A great choice for the challenge. 8mo
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Day 1 - #adventrecommends

Gone With the Wind is one of my favorite all time reads! Lots of Civil War history and romance between Rhett Butler and Scarlett O‘Hara. Who could ask for anything more?

Welcome to Litsy! @emilyrose_x

AmyG Great book. 9mo
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It took me forever and a day to read, but I‘m finally done with Gone With the Wind! What a fantastic, sweeping epic. Loved it.

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Gone with the Wind | Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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Opened my #readthemoviesswap box this morning and it‘s amazing! Gone with the Wind which I‘ve been meaning to read ever since I saw the movie in high school but have never quite gotten around to. Snacks, tea which sounds delicious, bookmarks (❤️ the handmade one!) a pretty tote and Southern recipes to make it a themed movie night. Such a cool idea! Song of Achilles is perfect since I‘m reading Circe right now. @TheKidUpstairs thank you so much!

MeganAnn @DoonTheGoon thank you for organizing! This was such a fun theme ❤️🎥📚 9mo
TheKidUpstairs Yay! I'm soo glad you like everything, I had a lot of fun putting it together for you (I had to keep fighting my kids away from the goldfish and starburst!). 9mo
MeganAnn @TheKidUpstairs 😂 sounds about right! My son is off to school so he hasn‘t seen them yet, but I guarantee he‘s going to want them and the smarties too! I hope you like your box just as much 🤞🏻 9mo
DoonTheGoon Hooray! 🍿🎥🎬 9mo
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As God is my witness, as God is my witness, the Yankees aren‘t going to lick me. I‘m going to live through this, and when it‘s over, I‘m never going to be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks. If I have to steal or kill - as God is my witness, I‘m never going to be hungry again.

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Though he hides it well, Rhett is a #jealousguy. #NoFemmeber

Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
rubyslippersreads I have to give credit 😺 9mo
Cinfhen Perfect!!! Great choice 👒 9mo
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Billypar Definitely: he gives a damn for most of the story 😸 9mo
rubyslippersreads @Billypar He does, and Scarlett is too foolish to realize it. 😒 9mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @Billypar 😂 9mo
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