Thursday, August 4, 2011

A book that you’ve read more than 3 times - Gone with the Wind

Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times

There's actually a few that I've read more than once, but the one I've probably read the most times is Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. 

I don't think I need to expand much on what Gone with the Wind is, but in case you've lived under a rock since 1936... The book centers on a spoiled Southern belle named Scarlett O'Hara and her experiences before, during, and after the American Civil War. Since I first read it in elementary school (seriously, I did, because it is also my favorite movie), I've probably read it maybe 15 times? Like I said, the movie is my favorite, but I love the book even more. The movie pretty much sticks to the same story, but changes a few details. Those are either major or minor details depending on your view of the book. My favorite character from the book is Mammy. She is a "house slave" that is owned by the O'Haras. She is extremely dedicated to the family, especially to Scarlett. She also has some of the funniest lines in the whole book. The book shows a different way that slaves were treated than you'd normally think. After they are freed, many of the O'Hara's slaves continue to stay at the plantation. Mammy stays with Scarlett until the very end of the book. When the book was released, many Southerners were upset with Margaret Mitchell for her portrayal of the South. Certain things just weren't expected to be talked about and then she went and put it all in a book. I would recommend it to fans of war novels, historical fiction, fiction, romance, adventure, etc. The book has something for everyone. Pin It


  1. I haven't read that book before. I have seen the movie but not since I was a kid. I just just have to read this.

    J3ss1ca (Swap-Bot)

  2. It's really good and slightly differs from the movie. Both are great though.


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