I can’t believe that June is here already! June is going to be quite an exciting month for me and the family. In about three weeks, give or take, our baby will be born, so my wife and I are pretty much on babywatch for the next couple of weeks. It will certainly be exciting and I’m looking forward to becoming a daddy! :-)
This month is also going to be interesting from a reading perspective. My wife was kind enough to run over to our local library the other day and pick up my read for the next couple of weeks. Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. I’ve been looking forward to reading Gone With the Wind ever since I developed my Classics Club list back in March. Gone With the Wind will be the sixth book I’ll be tackling from that list. My wife checked out a paperback version of the book, and here’s a quick synopsis of the book:
Margaret Mitchell’s epic saga of love and war has long been heralded as The Great American Novel. Gone With the Wind explores the depths of human passions with indelible depictions of the burning fields and cities of Civil War and Reconstruction America. In the two main characters, the irresistible, tenacious Scarlett O’Hara and the formidable, debonair Rhett Butler, Margaret Mitchell gives us a timeless story of survival and two of the most famous lovers in the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet. Gone With the Wind is a thrilling, haunting, and vivid book that readers will remember for the rest of their lives.
I’ve always been interested in the story of Gone With the Wind, it’s one of my mother’s favorite books of all-time, not only that, but she really loves the movie with Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh as well. I think I’ve seen the movie, in its entirety a grand total of once, and that was when I was very young, so I’m not overly familiar with the story.
Having studied history in undergraduate school, I’m also very fascinated with our Civil War and the culture behind it and the Reconstruction South, so I’m really looking forward reading a bit more about that as well. With all those variables, Gone With the Wind seems like a book that’s right down my alley!
I hope the story engrosses me so much that I won’t want to put the book down and that I just really enjoy it as much as others have. If you’ve read Gone With the Wind, I’d love to hear your thoughts! What’s on tap for your week?