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February 26th, 2005, 07:34 PM
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So I'm finally reading it

My mom has been trying to get me to read this book forever. I've never even watched the movie. I dont know WHY I was so stubborn about it but every time she would try to get me to read the book or watch the movie I would refuse.

Well I checked it out from the library today. I just know its going to take me forever to read. Crista doesn't always give me much free time anymore and thats usually spent on cleaning anyways.

So far its interesting tho.

Guess I'll have to tell my mom I'm reading now
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February 26th, 2005, 07:57 PM
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That is my ALL TIME favorite book in the entire world!!!! (movie too-- I can recite much of the dialogue right along with the movie!!)

Enjoy it. It's a magnificent story!!!
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February 27th, 2005, 08:10 AM
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I'm pretty sure its my Moms favorite book too So far its pretty good. I wanted to read some more after Crista went to bed, but I had to get my grocery list done before church this morning cause we gotta shop after.
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March 1st, 2005, 07:18 PM
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so.... Amber, what part are you up to??
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March 1st, 2005, 07:45 PM
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lol.. Scarlett is in the city helping with the war efforts. I actually left off with her and Melly working a booth to raise money for the hospitals...

They mentioned Leutenant Butler.. and I'm wondering if this is Rhett? But dont tell me cause I want to find out (I'm hoping its him cause I have a feeling about this guy and Scarlett lol)
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March 1st, 2005, 07:47 PM
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I want to mention too.. I LOVE how the author describes things!! The music, the colors, the lights, the flowers.. all of it. I love how descriptive it is!!
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March 2nd, 2005, 06:59 AM
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Yeah, wasn't she a phenomenal writer?? I wish she had written more!!

And, no, I won't give away anything.

But when you're done, find time-- maybe on a rainy day over the summer-- to rent the movie. It's amazing too!!
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Yeah .. I was planning on watching the movie when I'm done the book. Maybe when my Mom and Grandma come out after I have the baby cause I know they like the movie too (If I can finish it by then!)

And I KNEW I was right!! It was Rhett they were talking about
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March 2nd, 2005, 06:16 PM
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OK- now put Clarke Gable's face on the picture in your mind!
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March 3rd, 2005, 08:21 AM
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I'm sure I'm going to get some good reading time in today! Crista has a make up gymnastics class this morning at 9 and then at 12:30 shes got preschool and thats until 3. I was going to sit in the car and wait for her and read. (It'll be her second class and the first one where I wont be there.....)
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March 3rd, 2005, 11:14 AM
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Enjoy!!
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OMGosh. Ok the war is over and I am DYING to find out what happened to Rhett. Ashley is on the way home but there has been no mention (and no thought from Scarlett.. what is she stupid?!) of Rhett.


Scarlett and Rhett make me mad
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March 6th, 2005, 08:26 AM
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I can't comment until you finish.

But isn't it a phenomenal book???
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OH! What a horrid horrid book!! I'm so torn!! I love it but I hate it. Its caused me heartburn! Its midnight and I just finished it and I dont think I'll ever get to sleep now. I'm in too much turmoil over this. Maybe it wasn't the best book to read while pregnant huh?
I dont know if I would even be able to take watching the movie now!!
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March 10th, 2005, 04:47 AM
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How funny-- I was thinking of you this morning.

There's nothing real graphic about the movie--"Saving Private Ryan" it's not!

Isn't it a killer??? I really wanted to find out what happend next, but Margaret Mitchell never wrote a sequel. There was one written a few years ago by someone else. I read it and it was OK, but it certainly wasn't GWTW.. more like a Harlequin Romance featuring Scarlett.

I'm soooo glad you read it!!
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Yeah I think thats why I think its a rotten book.. because it is just left off like that and thats it. No more.

Maybe I'll look into the other one your talking about, but if its not by the same author I dont know how much I'll like it because then its not the 'true' rest of the story kwim?
WHY did she not write any more?
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I think she figured there was no way to finish the story that would keep everyone happy. Rhett and Scarlett aren't the typical "happily ever after" couple-- both are so headstrong that they would- and did- drive each other nuts. Scarlett loved the pursuit-- of Ashley and every thing else she wanted; when she actually got what she wanted, the thrill always seemed to wear off. I think that a sequel would only involve Scarlett chasing Rhett, but in the end, I'm not entirely sure they could ever be really happy together.

At least that's my opinion today. Ask me tomorrow and I might have a totally different point of view.

But I REALLY have enjoyed talking with you about it. I may have to re-read it this summer; it's been a year or two.

Thanks!!
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well your welcome!

Maybe its me(a romantic lol) .. but I think Scarlett came a LONG way towards the end there when Rhett had given up. I think they COULD have been happy. I mean, Scarlett admitted to herself that it was never truly Ashley that she loved.. it was an ideal that she loved. The perfect picture of a man that she just 'fitted' to ashley. But in reality what she was running to.. what she needed to be happy.. WAS Rhett. That was her realization in the end. I think that humbled her just a little. I think (again.. maybe this is just me) that in time, since they weren't going to get a divorce.. that Rhett could have eventually come back as long as Scarlett did everything in her power to show him that her heart belonged to no one but him. Thats how I see it going. And that maybe just that thats the way I WANT to see it going. When I think of the possibility of them NOT being together I get mad lol. IMO love can conquer all.
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So I rented the movie and I did NOT like it. I didn't even get halfway thru the first part. It was not like the book at all.
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