Enough of time whining. I want to tell those who haven't read "Gone with the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell, that you SHOULD. Especially if you're new to the South. It's a true classic with great storytelling, character development and history. I'd heard about the book for a while, but recently someone at work lent me it and two other Steinbeck novels. I liked the Steinbecks, but I just couldn't put down "Gone." I took it with me on the place when I visited Philadelphia. I was just too engrossed with Scarlett and Melanie and Rhett. Yes the book does leave you calling the characters on a first name basis.
Another reason I really enjoyed reading the book was it gave me a whole new look on the Civil War and Reconstruction and life on a plantation. I have to admit I now look at the Confederacy in a new light. I can't wait to watch the film now, although I know for sure it will even come close to great.
I'm also hoping to read "The Wind Done Gone." I remember reading about the controversy it caused, since Margaret Mitchell's estate said it bordered on copyright infringement. I don't even know if its publication was banned. I should check that out.
I've noticed I've been itching for reading now. I'm happy I'm back in this mode. I'm not online as much anymore at home, and the television spends more time off than on. I'm hungry to read. I don't know where the hunger came from, but I hope I never get full. I enjoy being famished. ha!
Oh, I should mention last night. I met a friend from work for dinner. We went to a gay bar, where I had a really good drink - Abomination; very fruity and tropical. Then we went to this nightclub on Kingston Pike. And it was so much fun! It just totally reminded me of nightclubs back in Z. Where you get a really mixed crowd and people are drinking and dancing and having a good time, but not too good a time that it becomes sleazy. A lot of the music was R & B and there was some old skool songs there too, which made me think of parties back in Z. I just danced and had a brill time.
Before I end, I'm just annoyed that this blog ain't archiving. I have no idea why. I've looked at the code and it seems cool. But if someone is reading this and knows why my archived blogs aren't showing up, please send me a note. Till the next time, then.
Posted by Jigsha at 6/29/2003 05:47:00 PM | link to entry |