Tag: Gone with the Wind

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Posted April 6, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments

  Every time I read this book, I get a little something different from it. My first read was a sheer feat of determination:  I was eleven, and it was a huge book.  And an adult book.  I felt like a rock star. The second time, I fell in love with the story.  The richness of the world Margaret Mitchell presents is astounding. The third time, I fell in love with Scarlett.  Scarlett is the immense character of spirit and soul, with an unbreakable determination and strength.  I envied her strong shoulders for bearing the burdens she did, and her ability to […]

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Magic & Life & Happy Weekend, Y’all!

Magic & Life & Happy Weekend, Y’all!

Posted March 25, 2018 in Weekly Tea Time for My Soul // 16 Comments

Hi everybody! I just felt like popping in and saying hi.  Some of my favorite posts to read on other peoples’ blogs are the ones where it’s like sitting down and having a cup of tea with an old friend.  I know I have my March Wrap Up coming tomorrow, which includes some of those things anyway, but I just felt like popping in. So.  Hi!  How are you all today? I am luxuriating in a rare Sunday, where my husband is off on Adventures in Skiing and I am cozy at home, able to do as I please.  To […]

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A Collection of Bookish Quotes

A Collection of Bookish Quotes

Posted March 6, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments

I often find comfort in books.  Whether it’s a lighthearted jab or deep words of wisdom, or a moment of inspiration… books have a lot of things to say about life and love and humor and hope. Today, I’m going to share a few favorites with you. <3 “The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” . ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince . . . “Even a book can be dangerous in the wrong hands, and when that happens, you […]

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Books I Could Re-read Forever

Books I Could Re-read Forever

Posted February 27, 2018 in Memes // 30 Comments

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to my Crossing booklist! In The Queen of the Tearling, people were allowed to take a maximum of ten books with them to the new world.  Books, while culturally important and sentimental, are heavy and technically unnecessary unless they contained medical information… so each passenger was allowed a maximum of ten.  These are fiction, or books that were close to peoples’ hearts.  Not a desert island booklist – these books did not need to have any practical value. You’ll be delighted to hear that in Queen of the Tearling, all 7 Harry Potter books made the Crossing.  Mine only has […]

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My Literary Doppelgangers

My Literary Doppelgangers

Posted February 16, 2018 in Memes // 25 Comments

In 28 years of reading, I have found only five characters that I deeply relate to.  Not every aspect of them suits me, but as a white woman with plenty of cultural representation, I find it a little surprising I’ve only related to five so closely.  I think it’s because I search for personal and societal representation more than cultural (though doubtless I would be more interested in cultural representation if I was not represented). There is such a feeling of joy and comradery when I find a character that I love, who I see my own behaviors in, and […]

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