I was finally able to start “Gone With the Wind,” and although I’m far from my 20 pages per day goal, I am already interested in the story.
I’ve read two chapters, or 39 pages to be exact, and this is what I’ve learned so far:
1. I don’t like Scarlett.
2. Or the Tarleton twins.
3. Jeems is the smartest and most likable character.
Quote of the week goes to the Tarleton twins’ mother. She does not like Scarlett and is especially unhappy that both of her boys claim to be in love with the spoiled Southern belle.
“‘It will serve you right if that sly piece does accept one of you,’ she said. ‘Or maybe she’ll accept both of you, and then you’ll have to move to Utah, if the Mormons’ll have you – which I doubt … All that bothers me is that some of these days you’re both going to get lickered up and jealous of each other about that two-faced, green-eyed baggage, and you’ll shoot each other. But that might not be a bad idea either.’”
Now that’s a hardcore mom. (Phrase coined by my 6-year-old.)