26th, Dec 2010 @ 03:36 pm
Sorry, LiveJournal, for my long neglect. Life has been extremely monotonous so there was not much to update about it.
I got a e-reader last month, and since then, had been reading a bunch of classics and older books on it since they're free. I think I wrote a little while back that I was going to try to write about all the books I've read. Well, that's obviously did not happen, but this book, I do have to rant about.
I just finished reading Gone with the Wind this morning. Stayed up until 7am reading it! Even though I saw the movie when I was younger, it was so long ago that I didn't remember the plot at all (especially since I have trouble remembering movies from like a year ago!). I loved it. I cried and cried and cried. The story between Scarlett and Rhett was just...Sigh. I'm not one to fall for fictional characters usually, but I definitely fell in love with Rhett Butler. And I think this was the first time I wanted a happy ending more for the sake of the male protagonist than the female. How could you have been so dumb Scarlett! How could you have not seen how much Rhett loved you. And Ashley! Her stupid obsession with Ashley!! And sweet Melanie!
Love the characters in this book. Haven't felt so much for fictional characters in a long time. My heart broke for them. I always find that the saddest love stories are not the one where someone dies, or where the situation made it impossible for the characters to be together. The saddest love stories are the ones where the characters fall out of love. It's so genuine. To see how much they had love and to see how that all could change."But Scarlett, did it ever occur to you that even the most deathless love could wear out?" Sigh.
On a different note, reading about how the South was like during the Civil War was also very interesting. It made me realize how I had such a one-side view of it before. It made think of the South in a much different way.
Definitely added to my list of favorite books.