I started reading Gone With the Wind so long ago. Back in May! It's 1400 pages and in my defense, I've never read a book this long for pleasure and I'm no longer riding the train twice a day which was my sacred reading time.
I've got about 70 pages left to go and I feel so excited and relieved to be nearly done. What a wonderful story. I've never seen the movie (gasp!) and I honestly only knew very little about it going in. I knew about Tara, Rhett, Ashley, "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn", and that it was set during the civil war. But there is so much more to it and it's totally worth reading. My best friend listened to the story on an audio book and could NOT stop talking about how wonderful it was. I was so intrigued that I picked up an $8 copy and got to work. But then, well, I got married and stuff and stopped reading altogether. So now that I've been fully engrossed in it for the last couple of weeks, it's hard to put it down. It feels like such an accomplishment to have almost finished it and I can't wait to read how the story wraps up!
I would love nothing more than to be Scarlett and Rhett for Halloween but it's really not easy, nor cheap, to find such lavish items to turn into a costume! Oh fiddle-dee-dee!