Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thing #3: A Book

Day 3: A favorite book.
Books are even more difficult when it comes to choosing just one favorite! To be honest, my first thought was Poisonwood Bible, a book that I absolutely love and think every woman should read. However, I do disagree with the way religion is portrayed in that novel, simply because it gives a bad name to an entire sect, a sect that already has enough of a bad rap and doesn't need a woman who obviously doesn't know much about it judging it.

Oops, stepping off my soapbox now ;o)

Anyway, Gone with the Wind is a long-time favorite of mine. Of course I love the movie as well, but let me make a simple statement: This novel is a perfect interpretation of the Antebellum bourgeousie South. Margaret Mitchell was born in the early 1900s and therefore the stories she heard, the ones that inspired this novel, were admittedly a bit skewed.

HOWEVER, there is a lot of truth to Gone with the Wind, whether people like it or not, and beyond that, this novel is probably the perfect love story because it is so heartbreaking and so imperfectly human. Whether or not you agree with the portrayal of slavery, the Civil War, the Reconstruction, etc. that this novel presents, it is unfair to dismiss the greatness of Gone with the Wind. You can read all the Twain, Faulkner, Fitzgerald that you like, but until you have read this book, you do not have the full picture of American literature.
Day 4: A favorite television program.
Day 5: A favorite quote.
Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.
Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.
Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Day 9: A photo you took.
Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.
Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).
Day 13: A guilty pleasure.
Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.
Day 15: A person you admire.
Day 16: A song that makes you cry.
Day 17: An art piece.
Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.
Day 19: A talent of yours.
Day 20: A hobby of yours.
Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.
Day 22: A website.
Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.
Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.
Day 25: A recipe.
Day 26: A childhood memory.
Day 27: A physical feature you love.
Day 28: A scar you have and it's story.
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days.
Day 30: A motto or philosophy.
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