Sunday Salon: Gone with the Wind Reading Challenge

Sunday Salon

This week I read and finished Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte.

I started reading Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont the other week (but haven’t read it due to other things). I also started Little Women by Louisa May Alcott on Friday, but I think I will read The Chaperone by Lian Moriarity. It’s due back at the library by tuesday so I will try and read it the next two days.

The Olympics have started and whenever that happens, I have the TV on most of the time. This Olympics also makes me particularly homesick or miss England and London. Still good, so I am watching that more. It may take more reading time, but that’s alright since I need some time to knit as well. I can take a break before I start Austen in August and other planned reads.

I’ve joined another reading challenge/readalong! I really did miss these when I wasn’t blogging because they do hold me accountable for the books I want to read. Also, I find it difficult to name my Sunday Salon posts so a reading challenge post is a catch-all.

Gone with the wind readalong

The goal is to read Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell from September 1st to November 7th. The final review post will only be published on November 8th which was Margaret Mitchell’s birthday.

I know this is a popular and classic book that I have been meaning to read for awhile. I look forward to it; I’ve already seen the movie. The readalong will have update posts for the end of each section, but I will save all my thoughts for a big post at the end since that is what I am use to. I’ll be reading it on my Kindle; I would try for a library copy except the book request queue for it is long that I won’t be able to start in September.

Join us if you haven’t read this book or want to do a reread.

On a final note, I am considering running my own reading challenge or two. Since I graduated, I haven’t been reading nonfiction as much; I always think I need to read more nonfiction. Then novels, fiction and dramas lure me in. Another challenge that I am considering is poetry. Would anyone else be interested in these kind of reading challenges? I’m happy to host it. I’ll just need to make some graphics and be more organised if other people are interested.

That’s it for today. I will get busier as the summer goes on I think.

How is your summer reading? Have you read the books you set out for the season?

Literary Links
Haven’t done this in years.

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries – A modern day Youtube adaptation of Pride & Prejudice

6 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: Gone with the Wind Reading Challenge

  • Nose in a book

    I am loving watching the Olympics but it’s definitely cutting into my reading time. It’s only a couple of weeks, I suppose. I’ve been meaning to read Gone With the Wind for ages so I might just join you on that.

    • athena (Post author)

      Hi Nose in Book! Let’s just enjoy the Olympics for awhile; it only happens every couple of years. Also, I’ll watch less as it goes on because I’m not big on Athletics. Yes, do join me. It’s two months so lots of time to read a 1500page ish book. 🙂 Have a good week!

  • Fanda

    Thanks for the post! I think reading GWTW in ebook is a good idea (I can’t imagine how am I going to bring this bulk book in my bag and read it conveniently on the way to office? This is challenging indeed!)

    • athena (Post author)

      Hi Fanda! I take my ebook reader to work too so it definitely helps rather than carrying a heavy book around. I’m partial to big books myself. I will miss the sensation of holding a thick book. Looking forward to reading it with you and the others! Thanks for the comment!

    • athena (Post author)

      Hi Susan! TV isn’t on very much for me, but it is on every day now. I finished The Chaperone and liked it too! Have a good week. Cheers. 🙂


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