It’s finally here—the Gone with the Wind read-along. I’m very excited that many of you are reading along with me. Other than that it’s a love and war novel set against Civil War, and that Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for the book, I know absolutely nothing about the story. That I have never seen the film will render my literary experience untainted. Since this is a read-along, not a reading challenge or a required reading for a course, feel free to read ahead, slug behind—just pace your reading. I plan to assume my usual pace, that is, averaging about fifty  pages a day. By the end of the first week of March, I should be at p.198, the end of Chapter 9. I would welcome all your thoughts and comment.
My tentative reading plan:
Week 1, March 1-7: end of Chapter 9 [p.198]
Week 2, March 8-14: end of Chapter 25, [p.414]
Week 3, March 15-21: end of Chapter 37, [p.616]
Week 4, March 22-28: end of Chapter 50, [p.827]
Week 5, March 29-April 4: end of Chapter 63, [p.959]
I’ll post my thoughts and comments on the reading from time to time (at least once a week). I would like to make this read-along a virtual book club. Feel free to drop your comments on the Gone with the Wind posts, or you can link to yours. Happy reading everyone! Will you be reading anything else during the read-along?