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  1. Liz R
    February 18, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    Hey Heidi- I started reading the book on the way down here! I got my book for 5 bucks on and it’s funny that i agree it’s hard to read since i’m still at the beginning and it’s so bulky! I’m not as far as you yet, but I love reading historical novels (a nerd trait I don’t often reveal!) and I do love the way she writes because I feel I get a full appreciation of the time, though having seen the movie, I have a pretty distinct image in my head! The hardest part for me is when the slaves talk, she writes in dialect, and I found myself having to read it aloud in order to understand what they’re saying! I’m hoping to get more in over the next couple of days here! Happy reading! 🙂

  2. Heidi
    February 18, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    Liz, thank you for the insight. I too enjoy historical novels. Although I lean more towards big old castles in foreign countries! One of my favorite authors is Catherine Gaskin, and she has written many books along those lines. Having not seen the movie I don’t have any pictures in my mind about Gone with the Wind. When I am done with the book I plan on watching the movie. I am guessing I will have plenty to compare and contrast between the two! My mom also found the slave dialect difficult to understand. I look forward to sharing this reading journey with you, although I suspect you will complete the book well before I will!

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