gone with the wind

Grab Bag

(Or should I say “piece bag” a la Little Women?)

Happy Monday!  Ish.  I do have happy news to report…The Heroine’s Bookshelf just got a Brazilian book deal! The book will be translated into Portuguese and sold as a trade paperback and ebook by Casa da Palavra within the next year or so.  Whoever would have thought that my little book would be available in Italian, Korean, and now Portuguese…? 

Other things of note: 

The Great Gone With the Wind Readalong presses on.  If you haven’t had a chance to participate in our Part 1 discussion yet, you

The Great Gone With the Wind Readalong – Part 1 (Chapters 1-7)

Hooray!  It’s finally here!  Welcome to The Great Gone With the Wind Readalong. 

How It Works | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Discussion Prompts

How It Works

I’ll summarize our chapters here, giving some of my impressions and linking to fun resources and information.  Then I’ll open it up for discussion.  Please be civil and speak your mind!  To make things a bit more fun, one commenter will be chosen at random to receive a fabulous set of Scarlett O’Hara costume magnets.  I’ll leave

Introducing The Great Gone With the Wind Readalong!

As the dog days of summer pull us further into the world of reading, it’s time for some communal book bliss. 

It’s time for the Great Gone With the Wind Readalong! 

Discover (or reacquaint yourself with) Margaret Mitchell’s perennial classic, which turns 75 this year.  It’s a chunkster, to be sure, but it’s also a hotbed of romance, scandal, historical detail and roiling controversy…and it features one of literature’s most petulant and complex heroines. 

How It Works

To participate, just tell me you plan to read along in the comments below.  Then procure a copy of the classic and start

MMM – Please Welcome Eleanor Brown!

Can you believe that Margaret Mitchell Month is coming to an end?  Thank you so much to all who participated…and to all who inspired me to declare Summer 2011 the Summer of Gone With the Wind!  That’s right, you guys have inspired me to host a read-along of an all-time favorite.  Stay tuned for details.

In the meantime, welcome the fabulous Eleanor Brown, bestselling author of The Weird Sisters, force of nature, and amazing friend.  When I saw this post on her blog a while back, it made me cry and shiver…and I knew I had to ask her

MMM – Please Welcome Melissa Maday!

Thanks for all of your comments and visits over the last few days!  Remember, all comments this week are entered to win a copy of Molly Haskell’s Frankly My Dear: Gone With the Wind Revisited.  Just comment on a blog post this week to win…and watch for a special bonus giveaway later this week!  And now, please welcome Melissa Maday, a self-proclaimed “writer, reader, scholar, Smithie” who teaches college English when she’s not reading, writing, or thinking about literature.

The Wind as Literature – Q&A With Melissa Maday

When did you first read GWTW/what were your initial impressions?