frankly my dear

it's been in the high 90's almost 100's the entire week in california. it's abnormally hot, especially for may. but i've decided to put this heat & sun towards good use during cedars naps & lay out while i have a chance to, in the hope of obtaining somewhat of a tan. that's my goal. being extremely pale, i can't hope for much else + having a baby doesn't help my tanning situation.
before going out today i was looking through my moms library of books to find something to read while i laid out & i came across my old favorite: gone with the wind. ever since i can remember i have loved the movie & when i was 8 i read it for the first time & i played the theme song at a piano recital... i realize it's not the normal choice of an 8 year old, but i really, really, loved it. 
i first saw it after visiting my dad's aunt cammie, who i learned played the role of bonnie blue butler & after that, i was hooked. i wanted to watch the movie constantly, i loved that my aunt was in the movie, it made the movie just that much better in my little mind, & my love for it has definitely stayed. i used to walk around constantly quoting the movie & when i was 8 years old, my grandma gave me her copy of the book as a gift. it was one of the last things my grandma gave me & one of my last memories of her, so i have forever cherished that book. since then my collection has grown. i don't know why, but if i find another copy & i like the cover, i have to buy it. 
i had never seen a copy of the book in my moms house though, so today i was pleasantly surprised when i found it tucked away in the highest shelf & i immediately had to start rereading it. some of my favorite quotes

>>>frankly my dear, i don't give a damn.
>>>burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.
>>>i can't think about that right now. if i do, i'll go crazy. i'll think about that tomorrow.
>>>after all, tomorrow is another day!
>>>i was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again & tell myself that the mended while was as good as new. what is broken is broken-& i'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it & see the broken places as long as i lived. 
>>>that is the one unforgivable sin in any society. be differend & be damned! 


  1. Yessss! I love it! I finished it in march and loved loved loved the entire thing. That is so neat your aunt was an actress in the movie too! Now I feel I'm going to have to watch the movie again this weekend :)

    1. i'm so happy you loved it! reading it again is really making me want to watch the movie, but i'm forcing myself to wait till i finish the book :)

  2. ooo i've never read this and i really want to! perhaps my next book club choice :)

  3. perfect for a book club @shayla there is a lot to discuss!