I honestly don't think of myself as much of a reader. I read. Usually to keep up with pop culture... but I don't necessarily always have a book on my nightstand or hide a Kindle in my purse.
I made a New Year's Resolution back in 2011 to read three books: One self help, one for fun, and one of the "classics". My friend lent me Gone with the Wind to satisfy the latter of those three categories. I had never watched the movie or heard the story aside from the famous "I don't give a damn!" quote... needless to say, it was a tough read when compared to the ease of reading The Hunger Games series around that same time and I gave up.
Here we are, two years later and I decided to give it another go. I told myself that even if I read 10 pages per night I would make it through the daunting 1,035 pages by sometime in the summer. Ha!
Well, that sure didn't work because I got really into it, couldn't put it down, and finished it by January 11... not much else got done, but I have completed a two year old goal! Whoop!
Like most wonderful literature, Gone with the Wind swept me away to a world I knew little about , in this case - The Old South. As much as I loved the story surrounding Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler, I was even more enthralled by the story being told from the perspective of the Confederacy during the Civil War. It is interesting how even 150+ years later we still struggle with similar social and political problems and people can act the same now as they did then.
Bottom line: Loved it. If you haven't read it, you should.