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July 05, 2008


Amy Sorensen

I am totally stealing this for my blog. But...am I blind? Or are there just 25 books on your 100 list? Anyway.

#11: I didn't know you were a Little Women fan, too. I think I read it 10 or 12 times. I am now afraid to re-read it, though, because what if it's not as good as I remember it? And, have you read March, by Geraldine Brooks? You'll like it if you've not tried it yet!

#12: ooooooh, you've gotta read Tess. My absolute favorite classic.

#14: the dastardly Richard the III is one of my favorite Shkspre. Is that weird? My kingdom for a horse!

#22: Try The Double Bind, by Chris Bojalian. At least, I think that's how you spell his name. It plays nicely w/ the GG.

#25: Dare I confess I've not read Douglas Adams? Speaking of being an ignorant slut...)


Tell Jim again to read Gatsby. After decades of fudging (I'd almost convinced myself I HAD read it) I dug in about two years ago, and it was so marvelously good. Also short. I think of it often.


Oh, Molly, GWTW is soooo much more than southern-belle-ness! Tons of history and tons of terrific secondary characters that more than make up for Scarlett's annoyingness. And actually, Scarlett is much more complex in the book than her movie character/pop cultural character has become. Do yourself a favor and try it--if you hate it, I'll read War and Peace for you so you don't have to waste any valuable moments ever with Tolstoy.


My plan is to read "GWTW" on the plane next week.

And, "War and Peace" actually reads quite quickly - really, I promise.


Yes, GWTW is much more than southern-bell-ness. It IS full of history. My favorite book is "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" by Betty Smith. Also, "Alas Babylon" by Pat Frank, about what happens to America when nearly destroyed by a nuclear bomb. It was written during the Cold War. It really is not depressing or anything, but makes you think.

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