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The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby
(1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot
read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had
taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of
the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas
Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the
fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy
Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times
remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,"
it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates
with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism,
of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature. 
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Katiedabookworm
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I had to read this for school, and I honestly thought I‘d hate it. (Spoiler alert: I didn‘t!) I think what I loved most about this book was the writing style, the way Fitzgerald describes early New York paints a beautiful picture of the glitz and glamour of the time period. The characters weren‘t ones I was incredibly attached to, but I felt like I understood them, and I liked how they weren‘t supposed to be redeemable. Overall, really good!

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Librarybelle
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Jay Gatsby = the ultimate #PartyMan

#SoaringScores

Cinfhen 🙌🏻🥳🥳🥳 3d
CrowCAH A popular choice of book for today! 3d
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megnews
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The green light came to mind immediately for #Spooktober #Lanterns&Lights.

Eggs Great choice 📚👏🏻 3w
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NataliePatalie
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The Spark Notes Twitter page is my new favorite thing.

@Blueberry

batsy I love their twitter account! Too funny. 3w
Blueberry OMG. I'm going to look right now. 3w
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guinsgirlreads
Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1! (Starting over since I slacked last time 😂)!

knoves I have this edition too, it‘s so pretty. 😍 21h
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Ruthiella
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To many Jay Gatsby appears to be living #thelifeofriley - he has everything money can buy. Well almost...this book shows the dark side of the American Dream and launched a million high school term papers. #RedroseSeptember

arlenefinnigan Ooh, good pick! 1mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! Ain‘t that the truth 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻well played 1mo
arlenefinnigan Mad how people had Gatsby themed parties when the recent film came out. Like, did you read the book? 1mo
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Ruthiella @arlenefinnigan I had to read the book in high school and I reread it in my 20s when I was in a situation where very few books were available and it was all I had. No parties for me though I would be curious to see the Baz Luhrman film. I LOVED Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge!😀 1mo
Ruthiella @Cinfhen Thanks 😊 1mo
Centique @Ruthiella I love Baz Luhrman too! 😍😍 1mo
Ruthiella @Centique His visuals are AWESOME! 🤩 1mo
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Kimberlone
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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For seven days I‘ll post a favorite cover with no explanation.

#7days7covers #Day2

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Buechersuechtling
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

Seven book covers in seven days.
No explanation.

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MoonWitch94
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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“Life begins again when it gets crisp in the FALL.” 🍁🍂🔥

Chrissyreadit Oh!!! I love your mug!!!!! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Agreed! Love the mug too! 🍁🍂 1mo
Ddzmini 😍😍😍 the cup is beautiful 1mo
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MoonWitch94 @Chrissyreadit @OriginalCyn620 @Ddzmini Thank you!! You can find them at Christmas Tree Shop ☕️ 1mo
bookandbedandtea I love everything about this picture! 1mo
MoonWitch94 @bookandbedandtea me too! 😉🍁🍂 1mo
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Tiffiney
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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#7covers7days #covercrush
Day 5

Seven covers in 7 days with no explanation, and tag someone new everyday.
If you haven't already been tagged by someone and would like to play
along, please do!

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bookandbedandtea
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Book_Fairy_Mary
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Dropped a copy of The Great Gatsby in front on the gorgeous Holly Inn in downtown Pinehurst, NC this afternoon to celebrate #bookfairyclassics weekend.

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TheAromaofBooks
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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1. Unpopular opinion - I really can't stand this book about a bunch of whiny, discontented, spoiled people lol
2. Most recently, The Grand Tour. I also turn to Phineas & Ferb when I need a laugh!
3. Cheerios are my everyday go-to; French toast for special occasions.
4. Eastern (US)
5. The Maroon Fates

@HowJessReads #Friyayintro

julesG Phineas and Ferb 😍 I pretend to not like it, but try to watch it with my kids most days. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @julesG - I'm working on a crocheting project, and Phineas & Ferb is a perfect show to watch every day to make a little forward progress. :-D I've been watching them in order & have been surprised that the episodes do interrelate more than I thought! Lots of inside jokes. 2mo
SauerPatch Totally agree on The Great Gatsby! It definitely seems to be a love it or hate it book for people. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @SauerPatch - I reread it a few years ago, thinking maybe I just didn't like it before because I was in high school, but I disliked it even more strongly that time around haha It is one of those books that I just don't seem to “get“! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen
Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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I am feeling lousy, think I‘m getting sick, the heat has been unrelenting, stressed with some of the BS of living!Sometimes I have to break from the news, crazy politics, & the sad stories everywhere you look.
I know when I visit Litsy, the humor, enthusiasm for books, & updates of many of the positives in life will make me feel better, no matter what!So again , Thanks so much, Littens!👏👍❤️Happy pet and kid pictures are always appreciated!

LeahBergen 😘😘 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks *Thank you* for being here on Litsy! I love your posts. Hope things feel better soon 💖 2mo
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Rupi
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Book #38

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jenniferw88
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I initially thought I'd be posting about a jazz musician for #swingthemood, but after looking at the lyrics I was reminded of Gatsby. #ayupaugust @Cinfhen @squirrelbrain

TrishB Good pick 👍🏻 2mo
squirrelbrain I was going to use this one for this prompt - great minds! Thanks for all your contributions this month ❤️😘 2mo
Cinfhen Love this film version ❣️❣️❣️ 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Stopped to pay our respects 💖. Looks like others have, too.

(Returning home today— more later!)

BarbaraBB Save travels! 2mo
LeahBergen Cool!!! But Fireball?? Hmph, I‘m sure he liked all the booze. Right? 😆 2mo
Reggie Awesome!! 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB thank you! Back home now and catching up on stuff and Litsy. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @LeahBergen Right?! I‘m not surprised someone would leave a bottle, but Fireball?! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @Reggie I‘m so glad I got to do this. 2mo
Lynnsoprano How cool! I‘m reading Z right now, so interested in all things Fitzgerald. 2mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! Where is he buried? 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano how are you liking Z ? I have to admit I couldn‘t get into it and ended up donating it. Their lives are fascinating, definitely! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @DivineDiana Rockville, MD outside of Baltimore. A bit off the beaten path! 2mo
DivineDiana I need to visit! ❤️ 2mo
ValerieAndBooks @DivineDiana interesting back story about how/where he ended up (not his and Zelda‘s original resting spot) : https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/f-scott-fitzgeralds-long-journey-to-a-rockv... 2mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks I keep putting it down, reading something else, and then coming back to it. No one is very sympathetic/likable and I‘m having a hard time relating to it. I‘m reminded of how I felt about the recent Picasso series on tv. After a while, who is sleeping with whom just doesn‘t interest me. 2mo
DivineDiana Thank you! 2mo
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LauraBeth
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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My kid is reading this and left it on the couch, so I picked it up and started reading it. Guess now I have to finish it. With a lap of cats.

8little_paws OMG that's SO CUTE!

My sibling cats, back when they were alive, they NEVER would have shared mama's lap. LOL!
2mo
LauraBeth @8little_paws these two bonded quickly and act like they‘re litter mates. I‘ve never had two cats who weren‘t litter mates do that! Meanwhile, the female cat refuses to have anything to do with these two. 😹 2mo
rretzler 😻 We have an older cat (whose brother is no longer with us). When we got 3 new kittens, one of the kittens decided to befriend the older cat. It‘s a pretty one-sided friendship, but after 2 years, the younger cat (Mycroft )still wants to snuggle with Picasso, much to Picasso‘s annoyance. He‘s learning to tolerate Mycroft, but Mycroft is bigger and sometimes cuddles by laying most of his body on top of Picasso. 2mo
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TrishB My daughters fav book 💜 2mo
LauraBeth @rretzler cats are funny that way - lots of unrequited love 😹 I love their names. 2mo
LauraBeth @TrishB I have never read it! 😱😱 2mo
TheLudicReader My daughter's fave book, too @TrishB 😁 2mo
Dragon 😻 2mo
LeahBergen Aww! They like each other! ❤️❤️ 2mo
TrishB @TheLudicReader I bet she can quote from it too! 2mo
LauraBeth @LeahBergen it‘s quite the bromance 😹 (edited) 2mo
LauraBeth @TheLudicReader and @TrishB well now I‘m going to have to see how my daughter likes it 😀 2mo
LapReader One of my favourite books. 2mo
TheLudicReader She can, indeed, @TrishB . And she has multiple copies. 2mo
TrishB @TheLudicReader same! Cool to hear ♥️ 2mo
TrishB @LauraBeth she may not like it at all! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks We just visited the Fitzgeralds‘ grave today!! 2mo
LauraBeth @ValerieAndBooks I saw! Looks like y‘all had an awesome trip! 😀 2mo
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Stevenjohntait
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Meet my cats, Salt and Peppa.

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Exbrarian
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Mehso-so

Enjoyable enough for audio puzzling. Great performance by Mr. Gyllenhaal, but audiobooks are still not my favorite. The story, while a worthwhile classic, did not move me in any way. I am completely disinterested and indifferent to these awful and boring rich people and their pretenders.

DGRachel I detest this novel. 😂 2mo
Exbrarian @DGRachel I can see why it's popular, but I would never recommend it to anyone for any reason. 2mo
Anna40 Agree, but loved the writing! 2mo
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Booktastic
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Somehow I have never read this, and it fit in to a challenge I'm doing, so now was the time. I enjoyed it!

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KarenUK
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#LilithJuly #WhiteFlag

“The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house. A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Cinfhen Stunning prose and images ❤️🙌🏻 3mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Unpopular opinion: I seriously disliked this book. I don't understand how it became a high school syllabus staple. Fitzgerald sounded like a wannabe poet trying too hard to write romantic prose. If you're after a great novel of the Jazz Age, I would highly recommend checking out Gentlemen Prefer Blondes instead - if nothing else, it's a lot more fun. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-great-gatsby-f-scott-fitzgerald/

batsy I'm always glad to know I'm not the only one who can't stand this book 😁 3mo
TheLudicReader I also hated this book...the first three times I read it. Now I love it. Go figure 3mo
mrozzz 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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rretzler I wasn‘t terribly fond of it either. 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @batsy Hahahaha glad I could help! 😅 🙌 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @TheLudicReader Hahahaha that's so strange! I totally believe that books we love are just the ones that come to us at the right time, though, so clearly Gatsby found its moment with you eventually 😌 ❤ super impressed that you stuck with it! 3mo
TheLudicReader @keepingupwiththepenguins it was more that I started teaching it in grade 12 and that forced me to look closely...and once you start talking about a book, it starts yielding its magic. Or something. 🤔 3mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Butterflyamore
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I feel like whenever someone who has read The Great Gatsby mentions it, they have really strong feelings about it. They either love it or they hate it and there is no in between. How about you? If you‘ve read this book, how do you feel about it? #1920s #letsflyjuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Liatrek I was not a fan of this book. I really couldn‘t see what the hype was about I didn‘t like any of the characters. 3mo
OriginalCyn620 This was my pick too for this prompt! I liked it! 😊❤️ 3mo
Mrsann2000 Not a fan! 3mo
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Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🍸 3mo
wordslinger42 I really loved this when I first read it, but that was several years ago, so I'd be interested in re-reading it to see if I feel the same way! 3mo
Billypar Love it 👍👀🌁🍸🚦🌻 3mo
CaliforniaCay Hated it when I read it in highschool, re-read it after I watched the movie (the newer one) and loved it. The characters are horribly shallow but it is well written 👍🏾👍🏾 3mo
Bookwormjillk I love it. In my top 5 for sure. 3mo
Butterflyamore @CaliforniaCay I definitely agree that they are extremely shallow! So many interesting things taking place in the book but really no one to root for! I love the newer movie, too. 3mo
Palimpsest I read it in high school in the 90s and again before the 2013 movie release. I love it. I love the writing, but I did wonder what he saw in Daisy the second time around, yet I think that was part of the point. Gatsby‘s vision was mostly a beautiful dream. 3mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick It was required reading in high school and I remember that I liked it but I should give it a reread to see if I still enjoy it. 3mo
Scochrane26 I read it twice in high school & want to re-read because I‘m not sure I would still like it now. 3mo
Lizzybennetgirl The first time I read it I liked it and thought it was romantic. The second time I realized how delusional Gatsby and Daisy were. Then I thought it was really sad 😢. The entire premise of their romance (and the American dream) was based on something that wasn‘t even real. (edited) 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Oh, I really did not like this book! I felt like I was the only one who found it disappointing - overwrought, creepy, grasping. Definitely not what its reputation held it up to be! 3mo
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La_Cori
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1920s.. of course I'm picking The Great Gatsby! #LetsTravelJuly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!!! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 That was my choice too! 😊 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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I host a book themed Christmas party every year. For 2020 I'm doing a "Roaring 20s Gatsby Christmas". Needless to say I'm a little excited for it. ?? Also I love Value Village. #AintNoPartyLikeAGatsbyParty #Xmas2020 #IHaveNoSelfControl #AGatsbyChristmas ???

Amiable Sounds like an awesome party! 3mo
ShelleyBooksie Cool! 3mo
Blaire Those shoes!!! 👟 💕 3mo
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Aaronlisa That seems pretty cool 3mo
LapReader What a fantastic idea. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Blaire Right?! I've been wearing them around the house, just cuz. 🤣🤣 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Amiable @ShelleyBooksie @Aaronlisa @LapReader I go a lil over the top at Christmas. But it's fun! 3mo
sudi Those shoes 😍😍😍 3mo
tpixie Awesomeness! That bracelet! And those shoes!!! ♥️ 3mo
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laur89
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The first book that came to mind for #GreenEyes...

The image of these eyes are seared into my memory 😂 Paired with Gatsby‘s fixation with the green light, the combo is exactly what today‘s #JulyColdplay is all about!

Eggs Well done 👍🏼🤗👏🏻👏🏻🎈 3mo
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JVallieres14
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There are 7 copies of The Great Gatsby on my bookshelf... Can you tell it‘s one of my favourites? #shelfie

TrishB My daughter collects copies too 👍🏻 3mo
Leftcoastzen Yay! 3mo
KimM Love your shelves and how you‘ve done them ❤️ 3mo
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JVallieres14 @KimM Thanks! :) 3mo
CrowCAH That‘s a really cool bookshelf! 3mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
RaimeyGallant Awesome! And welcome! 3mo
JVallieres14 Thank you! 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
JVallieres14 Thanks! 3mo
Crazeedi Omg I love your bookshelf! Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 3mo
JVallieres14 Thanks! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nice looking bookshelf. Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3mo
TheEllieMo I have serious bookshelf envy! Welcome to Litsy! 3mo
JVallieres14 Thanks ☺️ 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 3mo
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flamingolucifer
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New Read!

LibrarianRyan Fluffy baby!!!! 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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“There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars..”

One of the books I‘ve read that reminded me of #summernightcity #WanderingJune .

(Pic ☝️Pinterest)

Cathythoughts Love this quote ✨✨✨ 4mo
TrishB 👍🏻 I may gave heard this quote a few times ❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen Perfect!!! 🧚🏻‍♀️ 4mo
BarbaraBB Perfect quote 💕 4mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Hmmm, it might be time for a re-read.

IamIamIam The audio is great, too!! Last time I gave it a try and I was quite happy with it! 4mo
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Megabooks
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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#TheAssignment #StarTrekSummerJune

So the above-pictured books were my favorite assigned books from high school on the Kentucky-dead-white-men tour, both by the same beloved teacher.

Okay, I swear I‘ll stop beating up on O‘Brien soon, but I do love the way this episode progresses the prophets/pah wraiths storyline more than the O‘Brien/Keiko storyline. 🤦🏻‍♀️🖖🏻

ErinSueMreads oh god this is the best thing ive seen all day. 4mo
Reviewsbylola I read Gatsby in HS but I think we did Of Mouse and Men instead of Grapes. I have to say, I prefer MaM and EoE over Grapes. 4mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I need to read more Steinbeck! I‘m too flaky right now for a buddy read, though. 4mo
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PickingBooks
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”I couldn‘t forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. . . .”

Buechersuechtling I loved this book when I had to read it for my English advanced course – and this quote made me remember why. 😃 4mo
PickingBooks @Buechersuechtling Yes! I love this book, but I especially love this quote! 4mo
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megnews
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First book I thought of for #HotSummerNight.

#SongsofSummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 4mo
OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶❤️ 4mo
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GripLitGrl
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#QuotsyJune19 #dad @TK-421
Happy father's day!

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Kimberlone
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#Riotgrams #Day12 #SummerRomance

Are Daisy and Gatsby the ultimate summer romance? I‘d say so, even if they are doomed.

Beatlefan129 I‘ve always loved that cover 4mo
jewright One of my favorite books! 4mo
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IamIamIam
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😂😂😂 Found this on IG and it made me laugh out loud for real, not like lolz... 😂😂
#DiCaprioIsMyGatsby #FightMeDaisy

britt_brooke 😆😆😆 4mo
vivastory 😂😂😂 I want to like this post more than once 4mo
IamIamIam @vivastory Hahaha, best thing I saw all day!!! 4mo
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AkashaVampie I know it's not book related but when I read that, it reminded me of the song, Roaring 20s by Panic At The Disco. 4mo
IamIamIam @AkashaVampie I don't know that one but I'll definitely take a listen and think of you when I do! 😂💜 4mo
AkashaVampie @IamIamIam Sorry just a big Panic fan!!! It might not be about the 1920s but it is drug related! 4mo
IamIamIam @AkashaVampie No apologies necessary!!! I like digression and tangents... keeps things interesting! 4mo
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TheIndianBookworm
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'There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.'

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DameWandaKarenina
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“Gatsby believed in the Green Light, the orgasmic future that year by year recedes before us.”

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IrmeKarhu
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Painted Daisy from The Great Gatsby, was very inspired by the quote from the end of the book where he says: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made…”

rohit-sawant That's terrific! 5mo
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UnabridgedPod
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This week, in our Bookworm Problems episode, we've been sharing bookish issues that plague us. One of mine (Jen's) is my recent tendency NOT to re-read. As an English teacher for 16 years, there were books that I read every year with my students. I had both a feeling of comfort and of discovery each time I re-read one of these texts, reveling in returning to my favorite parts and rejoicing when I found something new. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod I found (no surprise) that the best books hold up to re-reading, offering hidden treasures that only familiarity could uncover. As I grew older, my own perspective changed--I read Gatsby differently in my 30s, after dozens of tours through the book, than I did as a teenager experiencing for the first time Gatsby's tragic fate and Nick's attempts to understand his friend.⠀ 5mo
UnabridgedPod After I left my English classroom, I didn't HAVE to re-read anymore, and so, largely, I haven't (except occasionally for the podcast!). At first, it was refreshing to be reading only new things, but three years in, I've begun to miss that cherished experience. So one of my goals for this summer is to choose a few favorites and to revel in re-reading once again.⠀ 5mo
marleed I love to reread books. I donated about 2/3 of my library in a recent move and have spent the last year rebuilding my library wall - many are books I had already read. I can‘t wait to dig back in. But then there‘s my Overdrive with new books too! 5mo
UnabridgedPod @marleed That‘s my constant battle—the lure of the new is tough to resist!! 5mo
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Emu
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Pretty good standard advise in life. Other than that I‘m struggling a bit to get into this book....
#1001books #reading1001 #tbrtakedown

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CoffeeNBooks
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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jewright One of my favorite books of all time! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this choice!!! 5mo
OriginalCyn620 I love what you did there! 😉 5mo
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Rayleigh_LitAp
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Went shopping with my best book buddy in Raleigh last week and got out of there WITH A SCORE! Everything was $1 😍 I added so many classics to my library, like Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland, The Great Gatsby, etc.
What are some classics you‘re looking to add to your collection?
#classics #shopping

akckitty I definitely want to add Alice in Wonderland even though I've never read it.... But I want to! Awesome book deals you two got :) 5mo
Rayleigh_LitAp @akckitty I‘ve never read it either, but I love all the different movies so I definitely need to read it! 5mo
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Emu
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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CarolineG
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I‘ll be honest: Early in the book, I was planning on rating it “so-so.” I didn‘t feel like much was happening, and Nick seemed too passive a narrator. But then I hit the drama near the end, and I realized Fitzgerald had been establishing so many threads that, woven together, truly form a masterpiece. This book would definitely reward a second read, and I plan on giving it one soon!

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EmilieGR
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Always a little hard to get through but always a different read, feeling, and interpretation