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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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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! 7h
Blaire Those shoes!!! 👟 💕 6h
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Aaronlisa That seems pretty cool 5h
LapReader What a fantastic idea. 5h
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Blaire Right?! I've been wearing them around the house, just cuz. 🤣🤣 27m
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Amiable @ShelleyBooksie @Aaronlisa @LapReader I go a lil over the top at Christmas. But it's fun! 26m
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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 👍🏼🤗👏🏻👏🏻🎈 2d
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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 👍🏻 3d
Leftcoastzen Yay! 3d
KimM Love your shelves and how you‘ve done them ❤️ 3d
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JVallieres14 @KimM Thanks! :) 3d
CrowCAH That‘s a really cool bookshelf! 3d
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TheEllieMo I have serious bookshelf envy! Welcome to Litsy! 2d
JVallieres14 Thanks ☺️ 2d
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flamingolucifer
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New Read!

LibrarianRyan Fluffy baby!!!! 3w
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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 ✨✨✨ 3w
TrishB 👍🏻 I may gave heard this quote a few times ❤️ 3w
Cinfhen Perfect!!! 🧚🏻‍♀️ 3w
BarbaraBB Perfect quote 💕 3w
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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! 4w
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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. 🤦🏻‍♀️🖖🏻

ErinSueGreads oh god this is the best thing ive seen all day. 1mo
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. 1mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I need to read more Steinbeck! I‘m too flaky right now for a buddy read, though. 1mo
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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. 😃 1mo
PickingBooks @Buechersuechtling Yes! I love this book, but I especially love this quote! 1mo
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megnews
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First book I thought of for #HotSummerNight.

#SongsofSummer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 1mo
OriginalCyn620 😎📚🎶❤️ 1mo
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GripLitGrl
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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#QuotsyJune19 #dad @TK-421
Happy father's day!

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Kimberlone
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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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 1mo
jewright One of my favorite books! 1mo
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IamIamIam
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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😂😂😂 Found this on IG and it made me laugh out loud for real, not like lolz... 😂😂
#DiCaprioIsMyGatsby #FightMeDaisy

britt_brooke 😆😆😆 1mo
vivastory 😂😂😂 I want to like this post more than once 1mo
IamIamIam @vivastory Hahaha, best thing I saw all day!!! 1mo
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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. 1mo
IamIamIam @AkashaVampie I don't know that one but I'll definitely take a listen and think of you when I do! 😂💜 1mo
AkashaVampie @IamIamIam Sorry just a big Panic fan!!! It might not be about the 1920s but it is drug related! 1mo
IamIamIam @AkashaVampie No apologies necessary!!! I like digression and tangents... keeps things interesting! 1mo
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TheIndianBookworm
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald

'There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.'

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DameWandaKarenina
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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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! 1mo
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UnabridgedPod
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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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.⠀ 2mo
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.⠀ 2mo
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! 2mo
UnabridgedPod @marleed That‘s my constant battle—the lure of the new is tough to resist!! 2mo
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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
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jewright One of my favorite books of all time! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this choice!!! 2mo
OriginalCyn620 I love what you did there! 😉 2mo
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Rayleigh_LitAp
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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 :) 2mo
Rayleigh_LitAp @akckitty I‘ve never read it either, but I love all the different movies so I definitely need to read it! 2mo
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Emu
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CarolineG
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Pickpick

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
Pickpick

Always a little hard to get through but always a different read, feeling, and interpretation

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TrishB
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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#maymoviemadness #youngandbeautiful
Copying Helen with the obvious one! Daughters collection of Gatsby. The scruffy one on the left is her study one this year!

Cinfhen Love them... even the scruffy one ❣️ 2mo
squirrelbrain I love them all, but particularly the bottom one with the empty room and the billowing curtains ❤️ 2mo
Aimeesue That is a lovely gaggle of Gatsbys! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Lots of Gatsbys♥️👍🏻 2mo
rohit-sawant Those are lovely editions! 2mo
catsuit_mango I know one of those ;) 2mo
TrishB @Aimeesue that‘s a great description! 2mo
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Naya
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Surprisingly different from what I've expected for the end. Amazing!

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GripLitGrl
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Caroline2 I love this song! 🥰 2mo
youneverarrived Love Lana 🖤 2mo
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squirrelbrain
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I‘m afraid I‘ve been rather obvious with this prompt... When I saw #youngandbeautiful my first thought was The Great Gatsby; I didn‘t realise it had actually been in the film - doh!

Never mind, I have two copies so why not...?!

#MayMovieMagic

TrishB Well I‘ll probably be copying you later with some more copies 😁 2mo
squirrelbrain @trishb - I‘m sure you‘ve got *many* more than I have! 🤣 2mo
TrishB They‘re not mine they‘re my daughters - it‘s her favourite book. She‘s obsessed with it! 2mo
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Cathythoughts Nice pic 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
squirrelbrain @TrishB - I know and I‘d love to see some of her copies...! (When you get back from lunch...😁) 2mo
Cinfhen Well played🙌🏻💜 2mo
rohit-sawant 💚💚 2mo
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KCCOkatey
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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One of the prettiest editions I have of this sweet baby. Love buying new copies so I can reread and make new notes.

Erofan Beautiful cover 😍 3mo
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vivastory
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😂😂

TrishB I still say Happy Christmas too... 3mo
vivastory @TrishB Same here 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Hooray for us! 🐰 3mo
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saresmoore 😂 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😂👍 3mo
LauraJ Happy Easter 🐣 3mo
Crystalblu Guilty 😜💜 3mo
BestDogDad Looking forward to tomorrow. 3mo
BarbaraBB So true 😉😀 3mo
rohit-sawant 🤣🤣 3mo
Tanisha_A 😂 3mo
readordierachel Ha! Yep. 3mo
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cwarnier
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To Kill a mocking bird, book 1 of Harry Potter, The diary of Anne Frank, Fifty shades, The great Gatsby**** my fave
I only made 5. @TheReadingMermaid

wordzie 1/2 of these are required reading in school...area at they were when I was in high school and middle school. 3mo
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WanderingBookaneer
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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GripLitGrl
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#anglophileapril #easylover
Daisy from Gatsby comes to mine for today's prompt.
@Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Oh, Daisy!! Good one ☝🏾 3mo
Reviewsbylola Good one! I just finished a book about Gatsby so I love this! 3mo
Mdargusch Great connection!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
emilyhaldi Ohhhhh love it! 3mo
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Foxcattest
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Have not read since high school!

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bookperson
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“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” -Italo Calvino

#thegreatgatsby
#classic

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keys_on_fire
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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This was ok. I listened to it on audible, so maybe I would have liked it better if I had read it. I just didn‘t connect with why the narrator thought so highly of Gatsby. It definitely paints a specific picture of 1920‘s life/mentality. Not sure if I‘ll read it again or not.

jenniferajanes I‘m not a fan of this book. I was an English major, so I‘ve read it a few times. Just not a fan. It‘s depressing. 4mo
keys_on_fire I have a couple of scratch-off posters that have this as a must read. Otherwise, I probably would have DNF‘d it @jenniferajanes 4mo
jenniferajanes @keys_on_fire Yes! If my grades hadn‘t depended on reading and analyzing this book, I would have bailed too! 4mo
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monikakritsanika
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Current read✨

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kmshaffer
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Reading this for the first time... ❤️ beautifully worded!

Bookwormjillk I love this book 4mo
Erinreadsthebooks Yesssssss!! I love love love Gatsby and love when other people read it and love it! 4mo
staci.reads One of my favorites ❤ 4mo
nu-bibliophile One of my favorite classics 😍 4mo
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Librarybelle
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You can‘t help but be swept up in the 1920s splendor and ostentation, before the world of #AllTheYoungDudes falls apart. I‘ve read this a couple times...a good example of early 20th century literature, with a flamboyant cast of characters. #MarchIntoThe70s

Cinfhen Flamboyant is a great word choice 💜 4mo
Lizpixie I love old covers❤️ 4mo
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BrittyReadsBooks
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I loved it! I was so prepared to not, I had taken a stab at classics before and found a mixed bag (ie: loved Pride and Prejudice but I detested Dracula). I also had read a lot of reviews, so many people made mention that at many points they couldn‘t figure out what Fitzgerald was trying to say. They also mentioned his wordiness, which I can support. He does tend to be a bit overly descriptive of small details.

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"They'll keep out of my way," she insisted. "It takes two to make an accident."
"Suppose you met somebidy as carelss as yourself."
"I hope I never will," she answered. "I hate careless people. That's why I like you."

#modernism #lostgeneration

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sarahnicoloff
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'They're a rotten crowd,' I shouted across the lawn. 'You're worth the whole damn bunch put together.'

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sarahnicoloff
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Possibly it had occurred to him that colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him form Daisy it had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.

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COLDnoses
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Angry and half in love with her and tremendously sorry I turned away

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COLDnoses
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Pickpick

Such a glamorous yet tragic book. It is so flamboyantly written. So much symbolism!!.. Its a book you have to read over and over again and every time, you pick up something new from the book... It can only be defined as A Great American Novel.

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COLDnoses
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Tomorrow we will run faster stretch our arms farther... And One fine morning--
So we beat on boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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I thought he was the best actor to play Gatsby 💕💕Leo is definitely a #heartthrob 😍😍 in my definition 💘 and one helluva talented actor!

#literarylove @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Sorry for the sudden increase in posts. Playing catchup for the photo challenge 😅

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Definitely!!! 🔥🔥🔥 5mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 5mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @vkois88 💘💘💘 5mo
ReadingRover Agreed!!! 5mo
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mlzbthc
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The Great Gatsby is one of two books I re-read annually #afavoriteclassic #day22 #riotgrams

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inthegreensandblues
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📚 The Great Gatsby
🎬 BlacKkKlansman because last night I texted the 🎉 to someone when one of my college professors won an Oscar! Kevin Willmott for the screenplay.
🎶 1999 - Prince

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho 💗🥳💗🥳💗 5mo
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