I found this hard to read.
I think maybe I simply do not enjoy the tragic romance genre. I don‘t relate to the appeal of this or Gatsby.
Day 2: I adore this book.
7 books that left a deep impression on me.
Not really #aboutmentalillness but it does feature one. Also this is a postcard for the #litsylove challenge, not a book cover - decided to make a start on it. #magnificentmarch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
My next TBR Jar pick. #TBRJar
Okay so I started this one on audio and I like the story, but I‘m having a hard time focusing. I picked up a paperback copy, but the print is too small to read without my glasses. They broke last night and I can‘t afford new ones until August, so I‘m putting this one down for now!
Loving this spring weather 🙌🏻 After some yard work and gardening I can finally enjoy reading on my porch swing! This threeway situation between Nicole & Dick Diver and Rosemary Hoyt has some #taintedlove vibes....
I thought it was OK. Through the first third of the book I was uninterested but as I pressed on the plot began to darken and motivations of the characters became more evident. And everyone got more drunk and depressed and I became more interested. I didn't quite buy the ending.
Fun facts: I play basketball weekly at the high school F. Scott Fitzgerald attended: St. Paul Academy. Go Spartans!I‘ve spent many a night in F. Scott‘s theater.
Yet another #modernlibrarytop100 book that seemed a whole lot longer than it actually is. This book about a married couple and their various issues and infidelities felt so pointless and mostly lacked any kind of energy. There were very brief flares of beauty and insight but I was too bored to give them much notice. I really hope that Gatsby is better than this!
Just in: Fitzgerald Penguin Classics 😍😍😍
15 | #HeatOfJuly #CrazyInLove
Fitzgerald used real letters his wife, Zelda, wrote during her breakdown in his fictionalised bestseller. Can‘t say I would have appreciated that if I were Zelda but the book is so good - my all time favourite and annual re-read.
Can‘t seem to tag you Cindy and Barbara.
I really enjoyed this! If I‘m honest I didn‘t enjoy it as much as The Great Gatsby or The Beautiful and the Damned, maybe cause I read those when I was younger. I appreciated that this book seemed more reserved somehow, it had a slower, withdrawn kind of melancholy. I definitely want to read more Fitzgerald.
#25infive day four update! Such a busy day today - 2.5 hours in traffic, 1 hour shopping for clothes to wear to work, 1 hour tutoring, 1.5 hour on job applications and 4.5 precious hours reading! I split my time between listening to the tagged book and reading Flights on my kindle. That‘s 20 hours in all now, really hoping I manage the last five tomorrow!