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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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bookaddict30
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Rating: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was my first time reading a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald so i wasnt sure what to expect especially since the reviews for it over the years are very up and down but i have to say i did enjoy it even tho the first few chapters came off repetitive but overall the connection for the story came together beautifully. The Characters were very enjoyable and interesting to read about.

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bookaddict30
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Genre: Classic
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. 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 noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,".

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Megabooks
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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First, Gyllenhaal is a surprisingly adept celebrity narrator. 🤩 Knowing the story of how this book wasn‘t popular until it was mass printed for soldiers in WWII, I can see how the setting and hypermasculinity of Buchanan and Gatsby made this a hit. I can see why many high schoolers, myself included, relate to the gossipy elements of this story. That said, as an adult, this is just okay. It‘s been way over analyzed for a mediocre book. 🤷🏻‍♀️

CBee I really didn‘t like this when I read it in school 🤭 2w
Megabooks @CBee I remember liking it a lot, but I was a dramatic teen. 😂😂 2w
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JoeMo It‘s nice to find people with similar opinions about this book. I‘ve had friends yelling at me on and off for over twenty years about how “amazing” this is and that I should try it again as I obviously didn‘t “get it.” Hell no, I‘m not reading it again! 2w
wanderinglynn I totally agree that this book has been over analyzed and overhyped. I think Fitzgerald is an overrated author. There were better authors in his generation. 2w
Cinfhen I bet Jake G was an awesome narrator!!! I liked this book well enough but I don‘t think I‘ll ever read it again. Three times in the last 12 years with my kiddos is plenty!!! 2w
Bookzombie I also didn‘t enjoy this one in school. I have thought about rereading it but usually talk myself out of it. Lol 2w
dabbe Wish Jake had recorded when I was teaching, though I used the audio recording by Tim Robbins (Shawshank Redemption), and he was fantastic, too. The audio really helped the kids better understand it. 2w
Suet624 @Bookzombie I‘m with you. 2w
Readerann Totally agree 2w
Megabooks @JoeMo yeah, I don‘t think there‘s a whole lot of depth to this book. 🤷🏻‍♀️ for me it‘s a like or dislike book. I don‘t think you‘re friends could convince me either! 2w
Megabooks @wanderinglynn agreed!! It just reminds me of these popular book club fiction titles. Interesting but not as much depth as people of ascribed to it. 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen jake g was great if you see another he does! And bless you for reading these high school books three times! 😂💜 2w
Megabooks @Bookzombie probably not worth it! 😂😂 2w
Megabooks @dabbe yes! I wish my teachers had used audio as well, but I don‘t think it was as easy in the 90s now to make it available outside of class. Tim Robbins has a great voice. 2w
Megabooks @Suet624 yeah, you can probably skip the reread, imo. 👍🏻 2w
Megabooks @Readerann 🙌🏻😁 2w
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erindarlyn
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The Great Gatsby well illustrates the hollow misery of a life lived primarily for self and money. I did not much like the story or characters, but I can admire the way Fitzgerald used tone and beautifully crafted sentences to tell the story beneath the surface.

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emilycoc
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I'm back! It's been so long. I went through a streak where I just couldn't read and I hated it. In order to get myself back into reading, I went to an old favourite - The Great Gatsby (my well-worn copy is pictured here). Hoping that now that I've finished this read, I can get back into it more consistently. #bookoneof2023

marleed We‘ve had a framed print of The Lady in Green for 30+ years - older than my kids. We affectionately call her Bullet Breasts. I also have a different edition of the tagged book, and the life of the artist Tamara de Lempicka is very interesting. This painting gives me serious Evelyn Hugo vibes! 4w
kspenmoll I love this cover! 4w
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Moonylovegood
Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald

"I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library."
"Has it?"
"A little bit, I think. I can't tell yet. I've only been in here an hour."

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Meshell1313
Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Saw this #sundayfunday and couldn‘t resist! I mean who doesn‘t want to live in the Gatsby mansion?!

ozma.of.oz As long as I don‘t have to clean it! 😂 Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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m.madeleine
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Mehso-so

“Reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope.”

Leftcoastzen Beautiful edition! 3mo
m.madeleine @Leftcoastzen yap, beautiful one indeed ❤ 3mo
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hopebeths
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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A beautiful book, a beautiful story. Timeless classic. A forever life favourite of mine. From the opulence of gatsby's parties to the tragic ending we all fear. It reignited an admiration of love and nostalgia for the past. Just remember...keep looking towards the green light 🖤💚🖤

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Leftcoastzen
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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📚The Great Gatsby, The Great Santini
🖋George Eliot- Vivian Gornick
📽Goodfellas
📺Gilligans Island
🎤Boy George 🎸Grateful Dead
🎼Get Ur Freak On -Missy Elliott
Good Vibrations-Beach Boys
#ManicMonday (on Tuesday) #LetterG
👏

CBee Missy!! 🙌🏻 YESSSS 4mo
Leftcoastzen @CBee 👍😁🙌 4mo
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Cazxxx
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#manicmonday #letterg @CBee

📕 Tagged book
✍️ John Grisham
🎥 Gremlins
🎤 Guns n Roses
🎵 God was never on your side-Motorhead

Everyone is tagged!

CBee Yay! Thanks for playing! 4mo
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SusanLee
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Eggs Gorgeous edition 🥰💗👏🏻 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🤩 5mo
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IndoorDame
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I own both versions so for this read I switched back and forth between this edition and the Audible version depending on what I was doing all weekend. I almost never switch because I usually find it disjointed, but since that‘s kind of the mood of the whole story it didn‘t bother me quite as much. I definitely prefer this in print! I didn‘t really expect this to hold up, and while plenty of things here are offensive, the writing is still fabulous.

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The.Great.Catsby
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#LittensWantToKnow
I, like most people, read the Great Gatsby in high school and thought it was okay. Today, I still feel like it is pretty dense. BUT THE MOVIE WITH LEO IS AMAZING. Because I love cats and puns, it felt right.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Leo 💙 5mo
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JocelynJenkins
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I really admired how much poetry & detail F. Scott Fitzgerald used to describe people - from their appearances to their personality traits - and how much life was breathed into these characters as a result of his writings. When I read this part, I could feel the depth of Gatsby‘s smile 🙂🥂 #thegreatgatsby

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JocelynJenkins
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This quote stood out to me - it‘s relatable if you‘ve ever yearned to spend an intimate evening with that special someone who you wished to call your own, in a city that comes alive at night, where it feels like anything could happen. #thegreatgatsby

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BacklistReader
Great Gatsby (Classic) | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Thought I‘d give this one a second chance but I still don‘t like it. I think it was a combination of the writing style and the perspective but I‘m not sure.

I do enjoy the movie version though so I‘ll just stick to that.

This one will give me the O I need in Lore for my studies at Orilium.

This also counts for both July and August‘s #bookspin numbers. @TheAromaofBooks

Shaneyney That was one we had to read in high school. Never particularly liked it 5mo
BacklistReader @Shaneyney I had to read it then too. I‘ve never been one to like reading something that I‘m told to read which is why I was giving it a second chance 5mo
TheAromaofBooks I realize part of the point is that none of the characters are likable but... none of the characters are likable, so I really struggled to connect with this one lol 5mo
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BacklistReader @TheAromaofBooks that‘s where I‘m at too. I keep thinking that I would like it better if the story was told from the perspective of Gatsby or Daisy because even though they aren‘t likable I feel like you‘d get more of the love story between them and I think that‘s what I wanted lol (edited) 5mo
Shaneyney @BacklistReader I‘m pretty sure a large reason many kids don‘t grow up to enjoy reading is because of the terrible books we‘re forced to read in school 5mo
BacklistReader @Shaneyney I agree. I personally also don‘t want to read once it‘s required that I read it no matter what it is. 5mo
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JocelynJenkins
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Can‘t wait to get back into reading. I used to love reading as a hobby while growing up but have lost touch with that part of myself. however after a pretty turbulent couple of years & after making some pretty questionable life choices, I‘m finding it necessary to jump back into it. So I‘m starting again with this American classic that was part of our English class in high school, but that I never quite paid attention to.

Leftcoastzen Hope it helps ! I know it helps me. 5mo
JocelynJenkins @Leftcoastzen Thank you so much! 🙂 5mo
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Bookwormjillk
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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One of my very favorites. Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

#alphabetgame

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CoffeeNBooks
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 6mo
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Meshell1313
Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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#summerbookmarkswap #summerbookmarkswap2022

Thank you sooo much @jenniferw88 !!! So thoughtful for you to remember my love of all things Gatsby! I love them all! 💝 Such a fun swap!

cwarnier Those owls are so darn cute. 6mo
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lolagh035
Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Something that I found memorable about the book the Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald is how all of the characters and the plot changed violently at the end of the book. The book at the beginning and most of the middle was not as violent as what it was at the end, where two murders and suicide happen. It makes sense in the plot line, but when I was reading it, the speed at which all of that happens surprised me.

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BacklistReader
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Awk_Word_Smith
Great Gatsby (Classic) | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Awk_Word_Smith
Great Gatsby (Classic) | F Scott Fitzgerald
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The outsider POV of Nick Carraway—much like Fitzgerald‘s own outsider position during the Gilded Age—gives a wonderful, detached view of the opulence of the time. Knowing the social hierarchy of the day, Gatsby was also very much an outsider with his “new money”. That is very much the thesis of the book—not only the wretchedness of the rich to the poor, but the rich amongst themselves. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Awk_Word_Smith I haven‘t read Gatsby since probably college—so running on more than 20 years. But I find it ages pretty well in 2022. 7mo
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Awk_Word_Smith
Great Gatsby (Classic) | F Scott Fitzgerald
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So during the birth of my second child and the ensuing insanity of life, my library audiobook for A Dance With Dragons expired. So I picked up Gatsby for the first time since probably high school. This version is free on Apple Books and is read by Aaron Burr… I mean Leslie Odom Jr.

Bookwormjillk Cool! And congratulations! 7mo
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Lenamarcela339
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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hopebeths
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past"
_ F. Scott Fitzgerald
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mobodie
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Great Classic. I loved all of the symbolism that was connected throughout the book. The ending was a real shocker. I really didn't love the characters, but they connected the themes so well that I can understand them and why the author gave them the traits that they portrayed in the book.

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Cupcakesbookishreviews
The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I never the got the opportunity to read this book in high school or college. I recently read it and devoured it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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krispychips
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I read this once last year for fun and then again for English class. Both times I loved it. It's such an intriguing classic. The symbolism got a little over the top at times, but it was interesting how Fitzgerald used the failing of the American Dream as a theme. I enjoyed the characters even though they weren't supposed to be super likeable. It's obviously a must-read for those who like classics. I'll read it a third time when I have the time.

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paytanmal
Great Gatsby (Classic) | F Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby is a classic of illusions and delusions. It is masterfully shallow, that it brings you back to re-read it over and over again. Each time, you find yourself questioning the true integrity of each character. Are their lives all made up of fabricated lies that brings them to false success? Or is there any truth the lives they live out.

paytanmal pt.2 Gatsby finds himself chasing a dream of success to provide for a woman that betrays him in the end. The true death depicted in this story, is of the heart. 8mo
paytanmal pt.3 True maturity is realizing Daisy Buchanan is the real villain of the story. This of course doesn‘t take away the depth of villainous actions done by other characters. Mr. Carroway said it himself “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 made…” 8mo
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kspenmoll
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#coffeeandbooks #coffeespot #FScottFitzgetald

On the bathroom wall in this lovely coffee shop.

DivineDiana I love this! ❤️ 9mo
BookBabe Wow, nice, Scott! 😃 Love this! 🙌🏻 9mo
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TashaLeigh
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kbibliophilific
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Classic‘s Monday!!!

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Leniverse
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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@Blueberry See? Same cover, different book! I didn't really expect Penguin to use stock images. You'd think they could afford to comission their own covers!

Blueberry Ugh, you're right. I don't like it either 10mo
BekaReid wait. what? And here I thought this was a great cover for Amor Towles' Rules of Civility 10mo
Leniverse @Blueberry @BekaReid It's been Gatsby and Daisy since at least 2000, but I guess Penguin liked it so much they decided to reuse it a decade later. 😒 Which makes me wonder... I haven't read Rules of Civility, does it have a lot of parallels with Gatsby? 10mo
Blueberry I could force a parallel of 2 young men coming from a low background becoming successful but are they happy. But really to me it's just the same time period in the beginning. 10mo
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jenniferw88
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Kimberlone
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Haha! Any fellow Wordle players on Litsy?

Cortg Cute! I play. I live that it‘s just one word a day. 12mo
CBee Me 👋🏻 12mo
rubyslippersreads Me (at least as long as it‘s free). 😏 12mo
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rachelsbrittain My family and I compare how quickly we solved kt every day 😅 12mo
CarolynM I'm addicted. It's fun🙂 12mo
HeyT @rubyslippersreads you can right click and save the webpage and own the game even if the nyt puts it behind a paywall since the entire game is in the source code of the site! 12mo
batsy Yep! 😁 12mo
Teresereading Love it 12mo
Bookzombie 🙋🏼‍♀️I love it and I got my husband hooked. 12mo
readordierachel Me too! 12mo
kwmg40 I'm a Wordle fan too! 12mo
BennettBookworm Yes!! 12mo
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JacintaMCarter
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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#2022Book10
This is one of my favorite books and I love getting to teach it every year.

Christyco125 I just watched the Baz Luhrmann version again. I love the way he played up the extravagance of the parties. However, the book is still better. 12mo
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rather_be_reading
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Gatsby Books
Long Beach, CA

Sapphire My home town! We had Acres when I grew up there, but Gatsby is awesome. 12mo
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TheEllieMo
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Last week‘s #BookReport: Christmas crime short story collection and book club read both finished as planned.

#WeeklyForecast I hope to get through some, if not all, of Magnificent Women and Flying Machines, a Christmas present from my other half.

@Cinfhen

Cinfhen Three gorgeous covers 😍💚 13mo
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Bookwormjillk
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I‘m a big re-reader so I wanted to do a #Top21of21 for books that weren‘t new to me. Many of these are old friends, and some I returned to just to see if they would hold up. This is actually only 20 because that‘s what would fit in the collage, but I told myself I‘m saving space for whatever I read next week 😁

Cinfhen So GREAT!!! 13mo
Cathythoughts Fab books❤️ 13mo
TrishB Wow 😯 I hardly ever reread! 13mo
Bookwormjillk @TrishB for me it‘s mostly comfort reading although some were inspired by #ReadingAsia this year 13mo
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Garvitkhanna
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald

I loved the great Gatsby to the core.

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mjtwo
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7-8 Dec 2021 (audiobook)
It has been many years since I read The Great Gatsby, and the wonderful biography of Zelda by Nancy Milford, and I was motivated by its inclusion in the Audible Plus category, but I really enjoyed Jake Gyllenhaal‘s reading. Yes there is certainly elitism, sexism and racism but I do believe this holds its place as a great novel depicting a decadent time and class and makes an interesting statement about The American Dream.

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SarahBookInterrupted
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I read the book Z (Zelda) about Scott Fitzgerald‘s wife. I‘ve always meant to read The Great Gatsby and it‘s wasn‘t what I expected at all. It was much better. I really enjoyed the book. I love what wasn‘t said but implied. Also, from clips from movies over the years I thought Gatsby would be a character I didn‘t like, but that was a pleasant surprise too. I really liked his character a lot. I also love books narrated by a secondary character.

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mikeymendoza
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Some gems arrived in the mail today. 😍

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persephone1408
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Except for the racism, sexism and elitism it was a good story. Just saying... 4/5🍪

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Finally read THE great American novel and was not disappointed. I found myself reading particular sentences and paragraphs multiple times to savor Fitzgerald‘s beautiful prose. I truly had no idea how this tragic story ended, and am particularly disgusted that the realities of what one can get away with as a rich person still play out in similar situations today. The power this book has to disillusion us with the American Dream is timeless. 4⭐️

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @TheAromaofBooks This was my #doublespin book for July! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I honestly can't stand this book, so I'm glad you enjoyed it! 😂 1y
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @TheAromaofBooks LOL!! It seems to be a divisive one. 1y
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suvata
The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Why so many Gatsby retellings right now? The classic novel‘s copyright expired at the end of 2020, which means it entered the public domain and is up for grabs for anyone to publish it, riff it, adapt it.