Trying to keep this sentiment ever-present in the forefront of my mind.
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!
Another Fitzgerald, and the one he considered to be his greatest work! ✒🧐
Both picked up for £1! 🐒
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 I appreciated that this book seemed more reserved somehow, it had a slower, withdrawn kind of melancholy.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!
I have enjoyed having this song stuck in my head all day (guessing my coworkers did not enjoy listening to me hum all day as much) so I wish I were more inspired. Sadly all I have is a picture of four books with the word night in the title. I did accidentally use my Book Depository coupon to order a new copy of the tagged book today and perhaps another book or two. Whoops. #becausethenight #rocktober
I nearly got this into my September stats! It's a beautifully written book, deserving of its reputation. It is sad in a bleak way; the sadness of people who don't even know why they are sad, and think that one more dazzling party, one more trip to someplace fashionable, will make them happy. It also begins to explore mental illness and its effect on the family of the one who is ill, but in a careful, tentative way. Perhaps a bit autobiographical?