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The Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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Gatsby spends many #summernights throwing lavish parties for hangers on, frequently stepping away to answer the #telephonewire (usually business from Chicago), hoping that Daisy will walk in, so they can rekindle their romance and finally be together #forgood.

And now I'm all caught up 🙂

@Cinfhen @vivastory

rohit-sawant Great #catchup post! Perfect pick! 💚 12mo
readordierachel @rohit-sawant Thanks! I was inspired by your spectacular catchup posts 🤗 12mo
Megabooks Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
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readordierachel @Megabooks Thanks 🙂 12mo
vivastory Very clever! I need to reread this. I felt a bit meh when I read this, but have since read & loved several Fitzgerald stories. 12mo
Cinfhen Fantastic 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻♥️ 12mo
readordierachel @vivastory It's the only Fitzgerald I've ever read. Definitely need to correct that. I used to be meh about it too, but I liked it much more when I recently reread it. 12mo
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Great short story from the tagged collection in which a telephone plays a crucial role.
(Art via https://pin.it/olz4qdwo2xmz4h )

“I have not broken your heart—you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.”
(art by Rovina Cai for the Folio Society edition)
@Cinfhen @vivastory

batsy Gah, Folio editions need to stop being so pretty!! 12mo
Cinfhen Yay!! Love when you play catch-up 12mo
vivastory WH is easily one of my favorite books & after loving Strange Weather, I think that 20th Century Ghosts will be my next Joe Hill 12mo
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rohit-sawant @batsy Right?! My bank account shudders every time I come across a picture of one 😆 12mo
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen Thanks! I wish I could be more regular with my posts, but catching up is fun, too! 12mo
rohit-sawant @vivastory I'm so excited for you to read 20th Century Ghosts. I can see it being one of your favorite collections. "Pop Art" from it is the best short story I've read in the last decade. Hope you pick it up soon! 12mo
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#MusicalNewYear #TelephoneWire

I drew a complete blank on this prompt yesterday, but this book popped into my head just now. First published in 1948, forgotten for years and republished in 2014, it is a cracking mystery and a fascinating portrait of post war Melbourne. Yet another one of my books I can't find. I desperately need more shelving!

Cinfhen Yay for memory 🤓 12mo
Freespirit I like the sound of this one 👍🏼 12mo
vivastory This sounds wonderful! 12mo
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How to Write Love Letters | Michelle Lovric
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#MusicalNewYear #TelephoneWire

Before the telephone ☎️ people had to wire or write their love letters ✉️!

Cinfhen Ha!! Truth!!! I remember the excitement of getting a letter from a boy. Having to get the mail before ANY family member got to it first😂 12mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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#MusicalNewYear It struck me as I was thinking of #TelephoneWire that my kids have probably no idea what that really was, which made me think of one of my favorite books, Station Eleven. Set in the future there‘s a scene where items from the past are sort of memorialized in a “museum”. What item would you want to preserve as a relic of your past???? My first thought was my Walkman 🎧

vivastory It'd be a tie between a Walkman & a VCR. 12mo
Cinfhen Oh yeah!!! The VCR! @vivastory good one 12mo
TrishB I still have my first Walkman somewhere and we still have VCR in the shed 😁😁 12mo
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Kdgordon88 This is really going to date me but my first transistor radio was the best present I got when I was a kid. 12mo
Cinfhen It wasn‘t until our big move overseas before we got rid of almost EVERY ITEM we ever owned.... that included all the dozens of broken electronics....we must of had 11 boomboxes in all different sizes and colors!!! @TrishB @Kdgordon88 it‘s funny, but our transistor radio still worked 😂😂 (edited) 12mo
Bklover I remember when we got rid of our clunky black phone and got a space saver phone (name on your pic). I thought it was the greatest thing ever until my friend got a pink one for her room. 💕💕💕💕 12mo
cathysaid Remember actual Report Cards? And Library cards? I could build a pretty good bio with those two things. 12mo
L_auren My portable CD player. My prized position in 1999 😬 a gift from my dad‘s wealthy boss! 12mo
squirrelbrain There‘s a fab video doing the rounds at the moment of teenagers trying to use a rotary phone - bless ‘em! https://interestingengineering.com/video/watch-two-teenagers-try-to-dial-a-numbe... @vivastory @Cinfhen @TrishB @Kdgordon88 @Bklover @cathysaid @L_auren (edited) 12mo
Cinfhen Wait??? There are no longer library cards???? @cathysaid I remember when report cards went electronic but our library still uses library cards 12mo
Cinfhen OMG! That was hilarious @squirrelbrain 12mo
Cinfhen See, my kids would say discman too @L_auren because they don‘t remember the Walkman 😜and I so remember the colored space saver phone @Bklover that was fancy!!! 12mo
TrishB My daughter doesn‘t even remember dial up internet access!! 12mo
ShookBelf We were introducing our 14 year old son to the delights of a vinyl record a few weeks ago, and totally blew his mind when we turned the record over to the B-side!!! 12mo
AceOnRoam @TrishB 😁😁😁 too funny. 12mo
Cinfhen That‘s funny @ShookBelf @TrishB I feel bad for our kids....they missed out on some good times 😜 12mo
readordierachel Good one! Love this book ❤ 12mo
merelybookish Just the other day, j had a clear memory of rewinding a cassette in the tape deck of a car while driving. That squeal and vibration as I would try to find just the right spot. Made me sad. 12mo
Cinfhen I really loved this novel @readordierachel do u have any suggestions for similar books?? 12mo
Cinfhen I remember that skill set too @merelybookish It was so cool when the remote control feature was introduced. It could take u right to the song!!!! 12mo
readordierachel @Cinfhen Hmm. Margaret Atwood's MadAddam Trilogy (Oryx and Crake is the first book) has a similar feel. I loved it, too, though in a different way from Station 12mo
Reviewsbylola This reminds me of a hilarious video I saw recently. https://youtu.be/1OADXNGnJok 12mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the recommendation @readordierachel and THAT video is hilarious @Reviewsbylola I can‘t believe that wasn‘t staged 12mo
CSeydel @Reviewsbylola that was awesome. I convulsed with laughter every time they made a mistake and would pick up the receiver and put it down. I‘m watching with my 15 year old and she said “why are you laughing? Isn‘t that how to restart it?” So I‘m thinking ... it‘s not staged (edited) 12mo
Reviewsbylola @CSeydel I could totally see my 19 year old stepdaughter doing the same thing. My 6 year old asked me the other day how my mom texted people when I was a kid if there were no cell phones. 😂😂🤣 12mo
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Ill Will: A Novel | Dan Chaon
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Although we are firmly entrenched in the digital age, the incorporation of the technology in fiction is still novel &, when executed correctly, exciting. Such as the text messages in Ill Will & Joe Hill's Loaded. It is also fascinating to read an older procedural where the pacing is different, due to the investigator having to hoof it to the nearest phone booth.
#TelephoneWire #MusicalNewYear

BarbaraBB Great post! 12mo
rohit-sawant Great point about pacing! 12mo
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Dial "M" for Murder | Frederick Knott
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Growing up, one of the mainstays of any mystery or thriller, was when the victim discovered the #telephonewire had been cut. The same scene over and over: they'd pick up the receiver, start stabbing the button trying to get a dial tone, and say repeatedly Hello? Hello? Hello?!
You knew they were in trouble then. 😀
What's the equivalent now? An unwanted text? No service?
#musicalnewyear @Cinfhen @vivastory

erzascarletbookgasm 😄👍 12mo
vivastory ??...or "We've traced the call, it's coming from inside your house" ?? 12mo
merelybookish @vivastory Oh yeah! That was the whole next level! 😀 12mo
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Palimpsest This is one of my favorite movies. I‘ve actually never read the book. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 12mo
Kappadeemom “the WiFi quit working” oooohhhh skerry 12mo
Cinfhen That is sooooooo True!!! EVERY teen horror movie 🍿 🎥 😱 12mo
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I could be wrong here, because I read this book years ago when it was first published so my memory is fuzzy, but I seem to remember that one of the most vivid parts of RoC for me was Katey Kontent‘s job as a switchboard operator. For some reason, the image was just so intriguing and vivid to me. All these women just lined up in a room taking phone calls.

#telephonewire #musicalnewyear

Leftcoastzen My mom knew how to do that! 12mo
JackOBotts I‘ve been watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Midge is working as a phone/switch board operator for a department store. Chaotic and never a quiet moment. 12mo
vivastory I can't imagine. Too stressful!! 12mo
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Cinfhen Why don‘t I remember that🧐all I remember is that the guy was a photographer ( and I‘m even a little shaky about that) 😝 12mo
Cinfhen Great graphics!!!! 12mo
Beatlefan129 My grandma worked as a switchboard operator. It always makes me think of “One ringy dingy, two ringy dingy” 😋 12mo
Reviewsbylola Like I said, I could be misremembering. 😂😂 @Cinfhen 12mo
Cinfhen No, you‘re probably right!!! My memory is bad!!!! 12mo
RachelO Your picture has just made me want to bump the book to the Top of my tbr! (Whether you‘ve remembered right or not) 12mo
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I‘ve not read any Mitch Albom....In a small town, people who have lost loved ones begin receiving phone calls from the dead in heaven...
#musicalnewyear #telephonewire

Cinfhen Ha!! I thought of this one today ~ it was NOT my favorite Albom 🙄but excellent choice for the prompt❤️ 12mo
vivastory Haven't read Albom, sounds interesting. 12mo
Reviewsbylola 📞☎️📞☎️ 12mo
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Live Wire | Harlan Coben
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Love the Myron Bolitar series, one of my favourites 😍 #TelephoneWire #MusicalNewYear

Cinfhen Oooohhhh, good one!! Love me some Myron ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
vivastory Is this your favorite Coben series? 12mo
Andrew65 @vivastory Yes, and think this would also be in my top ten series of all time. 12mo
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vivastory Really? Now I'm even more intrigued. Will definitely check it out soon. You & @TrishB post about fascinating series 12mo
Andrew65 @vivastory Love the humour in them. 12mo
Booknerd2 Agree totally!!! 💜💜💜 Wyn!!! Wish he was my friend. Everyone needs a rich, possible sociopathic friend. 😜 I‘ve read them all wish he would write another in the series. 12mo
Andrew65 @Booknerd2 Possible sociopath?!?! Not sure I agree with possible. 😂 I‘m waiting impatiently for a new one. 12mo
Booknerd2 @Andrew65 😂🤣 Me too. 12mo
EadieB @Andrew65 loved that book too! 12mo
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