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sapphic--academic · 5 hours ago
i think the most DA thing i’ve experienced at a track meet so far is me sitting, reading before my race and this girl walks up to me and she’s like, ‘oh hey what book are you reading?’ and i’m like ‘oh haha great gatsby’ and she pulls out a copy of great gatsby and we’re on the same page. i’m. thanks. i’m just. 
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evine-arts · 2 days ago
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ronoken · 3 days ago
Someone sent a comment via AO3 about wanting to read the Great Gatsby because of the What To Do series (specifically the Flu story) and my day is absolutely made. There’s nothing better when you’re writing than knowing something you wrote made people want to read more.
Side note? The Flu one is probably my favorite. For me, the scene where Caline breaks free and says her name for the first time was just the best. The wedding story broke me, the beach adventure made me happy, the whole pregnant arc was satisfying and the relationship stuff was always an uncocmfortable challenge (the last story in Gina’s arc still feels like an after-school special to me), but hands down, Caline’s first fight scene was my favorite.
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justlesbian · 4 days ago
The BBC estimates that most people will only read 6 books out of the 100 listed below. Bold the titles you’ve read.
1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman (only first book though)
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffeneger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
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dearingbooks · 8 days ago
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, a tragedy love story where the guy is ripped apart from the girl; sounds cliche?
Fitzgerald crafted a masterpiece, the pathetic fallacy and nature imagery is extremely vivid dancing through your mind and reinforcing your imagination. The extended metaphor of the green light at the end of the dock at Daisy and Tom Buccanan’s house, indicates the desire that Gatsby has for Daisy and the hope the Gatsby held onto for the five years they were seperated, which makes the novel all the more depressing.
Fitzgerald has crafted Jay Gatsby beautifully and has made him isolated in a crowd at his own parties, which he throws to attract Daisy. The suspense of will Gatsby and Daisy finally have their happy ending, makes the novel all the more intriguing and distressing after reading the final few chapters.
This novel is one of the few I hold to heart and will be a forever favourite of mine of which I highly recommend.
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nickcarrawayfanpage · 9 days ago
I would like to point out that Nick Carraway was most likely bisexual because of Jordan and that guy in the elevator (it was heavily implied that they slept together.) And you know, that he had a huge crush on his best friend
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evieplaylists · 11 days ago
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gold, glitter & fame // playlist
they wanted the shining spotlights, the screaming crowds, gold chains, silk dresses with diamonds, glittery heels, wine red lips, and everyone’s love. to pour their hearts out on the stage & to sip on expensive champagnes. but all the gold, glitter & fame comes with a price.
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hiimsociallyawkward · 11 days ago
Guys idk what to do because this tweet is hilarious but I already know none of my friends would appreciate it so please enjoy this sparknotes tweet
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howardently · 15 days ago
guys I just thought of a poem and I really hope it’s original
Roses are red
The light is green
I’m dying in a pool
To represent the futility of the American dream
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homunculipride · 17 days ago
“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
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fanficptsd · 18 days ago
yesterday my dash was canal and now it’s high school literature gays and honestly it’s a vibe
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hardpoststarfish · 21 days ago
the great gatsby but daisy is the evergreen boat and tom is the suez canal
no other change
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awaywardplantagenet · 21 days ago
Constantly torn between whether Shakespeare or Great Gatsby produces the greatest classic lit memes.
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sirenofthetimes · 24 days ago
okay so i have a thot
what if great gatsby modern webseries adaptation, but nick is doing a series of lengthy commentary channel expose videos on gatsby, etc, after gastby's death, because the rich characters are all high profile tech giants, influencers etc and as someone close to the drama he's in the perfect position to spill allll the tea and he's just mad enough to do it
intervowen throughout could be vlog footage, social media media screenshot, text correspondences, news headlines etc to really piece together the story in an epostolary/found footagey way
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almiller · 24 days ago
As I’m graduating, here is a summary of some of the books I’ve read in my AP English classes
Hamlet: angsty college student with mommy issues has a lot of anxiety about a lot of things
Othello: white dude doesn’t get job promotion and decides to make it everyone’s problem
Frankenstein: med school dropout realizes that his actions have consequences
The Great Gatsby: a huge simp, socially awkward alcoholic, and everyone else is kinda shitty
Lord of the Flies: kids suck and they terrify me
Beowulf: jock fights angry emo kid, does some other stuff, dies
Jane Eyre: don’t trust men he might have his deranged wife locked in the third floor of his house
Dracula: cowboys vs vampires
The metamorphosis: bug
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hmm-yes-salami · 24 days ago
incredibly disappointed to learn that green light by lorde IS NOT a reference to the great gatbsy
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heavensmouthpiece · 24 days ago
Rip F. Scott Fitzgerald. He would have love Green light by Lorde
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