Okay so I admit I wasn’t the most astute reader in high school. I got by but I never read all of the books I was supposed to. I was a Cliff’s Notes queen and proud of it. (Teachers all over cringe!) But I can proudly say I never read The Great Gatsby because it was never required of me to. Now with the movie coming out and my first boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio playing Gatsby himself I have no choice but to finally see what it is about. Because the thing is, every time I ask someone what it is about, not one person seems to know.
So this is where I throw out the challenge to you my ABCers. Where it is a first time read or a millionth time read or a refresher read, lets read The Great Gatsby together. I have corralled a couple of Twitter friends and we are embarking on a The Great Gatsby read along together. Starting on April 25th we will take the journey of Gatsby together and ready ourselves for what is sure to be another epic Leo and Baz movie collaboration. I am inviting all ABCers out there to read along with us and email me your thoughts(email@example.com) on The Great Gatsby and whether you are a first time reader or a repeat offender. If I get enough reponses I’ll post a collaboration review of sorts. So let me know if you are interested but commenting, tweeting, emailing. The more the merrier. Let’s act like we are in high school again and read it as a class.
I’m in. I have no idea what the hell it’s about. And even the trailer is a little odd, to say the least. So what the heck … in the great words of Joey Mac, “Let’s do this!”
Awesome! I have like 6 people now reading with me. This shall be fun!
I read another book by the author last year (The Beautiful and the Damned) as part of a book club and I did not like it at all. But I’m willing to give F. Scott Fitzgerald another shot. When are you wanting to do this?
We are starting on Thursday. Well I am anyway. If not that day, Friday or Saturday by the latest. Gotta read it before the movie. And it’s only 180 pages. 🙂