Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book Nerd Lent Challenge

Jacque came up with this awesome challenge.  The rule was simple: step 1 - go to GoodReads and figure out which book was on there the longest.  Step 2 - Read the book! Simple!

Mary's Review of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I had heard so many things about this book and I figured out that either you love it or do not.  I am on the do not side.  I know that this is a classic and stands the test of time but I was not all that into it. 

When Jacque came up with this challenge I was very excited because I knew that this was on my "To-Read" list the longest.  I kept putting it off (& no real reason why), so I picked up and started reading.

I was sucked into the world of West Egg and East Egg.  The lives of Nick, Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, and Jordan was nothing more than a soap opera.  We have affairs, distrust, liars, and parties.  What more do you need?  Well, I don't know but I was not into this book and it took a lot out of me to finish.  I have read other books by Fitzgerald and LOVED them but this was not one of them.

However, I can mark it off my list!

1 comment :

  1. This was one of my favorite books in high school next to Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. I guess that is why we have 4 of us on the blog. We rarely all have the same opinion about a book. It makes for a more interesting discussion.