Reading: The Great Gatsby (again!)

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Reading: The Great Gatsby (again!)

I've been alternating one new-ish title with a classic this summer, and this week I'm re-reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I see things so differently as an older adult. It's wild to re-read something that affected me in one way in my late teens and early twenties, and another in my late 30s. Do you re-read books?

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Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Melinda

I’ve read The Great Gatsby so many times! I’m very excited for the Baz Luhrmann this winter: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1343092/

Enjoy!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Becca

Gatsby is totally on my list to re-read this summer—especially since the Luhrmann film is coming out this winter! I often re-read Love in the Time of Cholera—my all-time favorite book. I re-read Catcher in the Rye a few summers ago and it was interesting to remember my first reaction upon reading in 9th grade and now in my 30s.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Tamsin

I read the Great Gatsby in college (not for a class, even!) and really loved it. I remember being kind of miffed with one of my friends who described it as a book about people drinking in one place, and then going somewhere else and drinking some more without anything actually happening. Now you’re tempting me to reread it in my 30s to see if I still like it as much now as I did then.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Barbara

ACK! You dog ear your book pages. I am in actual physical pain just looking at a photo of the poor thing.

Gatsy is definitely worth re-reading. I listened to it on CD a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kimberly

I don’t think I have… with the availability of the classics on e-readers I have considered it though. The Great Gatsby is probably a good place to start since I remember really enjoying it when I read it for school.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by jaime

I def want to re-read this…havent since high school and the movie looks awesome!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by abby

i don’t re read books just like i don’t watch movies again. idk i’m weird. anyway, you know there’s going to be a movie of the great gatsby starring leonardo dicaprio ? have a great weekend!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by toad

I reread Gatsby last week for the first time in 30 years. I had forgotten what a great storyteller and fabulous wordsmith Fitzgerald was.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by C Inglis

I re-read books often. The better I know the characters, the more interesting the books become! And then they become a sort of comfort read – different books for different moods, when I can’t find something new that interests me.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Patrice Cox

Snap! I just finished re-reading it last week. Loved it more this time actually and very much looking forward to the movie later in the year.

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