Thursday, May 31, 2012

Literate & Stylish: Lauren from Busy Bee Lauren

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The premise of Literate & Stylish is simple, and the post is short but sweet- every Thursday I'll be showcasing a lovely lady and her favorite book. She'll share a few pretty photos showing off her personal style, along with her book of choice, and tell us why she loves it. 



from Lauren of Busy Bee Lauren

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I had the hardest time choosing which book to highlight as my favorite book, because in all honesty, I have three books that hold "favorite book of all time" in my heart. While I love The Hunger Games, and Jane Eyre equally, I decided upon The Great Gatsby. I remember choosing to read this book back in my junior year of high school for my AP English class. I didn't know anything about it, other than the title sounding familiar. Once I began reading, I was immediately transformed to a completely different time. The roaring 20's seemed so glamorous and beautiful, and I was captivated by it. I was enchanted by Fitzgerald's prose and imagery he created. I knew at the age of 16 that The Great Gatsby had easily filled the "perfect book" spot in my brain. Yes, I have a spot like that. So whenever I feel the need to escape to a different time and place, The Great Gatsby is my go-to read.





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33 comments:

  1. i really need to read this again! i hated the English teacher that assigned it and thus i didn't like any books i read that year...i really should give it another chance, because i think it has potential.

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    1. I actually just bought it so I could give it another go, too... i had a similar high school experience! here's to a summer of the great gatsby!

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    2. I am the same way! I had to read it in high school and hated the class/teacher so therefore I hated the book. But everyone says how much they love it so I guess I need to give it another chance :)

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  3. Can't wait to see The Great Gatsby movie. I <3 leo cap.

    Cathy Trails

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  4. I just started reading (listening) to this book and I'm loving it!

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  5. I also fell in love with F. Scott Fitzgerald reading The Great Gatsby in 11th grade AP English class. Every spring since I get an urge to pull out one of Fitzgerald's novels or collection of short stories and sit on the porch, read and be transported to the 20's. There is something so amazing about Fitzgerald's beautiful style and the time period is my favorite. His short stories are also wonderful and I would highly recommend them. Thanks for sharing this!!

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  6. Lauren picked my favorite book! Gatsby is one of the only books out there I re-read over and over. Its a perfect

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  7. What a fun series! The Great Gatsby is an excellent choice.

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  8. the great gatsby was one of the only books i ever read all the way through in high school. great choice, both in books and shoes.

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  9. She's the cutest.

    I'm still loving this feature, Danielle! Keep it up!

    Because ps I read "the fault in our stars" and fell in love. Checking out "wasted" + the books on your list from a while back. This is just good.


    And pps. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!

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  10. this is such a cute idea. love this book and cannot waaaait for the movie.

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  11. The Great Gatsby is my all-time favourite! Looking forward to the movie too.

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  12. I am actually join g to get that book today and read it <3 Thanks for a great post!

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  13. I've worked in bookshops and libraries over the years and I've lost count of the number of times I've hidden amongst the book shelves re-reading the very last page of this book. It's one of my absolute favourites and I can't wait for the film. Lovely post :)

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  14. This is also in my list of favorite books (in the top 3)! And I CANNOT. WAIT. for the movie to come out. So excited!

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  15. For those who are new to this book and reading it on their own, definitely check out the cliff's notes or other companion books to fully appreciate all of the amazing symbolism that is hidden within this gem of a book. Love the Great Gatsby for this quote: "I like large parties. They're so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy." So true!! F. Scott Fitzgerald just gets it.

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  16. i need to read this book! i am so ashamed that i avoided it for so long through highschool and even college. and now a movie is coming out and i have not even read it!

    love this feature, dani - and lauren, you look beautiful as always!

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  17. It's been so long since I read it, but when I did I didn't appreciate the classics back then! I need to try it again...

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  18. I love this! Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favorite American books. I even threw an entire Gatsby-themed party once.

    P.S. I'm your newest follower, and totally love your blog design and the first post that I've read here. We're off to a good start :)

    Brooke

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  19. I love that book! and your blouse is such a beautiful color! thanks for sharing!

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  20. Love this post. I also have heard of this book and always wondered about it. Now I am inspired to read it, so thanks again and have a great weekend!

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  21. This has got to be one of the best blog post series I have ever seen!

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  22. I had already read this book years ago and I've just started reading it again! Love it! Can't wait to see the movie!

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