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Friday, April 3, 2015

Book Beginnings: So We Read On

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures by Maureen Corrigan

"Forget great. The Great Gatsby is the greatest--even if you didn't think so when you had to read it in high school."

When I was in high school, I remembered that pretty much everyone loved it, and the smarter the kid was, the more he loved it. As an adult looking back, I think we didn't understand it much, and said we loved it in order not to seem dumb. I was impressed when my younger brother did not like it, as I thought that actually showed some critical thinking.




2 comments:

Shaina said...

Isn't it funny how we sometime automatically take the contrarian opinion as better thought-out, when it might not be?

I remember feeling a resounding "meh" about The Great Gatsby when I was younger. I'd like to re-read it and see how I feel today.

Also, <3 Maureen Corrigan.

Elizabeth said...

ENJOY....I never did like the Great Gatsby, though. :)

Have a great weekend.

Elizabeth
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