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Book #17 of the 2015 reading challenge – This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Read a popular author’s first book.

I love the idea of reading the classics. Books that are taught in school. Intellectual books that are supposed to enlighten you and leave you with something greater than just a story and a few hours of entertainment. 1,128 more words


This side of paradise - Wisdom

For this is wisdom–to love and live, To take what fate or the gods may give, To ask no question, to make no prayer, To kiss the lips and caress the hair, Speed passion’s ebb as we greet it’s flow, To have and to hold, and, in time–let go.

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This side of Paradise - The twilight quote

The great tapestries of trees had darkened to ghosts back at the last edge of twilight. The early moon had drenched the arches with pale blue, and, weaving over the night, in and out of the gossamer rifts of moon, swept a song, a song with more than a hint of sadness, infinitely transient, infinitely regretful.

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"This Side of Paradise" by F Scott Fitzgerald

Wikipedia says that This Side of Paradise is the author’s debut novel, published in 1920. The book examines the lives and morality of post–World War I youth. 273 more words


September Indie Craft Sampler Contributor: This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise contributed 50 bags with some great body products inside. Some have energize essential oils, sugar scrub, goat milk soap, lotion etc. for the upcoming September Indie Craft Sampler. 20 more words


Books about growing up | This Side of Paradise

Ever have that feeling like you want to re-read a book you’ve read a while ago, because of something that’s going on in your life? That happens to me occasionally, reminding me how much books have influenced my life and continue to sort of guide me along. 402 more words