As expected, my January Booklist was merely high aspirations for a girl with too many ambitions, too little time, and an overabundant amount of lethargy. I ended up not touching or completing almost all of the books on my list, but HEAR ME OUT! 802 more words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald was a key figure in the history of the Roaring Twenties. It was Fitzgerald, or “Scott,” as he was known to by his friends, who coined the term “Jazz Age” to describe the period. 1,520 more words
I’d long been looking forward to reading This Side of Paradise, but the experience didn’t live up to my expectations.
For the first 20 pages or so, I was totally into it–I thought the characters were funny and strange and perfectly 1920s. 227 more words
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
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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