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  • Film Adaptations,  Random

    The Great Gatsby (2013)

    The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite books ever. I love how many layers it has and you get to discover a new one every time you read it. I’ve already read it about three times and this year, I’m certainly re-reading it. Romeo + Juliet is one of my favourite movies ever. Everything just falls into place when it needs to: Claire Danes’ and Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting, the music and above all the colours. Baz Luhrmann made a masterpiece. So what happens when The Great Gatsby is adapted into a movie by Baz Luhrmann himself? Just imagine. I’ve been waiting for this movie for a long time, ever…

  • Random,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    Top Ten “Older” Books I Don’t Want People to Forget About

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! In this list I included every book that can be taught at school, read on your own or found at a book shop but that, somehow seem to be forgotten by most readers out there! They are wide-known but little-read and I think they deserve much more attention than they usually get: 1. The Canterbury Tales by…

  • 20th century,  21st Century,  General Fiction

    Re-Reading: The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

    June has been a roller coaster for me! Despite my free time I haven’t devoted that much time to reading and I just kind fell on a lazy routine of watching TV, tidying up my bedroom (much needed) and, in a very cathartic way, putting away everything college. Now I can breathe, I am free! After getting my Sony e-reader, it was pretty clear that my first reading on it would be The Great Gatsby. I had longed to revisit it for a long, long time. What a joy to reread! The characters My impression on the characters is still the same, but more intense. I still do not trust…

  • Essays,  Random

    On getting an e-reader

    When my aunt confessed over Christmas that she had planned on buying me a Kindle I was offended. Me? Loving edition and the publishing world so much, reading on an e-reader? Nope, thanks. I love books, I really do: I like to feel them, look at the pages, the font, the editing in general and, at the end of the day, I truly adore my tiny library. I thought that reading on e-readers was not comfortable: people are always complaining about the weight of physical books but I find paperback editions to be really helpful regarding this matter. But as soon as I graduated, a little voice started to ask…

  • 20th century,  General Fiction,  Gift Ideas

    Gift Ideas – A Classic

    Buying classics is no longer in fashion since they can be found online for free. But I still like a good physical book, on my shelf… and with a good cover and they make such a classic and elegant gift! The recommendation of today has it all. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a modern classic (published with a great cover by Penguin Modern Classics) from the roaring 1920’s that tells the story of Gatsby, his friend, the narrator and Daisy Buchanan and her husband. The plot and style are typically modern, full of symbols and the story is universal: Gatsy is still trying to gain his teenage…

  • Random

    30 Day Book Meme – Day 29

    Day 01 – The best book you read last year Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than three times Day 03 – Your favorite series Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series Day 05 – A book that makes you happy                                                                                          Day 06 – A book that makes you sad                                                                                                 Day 07 – Most underrated book                                                                                                        Day 08 – Most overrated book                                                                                                            Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving                                                                                                                                                      Day 10 – Favorite classic book                        …

  • Random

    30 Day Book Meme – Day 9

    Day 01 – The best book you read last year Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than three times Day 03 – Your favorite series Day 04 – Favorite book of your favorite series Day 05 – A book that makes you happy                                                                                          Day 06 – A book that makes you sad                                                                                                 Day 07 – Most underrated book                                                                                                        Day 08 – Most overrated book                                                                                                            Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving The Great Gatsby by F. Scott  Fitzgerald. It was a compulsory reading for college last year and I…