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Troubles in Adaptation: The 2013 Adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY

With class divides growing ever more troubling, a reader considers the failings of THE GREAT GATSBY adaptation's translation of Fitzgerald's commentary.

Quotes on Race and Class from THE GREAT GATSBY

A roundup of quotes examining classism and racism through the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, THE GREAT GATSBY.

Finding the Right Time for the Classics

"Every book has the right time and place in one’s life." Is it better to wait for the right time and place to read daunting books like the classics?

Literary Quotes for Autumn

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Literature’s Greatest Parties

Champagne swimming pools, never-ending fireworks, midsummer bonfires, and handsome strangers: The lavish late-nights of literature. Like anyone else who’s bookishly ...

Great Gifts for the Gatsby Fan in Your Life

Gifts for fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Teaching My Husband to Read

I married a guy who didn’t crack a book ’til he was 30.  Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. ...

The Editor: Author’s Handmaiden or Creator of Content?

Recently I read two novels that, apart from sharing the same publisher, seemed otherwise unrelated. But as I was reading, ...

Literary Tourism: Southern Literary Trail

The South has one of the richest literary traditions on Earth, so it is a fitting place for the only ...

Books We Read Too Soon

Recently I read an essay on Tess of the D’Urbervilles that got me thinking. The author had failed at writing an essay on the ...

Jersey Shore Goes Gatsby: Snooki’s Bookish Wedding

As a blogger, there is a special glow that you feel when you realize that someone has taken your advice. ...

Planning A Bookish Party (Or How To Create A NIGHT CIRCUS Party)

I am in the (very) lucky position of being known as a “bookish person” among friends. This means that people ...

20 Amazing Soundtracks & Songs from Movies Based on Books

A soundtrack can make or break a movie in the same way that acting, a script, or the production style ...

4 Hollywood Actors Who Encored Their Starring Roles on Audiobook

Through Book Riot’s relationship with Audible, the leading provider of audiobooks, Book Riot readers who are new to Audible can ...

Daggers “R” Us: The Internet Browser Histories of Literary Characters

Winnie-the-Pooh: ‘honey’ ‘honey recipes’ ‘how to treat bee stings’ ‘how to get a honey pot off your head’ ‘does Build-a-Bear ...