DC’s Big Read–The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great GatsbyThe DC Public Library is participating in the National Program The Big Read by encouraging everyone in DC to read The Great Gatsby and holding a series of events and discussions between now and May 24. There was some chatter on other blogs about the choice of this particular novel, but moving past that for the moment, let’s dive-in and get reading!

My first step will be to see if I can recover the copy I’ve had since college–or maybe it was high school? It is going to be interesting re-approaching a work I haven’t read in a very long time, but think I enjoyed the first time through. Growing up in the 80s with Reaganomics and the corporate raiders on Wall Street I recall finding the book to be very relatable. 

Anyone else out there reading?

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  1. The first time I read this, I finished it sitting in my mother’s station wagon waiting for the DC Driver’s Examiner to get to me for my road test for my DC license! Still have that high school copy somewhere.

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