Burn, Read, Rewrite: The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, & The Sun Also Rises

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Based on comments, it seems like the switch from Marry, Date or Dump to this game has been a success. Although as my sister said this morning, “It’s way easier to dump a character than it is to burn a book.” She decided this lineup was too hard for her to choose, but I hope you will play along and say which book you would read (favorite), rewrite (like but might want to change), and burn (least favorite). These are three of my favorite favorite books – stories so nice I had to say favorite twice – but I’m going to give it a shot.  Continue reading “Burn, Read, Rewrite: The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, & The Sun Also Rises”

Marry, Date or Dump: Heroes from Hemingway Novels

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I’m not exactly sure if these characters are more heroes or antiheroes, but I’m excited to see who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump when faced with the choice of Jake Barnes from THE SUN ALSO RISES, Frederic Henry from A FAREWELL TO ARMS, and Robert Jordan from FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS.  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Heroes from Hemingway Novels”

Marry, Date or Dump: Nick Carraway, Holden Caulfield & Jake Barnes

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I’ve still got Gatsby on the brain, and wanted to think of a good marry, date or dump to incorporate Nick Carraway because I’ve already done one with Jay and one for the ladies from the book. So I thought I’d pair Nick with some of my other interesting and perhaps unreliable narrators from two of my other favorite books – Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye and Jake Barnes from The Sun Also Rises. This trio really has me stumped because there are so many reasons to want to marry all of them and so many reasons to want to date all of them. Let me know who you would marry, date and dump in the comments below. Thanks!  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Nick Carraway, Holden Caulfield & Jake Barnes”