Wednesday, 21 May 2014

#103: Read a BBC top 100 book

I read a lot as a kid, and growing up it seemed that I had to read The Great Gatsby almost every year for school. As a relatively short book about 1920s New York, it was a story that fascinated and challenged me: The green lights at the end of the dock? Dr. TJ Eckleburg's god-like eyes watching over everything? 1920s New York intimidated yet intrigued me.

It may have been a book I read many times, but it has been about ten years since I last picked it up. Looking at the list of BBC top books, there are a number of classics I'd like to read (or reread) but I thought I'd dust off the old copy and settle in for a day.

It's like catching up with an old friend. What a treat it is to get lost in a great book.

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