Well fast foward to like last year (?) when the movie came out with Leonardo DiCaprio. When I saw the movie trailer, I was absolutely mesmerized and couldn't wait to see in theaters. I have an absolute love for the 20s, 30s and 40s time periods. My engagement pictures and wedding had a vintaage theme. I tell S all the time, that I should have been born in the time period. When I saw the movie I knew I wanted to buy the movie and really read the book because I know the book is almost always ten times better than the movie. Also, the movie inspired me to having 20s theme for my thirtieth birthday and I can not wait!!
So, when the movie came out on DVD, Target had a promotion going on that you can purchase the Blue Ray and get the book on some discount. I bought the book and added it to the pile of books I plan on reading.
Well, during our vacation to Asheville, I finished reading Knowing Your Value and brought The Great Gatsby to read. Okay, you know how I said it took me months to get through KYV? Yeah I finished The Great Gatsby in like four days. I LOVED it! It may be because as I read it I had a visual from the movie to go along with it. Surprisingly, I thought the movie followed the book pretty closely, outside of Carraway being in an asylum or rehab. That was outside of the book storyline. Gatsby, sigh. Such a hopeless romantic. I can't get over the "old sport" phrase. DiCaprio seriously did an amazing job with that role.
Really the book was great. Not difficult to read. I think like 180 pages long. When I would start reading, I found it hard to stop!
Now I must watch the movie ASAP.