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The Great Gatsby Test

By ElodieOctober 11, 2017
I like to think I'm something of an authority on The Great Gatsby, as someone who read it once and took... More  →
The <em>Great Gatsby</em> Test

The Great Gatsby As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieAugust 30, 2017
The Great Gatsby has it all—romance, jazz, general disillusionment with the American Dream. What it doesn’t have is texting, and I think... More  →
<em>The Great Gatsby</em> As Told in a Series of Texts

All the Times Nick Describes Gatsby's Smile, Ranked in Order of How Platonic They Are

By ElodieJuly 31, 2017
A common motif in The Great Gatsby is Gatsby smiling, which is immediately followed by Nick swooning so hard he just about dies. I learned this... More  →
All the Times Nick Describes Gatsby's Smile, Ranked in Order of How Platonic They Are

Rejected First Drafts of 6 Famous Novels

By Taylor NolesJune 19, 2017
One thing every author will hear at some point is this: writing is rewriting. So it follows that most famous novels went through... More  →
Rejected First Drafts of 6 Famous Novels

QUIZ: Is This a Great Gatsby Quote or a Lorde Lyric?

By ElodieApril 20, 2017
Lorde was sent to us from another time. That’s the only explanation I can come up with as to why every single... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Great Gatsby Quote or a Lorde Lyric?

QUIZ: Is This a Great Gatsby Quote or an Ed Sheeran Lyric?

By ElodieMarch 13, 2017
You’re a human being—I’ll assume either 1) you’ve listened to Ed Sheeran’s "Divide," or 2) you barely know who Ed Sheeran is... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a <em>Great Gatsby</em> Quote or an Ed Sheeran Lyric?

Everything I Know About Dating, I Learned from The Great Gatsby

By ElodieFebruary 22, 2017
I won’t pretend I used to know a single thing about the mystifying swampland that is dating. I’ve tried everything to be... More  →
Everything I Know About Dating, I Learned from <em>The Great Gatsby</em>

Blogging The Great Gatsby

By ElodieDecember 31, 2016
There are some things we simply have to do, like assigned reading, taxes, and dying. I can’t do anything about two of... More  →
Blogging <i>The Great Gatsby</i>

15 Times The Great Gatsby Was Hilariously Relatable

By ElodieJuly 7, 2016
Ah, The Great Gatsby. That classic tome of idealism, regret, and jazzy beats. Gatsby hooks up with Daisy, Daisy commits vehicular manslaughter,... More  →
15 Times <em>The Great Gatsby</em> Was Hilariously Relatable

How to Go on a Date, According to Jay Gatsby

By ElodieMay 5, 2016
I recently blogged every last single "old sport!"-laden sentence of The Great Gatsby, and if there’s anything I learned from it,... More  →
How to Go on a Date, According to Jay Gatsby