These reviews are short and simple—why I liked a book, why I think you’ll like it, and maybe an apt quote that conveys the author’s style faster than I could. I like beat-up old books so that I can commit marginalia* to my heart’s content, so I’ll also share any particularly interesting insights I may have—but I’ll try not to bore you with the averagely interesting or completely banal insights, which are much more common.
*My dad is a librarian, so I grew up thinking of scribbling in a book or dog-earring pages or, even worse, compromising a book’s spine by forgoing the use of a bookmark as a bit of a crime. It really is a bit thrilling, isn’t it?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (♥♥♥)