The Great Gatsby

Archetypes in the Classics

“Archetype: a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.” Dictionary.com I love archetypes! It comes from the fact that I see the world through the lens of narrative, and so I love finding the themes and ties that bind the world together, and make stories possible. Archetypes do just that! They present the basic ways in which we can and do relate to the world around us, and the ways that other individuals… Read More »Archetypes in the Classics

My 5-Star Reading System

Think of it as a ‘brownie points’ system. Award yourself as many ‘brownie points’ as there are Stars for each book you read. If you read Diary of a Whimpy Kid, you get 1 brownie point. But if you read Jane Eyre, you get 5! Make sense? If you read Jane Eyre(5 stars), A Tale of Two Cities(5 stars), and The Great Gatsby(4 stars), you get a grand total of 14! It helps to categorize… Read More »My 5-Star Reading System

50 BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Do modern novels make you cringe? Does it feel like everything written after 1950 is shallow, immoral, or ridden with sloppy language?If your soul is slowly shriveling away inside of you and your eyes are screaming at you to find something, ANYTHING, worth their time to read, I have a solution for you!First, spend a couple minutes of cathartic laughter with Terrible Writing Advice, where you can enjoy that someone besides yourself notices just how… Read More »50 BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME