So I know I haven’t been posting very much lately, but, that’s because there is this thing called life that gets in the way. And it’s going to stay in the way for around the next seven months! So, I won’t be able to post everyday (in fact, I doubt I ever will be able to again), and I have no idea how often I will be able to post. But, I am committed, to this blog, and, to reading through more The Classics. Bookish Topic Tuesday will continue on, meaning there’ll be at least one post a week. I’ll keep my current format of reading through a chapter and posting about it, but they will be infrequent, and, I think that the length of posts will be cut (probably a good thing), and the posts themselves will be somewhat different to my previous ones. Also, the random, single-post reviews will continue, but my personal reading time, has also been cut, so they won’t be all that frequent either. I thank you all for your continued support, and almost ironically, I’ve had the most consistent number of views since I’ve been posting less, and this past month, I’ve had the most views of any month, which is amazing (averaging over 70 a day)! Thanks so much! I’ll always be around to respond to your comments, and I love seeing them (but note, there may be some delay before they appear, more on that in the ‘soon’ to be posted Comments Policy I am also writing).
Secondly (and lastly):
Mentalfloss have created a very interesting list of Great Gatsby Facts (link), and considering nothing has been posted about The Great Gatsby for a while, I thought this could tide you over. It reveals that Gatsby was not at all a roaring success, and when Fitzgerald died, the second print still had 3000 unsold copies! Fitzgerald was hardly paid anything for the book, and the subsequent movie, which was also a flop. And then, after World War 2 (helped by sending 150,000 copies to the US troops – why on earth would they send a book out that was a critical failure, and wasn’t very popular?????), the book started to gain popularity, and I have to really wonder WHY? I think I’ve said it before, that maybe it’s me, not being American, that limits my enthusiasm for this book, but, I have to wonder what the perspective of an American about this book actually is. Is it really so loved over there? Let me know. Plus, what’s your favourite Gatsby fact from the list (or one of your own)?