"It was when curiosity about Gatsby was at its  highest that the lights in his house failed to go on one Saturday  night—and, as obscurely as it had begun, his career as Timalchio was  over." ~ The Great Gatsby (p. 113)

fitzgerald’s first thought on the title for The Great Gatsby was Among Ash Heaps and Millionaires. other titles he considered were Trimalchio and On the Road to West Egg, Gold-hatted Gatsby, and The High-bouncing Lover. he then argued strongly to call the novel Trimalchio in West Egg but his editor finally decided to name the book The Great Gatsby.
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"It was when curiosity about Gatsby was at its highest that the lights in his house failed to go on one Saturday night—and, as obscurely as it had begun, his career as Timalchio was over." ~ The Great Gatsby (p. 113)

fitzgerald’s first thought on the title for The Great Gatsby was Among Ash Heaps and Millionaires. other titles he considered were Trimalchio and On the Road to West Egg, Gold-hatted Gatsby, and The High-bouncing Lover. he then argued strongly to call the novel Trimalchio in West Egg but his editor finally decided to name the book The Great Gatsby.

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here’s to the longest day of the year — scored me tix again for tonight’s performance of all’s well that ends well at shakespeare in the park.
previously

here’s to the longest day of the year — scored me tix again for tonight’s performance of all’s well that ends well at shakespeare in the park.

previously

"Don’t be shy," said Kate. "I see you’re not. Well, no matter. Virgins are worth a lot but they don’t last, of course. She put her hands on Aliena’s hips, leaned forward, and kissed her forehead. "You’re so voluptuous, although you don’t know it. By the saints, you’re so irresistible.” She slid her hand up from Aliena’s hip to her bosom, and gently took one breast in her hand, weighing it and squeezing it slightly, then she leaned forward and kissed Aliena’s lips.

i was browsing today at housing works bookstore café and stumbled upon the pillars of the earth by ken follet. as i flipped through the book, i happen to have stopped at that passage. needless to say, i bought the book. i also put the mini-series, based on the book, in my netflix queue, immediately. i’ll be fast forwarding and looking for that scene, hoping it’s included.

(ok, i know the book isn’t a ‘romance’ novel and more of a historical novel and about gothic architecture. the quoted scene is sexy, nonetheless…)

le trône de fer (the iron throne [or a song of ice and fire, in the original])

le trône de fer (the iron throne [or a song of ice and fire, in the original])

cherry blossom

cherry blossom