Sunday, 9 June 2013

"Gatsby? What Gatsby?"

So in the midst of all the end of University stress, tearing my hair out, waking up crying, and other such madness, the ever suffering boyfriend decided he needed to drag me away from my work and take me to the cinema for a couple of hours. To see, of course, the film I feel like I have been waiting for years for, ever since it was announced. *drum roll* The Great Gatsby!

I'm not going to go into what I did and didn't like about the film, and bore you with a review, but I will say even as an avid lover of the book, I think it's a must see.

To add to my Gatsby excitement even more, I was lucky enough to win some Gatsby goodies from Literary Emporium, that I raved about.. here.  This actually happened a couple of weeks ago, but due to University Stress, I haven't been able to get round to posting about it (or anything for that matter!). It came on a day when I was having a really bad time with my work load and felt miserable, and then this delightful little package dropped through my letterbox.

Couldn't believe all my goodies! And Rio over at Literary Emporium is such a sweetie, check out her little note! My little package (beautifully wrapped, as always) included, three post cards, including my favourite quote from the book (which I'm considering as a potential new tattoo, shhh)

"So we beat on. Boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."

A Gatsby badge, which you can just see in it's wrapping there, featuring the artwork from one of the editions of the book. And finally and most exciting the little bow-tie necklace.

The necklace is so delicately made and the prints are all flawless. I have worn the necklace loads already, usually with a little sun dress. Expect to see it in many more of my posts! (And expect to see more posts now I am officially free!)

I must have been having some crazy Gatsby related luck, because I also won some Gatsby Merchandise from The Vue Cinema at The Light in Leeds, but yet is yet to arrive from Warner Bros.
Strange because I never rarely enter competitions and then I won two at once, just goes to show that someone has to win!

I'm such a quote nerd that I love Literary Emporiums pieces, do you have a favourite literary quote?


  1. Thanks for blogging about Literary Emporium. So pleased the goodies cheered you up during hectic exam stress! And a Gatsby themed tattoo would be amazing!! :) x

  2. This giveaway was adorable! The quote would make the cutest tattoo!! Lovely blog - now following! :)
    If you have a spare moment feel free to pop over and visit my blog and if you like what you see, follow back and keep in touch! :)


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