Welcome! I'm Irene.
Compulsively Quirky is a space for sharing my passion for reading and all bookish things along with some OCD tips for leading a simpler and more organized life.
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Advertising infiltrates almost every aspect of our lives. The noise of consumerism seems impossible to avoid. I’ve implemented these seven strategies to minimize the effects of the material world.
I had never read the classic The Great Gatsby and I’ve been delaying watching any movie version of the story until I did sit down and read it. Unlike most of my other reviews, this one contains spoilers. I am just so disgusted by this story that I could not write anything that was neutral and spoiler-free.
Surprisingly, I read this novel much quicker than I thought I would. The pacing worked well. Fitzgerald camouflages most of his self-absorbed, superficial, and judgmental characters well in the first half of the story. Of course, I knew from popular references to the story that things would not end well, but I was hoping for some glimmer of hope.