Just made an appointment today at the tattoo shop near my house to get started on my Great Gatsby sleeve. I am so excited for September 2nd. This book sparked my passion for literature, for writing, for reading, for teaching, and basically everything I want to do in my life. Considering as I start grad school to begin my teaching credential program in a few weeks, this is my reward to myself. If you couldn't tell, Gatsby is my favorite novel... but I love everything from Fitzgerald. This Side of Paradise is pretty high up there, as is Invisible Man, Nightwood, and the Harry Potter series.
Please post pictures of that when you get it done! Such a cool thing to make a sleeve out of.
Anyway. Favorite books:
House of Leaves -- Mark Z. Danielewski
The Virgin Suicides -- Jeffrey Eugenides
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake -- Aimee Bender
The End of Mr. Y -- Scarlett Thomas
The Broom of the System -- David Foster Wallace
The Time Traveler's Wife -- Audrey Niffeneger
The Eyre Affair -- Jasper Fforde
A Visit From the Goon Squad -- Jennifer Egan
After Dark -- Haruki Murakami