April 23, 2019
Want to stay In Gatsby’s house? Airbnb has got you (for a limited time)
by Michael Barron
Ok, there isn’t really a Gatsby house because Jay Gatsby was a character from a novel, not a real person. How many of you got that wrong? I guess it doesn’t matter, because you can still rent out a Gatsby-inspired house, and many other literary livables, for a limited time.
As Bustle reports, Airbnb is celebrating World Book day, which is today, by offering killer overnight deals at ten destinations paired with books: The Great Gatsby, The Notebook, Interview With the Vampire, Charlotte’s Web, Pippi Longstocking, The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, Outlander, NW, and Pride and Prejudice. Because people shouldn’t just take one day out of the year to read a book (because we’d be out of business if that were the case), these deals are available on select dates through July.
And seriously, forget Gatsby’s Long Island McMansion, take me down to Big Little Lies city, where the grass is green and the view is pretty. Absent from photo porn provided by Bustle are NW, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Charlotte’s Web, though, obviously, it’s a big giant spider’s web, right? Yes, I’ve always wanted to hang it cool with Charlotte on her web. To be so cozy on the silk strands and AAAAHHHH!!
(cue gruesome spider meal music)
Ahem…H/T Bustle. H/T to the person who actually stays at the Charlotte’s Web emm…pad?
Michael Barron is an editor at Melville House.