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5 Classics for August

Summer has almost come to a close, but there’s still time to squeak in a few more books in the sunshine! I thought it would be fun to recommend five classics each month that remind me of that particular time of the year. I’m someone who tends to strongly associate books with when I read… Continue reading 5 Classics for August

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Hey Hemingway, What’s With the Bulls? | THE SUN ALSO RISES

While rereading Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises for a literature class last semester, I kept coming back to a puzzling question: What is so important about bulls? Bullfighting seems to be the focal point of the characters' time in Pamplona, Spain, which makes sense considering the culture and setting of the time. The unusual part is the… Continue reading Hey Hemingway, What’s With the Bulls? | THE SUN ALSO RISES

Books, Read for English Class, Reread

THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway | Reread

Recently I read The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway for the second time; predictably, my love-hate relationship with this classic American writer continues. When I First Read I first read this classic American novel in April 2015, almost exactly one year before I reread it again in April 2016. I had read Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms for… Continue reading THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway | Reread

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring 2016 TBR

Happy Tuesday!!!! I'm feeling even more enthusiastic than usual for this week's Top Ten Tuesday because this week is my SPRING BREAK! *rejoices spectacularly* While I do love college, midterm season has me definitely looking forward to relaxing and catching up on some sleep this week. Plus, I can finally get around to blogging more… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Spring 2016 TBR

Quotes

QUOTE: Ernest Hemingway

"You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another."  ~ The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway This quote is quite sad, but then again I think it reflects the tone of Hemingway's novel The Sun Also Rises very well. The characters in this novel are lost souls, searching for a way to feel happy… Continue reading QUOTE: Ernest Hemingway

Books

Book Review: THE SUN ALSO RISES

Author: Ernest Hemingway Number of Pages: 251 Publisher: Scribner Release Date: 1926 "A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of… Continue reading Book Review: THE SUN ALSO RISES

Books, Read for English Class

Book Review: A FAREWELL TO ARMS

Author: Ernest Hemingway Number of Pages: 360 Publisher: Arrow Books First Published: 1929 "In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war, to the 'war to end all wars'. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was wounded and twice decorated. Out of his experiences came A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway's description of war is unforgettable. He… Continue reading Book Review: A FAREWELL TO ARMS