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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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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Appreciated, Not Enjoyed

Happy Tuesday!! As per usual, I've decided to switch up this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme a bit (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl). The theme is supposed to be Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read; however, I often find it hard to list many books that I really dislike because I tend… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Appreciated, Not Enjoyed

Bookish, College, Read for English Class

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 Set Outside the U.S.

Happy Tuesday! It's time to take a trip around the world with this week's Top Ten Tuesday theme: Top Ten Books Set Outside the U.S. As I was looking through the books I've read on Goodreads in preparation for writing this post I was surprised by how difficult finding ten unique global bookish settings was. I've read… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set Outside the U.S.

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