My husband and I recently read a couple of Ernest Hemingway books. After reading several long series, it was refreshing and fun to read his simple descriptions and 1st person narratives in The Sun Also Rises. I could go on an on about how much I hated the dialog but LOVED the descriptions of the bull fighting and fishing trip in Spain.
The other book that we both enjoyed reading, A Moveable Feast, is set in 1920s Paris. After two friends recommended the book, I knew I had to read it and I am so glad I did. Also, forgive me but I've been doing a LOT of reading this year so several of my posts will probably be about books.
Hemingway gives personal accounts of his life and friendships with other ex-pats like Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald. I was incredibly jealous of his lifestyle. I nearly cried when he said he would wander into the Louvre or the other Paris art galleries in the afternoons to enjoy the masterpieces DAILY. So jealous!!
He talks of being poor---but he spent his days in Paris cafes writing. He might not have had much money, but his experiences were incredible!!!
Last night, Jeremy and I went on a little date. We started with bacon wrapped deep friend pickles at Instant Karma. And then we shared a small plate Rueben sandwich and chips---at another little place downtown. He told our waitress that we were bouncing around to multiple places downtown having a moveable feast.....made my heart so happy!!
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