Hello lovely readers! It’s been far too long since I’ve sat down at my laptop to type up a new blog post, but I officially graduate high school this Sunday (cue internal happy dance),
which means I will have much more time to write and post on here. I have lots of exciting things planned for the weeks to come, such as continuing my Hemingway Files series, a literary Paris-inspired reading list, and some art history book recommendations, but for now I will leave you with a quick list of all the books I am currently reading. I don’t know about anybody else, but I tend to read a lot of books at once and read little bits of each when the mood strikes me. I find I read more overall this way, as when I get tired of one book I just move on to another. Continue reading “What I’m Currently Reading: An Update”
A couple weeks ago I read “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain, which is a historical fiction novel set in Paris during the 1920s about Ernest Hemingway’s marriage to his first wife, Hadley. To tell you the truth, I mainly picked “The Paris Wife” up because I love reading about artists and writers and I was aware that Hemingway was a good friend of F. Scott Fitzgerald, another literary giant who I have loved ever since reading “The Great Gatsby.” I knew nothing about Hemingway, other than he was this huge literary presence who readers either seemed to love or hate.
I finished “The Paris Wife” in a mere number of days. I was completely entranced by the atmosphere and climate of post-war Paris. The scandal, the passion, and, most importantly, the tragic love affair of Ernest and Hadley Hemingway. I was eager to learn more about the couple’s relationship and their time in Paris so I dove straight into “A Moveable Feast,” which is Hemingway’s own account of the same time period. (Side note: if you do not know anything about Hemingway, his wife Hadley, or 1920s Paris, then I highly recommend you read “A Paris Wife” before picking up “A Moveable Feast” because it more fully explains a lot of the events Hemingway writes about in his account.)
You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.
Continue reading “The Hemingway Files: A Moveable Feast”
Hello all you lovely people! It seems like absolutely ages ago since I’ve sat down at my laptop and written something on this blog, and I’ve missed it loads! The last time I posted anything was August, and after that my senior year
Hello lovely people! I apologize for having not posted anything in absolutely ages, however I’ve been off on holiday in England for the past month and now that I’m back everything has become crazy busy with senior year starting and college applications. I promise I will try to post more regularly now everything is falling back… Continue reading A Very English Book Haul
Hello, hello, hello, I am here today to bring you my July wrap up (yes, I know its already the 4th of August, don’t judge me!). I read a total of four books this month (not including another three that I have started but not finished yet), which isn’t really as many as I wanted… Continue reading July Wrap-Up: A Month of Ups and Downs
Title: Americanah Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Genre: Adult Fiction, Contemporary Publishing Info: Published in 2013 by Anchor Books, a division of Random House LLC Number of Pages: 589 pages My Rating: 5/5