Currently Reading


Tonight I finished reading The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway. If I ever travel to Spain, this is the book I will want to read on the way over. If I ever see bullfights or drink absinthe, this is the book I will think about while doing it. Hemingway is so eloquent when describing the environment around his characters. It's so relatable. I had first felt that way when I read A Movable Feast. And now, after reading The Sun Also Rises, I feel even more attached with his writing, because it is so simple yet intelligent. I smile after reading sentences and breath out with admiration because it's sometimes how I feel, but the words are not as beautiful when I do try and say. Here are only a few quotes I picked out; the entire book is a classic to read. I have a feeling this book will be like the movie I can watch over and over again.

"It was a good morning, there were high white clouds above the mountains. It had rained a little in the night and it was fresh and cool on the plateau, and there was a wonderful view. We all felt good and we felt healthy.... You could not be upset about anything on a day like that.
That was the last day before the fiesta."

"I drank a bottle of wine for company."

"Caffeine, we are here. Caffeine puts a man on her horse and a woman in his grave."

"It was like certain dinners I remember from the war. There was much wine, and ignored tension, and a feeling of things coming you could not prevent happening. Under the wine I lost the disgusted feeling and was happy. It seemed they were all such nice people."

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