I love to read and you must also, since you’re here! My 'currently-reading' list always includes a book I am reading as well as one I'm listening to. This blog, a labor of love and a constant work-in-progress, is a way for me to share my thoughts about what I've read; I'm not a pro but I am passionate! I have purposely not summarized plot lines because the people that do that professionally are so darn good at it. I hope you enjoy the opinions and musings you find here. Thank you for visiting!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
The first half of The Paris Wife is very boring. I couldn't really see it going anywhere, it just kept going. The second half was much better. I was shocked by the liberties taken, the choices made, the emotional endurance, and the social ignorance. This book is a solid example of truth being stranger than fiction. I didn't know anything about the life of Ernest Hemingway so I was surprised by the tale and it prompted me to do some additional reading about both he and Hadley. When I croak I would like to ask Hadley what she thought about A Moveable Feast.... I imagine it was difficult for her to read so many years later.
I would also like to ask her why she would tolerate such disrespectful treatment from anyone-especially her husband and how many years post-Ernest before she asked herself, "What the &%$#^ was I thinking?! ". I desperately wanted her to stick up for herself but she remained a stoic doormat throughout, disappointing me and the women's liberation movement...