For the next month or so, I will be participating in another read-a-long hosted by Wallace at Unputdownables.net. This time, the selection coincides with my London/Paris Project (you thought I had forgotten, didn’t you?). We will be reading Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast.
I am really looking forward to reading this book for a few reasons. First – it’s Hemingway. Secondly, since I’ll be travelling to London and Paris later this Spring, I felt that this beloved work about his time in Paris in the 1920s kind of made this a must-read for me.
Here’s a description of the book from goodreads.com, which I then swiped from Unputdownable’s starting post (thanks Wallace!):
Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit, unbridled creativity, and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.
If you’re interested in participating in this read-a-long, click the image of the book to be taken to the sign-up post over at Unputdownables. You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate, so don’t be afraid to join!
The reading pace for this book will be very manageable (as it always is for Wallace’s read-a-longs), averaging roughly 8 pages per day. She will post weekly discussion posts on each Friday the read-a-long is happening, and all you’ll have to do to participate is make a comment on those weekly posts. Don’t worry if you feel like you have “nothing to say” or anything. You can simply comment that you’re enjoying the book for the first post if you like while you get comfortable with the format. Honestly though, people who join these read-a-longs are always really nice and incite great discussions. I promise that if you enjoy being part of a book group or if you like to talk about what you’re reading with others, you’ll have a blast.