Book Review: The Only Thing That Counts: The Ernest Hemingway-Maxwell Perkins Correspondence

The Only Thing That Counts - ed. Matthew J. Broccoli (University of Southern Carolina Press, 1996) After re-reading A¬†Moveable¬†Feast in January, I thought it was finally time to read this collection of letters between Ernest Hemingway and his editor Maxwell Perkins. The letters - and their relationship - begin in 1925 when Perkins, an editor… Continue reading Book Review: The Only Thing That Counts: The Ernest Hemingway-Maxwell Perkins Correspondence

What I Read – January 2019

Read: Article 353 - Tanguy Viel (translated by William Rodarmor) (Other Press, 2019) Great Stories - Arthur Conan Doyle (John Murray, 1959) Mr. Palomar - Italo Calvino (translated by William Weaver) (Harvest Book, 1985) Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2018) In Our Mad and Furious City - Guy Gunaratne (MCD x FSG Originals, 2018) Radiant Shimmering Light… Continue reading What I Read – January 2019

Book Recommendations for the Sometimes Reader

Today is Peter's birthday! He recently found himself without a book to read and so asked me to make five suggestions for him. His criteria was simply that they be books we already own. In honour of Peter's birthday, and because it's something different, I thought I'd share the list (plus the longlist because I'm… Continue reading Book Recommendations for the Sometimes Reader

Book Review: The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

I'm a big fan of Ernest Hemingway (the writing more than the man himself but that's a topic for another time) and I've read most of his writing. While in Washington recently, I spotted a Hemingway book I'd never read in a secondhand bookshop and so brought it home. It turns out that The Garden… Continue reading Book Review: The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway

What I Read – March 2017

I've fallen behind in reviewing books but am working to catch up and get some reviews posted next week. In the meantime, here's what I read this month: Eileen - Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press, 2015) The Dark and Other Love Stories - Deborah Willis (Hamish Hamilton, 2017) She was glad that was done. What a… Continue reading What I Read – March 2017

A Friday Favourite: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Although In the Skin of a Lion generally wins top spot when it comes to my favourite book, The Sun Also Rises is a close second. A glance at my shelves will tell you that I'm a Hemingway fan. I even have a t-shirt with the original, Art Nouveau book cover on it. Hemingway was… Continue reading A Friday Favourite: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

30 Day Dress Challenge

Day 24 - Monday It's finally happened. With only a week to go, I'm repeating a dress. This is the dress from Day 8. In truth, this repeat is not because I've run out of dresses but because the dresses I haven't worn yet are all pretty fancy. And today it's pouring rain and it's… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge