Wrapped up a successful trip to Key West for the Hemingway Days festival. It was hot and wonderful and I wish I never had to leave.
This is the only one of Hemingway‘s novels that‘s set in Key West. Couldn‘t resist picking this one up at the Hemingway House Museum shop (all their books have this sticker on the covers). I like Hemingway‘s writing, so that was a pick. But didn‘t enjoy the racial labels (n-word, etc).
Wish I could say the shirt is from Key West. It‘s actually from Target 😂. We found out afterwards that son needs a Hawaii/Keys shirt for one night of his trip 😂
For any US Littens!
Most popular books for each state. Link below:
I love Hem and his ability to tell a whole story through some disjointed events but this one had me cruising through the last 75 pages. The suddenness of a pair of unhappy married couples and their petty banter had me laughing despite the little sense it made to include them in Harry‘s story.
I can read Hemingway describe fish all day. I don't know how he does it but he's describing the visceral interaction between man and beast, he's at his finest.
Celebrating Hemingway and toasting him on his birthday. May have imbibed a little too much to fully focus but I feel like he would enjoy that as well.
#day15 #90sinjuly #motorcycledriveby The only time I ever ride a motorcycle (or to be more accurate - a moped! 😂) is when we go to Key West. Whilst there, I love to visit Hemingway House. The tour is so fun, full of gossipy stories about his time in Key West, and surrounded by the legendary six-toed cats.... My favorite story is the swimming pool feud with his wife, which ended in the urinal from a local bar as a giant cat bowl/water feature! 😂
A little #asidefrombooks on my birthday!
🔸Hobby: Video Games
🔸Drink: Margarita 🍸
🔸Fave colour: Red
🔸Fave City: NYC
🔸Dream house: Anything with a big front porch
🔸Accessory: Apple Watch
🔸Fave TV Show: Ever? House
🔸Last Movie I watched at the cinema: Get Out
🔸Currently Reading: The Familiar, Volume 4 and To Have and Have Not, The Silkworm
453 - To Have and Have Not
Short stories about live in and trade between Cuba and Florida. Harry Morgan is a shipper who will take on all kinds of deals sailing between the two coasts. In between there are a lot of alcohol and fights. I didn't especially like the book. At least it was short.
#1001books Picture: Knokke, Belgium
Relaxing with Hem and some tea after a long day at work. I hope all you Littens are having a great night too! Love you all! ♡ Ooh! Any word yet on any Spring book exchanges yet, like the one we did for Valentine's day? I'm so looking forward to doing that again! :-)