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A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition
A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition | Ernest Hemingway
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Published for the first time as Ernest Hemingway intended, one of the great writer's most enduring works: his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. Since Hemingway's personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined and debated the changes made to the text before publication. Now this new special restored edition presents the original manuscript as the author prepared it to be published. Featuring a personal foreword by Patrick Hemingway, Ernest's sole surviving son, and an introduction by the editor and grandson of the author, Sen Hemingway, this new edition also includes a number of unfinished, never-before-published Paris sketches revealing experiences that Hemingway had with his son Jack and his first wife, Hadley. Also included are irreverent portraits of other luminaries, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ford Madox Ford, and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. Sure to excite critics and readers alike, the restored edition of A Moveable Feast brilliantly evokes the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the unbridled creativity and unquenchable enthusiasm that Hemingway himself epitomized.
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JoScho
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Leftcoastzen Yay!Love that quote! 1mo
JoScho @Leftcoastzen me too-it speaks to me. 1mo
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slategreyskies
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Pickpick

I have to admit that it was worth reading this book to read the bit where EH wrote that he used to leave his son Bumby alone in a crib when he was a baby, with only the cat to babysit him. He wrote that this was how it was done in Paris at the time, and I admit that I howled with laughter. Poor Bumby. 😂

Kristy_K Gorgeous photo! Where is it? 1mo
slategreyskies @Kristy_K It‘s in southwestern Virginia. Sometimes I drive that way when I need to clear my head. I‘ll park by the side of the road there and look at the mountain for a while. It helps me feel at peace. 1mo
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EadieB
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Panpan

I definitely chose poorly here. I have never understood the acclaim for Hemingway, and suspect that it might represent another instance of the emperor‘s new clothes. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2987907364. #ernesthemingway #amoveablefeast #book #books #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookish #bookcommunity #memoirs #paris #booknerd #americanliterature #booklove

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Maggie_Reads
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This has been on my TBR list FOREVER. I think it‘s time to tackle this classic. Have you read it? Thoughts? 🤔💭

DeleteAcct It's my favorite Hemingway. 😊 4mo
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Branwen
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I'm a day late, but I'm sure you wouldn't mind, Hem! 😍😘💕 Happy birthday to one of my all time favorite authors, Ernest Hemingway! 💕📚🍺💕

Leftcoastzen What a beautiful collection! He‘s one of my favorites too! 4mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Thank you! He's so wonderful, isn't he? 😍💕 4mo
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Skygoddess1
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Despite the high heat and humidity in the Chicago area, I made it out to Oak Park to visit the Ernest Hemingway Birth Place Museum. Learned a lot about the author and his family and got to tour a beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian Hope. Will be working on a blog post about my visit. #ErnestHemingway

BarbaraTheBibliophage We were there four years ago. It‘s fascinating, isn‘t it? 4mo
Cathythoughts Looks so lovely 😊 wow 4mo
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Valeka
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FINALLY enjoying one of my favorite books in my new home. It‘s good to be settled in at last!!

Victoriahoperose I love this book so much ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Valeka @Victoriahoperose So do I! I have passages committed to memory. ❤️ 5mo
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JennyM
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#FrenchKissingInTheUSA, or rather a young American in love with France.

#WanderingJune

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MicheleinPhilly
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Hello Ernest‘s house!

AshleyHoss820 NICE!!! 8mo
Branwen Omggggggggg 😍😍😍💕 You are so lucky! 8mo
sprainedbrain Lovely!! 8mo
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CouronneDhiver It‘s a cool place. Did they tell you the story about the poolside fountain in the backyard? 8mo
Leftcoastzen I would love to go there! 8mo
Samplergal I loved his home. The cats are great. 8mo
LeahBergen I was obsessed with the tile in that house. Oh my GOD. 8mo
Cathythoughts I‘d love to be sitting on that upper balcony reading.... ♥️ 8mo
Cinfhen That‘s the million dollar shot ❤️ 8mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans."

#DinneratEight #TimbitTunes @Cinfhen

Cathythoughts Brilliant quote 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. I‘ve yet to brave enough to taste an oyster 🙄 9mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts my stomach turns at the thought! 9mo
Bookwomble Although I wouldn't eat an oyster, Hemingway's descriptive language is engaging. 9mo
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Judybskt Love oysters! Eat them raw! Or broiled in the shell with horseradish and sharp cheddar - angels on horseback. 9mo
TheKidUpstairs @Cathythoughts @Bookwomble @TrishB my stomach is extremely sensitive at the moment, just searching for an image to go with the quote made it do flip flops. But the quote is so beautifully written I couldn't pass it up! 9mo
TheKidUpstairs @Judybskt not for me! But my husband loves 'em, so I've visited a number of oyster bars in my time with him! 9mo
LiterRohde ALMOST made me want to try oysters. Then I remembered he was talking about oysters. They look like the boogers of the sea. Plus, with multiple bad experiences with seafood, it is difficult for me to choke down any kind. 9mo
Cinfhen Hahahahaha @LiterRohde love your word choice!!! 9mo
Cinfhen I haven‘t ever had ANY sea food or shell fish ~ I can‘t😖 9mo
CarolynM @Cathythoughts When you do work up the courage make sure you have a glass of champagne to hand - natural oysters and champagne are a magical combination! (edited) 9mo
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JoScho
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Ericalambbrown I‘ve never read this one. I need to. 9mo
kspenmoll Wonderful quote! ❤️❤️ 9mo
GripLitGrl ❤Lovely quote❤ 9mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt5 I recently read a beautiful description of a person living in Paris & reading this classic Hemingway every day. It was so lovely, but I cannot for the life of me, remember where I read it!! It‘s driving me nuts.🤨 It‘s the reason I finally bought my first Hemingway, about his life in Paris after the Great War. I really wish I could remember it.

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I read A Farewell to Arms in high school and thought I‘d sworn off Hemingway forever, but I‘ve read a few of his short stories in the past couple of years that made me re-think that. I really enjoyed this book in which Hemingway talks about his life in Paris and his time spent with several of his literary friends. Made me want to read travel memoirs or better yet, travel and write about it myself! Glad I finally read this one!

CoffeeNBooks I love this book! 10mo
cathysaid The Sun Also Rises is my favorite book of all time. 10mo
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RaimeyGallant
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"...I have tried to write by the old rule that how good a book is should be judged by the man who writes it by the excellence of the material that he eliminates."

Tanisha_A "Write drunk, edit sober." ? 10mo
RaimeyGallant @Tanisha_A I've never tested this, but it could work! 10mo
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RaimeyGallant
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This is a memoir of Hemingway's time in Paris, mostly pre-Pauline. It's hard to critique this as a literary work, because it only read like he had literary intentions in spurts. I enjoyed this for all of his intentions: a record of 1920s Paris, a truth-telling about the quirks myriad behind the famous names, an imparting of wisdom to writers and life lessons to all, and, perhaps, an unburdening of regrets and letter of apology to Hadley.

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 11mo
Valeka I have committed passages of this book to memory! It‘s one of my absolute favorites. ❤️ 11mo
minkyb Great photo and review! (edited) 10mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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RaimeyGallant
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The original milkman: "The goatherd came up the street blowing his pipes and a woman who lived on the floor above us came out onto the sidewalk with a big pot. The goatherd chose one of the heavy-bagged, black milk-goats and milked her into the pot while his dog pushed the others onto the sidewalk." ~Ernest Hemingway

"Misha, get out of the shot." ~Raimey Gallant

merelybookish Misha makes the shot. 😻 11mo
BookNAround I agree with @merelybookish that Misha makes the picture. 😂😻😂 11mo
GingerAntics I third that Misha makes the shot. 😻 11mo
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emtobiasz I used to live next door to a cat named Hemingway 🐈 11mo
RaimeyGallant @emtobiasz I bet he too was fond of conjunctions. ;) 11mo
kspenmoll Love this photo! 11mo
LA_Mead Great photo! 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the photo ❣ 11mo
MissMary That‘s the cutest cat!! Gingerkitty 💕😻 11mo
Brenda This is a great shot! 💕 11mo
Cedar_and_Grapefruit Beautiful and hilarious,y favorite combination! 💕 11mo
Andronicus The book is classic, but Misha rules. Orange kitties are known clowns! 10mo
RaimeyGallant @Andronicus She's the center of everyone's world, so says her. 10mo
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"I had already seen the end of fall come through boyhood, youth and young manhood, and in one place you could write about it better than in another. That was called transplanting yourself, I thought, and it could be as necessary with people as with other sorts of growing things."

Ruthiella I‘ve not read this edition but I loved this book when I first read it over 20 years ago now. I enjoyed it way more than any of his novels that I‘ve read! 😀 11mo
Leigh_Medeiros Echoing @Ruthiella's comment. Loved it when I read it 20+ years ago. (A graduation gift from my high school English teacher.) My favorite of his. Need to revisit! 11mo
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Tiyas7
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A scenario, as perfect as it gets.

#ernesthemingway #love #quotes

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It is cold and the first dusting of snow sits on the window sills. I'm wrapped in a blanket, thinking about soup and soft rolls, feeling a little sad at the loss of yet another summer. I grab the book from the table next to me -- A Moveable Feast. I‘ll spend the afternoon in Hemingway's chilly Paris. Later I'll have a little brandy to clear this phlegm from my chest. Then I'll toast all the great writers who've ever driven away my winter blues.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Not a bad place to sit and read Hemingway...🤓 #Luxembourggardens

CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite Hemingway novels. 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites
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So...Hemingway hung out here. 🤓

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peggyriley
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‘All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence you know.”

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CoffeeNBooks
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This is my favorite Hemingway novel. #AugustIsATrip #Paris @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

aquariusnat I read the version his grandson republished. It was amazing. 1y
Valeka That is one of my favorite books. I have passages committed to memory! 1y
vkois88 1y
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Karen
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Branwen
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Happy Birthday Ernest Hemingway! 💕 July 21st, 1899.

Leftcoastzen Nice collection! 1y
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Thank you so much! 😄💕 1y
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GlassAsDiamonds
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Vile edition but the book itself was surprisingly brilliant. Hemingway‘s writing style takes no prisoners & does take some getting used to but he manages to suck you in until you stop noticing the run on sentences and bare bones prose. I laughed at the expat bubble of artists in Paris ( @Cinfhen you have to read this, with the exception of wine prices, apparently expat life hasn‘t changed). A lovely gossipy, atmospheric book. Highly recommended ⬇️

GlassAsDiamonds OMG, I forgot! Read the “restored edition”. Apparently Hemingway‘s fourth wife heavily edited especially the last chapter and it seriously, seriously shows. The NYT has it excerpted online if you already own a copy and don‘t want to re-but but it‘s actually a proper “Hemingway” ending. @CarolynM - final verdict: well worth it!!! (And truly, somehow the style just fades until you simply don‘t notice how odd it was to begin with!). 😊😊😊 (edited) 1y
CoffeeNBooks I really, really enjoyed this book! 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @CoffeeNBooks me too!! But did you read the restored Hemingway ending (just had to edit the above because I forgot to mention it completely!! SO much better than the one usually published!) ‘A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition‘ https://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/books/excerpt-moveable-feast-restored-edition... ⬅️If this works, it‘s published here!! 1y
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CoffeeNBooks @GlassAsDiamonds Yes! I've read that! 1y
Zelma Ha, different tastes as I love that cover. 😍 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @Zelma 😊😊😊 I liked it at when I bought it and as artwork but having finished the book, I want something bolder, with more gusto or gravitas!! It‘s just too.... light and fluffy. 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @CoffeeNBooks it makes so much more sense & is so better fitting isn‘t it?? 1y
Cinfhen I‘m totally down for this 😃thanks for the recommendation @glassasdiamonds 1y
Cinfhen You know I‘m reading an historical fiction novel about his third wife Martha. It‘s interesting 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen I saw!!!! I think I may have almost stacked that but my TBR is insane and I was attempting to be good!!! Will be highly interested to see what you think of it. It‘s interesting reading the actual ending to A Moveable Feast in the restored edition, makes him oddly vulnerable in a way his mythos doesn‘t (so I can see why fourth wife would have edited it) and will be interesting against Love & Ruin 😊😊😊 You still basking in the States? 1y
GlassAsDiamonds Damnit .... this is also one of my #13books13weeks books!! 🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 1y
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GlassAsDiamonds
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There may be a quote for just about every moment in A Moveable Feast! 😊👍🏻😊

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GlassAsDiamonds
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Hemmingway does seem to have been rude rather a lot in his later life but his portrait of himself as a eager young man is quite nice 😊 (he‘s referring to Ford Maddox Ford attempting, but probably failing, to insult Belloc. A half a paragraph later, he‘s name dropping Ezra Pound but I suppose if you‘re Ernest Hemingway, you‘re probably allowed!! 😂).

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The Boyfriend's Mom and her Husband are visiting. We, of course, needed to check out City Lights Books. I picked up these gems while we were there and I sincerely hope I'll be in good enough shape to do the literary bike tour soon.

DarcysMom Oooh the literary tour is intriguing! 🤓 1y
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kyraleseberg
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1. Once a week

2. Marie's Caesar dressing

3. Depends on my mood but usually cook.

4. Yep, usually a Reese's

5. A Moveable Feast. Food was basically a main character in the book!

#TellMeTuesday

Ke633 Love Reese‘s! Thanks for sharing! 1y
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GlassAsDiamonds
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Gotta say - for all he‘s respectful, Gertrude Stein does not fair well in A Moveable Feast. Human and deeply flawed but annoying, condescending, spiteful, arrogant, belligerent and convinced of her own supreme importance. He also notes “for the 3 or 4 years we were good friends”... such a expat trait. It is so odd reading this through my current lenses! Apparently nothing‘s really changed in expat life in the last century....

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GlassAsDiamonds
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“Took on trust writing of hers that they could not understand”.... ahhh... so it‘s not a new phenomenon at all...!!! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂

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GlassAsDiamonds
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Frank but scathing couple of pages on Gertrude Stein, the last line particularly (she also told Hemingway he wouldn‘t make a very good author...).

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GlassAsDiamonds
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Hemingway is generally not studied in Australian schools and I‘ve had no cause to cross him in other settings but A Moveable Feast is his book about living in Paris as an expat. I picked it up with curiosity on my last trip home and opened it to read tonight. I‘m sure it‘s some sort of heresy, which I have corrected, but the first time I stuck prose like this was in Lee Child novels so my first though was that Hemingway wrote like Child...🤦🏻‍♀️

CarolynM 😂😂😂Seriously though, I think his writing is quite simple, and, in the novels I've read, quite spare. I find that it's also very effective. I haven't read his nonfiction. The example you've given makes me think that's probably a good thing. (edited) 1y
batsy I've only read Old Man and the Sea and that was enough 😂 I can't seem to find pleasure in his style; it really drives me up the wall. But I am very interested in this book... 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @CarolynM yeah, it was a “I really need to stab my brain with a q-tip” type moment. His style, if this is indicative, it is extremely spare and i agree completely: in a thriller the run on “and...and...and” sentences seem to work but in a memoir about walking the streets of Paris, I‘m yet to appreciate the use. Mind you, that quote is only the intro so let see!!! 1y
GlassAsDiamonds @batsy I‘ll let you know how it goes!! 😊😊😊 (I‘ve watched the Spence Tracy movie version and ... I‘m not sure I‘d be rushing to pick up the book!). 😂😂😂 1y
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Cathythoughts
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@CoffeeNBooks #summerizegiveaway Thankyou so much for this giveaway 🙏🏻❤️. What I love about summer is being outside. I love the air ... I love the wind rustling the summer leaves in the trees... that‘s where I am now. Outside & it‘s so nice.

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ValerieAndBooks
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Published posthumously, A Moveable Feast is a #memoir of Hemingway‘s years in Paris. A revised edition came out more recently — but not radically different, in my opinion. Also I think Hemingway had selective memory when working on this 🤔.

#MayLovesClassics

(PS what happened to the Litsy stickers?)

Leftcoastzen Yep ! I agree about the selective memory but love the book anyway! Don‘t think I read revised edition. 2y
saresmoore 1. Happy Mother‘s Day! ♥️ I‘m sure you are a proud mama this year! 2. If I was Hemingway, I‘d have cultivated a selective memory, too. 3. I think there may be another Litsy update you need to install for the stickers. 2y
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book, but as I read it I was wondering how embellished some of his stories were. 2y
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Reggie Happy Mother‘s day!!! Hope you had a good one. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen I loved it too (both). And probably some things were left out, too when it was being put together! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @saresmoore 1) Thanks! I hope yours was wonderful ❤️ 2) yes, and he probably couldn‘t resist embellishing, too! 3) thanks for the tip — I checked, and the latest update did bring the stickers back! 2y
ValerieAndBooks @CoffeeNBooks I‘m sure quite a bit was embellished here and there 😅. Still good writing, IMO. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Reggie thank you! We were on the road back home for most of the day, but it‘s good to be all together again for a while 😊 2y
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SleepyDragon
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I reached my first goal for my personalized version of the #MtTBRchallenge ! I finished 10 out of 18 books on my list, or 55%, with "A Moveable Feast" by Hemingway.
Next goal: 14 books. I'm starting with "Sirens of Titan" instead of "Glaciers," though, since I finished the Hemingway memoir faster than I thought I would.
I'm counting my $5 book haul this past weekend as my prize for reaching this goal. ??

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SleepyDragon
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One more before moving on to the next book.

Pretty messed up, huh? I wonder if the girl Fitzgerald mentions is actress Lois Moran.

#1920sParis #MtTBRchallenge

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SleepyDragon
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Pictured: Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley

#MtTBRchallenge #expatriates #1920sParis

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Part celebrity gossip, part love story that didn't last.

Here is a review by Denise: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2251393736

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#1 A book published posthumously - A Moveable Feast

I've never been a fan of Ernest Hemingway, and reading A Moveable Feast didn't change my opinion. It's a collection of stories from his time in Paris in the 1920s. This was the only way I was going to make it through a Hemingway novel, but after this one I decided to not force myself to read another book for this challenge.

#ReadHarder

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SleepyDragon
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Hemingway does not disappoint. It's okay to enjoy gossip if it's about long dead literary figures, right?

#MtTBRchallenge #EarlyCelebrityTellAll

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SleepyDragon
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"With bad painters all you need to do is not look at them. But even when you have learned not to look at families nor listen to them and have learned not to answer letters, families have many ways of being dangerous."

#AintThatTheTruth #MtTBRchallenge

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SleepyDragon
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Nothing quite like a higher grade of manure.

#MtTBRchallenge

SleepyDragon Meant to post this as a quote, not a blurb. Oops. 2y
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SleepyDragon
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Something about Hemingway reminds me that I don't drink nearly as much as I should. So, tonight I had a pint with the husband to rectify the situation, at least for the night. #relax #BookAndBeer #ShinerBock #Fridaynight

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CoffeeNBooks
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Linsy Beautiful 2y
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SleepyDragon
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#MtTBRchallenge

How is it that I have never read this book before now?

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SleepyDragon
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#currentread #MtTBRchallenge #classic
I know this is just a trade publication, but I love the art deco cover design and the featured photo. There are additional photos in the back of book.

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SleepyDragon
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#MtTBRchallenge #writing

I should try this approach when I start writing in earnest again.