I haven’t read much Hemingway. I think the only other Hemingway that I started A Farewell to Arms because it was the book for The Big Read in Boise—but in fact I never finished it. My assessment after just one of his books is that I don’t love him as much as I love Edith Wharton, but I found him surprisingly engaging despite my expectations. I love the disparity between Cohon and everyone else, the difference in their tone and their attitude. Despite Brett’s seductress ways, I liked her a lot as the center of a love circle—and circle where everyone in the ring loves the one in the middle. And I found Jake to be a very interesting enigma that we only slowly learn about. It was interesting seeing the events written on the board today as a line graph, with the peak being fishing, until then I hadn’t given the order of their events much thought.
|A little bit too near!|
You guys, blogs seemed so much easier this semester than last! But I think that was just planning on my part. But because they felt easier, and like a less pressured conversation I enjoyed them a lot more than last semester. But maybe also it was because I was significantly more interested in the readings this semester than last. EITHER WAY, I liked the blogs at lot this semester, and they did make me think about the reading every week perhaps more than I would have on my own time.