A Farewell To Arms

by Ernest Hemingway | Romance | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0684801469 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JessicaEby of Cambridge, Ontario Canada on 9/18/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by JessicaEby from Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 18, 2021
My husband and I had to be in Barrie for a few days, and before coming home I made a quick stop to look for something at a used bookstore we like-- Rivendell Books. They didn't have what I went in for, but I picked up a few things from the Discount shelf while I was there, and this was once of those books. I have read A Farewell to Arms in the past so will update this journal with my thoughts from back then before I pass this copy along.

Journal Entry 2 by JessicaEby at Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 26, 2021
Copied and pasted from my other copy's journal:

I have now read this book.

I knew that this book was set during the First World War and that era sort of dominates a lot of my life right now as I'm currently working on a project that marks the centenary of the Armistice, so I thought it would be a good time to read this.

I really did not enjoy this book. I always feel bad when I say things like that in a book's journal, but it's true. I didn't like Hemingway's writing style, and I didn't like the story, and I didn't like most of the characters. I'm glad that I read it because it is a classic-- it's generally considered an important work and now I am familiar with it-- but I didn't enjoy this one. I will release it at some point and hope it finds a reader for whom it's a better fit!

Journal Entry 3 by JessicaEby at Cenotaph in Ayr, Ontario Canada on Sunday, September 26, 2021

Released 2 wks ago (9/26/2021 UTC) at Cenotaph in Ayr, Ontario Canada


My husband and I went for a walk in Ayr tonight and while we were there I left this book. I put it in a protective bag and left it on a low wall sort of thing by the stairs to the cenotaph, on the side near the Gus and Guido's patio.

If you've found this book, thanks for picking it up and checking out its journal! If you're new to bookcrossing, welcome. We'd love it if you'd stick around with us a while. I really hope that you enjoy both this book and the whole bookcrossing experience!

This book was released as part of the 2021 "52 Towns in 52 Weeks" Release Challenge. Ayr was Town #42 for me!

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