Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Old Man and the Sea Read-Along
When I was in fourth grade, The Old Man and the Sea was required reading. It became one of my favorite, memorable books. I loved the story of the old man's perseverance.
Years later (about five years ago), I required my high schooler to read it. I reread it, too, to get reacquainted with it and discuss it with my son; but I did not like it (anymore). I hated Hemingway's long-windedness.
Earlier this year, I began to have Hemingway-withdrawals, and I thought about rereading The Old Man and the Sea, to test if my experience would be different this time around.
It just so happens that Hamlette @ The Edge of the Precipice is hosting The Old Man and the Sea read-along, beginning July 21st (Hemingway's b-day). The novella is super short and should only take a few days to read. It is time to revisit TOMatS again and see what the issue is, or is not.
Join the discussion! If it is your first time or third time, see The Edge of the Precipice for more info and to sign up.