Happy Friday! We made it through another week! Yay! Is anyone racing the Chicago Marathon this weekend?? My goal is to qualify for that someday! I’m so excited to watch it and cheer for Gwen Jorgensen (but sad that both Amy Cragg & Jordan Hasay won’t be competing). I’ve got an easy 8 miles on the schedule this morning plus some time in the pool swimming. I also have a manicure scheduled for this afternoon (yay!)- a perfect way to kick off this rainy and dreary weekend. It also might SNOW tonight?!? WHAT. Guess I’ll be switching out my Summer clothes for Winter ones this weekend as well….
I wanted to share with you my book review of the latest book I finished: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
This was my last book by McLain that I read and heard that it was the best one. My expectations were really high before diving into this book because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last few books that I’ve read by her. Unfortunately, it wasn’t AS captivating as the other ones that I read by her (Love & Ruin was my favorite).
This book focuses on Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, how they met, and their move to Paris (along with their demise). I didn’t think that the main character, Hadley, (his first wife) had as much of a connection with me as those in McLain’s other books. It was so neat to hear about their first encounters with those famous literary writers (before they become famous) like Fitzgerald. It was also really exhilarating to follow along as they faced struggles moving to Paris, getting married rather quickly, and how Hadley struggled to find herself in Ernest’s light.
I think anyone who really enjoys historical fiction or those books particularly on Hemingway should absolutely pick up this one. It’s captivating, relatable in some regards (especially to those women who either are in their 20s, young moms, or women who married at a young age), and overall interesting to be transformed back to the early 20th century.
Have you ever read any of McLain’s books?
I need a NEW book! Any recommendations?!?
Next race you’re doing? —> I’ve got the Lake Powell Half Marathon in a few weeks!
When do you switch out your summer clothes OR do you rotate through all the same clothes year-round?!? —> normally when it dips down into the upper 20s that’s when I’m reaching for the leggings for my runs and sweaters for work, so I swap out the shorts/ tees for longer stuff :)