Date Started: October 10, 2011. 12:30 AM. I picked this book in the hopes of finishing it before I start reading Gone with the Wind next week with one of my bookish friends. Well, that’s considering I will be out-of-town on the coming weekend. So do I think I could finish this or not? I am not really sure. Hemingway is a literary giant, but I daresay the first few chapters did not really leave a good impression on me. However, the pace is good. Have I not started this at such an hour, I could have kept on reading.