East of Eden Readalong

Hey friends! The time has come where I reached my reread of East of Eden by John Steinbeck. To make this experience more fun I decided to host a read-along through Goodreads. I will link the group below. The read will begin June 1st. You are welcome to begin anytime you would like and finish whenever …

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Book Review / The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck

There's something so entertaining to me about a bunch of strangers, each coming from different walks of life, who become stuck on a bus together and are forced to coincide despite their desire to be absolutely anywhere else. But it has to be written with distinct characters or it doesn't work. The Wayward Bus is …

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I’m Back! + Review of Cannery Row by John Steinbeck

Hey bloggers! I'm back. I'm still alive and reading. Still making my way through Steinbeck's books slowly but surely. Freshly off a reread of Cannery Row, thought I'd share some thoughts and get back into the habit of posting reviews. I also may look to dip into more things entertainment related-- more books, music, movies, television. …

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Book Review / In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck

My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars Page Count: 355 Date Finished: September 6, 2017   In Dubious Battle is a solid book. It's Steinbeck's first full-length novel considering the others up to this point are more like novellas. What I enjoyed about this one is that Steinbeck's straightforward storytelling ability shines through. He doesn't do …

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Book Review / Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

My Rating: 3 of 5  Page Count: 208 Date Finished: August 20, 2017     Tortilla Flat is recognized as Steinbeck's first critical and commercial success and rightfully so. It's the best that I've encountered since starting at the beginning of his collection. The story follows a group of friends, made up mostly of thieves …

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Book Review / To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck

My rating: 2 of 5 Stars Page Count: 240 Date Finished: August 17, 2017 To A God Unknown, published in 1933, is Steinbeck's second full-length novel and took almost 5 years to complete. It's interesting to think that Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden took him less time, while this one is so short in …

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