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Quote of the Day

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”

John Steinbeck — East of Eden

Winter is Coming

Sleigh bells ring, I’m not listening,
In my room, it’s interesting
A beautiful sight,
I’m happy tonight,
Reading through a winter wonderland.

Sunday marks the start of winter. 14 more words

Reading

“All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal.

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Authors We Love: John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck has become one of my all-time favorite authors, after I was first exposed to his novels in middle school. He is one of the most popular American novelists, whose works have had a lasting effect on American people, even today. 340 more words

Classic

What's For You Will Not Pass

I love John Steinbeck letter that he wrote to his son in 1958. It’s a loving, understanding, and caring letter advising his son about love. 170 more words

Love

“All great and precious things are lonely.”

-John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Life

Don't worry about losing your love

Prolific curator of everything amazing Maria Popova—of Brain Pickings—profiles one of John Steinbeck’s letters on love: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/01/john-steinbeck-on-falling-in-love-a-1958-letter/251375/

Steinbeck’s letter after the jump. 542 more words