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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck: More a Comparison than a Review

Read and reviewed as part of my Classics Club Challenge

My copy of Of Mice and Men. Inherited from my grandfather and published in 1938… 445 more words

Books

One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left To Hide by Christian Kiefer

I read Christian Kiefer’s The Animals last year and loved it. So, I was happy to be sent a copy of his new novella. I didn’t expect it to be just like his previous work, but I also wasn’t expecting it to be so completely different. 655 more words

Other Books

Linda Pastan

In the evening
my griefs come to me
one by one.
They tell me what I had hoped to forget.
They perch on my shoulders… 25 more words

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The Handmaid's Tale

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.

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Billy Collins

Shoveling Snow with Buddha

In the usual iconography of the temple or the local Wok
you would never see him doing such a thing,
tossing the dry snow over the mountain… 350 more words

Poetry

Charles Bukowski

There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you. 17 more words

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