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Shelf Life: 2016 Reading Retrospective, Part 2

I remember March and April of 2016 for the harsh glare of the California sun. In theory, endless days of sunshine sounds like a good thing, but amid our waning hopes for rain it felt like a dusty curse. 1,125 more words


The East of Eden Project.

‘By some chicanery it has become Monday.’ John Steinbeck, The East of Eden Letters.

My children have all been dispatched to school, the breakfast table has been wiped down, bread is rising, dried fruit is soaking and I can stall no longer…time to write something.

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“When a child first catches adults out – when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just – his world falls into panic desolation.

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Quote Of The Day

East of Eden... again.

“East of Eden” by John Steinbeck
(First publication: 1952 / This edition: Penguin Books, Steinbeck Centennial Edition 2002)

Taken during afternoon tea at The House on Sathorn on Christmas Eve… 871 more words


John Steinbeck and the Romanticization of Poverty

If you’re in trouble or hurt or need—go to poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help—the only ones.

At some point in my junior year of high school, I starting claiming John Steinbeck as my favorite author.

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What We Make - Based on East of Eden 

“Sometimes when you let go of being perfect, you can finally be good.”

I wrote this for a piece of my English final so I thought I’d share this poem with you.

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Cathy Ames, East of Eden

Cathy Ames, East of Eden by bbbbecky

I love Cathy Ames. Despite the fact that she’s completely horrible, I still love her character. She’s the first one I chose when I decided to do a Book Style post. 128 more words