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A Reread: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Crushing. Yes, crushing. It’s the only word I can think of after I first read this while on vacation in 2015. And unable to decide what book to read next, I decided to reread this since it’s a very short book and you can read it in one sitting. 311 more words

Just About Anything


One of the best books I’ve ever read was John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. East of Eden is different but no less impressionable and profound. 139 more words

Why we all ought to read the classics

Is more reading on your list of 2018 goals? It’s on mine, and I know several people committed to reading 50 books this year—that’s impressive! Good novels are published all the time, and reading is undoubtedly a more worthy pursuit than aimlessly surfing the web. 493 more words


Quote of the Day

“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” – John Steinbeck, “Of Mice and Men”


Writing is Finger-Painting with Words

by Jim Denney

A few years ago, I taught a workshop at a writer’s conference. After one session, a young woman came up to me and said, “My problem is that I never finish anything. 568 more words