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A straight road ahead?

“When the virus of restlessness begins to take possession of a wayward man and the road away from here seems broad and straight and sweet…” – John Steinbeck

Book Review: 'In America' - Geert Mak

Title: ‘In America: Travels with John Steinbeck’

Author: Geert Mak

Rating: 8/10

I am a fan of John Steinbeck’s work and this book sounded so intriguing when I saw it as I was oblivious to the fact that he even travelled across America on one particular trip. 180 more words

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“In uncertainty I am certain that underneath their top most layers of frailty men want to be good and want to be loved. Indeed, most of their vices are attempted short cuts to love.

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An Interview with Becky

Today I am going to be doing something very exciting, my first ever author interview! I have been wanting to do this for a while now but was looking for just the right person, after Andrew contacted me and I could see his passion for his writing, I knew I wanted to interview him. 1,195 more words

Words on Wednesday

Putting a slight twist on Words on Wednesday, let’s look at some lovely thoughts, and words, about the end of summer. This seems right with next weekend being Labor Day with picnics, last camping trips, last trips to the coast. 15 more words


John Steinbeck - Cannery Row

I cannot think of an opening passage that so exquisitely sums up a novel than Steinbeck’s first paragraph

Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream.

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