Well written, charming, insightful, poignant. Can't go wrong with Steinbeck.
Today is my 1 Year #Litsyversary!! This was my very first post last year. Thank you @britt_brooke for being my first follower, and thanks @chelleo for being the first person to like and comment on my first post!
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I finished prompt one of the Modern Mrs. Darcy reading challenge!
While I love John Steinbeck and enjoyed this book it wasn‘t one of my favorites. For some reason I just didn‘t connect to the story like I usually do. However, it did have some funny bits that helped me enjoy it a little better.
Considering I live in Alabama and tonight is the National College Football Championship I might be kicked out of my state for reading instead. 😂😂😂
The perfect reading candle. 😍😍😍
Starting the Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge tonight with one of my favorite authors. 😍
Good morning and Happy Sunday, littens! 🤗 It's not really morning anymore, but I'm finally getting a chance to get to my coffee and book!
I'm about halfway through this one and I love it. The characters are wonderful, and there's a sense of community that makes you feel warm when you read it. 😊
What's everyone else up to today?
I had to bail on The Devil Wears Prada... whether or not I compare it to the movie, it just didn't do it for me. 🤷🏻♀️
Up next, a Steinbeck that I actually haven't read, yet!
A lot of other authors have lived in & written about #California but Steinbeck's legacy has been particularly widespread. It is a distinction to have parts of a state referred to as Steinbeck Country.
I have realized something about myself. I do not like books from between 1910-1970. I am not sure if it is the style of writing or what but, I would have bailed on this book if it had not been a book club pick.
The part of Monterey we stayed in had John Steinbeck everywhere. His portrait was at the hotel. There was a fountain and shopping plazas with the Steinbeck name. It turns out it was where his book Cannery Row was set.
Visiting Cannery Row today in Monterey California, the inspiration for John Steinbeck‘s book. These books were on display.
Whoa. One of the most beautiful books I‘ve read in a long time. Simple in its beauty, pure in its plot. Docs friends want to throw him a party. But the underlying themes of friendship and loveliness in every day living were amazing. The last chapter describes one character cleaning house- and it almost felt therapeutic the way it was written. I loved this book. Excellent.
My Steinbeck journey continues! After spending time on a horse farm and in the Netherlands, I am back in a more familiar Steinbeckian setting: Monterey, just down the road from Salinas. Not only is the location familiar but so are some of the characters. Like in Tortilla Flats, there is a group of characters who are unemployed/underemployed knuckleheads who drive the plot. This book has more humor that the prior books of his I‘ve read. Wonderful.
🙌🏻 Finished 8 books
🎁 Won 2 book contests
💑 Read my first Debbie Macomber novel
🎭 Reread a classic Shakespeare play
💘 And fell in love with this guy here after the #SteinbeckShortsReadAlong.
Oh my! His writing style is intoxicating. 😍
Steinbeck's 6 Tips for Aspiring Writers: http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2013/08/01/john-steinbecks-six-tips-for-aspiring...
One down. #tbrbingo
I manged to finish this morning so I didn't get behind like I thought I would. Yay!
I'm calling this a pick, but I admit it was a little harder for me to get into this one.
I enjoyed this short novel of Steinbeck's! Honestly going in I was worried, his novels tend to be bleak and have some very difficult passages, but this one set on cannery row was much lighter than his other works I've read, and I fully enjoyed watching the inhabitants of this story cross paths, interact, and watching how things played out from their various perspectives.
Just starting this one today, I'm running behind on my #SteinbeckShortsReadAlong this week.
What an interesting beginning chapter. Yes, perspective is everything, and apparently this is a story that is going to have completely opposite meanings, depending on how you look at it.