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Cannery Row
Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Steinbeck's tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society, dependant on one another for both physical and emotional survival Published in 1945, Cannery Row focuses on the acceptance of life as it is: both the exuberance of community and the loneliness of the individual. Drawing on his memories of the real inhabitants of Monterey, California, including longtime friend Ed Ricketts, Steinbeck interweaves the stories of Doc, Dora, Mack and his boys, Lee Chong, and the other characters in this world where only the fittest survive, to create a novel that is at once one of his most humorous and poignant works. In her introduction, Susan Shillinglaw shows how the novel expresses, both in style and theme, much that is essentially Steinbeck: “scientific detachment, empathy toward the lonely and depressed…and, at the darkest level…the terror of isolation and nothingness.”For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Blueberry
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Cinfhen I haven‘t read any 🙈need to remedy this 1mo
BarbaraJean I think you meant to tag @BarbaraBB —😊 But Cannery Row is wonderful!! 1mo
Blueberry Thank you @BarbaraJean I loved Cannery Row too. Also it's sequel Sweet Thursday. 1mo
Blueberry @Cinfhen They are all good 💛 1mo
BarbaraBB Perfect choice for Californication! Thanks for the tag @BarbaraJean 💕 1mo
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RachelS89
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Well written, charming, insightful, poignant. Can't go wrong with Steinbeck.

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sk888888
Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
Pickpick

I listened to the audiobook; am heading to Monterey this summer, and my hotel is on Cannery Row. I imagine that the town is slightly different now. I liked the characters in the book, but it felt like a bunch of short stories. But that could just be me.

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RachelS89
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I'm heading to Monterey next week so I'm brushing up on my Steinbeck.

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CoffeeNBooks
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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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My current listen

BooknerdsLife Aww I loved this book. Never tried the audio tho. Hows the audio? Happy reading/listening 🙌💕 6mo
CoffeeNBooks Great book! I love John Steinbeck! He's one of my favorite authors! 6mo
Felso @BooknerdsLife It‘s pretty good! I‘m enjoying the narrators portrayal of the characters. 6mo
Felso @CoffeeNBooks Same here! I love Steinbeck‘s descriptive writing and his true to life characters. 6mo
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megzlynn
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Mehso-so

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.

MelissaSue81 I think I want to do this challenge too! 6mo
megzlynn @MelissaSue81 I really like it. She has free printable planner pages on her website. https://modernmrsdarcy.com/reading-challenge-2019/ (edited) 6mo
suzie.reads I love this challenge I'm on book number four. Completed 1, 6 and 10 and I'm currently on number 2 😊 6mo
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megzlynn @suzie.reads This is my first year doing it but I enjoy it so far. I‘m doing a prompt a month. 6mo
LeslieO I want to do this one ,too. But so far all I‘ve done is plan what I might read for each category. 6mo
suzie.reads @megzlynn I didn't know about the printable planner pages so thank you. Going to print them in work on Monday 😊 6mo
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megzlynn
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Just signed up for my first book swap. I can‘t wait! Sign up link is on @TheBookKeepers page.

#JustABookSwap #Round2

TheBookKeepers Yay!! Happy to have you join 🥰! 6mo
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megzlynn
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Considering I live in Alabama and tonight is the National College Football Championship I might be kicked out of my state for reading instead. 😂😂😂

BookBabe 😁🙌🏻 6mo
Lynnsoprano I‘m reading and watching and hubby is really disappointed in me🤣 6mo
RealBooks4ever This is a great book! 💜 6mo
rachaich Fantastic book :) 6mo
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megzlynn
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The perfect reading candle. 😍😍😍

Crazeedi Beautiful! 6mo
megzlynn @Crazeedi Thanks! I got it at Bath and Body Works during the fall. It‘s my favorite fall smell so I hoard it because one year they discontinued it. 6mo
Crazeedi @megzlynn I hear you! I've got favorites too and then they're discontinued and its maddening!! Sound like an amazing scent! 6mo
RadicalReader @megzlynn most gorgeous candle I have ever seen. Love lighting candles never a bad moment to have candles going well except for when they‘re unattended but normally never a bad time 6mo
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megzlynn
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Starting the Modern Mrs. Darcy Challenge tonight with one of my favorite authors. 😍

#modernmrsdarcychallenge

UwannaPublishme Love Steinbeck and this book! 🙌🏻 6mo
megzlynn @UwannaPublishme He is definitely one of my favorites. I can‘t believe I have waited this long to read this. I‘m doing a reading challenge and the first prompt was to read a book I‘ve been meaning to read and this immediately popped into my mind. 6mo
Sos Wonderful book - enjoy! 6mo
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Readerann
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Since we were in Monterey, I thought it was time to buy and read this. It‘s not my favorite Steinbeck, but with his style and rich characters I can‘t imagine not liking anything he has written. (By-the-way, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is awesome.) #1001books

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Rachel.Rencher
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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?

CoffeeNBooks Great book! I love John Steinbeck! 8mo
Tereses I loved Cannery Row. I went to Monterey not long after and that was great fun. 8mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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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!

TuesdayReviews I loved this book. I need to reread it soon. 8mo
Blaire Of mice and men was my first Steinbeck which I only read a few weeks ago and it blew me away. Will be reading more Steinbeck. 8mo
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vivastory
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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.
#NoFemmeber
@Cinfhen @Billypar

Reviewsbylola Great minds! I just posted Of Mice and Men for this prompt. Steinbeck immediately evokes California for me. 9mo
Billypar Yes, definitely a California author- nice pick 👌 He wasn't high on my list of authors to read more from, but @ReadingEnvy 's discussions of his work has made me reconsider that! 9mo
Cinfhen Steinbeck is totally synonymous with California 9mo
ReadingEnvy @Billypar I still want to do a steinbeck tour of sorts in cali 9mo
Suet624 I was in Northern California for a year and spent a ton of time at Jack London‘s beautiful property in Glen Ellen. I always think of him when I think of California. 8mo
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Pogue
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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.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I understand what you mean, I‘ve read a lot from that time period, and I can appreciate them, see their significance, but rarely are they a re-read or LOVE. 9mo
Pogue @Riveted_Reader_Melissa exactly. I know people who love The Great Gatsby. I read it once, that was enough for me. Now give me a copy of Beowulf or The Book of The City of Ladies or Furiously Happy or Written in Black and I can read all day. 9mo
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erista
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Saturday morning reading.

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Jen_Reads
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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.

alisonrose Yup, a number of his books were set in the general area. At first, they hated him for it because they thought he didn‘t paint it in the best light, but after his death it changed a lot eventually. There‘s a fabulous Steinbeck museum in Salinas! 10mo
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RedMudNessa
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Read this because I've heard @Liberty say it's one of her favorite books on multiple occasions. It did not disappoint, enjoyed it very much!

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Augustdana
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Had a great day today, picked these up at my favourite used book store here in Niagara. Then I picked up donuts 🍩🍩🍩

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teainthelibrary
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Man, John Steinbeck is such a blessing for Californians abroad. I live 5,000 miles away but his work always makes me feel right back at home. This was an achingly beautiful book, full of happy tears and smiles. Forever my favourite author ❤️

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teainthelibrary
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Vacation reads, pt. 4 ☀️🐟

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Leniverse
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Now there's an idea! Collecting first editions of writers who never had a second edition or a second book. 😂

jillrhudy Whether alive or dead you never know when someone will suddenly have a second book. Case in point: Harper Lee. 1y
Leniverse @jillrhudy Ack! Yes. 1y
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ReadingOver50
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Visiting Cannery Row today in Monterey California, the inspiration for John Steinbeck‘s book. These books were on display.

CoffeeNBooks I love John Steinbeck- he's one of my favorite authors! 1y
KathyWheeler I liked both of these books, and I just loved Monterey. 1y
AmyG One of my most favorite authors, too. 1y
cariashley I‘m going there in August! Trying to decide if we should stay there or in Big Sur, or another town like Carmel. Would love any recommendations 😁 1y
MiyakoBunny 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 1y
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CoffeeNBooks
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John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors. I just finished reading East of Eden, and now I'm reading Cannery Row. #classics #classicliterature #steinbeck #englishteacher

Chelleo Welcome! Check out the Litsy Tips by @RaimeyGallant : https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ and Litsy Video tutorials here: https://youtu.be/mH6Xdr_CACI Hopefully they‘ll help you to get settled in here.
Some fun folks to follow: @MrBook @Jess7 @Avanders @LeshaMac @EchoLogical @cocomass Also check out the #ListyHappenings and @LitsyHappenings to find out about the various swaps, challenges and meet ups taking place.
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Pamwurtzler Welcome!!! Thanks for the tag, @Jess7 ! 1y
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britt_brooke Welcome @Harper1 ! I need more Steinbeck in my life. I‘ve only read Of Mice and Men (amazing, obviously), but I have several of his books sitting on my shelf just waiting. 😬 1y
PenguinInFlight Welcome, @Harper1 ! 💜🎉🎉 1y
cobwebmoth Welcome to Litsy! 1y
TheLibrarian Welcome to Litsy!!! 1y
Crystallinegirl Welcome to Litsy! 1y
Suelizbeth Welcome to Litsy. I love your collection. I have read The Grapes of Wrath 💕💕and am half way through East of Eden. 1y
vkois88 Thank you for the tag @Jess7 1y
Crystallinegirl As a somewhat odd coincidence, I actually lived in Monterey for a little over a year, so I've been to Cannery Row! It's mostly restaurants and tourist traps these days, though. 1y
vkois88 Welcome to the #LitsyFamily 🤗🤗🤗 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jess7 thank you Jess!!! ☺️☺️🤗 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy 🎈🎊😉📚☺️🙌🏻 1y
batsy Thank you for the tag @Jess7 😊 Welcome to Litsy, @CoffeeNBooks ! I've been meaning to read Steinbeck and this one is at the top of my list. 1y
Cupofjo Welcome! 1y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
tpixie Welcome!! Also check out @litsybookclub ! 1y
Ingerella Welcome to Litsy! 1y
mrp27 Welcome to Litsy!! 📚📚 I'm a Steinbeck fan too. Thanks for the tag @Jess7 1y
Megabooks Welcome! 👋🏻👋🏻 I hope you enjoy Litsy! 👍🏻📚 1y
KrystleTheBookSlayer Welcome to Listy! ☺🎉📚 1y
RaimeyGallant I should pick him up again, see how I feel about his work so many years later. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 1y
cocomass 🙋🏽‍♀️WELCOME TO LITSY!! Happy to have you 😊 📚 1y
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 1y
OutsmartYourShelf East of Eden is one of my TBR list must reads for this year. 1y
CoffeeNBooks @britt_brooke Yes- Of Mice & Men is amazing!! It's one of my favorites. It's in this stack, hidden behind Cannery Row. 😃 I've also read The Pearl, Grapes of Wrath, Tortilla Flat, and Travels with Charley so far, with many other Steinbeck books on my TBR list. 📚 1y
CoffeeNBooks @Suelizbeth I've read The Pearl, Grapes of Wrath, Tortilla Flat, and Travels with Charley so far. 1y
CoffeeNBooks @Crystallinegirl Visiting the Monterey & Salinas area is on my bucket list. 1y
Crystallinegirl @CoffeeNBooks Monterey and Pacific Grove are gorgeous. If you can, time it so you can go see the Monarch butterflies in Pacific Grove, it's REALLY cool. Salinas was a hotbed of gang activity when we were there, so we didn't visit there much. 1y
CoffeeNBooks @Deangirl I thought East of Eden was great! I really enjoyed The Grapes of Wrath, also. And of course, Of Mice and Men is simply amazing. 1y
CoffeeNBooks @Crystallinegirl I'll definitely add that to the list of must-do if we ever make it there! I want to see the Steinbeck House and visit the National Steinbeck Center. 1y
CoffeeNBooks Thank you all for the great welcome!! 1y
CoffeeNBooks @mrp27 What's your favorite of Steinbeck's works? 1y
Suet624 Welcome to Litsy!! 1y
mrp27 My favorites are Of Micr and Men, Cannery Row and Travels With Charley. 1y
CoffeeNBooks @mrp27 Of Mice and Men is wonderful! I had to read and write an essay on a passage from Travels with Charley several years ago on my English exam for my teaching certificate- I liked the passage so much I immediately checked the book out from the library. 1y
mrp27 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 its been years since I've read Steinbeck. I'm due for some retreads. 1y
JenlovesJT47 Welcome to Litsy!! 🤗💚 1y
TricksyTails Welcome to Litsy! 👏😁🎉📚 Thank you for the tag @Avanders 🤗♥️ 1y
Mollyanna Welcome to Litsy! It is a wonderful place. 1y
BethM Thank you @Avanders 😘Welcome to our happy place I hope you love it! 1y
DebReads4fun Welcome to Litsy! 1y
SamHeartCoffee Welcome to Litsy! 😁Thanks for the tag @Avanders ! 😘 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Hope to read this soon. I‘ve only read Of Mice and Men (❤️💔) and have East of Eden on my TBR.
#quotsymarch18 #hunger

YouReadMyEyes East of Eden is long but excellent! 1y
lynneamch East of Eden may be my favorite classiv. The old movie version is worth watching, but definitely should #readthebookfirst 1y
CoffeeNBooks I just finished reading East of Eden the other day- it's excellent! 1y
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mellowgirlblog
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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.

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myexpandingbookshelf
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Bit late with this weeks #toptentuesday which features (only) two books I‘m no longer interested in reading.

#books #bookblogger #bookworm #reading #classics #historical #war #thriller

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Skyler
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Cozy winter night

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BestDogDad
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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.

RealBooks4ever Loved it! 💜 2y
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BestDogDad
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We are WAAAAYY overdue for a pincushion revival!

You don‘t see many one-man pincushion shows anymore.

I almost had Diet Pepsi coming out of my nose when I got to the end of this paragraph. 😆 Pre-Cambrian Memory?!

RealBooks4ever 🤣🤣🤣 2y
LibrarianJen 😂😂😂 2y
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I need to get a job as a bartender! 🤢

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Steinbeck‘s tales never lack interesting characters.

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BestDogDad
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Next up on my Steinbeck marathon......

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rachaich
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Book club choice (mine) and I loved it as much as I thought I would. His writing just draws me in, makes me visualise the characters in so much detail. Now to think if some provoking questions...

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Playing catch up for #autumnawesomebooks #redwhiteblue
Books from two great American writers.

Cathythoughts Huckleberry Fin ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 2y
batsy These Steinbeck editions are stunning. 2y
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RealBooks4ever
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Pickpick

Really late on this #SteinbeckShortsReadalong but life intervened... Cannery Row is a snapshot of the down-and-out living along the Monterey waterfront in early 20th century. We see how each person deals with what life has given them, according to their mindset. Lots to contemplate!

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UwannaPublishme
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August Stats:
🙌🏻 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. 😍
#bestofaugust
#anditsaugust
@RealLifeReading
Thx @suvata

Steinbeck's 6 Tips for Aspiring Writers: http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2013/08/01/john-steinbecks-six-tips-for-aspiring...

RestlessFickleBookHoarder He's amazing, isn't he? Thank you for the link. That was interesting. 2y
UwannaPublishme @RestlessFickleBookSlut He sure is! I'd love to read his biography. We may have to start a Steinbeck fan club. 😁 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Looks like you had a good reading month in August. Well done!👍🏽 2y
UwannaPublishme @PurpleyPumpkin Thx! 😊 Got a few work deadlines this month, hope I can still squeeze in some reading. 2y
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RealBooks4ever
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MayJasper I like ❣ 2y
RealBooks4ever I'm enjoying this book but got sidetracked with my daughter being in the path of the hurricane. She's OK, so now I can get back to reading! 😰 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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One down. #tbrbingo

eanderson Awesome! It feels good to mark one off! I finally did the other day too! 2y
WhatDeeReads Woot woot! What's next? Pachinko? The Pearl? (edited) 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder @WhatDeeReads I think The Pearl. I'm debating doing a whole bingo board challenge. 2y
WhatDeeReads @RestlessFickleBookSlut I loved The Pearl. You mean no buying until you fill the whole board? (edited) 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @WhatDeeReads Ha! Well I already bought some books yesterday 😕 I was just thinking that I wouldn't declare a bingo until I'd read all the books on this board. 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Pickpick

#steinbeckshortsreadalong @suvata

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.

julesG 👏👏👏 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I finished late last night, so we both just made it! 😉 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I may end up under the wire with The Pearl, too. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Again perspective is huge in this one, again he's drawing a line to how different things can be depending on which side of the divide you happen to be on.

#SteinbeckShortsReadAlong

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Some commentary about how sick our society can be (and make us), and how good living simply can be for us.

#SteinbeckShortsReadAlong

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Sad but true! 😂. And based on the Flat Earther's societies, I bet this is still true for many people, except now they can't fix their car either. 🤦‍♀️

#SteinbeckShortsReadAlong

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Pickpick

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.
#SteinbeckShortsReadAlong
#1945 #192019

Yeah_I_Read I tried to read this immediately after East of Eden which I loved and that was probably a huge mistake. I was jarred by the difference in style so much that I couldn't finish it. Maybe one day I will revisit it 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Yeah_I_Read Yes, we are reading the short novels now and each one is written so very differently! 2y
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Oh yea, this looks to be a dark one. Onto chapter 1...
#SteinbeckShortsReadAlong

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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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.

UwannaPublishme Loved this book! Oh, the characters and their stories. Enjoy! 2y
suvata There really is a lively bunch of characters in this book ... In fact, all of Steinbeck's books have some very memorable characters in them. 2y
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