Gotta love Steinbeck.
Gotta love Steinbeck.
Revisiting this Steinbeck.
Travels with Charley! A fine, fine read
Oh my goodness - I‘ve got to look at this on a desktop - you can zoom in and see 1,500 titles mapped against their locations to make some awesome road trip reading lists.
Morning eyes. 🌞👀🚛🐩💙📚
“For how can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness?” -John Steinbeck
Picture taken at Coleman Lake in the Talladega National Park in Northeast Alabama.
First up for #24in48. I've owned this forever and wanted to read it forever. Doesn't everyone want to hit the road with a dog and see America at some point??
Steinbeck chronicles his journey across the country accompanied by his dog, Charley. Steinbeck his such a keen observer of human, especially working class, life.
You guys, @KennethTolesJr and I are grateful to have @UwannaPublishme as a friend and listener of our podcast. She was very kind and sent us these wonderful gifts. I‘ve talked about La Casa de Los Espiritus so much she sent me a signed copy!!! She also knows Kenny enjoys Steinbeck so she sent us the tagged book. Bookmarks and chocolate, the best book accompaniments, were also included. She also sent me Lambchop 💕💕
💕😁THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!😁💕
I read this book with a lady near me every two weeks or so so she can practice her English writing skills. After a lot of trial and error, this was the first book she admitted to understanding a lot of what was being said without much trouble. So #thanks John Steinbeck for writing the way you did. Also, the lady and her family are way too kind to me. ♥️ She gave me jellies and her husband gave me cups for xmas presents for my parents.
(Photo of back of book: Steinbeck and his dog Charley)
This book wasn‘t what I expected. More a contemplative road trip than a journalistic report on the American Identity circa 1960. It seemed that Steinbeck discovered more about himself and his dog than about America - and perhaps that‘s as it should be. He remarks often on the subjectivity of anyone‘s impressions of a town or a place. ⬇️
An interesting and rather historic view of s journey through the States but that kind of added to the picture.
I enjoyed his writing, and the commentary he provided. I found some of the language dated, as expected, but other aspects, such as thought on plastics and seasonal workers, very current.
The last few chapters were harder to get my head around :/ :(
Isn't this the most wonderful cover?
Started it on my morning college break and already am hooked.
Very interesting to see how he documents concern over the use of plastics so many decades ago, and also about Americans requiring seasonal workers to complete agricultural tasks that they don't wish to do, and what impact this could have longer term on the American people as well as seasonal workers.
Fingers crossed that this is as good as it sounds 🤞🏻
This one has all the ingredients for a GREAT read: a riveting road trip around America during the tumultuous '60s, Steinbeck's delicious dialogues with the folks he encountered, and his wisest and most adorable traveling companion-his beloved poodle Charley. I loved that Steinbeck packed his custom made camper with every necessity he felt he needed, including 150 pounds of book! 😁📚🙌🏻
Book 3 of #MakeMeReadIt
John Steinbeck musing on a partly fictitious travelogue of America in the early 1960s. Some thoughts are spot on and others? Not so much. His commentary on this country show that a lot has not changed in the last fifty years, which is the saddest thing of all.
August is a quiet month for me. I teach yoga two mornings a week but mostly I'm at home. I get out early to weed and water the garden and then retreat indoors. Plenty of time to read! Besides #austeninaugust this is my #tbr for Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge.
The toughest one yet! I don't know of any books that I *chose* to read instead of the RR. However, I do remember that due to parental request, I was given a different book to read while the rest of the class read the tagged and assigned book. So, technically I read something other than the RR. I just wish I could remember what that something was! I have no idea what I read instead. It's driving me crazy! 😆
"So much there is to see, but our morning eyes describe a different world than do our afternoon eyes, and surely our evening eyes can report only a weary evening world." - John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
(I would read a book of grocery lists if Steinbeck wrote them ?)
#quotes #steinbeck #booklovers
My favorite Steinbeck that I‘ve read❤️! I‘ve read this several times since I was a teenager. It‘s so much more than his #pet poodle Charley riding along with him on a road trip in a camper truck dubbed Rocinante. It‘s 1960. Steinbeck observes first hand racial tensions that are the beginnings of the civil rights movement. And in the WA state woods, he encourages a father to allow his son to pursue his dreams of being a hairdresser “not a barber”.
This is my current favorite book acquisition story: I sort donated books for my church‘s annual book sale. This gorgeous thing came in one week, and they were going to toss it - because it is printed UPSIDE DOWN. So that is how I got my first Folio Edition: I rescued it from the trash. #folio #foliofreaks
This account of Steinbeck‘s travels across America with his dog Charley in 1960 doesn‘t transcend its time. I found the account (now accepted as mostly fictional) dated, and rather boring. The only parts I liked were some of the stories about Charley, who reminded me of my dog Dante (photo above). See the quote in the comments below.
These shelves are filled with my favorite books. Travels with Charlie is among them.
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America.
Hanging onto this quote while we struggle through another grey winter-like day in Ontario.
"It occurs to me that, just as the Carthaginians hired mercenaries to do their fighting for them, we Americans bring in mercenaries to do our hard and humble work. I hope we may not be overwhelmed one day by people's not too proud or too lazy or too soft to bend to the earth and pick up the things we eat."
Audio read by Gary Sinise. So good.
In 1960 John Steinbeck traveled the US in a converted pickup with his dog Charley, to see what America was all about. He stayed anonymous for the most part, talked with a lot of people each time he stopped, and wrote of his adventures. He really captured the essence of America in 1960! The book ends with his wife and him attending JFK inauguration.
I read this book over Christmas holiday after finding it on my Mom‘s bookshelf. It was so fascinating! I had never read any non-fiction by Steinbeck and really enjoyed his travels across America in 1960 (I think it was). His musings are so interesting when you‘re looking back at it from 2017/18 point of view. And since I‘m originally from California, one of my favorite parts was when he arrived in CA and wrote about the redwoods and Monterey. ❤️
Two books that feature #cars. One, a one-man, one-dog account of the expedition across America. The other, a magical car who has a mind of her own. The beautiful machine not only flies and swims… she also fights crime!
I enjoyed this book immensely. Steinbeck‘s observations of his journey across America in 1960 are strangely relevant today. Or maybe his observations are timeless, because Americans are the same in their Americanness.