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Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
A controversial tale of friendship and tragedy during the Great DepressionOver seventy-five years since its first publication, Steinbeck’s tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of America’s most widely read and taught novels. An unlikely pair, George and Lennie, two migrant workers in California during the Great Depression, grasp for their American Dream. They hustle work when they can, living a hand-to-mouth existence. For George and Lennie have a plan: to own an acre of land and a shack they can call their own. When they land jobs on a ranch in the Salinas Valley, the fulfillment of their dream seems to be within their grasp. But even George cannot guard Lennie from the provocations, nor predict the consequences of Lennie's unswerving obedience to the things George taught him.Of Mice and Men represents an experiment in form, which Steinbeck described as “a kind of playable novel, written in a novel form but so scened and set that it can be played as it stands.” A rarity in American letters, it achieved remarkable success as a novel, a Broadway play, and three acclaimed films. This edition features an introduction by Susan Shillinglaw, one of today’s leading Steinbeck scholars.For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 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.
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

For such a short book, this was slow. I thought the description was really good, but it felt so much longer than it was. I see why I didn‘t read this earlier.

rretzler I‘m so glad someone else feels the same. 😁 Sometimes I think we need to rethink our definition of what books are literary classics. 1w
Victoriahoperose @rretzler I agree with you 💯!! 1w
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Kaila-ann
Of Mice and Men Deluxe | John Steinbeck
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#mayscavengerhunt #maymadness

✅ with a flower on the cover
✅ the shortest book I own
✅ made into a movie

Trying to stay ahead of the game since I‘ll be on vacation at the end of the month and reading might be limited.

Clwojick I love this book. Even though it‘s heartbreaking. 3w
Kaila-ann @Clwojick it‘s definitely one of my new favorites. I‘m kind of glad I didn‘t read it in school, I don‘t think would have appreciated it nearly as much. 3w
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Kaila-ann
Of Mice and Men Deluxe | John Steinbeck
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Pickpick

I never had to read this one in school but wow. What a deep read for a book that was barely over 100 pages. My heart broke at the ending but I could understand George‘s choice, especially played out against Candy and his dog. Definitely recommend. #rorygilmorereadinglist #rorygilmorereadingchallenge #maymadness #booktomovie

Andrew65 Love this! Short but highly effective! 3w
Kaila-ann @Andrew65 agreed! One of my new favorites! 3w
Andrew65 @Kaila-ann For different reasons but I also loved (edited) 3w
Kaila-ann @Andrew65 I haven‘t read that one yet but it‘s on my wishlist. I‘m a little behind on some of classics 😳 lol. 3w
Andrew65 @Kaila-ann Me too in general, but these are two of his I read a lot of years ago. Both stayed with me, yet never read any others. 🤷‍♂️ 3w
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executivespooky
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Rereading this gem, time to cry.

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Superjoe302
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It‘s a great book on the way people lived during the great depression

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LibrarianJen
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Book recommendations in this months student newspaper 😍 #ItsGreatToBeAHawk

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BookBumming
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Pickpick

Read Banned Books! 🤘🏻 It is a masterpiece of American literature!! I feel like this novel contains a multitude of themes.. but what I found most shaking was the motif of isolation throughout the characters.. And their quest for freedom which remains seemingly out of reach no matter what their position in life is because of the choices they make, they stay unhappy. Five stars for this Nobel Prize Of Literature Winner. #bannedbooks

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arielmonsen
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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another school required reading finished

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cinann
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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When George and Lenny got some money, they were going to buy a little farm and Lenny was going to take care of their rabbits.

#springintoreading #rabbits
@vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐰💞🐇 2mo
Brewychock48 @cinann ,I loved this book. Boy did I cry😍📚📖 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm This book ❤️💔 2mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 2mo
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Sarah24
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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📚 Of Mice and Men (living of the fat of the land)
🎥 Mary Poppins (bracing for the cannon fire)
🎵 Madness 'House of Fun'

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💙🏡💙 2mo
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Cinfhen
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#MarchIntoThe70s #HeartOfGold My first thought George & Lennie ♥️🐀and something about the chords and drawl of this song made me think of early 20th century America. Such a beautiful song & such a beautiful novella.

Lizpixie I must admit, I‘ve never read Steinbeck.🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
wordzie 2mo
britt_brooke Still the only Steinbeck I‘ve read, but I loved it. 💚 2mo
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emilyhaldi Love ❣️❣️❣️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm ❤️💔 2mo
EmilyM I've taught this book to sophomores for twenty years, and never have I had a student not like it! 2mo
Cinfhen That warms my heart @EmilyM YOU must read this book @Lizpixie 2mo
Reviewsbylola I love Steinbeck, especially this one! 2mo
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

I know I read this when I was younger but I don‘t remember it at all. I often read ‘above my age‘ so I either didn‘t understand certain aspects of books, or the emotional impact wasn‘t there. I‘ve found that recently when re-reading books such as Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Rebecca.

This is one of my favourites so far this year. Thanks to @Caroline2 for sending it to me in a swap last year!

#california
#ReadingUSA2019

BarbaraBB I had that same experience when I reread it. Wonderful book! 2mo
Librarybelle Great pick! 2mo
Tamra 🐰 2mo
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Caroline2 I totally agree. I had very low expectations for this book for the same reason, it made me yawn as a teen. I loved it though, reading it as an adult. A firm favourite and now I want to read more Steinbeck! 😁 2mo
Tanisha_A A beautiful book 2mo
Hooked_on_books Good choice! I think I read this one in high school. It made an impact on me for sure. 2mo
jessinikkip Wow! I never had to read this is school, but I may have to go ahead and read it now 2mo
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Fromthesoul
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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I read this in high school and really liked this book! Going to read it again since I'm waiting for the book I actually want to read to come in the mail.

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LauraJ
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Happy anniversary 🖤

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emilyhaldi
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Pickpick

Worth the hype. Poor Lennie... 😢
#24in48

AshleyHoss820 Totally worth the hype! But, yeah...😕😕😕 4mo
Tamra Yes! 4mo
Billypar 😢🐰🐇🐰💔 4mo
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LeahBergen 🐭😭😭😭 4mo
Tanisha_A Such a good book. 💔 4mo
Reviewsbylola Lolol Alex and I were texting about this yesterday waiting for you to get to the end. 4mo
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emilyhaldi
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Very much enjoying reading in bed today. My reading partner, Chunk, is snoring 😻
#24in48

CoffeeNBooks Great book! John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors! 4mo
ravenlee Chunk: this book has nothing useful or interesting about mice at all! Might as well take a nap. 4mo
Reviewsbylola I want to read in your bed too. It‘s so comfy, monograms and all. 4mo
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trioxin_sematary
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Random book pick-up for £1 😁

erzascarletbookgasm ❤️💔 4mo
EmilyM I teach this to sophomores in high school--never have I had a student not like it! 4mo
meghan2714 Modern classic penguin😍 4mo
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aymiereads
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Loving this cover! 😍📚

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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Second finishes book of 2019! This was a classic I had somehow never read before, even as an English major in college.

MelissaSue81 I can‘t remember if I read this in school or not, but I do have it on my shelf to read sometime 5mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice @MelissaSue81 it was a really quick read, I enjoyed it more than I had thought I would. 5mo
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dxmy
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Pickpick

3/5⭐

Can't really explain this rating, it just felt right... 😅

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Tarynitup
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
Pickpick

Adding my high school reading list

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Lucas.Rencher
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Pickpick

Finished Of Mice and Men and I absolutely loved it! I was impressed by how quickly you became attached to the main characters, George and Lenny. The story was full of friendship, foreshadowing, and tragedy. If you have yet to read it I highly recommend it, or if you're like me that read in high school and was not impressed, I highly recommend for you to reread it. 🐰📚🤓

Rachel.Rencher I loved it, too! 😁👍 5mo
nu-bibliophile ❤ that story 5mo
Ms_T ❤️ 5mo
EmilyM I teach this to my sophomores and have for 20 years. They LOVE it! 5mo
BooknerdsLife One of my favorites too! 5mo
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Lucas.Rencher
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I'm excited to reread Of Mice and Men. The last time I read it was back in high school before I had an appreciation for literature. 📚🤓

Rachel.Rencher It's such a good one! 😁👌 5mo
Boooooks When we read this in high school somebody had spoiled it by writing the ending on the front page 😂 5mo
Tamra Soooo good! 5mo
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Tamra After you read it try the film with Malkovich & Sinise! 5mo
YAwad I‘m still in high school and I avoided english literature because of this😂 Let me know if it‘s worth the read though, I may reconsider literature for next year😂🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 5mo
shmreads How was it? Did you pull through 5mo
Bibliogirl I read this a few years ago. Wish I hadn‘t. 5mo
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dxmy
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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I started this a couple of days ago! I wanted a short book to finish before the end of the year, because (being the perfectionist I am) I want to start a new book January 1st... With only about 100 pages, I finally picked up Of Mice and Men. I've been meaning to read it for a while, but it never really happened. So here I go, finally! ☺️

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Jadams1776
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Pickpick

This was so, so sad 😞. I‘m still tearing up think about it.

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nu-bibliophile
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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1. Chocolate memes - I'm vegan and sometimes I actually use this excuse lol.
2. Chair
3. This is a reread. It's a novella genre, I think.
4. Can't remember, been awhile.
5. I grew up listening it in every family party. My cousins and I would joke because we pretty much memorized all the lyrics just from listening to our parents sing. 😁
#HumpDayPost @mindea

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candority
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Day 4 of #adventrecommends

I vividly remember finishing this small, but powerful, novel while sitting in my high school library, trying to hide the fact that I was crying. When the librarian came over to see if I was okay, she saw what I was reading, nodded knowingly, and brought me some Kleenex. Everyone else probably thought I had lost my mind, but a fellow book lover understood 😭

Bookzombie That‘s such a sweet story! 6mo
candority Thank you @Bookzombie! 😊❤️ 6mo
Andrew65 😍 6mo
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Blaire
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Lenny who is intellectually disabled travels with George across California working on ranches and dreaming of a place of their own. George cares for Lenny and tries to ensure their safety and ability to live and work. This packed an emotional punch I was not expecting. I‘m sitting here now feeling totally walloped. A lot of emotional impact in a very short book. Need a #palatecleanser ASAP. #booked2018 #underdoghero #classic

Tamra I love Steinbeck‘s novellas. In the right hands, short stories and novellas can really be powerful. 7mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! So many emotions in this little gem. Great choice for the prompt!!! 7mo
Blaire @Tamra @cinfhen yes. I was not familiar with the story and gosh it hit me hard. 7mo
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TheAliceEvers
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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I love Of Mice and Men and always have!

I like the structure and all the themes and motifs are amazing! So much symbolism in tiny details! The cyclical structure of it ending in the same place it started really drives home the point of nothing changes in this depression state.

Intelligent and meaningfully written characters. It‘s just a very important, well-rounded story.

(I‘ve got one neat copy and one battered and annotated copy😂)

Nute Wonderful review! It is a very well-written book. 6mo
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Blaire
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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I think this was a popular choice for this prompt. I‘m about to start this #California classic for the first time. It‘s also my pick for #underdoghero (I think it fits) for #booked2018. #nofemmeber

MommyOfTwo I need to read this again. Read it when I was in school. 7mo
Billypar This doesn't relate to California or Steinbeck, but that chess set is amazing! 🤓♟ 7mo
Cinfhen Excellent choice for #booked2018 and #California 🙌🏻❣️ 7mo
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Blaire @MommyOfTwo yes, it‘s a classic I‘ve never read and at only 100 pages seemed a good one to check off the list. 7mo
Blaire @Billypar thank you!! It was a bar mitzvah gift to my dad...it‘s from Mexico I believe. 7mo
Blaire @Cinfhen 🙌 7mo
Cinfhen How cool!! I love that the chess set has family history to it ❤️ 7mo
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Reviewsbylola
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Because who doesn‘t love a funny meme on Saturday morning. 🤷🏼‍♀️

#california #nofemmeber

Billypar Oh man....too funny 😆 It's hard to laugh now about anything relating to the current situation, but sometimes you have to to stay sane. Still the only Steinbeck I've read, but it's a memorable one! 7mo
Amiable I miss them. So much. 😢 7mo
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 7mo
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intothehallofbooks I love them! 7mo
Cinfhen 😂😂 7mo
Bklover 😂❤️😂. @Amiable Me too!! (edited) 7mo
Amandajoy This made me smile 7mo
Mdargusch 😬 7mo
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Moose88
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💜

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JenlovesJT47
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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If this book could be summed up in one emoji, it would be: 😭 I had never read this classic but had heard about it in bits and pieces. The whole time I was reading it there was an impending sense of doom. So sad but well-written, and I‘m looking forward to watching the movie and listening to the audiobook narrated by Gary Sinise. Definitely worth reading. 4⭐️

#classic

LoveToReadLiveToRead Gary Sinise played George in the movie version too if I recall correctly. I read this at school, such a sad story. 😢 (edited) 7mo
JenlovesJT47 @LoveToReadLiveToRead I thought so but wasn‘t sure. Makes me want to watch it even more now! He‘s such a great actor (and as I say this I hear his Lt. Dan voice in my head saying, “yes, I know that!”😅). 7mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @JenlovesJT47 he is! Can‘t remember the last thing I saw him in though. 🤔 This is really embarrassing but I think I first saw him in Forrest Gump and actually thought for years that he only had half of his legs in real life. It didn‘t occur to me that it was a special effect!! 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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JenlovesJT47 @LoveToReadLiveToRead lol 😂 I saw Forrest Gump in the theater when I was 10 and I‘m pretty sure I thought the same thing until I saw a behind the scenes thing where they showed how they did it digitally. Don‘t feel bad, they did such a great job on the special effects! 7mo
LoveToReadLiveToRead @JenlovesJT47 haha, I‘ll think of it that way from now on! 7mo
NeedsMoreBooks Agree with your assessment 😭😭😭😭 7mo
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B00kNerd746
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Super sad book it took 1 week

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erzascarletbookgasm
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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George and Lennie have nothing in the world except each other and a dream - that one day they will have some land of their own. Lennie has a ‘mild mental disability‘, and is deeply devoted to George. He has to rely on George for protection and guidance. #leanon

Thanks for #SeptemberDanes , Katja and Cindy, though I couldn‘t post everyday, I enjoyed seeing everyone‘s posts. 🤗

ephemeralwaltz 💔💔💔💔 My first Steinbeck 💜 8mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy your book 😊💫👍🏻 8mo
laurenlovesliterature My favorite book! 8mo
Kalalalatja I really want to read this Steinbeck! And I have enjoyed seeing your posts 😘 8mo
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Lea
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Pickpick

Read this for #bannedbookmonth for my book club. I am not sure how I missed it in high school. It‘s one of those books where you know some bad is going to happen so you spend the whole book cringing waiting for it. The prose is excellent. #readbannedbooks #bannedbook

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Stphnthescriv
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One of the all time greatest books of our time.

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jenniferw88
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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🎶 #Thewinnertakesitall
The loser's standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny 🎶

#abbainaugust @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola

Cinfhen Lennie ❤️ (edited) 9mo
Mdargusch Great quote! (edited) 9mo
Reviewsbylola Wow, I forgot about this quote but it‘s perfect for today. I love this book! 9mo
Meredith3 I remember reading this in high school! 👍🏻 9mo
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PixieDust
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Pickpick

Wow this one messed me up I was not expecting it to end the way it did... there is so much packed into this tiny book...

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5280reader
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Such a classic. This was never on my high school read list, but my daughter demanded I read it. So glad I did!

CatLass007 Brilliant book! I wept when I read it. 9mo
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Mitch
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Analysing data from 500,000 London customers over the last 2 years, Wordery has revealed the books most Londoners have been reading via postcode. I‘m in E5 - so it‘s Steinbeck for us! #londonreaders

Tamra Great author choice! 👍🏾 10mo
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wlivengood
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Simply awesome!

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kspenmoll
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#endofyearchaos #day2finalexams #HSdrama
Close to 5 p.m.and closing down my day. Been off of Litsy much of this past week - inundated, want to leave on Friday with all done so I can have a quiet week off before our summer program begins. This is my desk after I cleaned off stacks!!! Somewhat improved. #TeachersofLitsy

Bookgoil Wow that‘s late for a HS! 11mo
AJones Way to go! Enjoy your vacation! ☺️ 11mo
kspenmoll @Bookgoil It is! We had 4 or 5 snow days this year! 11mo
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WhiskeyMistress
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Pickpick

This steal was another #thriftstorefind I couldn‘t say no to! #johnsteinbeck #vintagebooks

laurenlovesliterature Dope!!!!! Love Steinbeck!! 12mo
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erista
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Wow, what a powerful story! This was my first Steinbeck. I will definitely be reading more of his work in the near future.

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erista
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I put my book down for one minute and it becomes a pillow for Frankie. I'm loving this so far.

ladym30 Pretty kitty!! 12mo
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I‘m running behind but am getting caught up! Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is the #shortestclassic I‘ve read that I haven‘t seen already posted. A great story!!
#litsyclassics
#shortestclassicyouread

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erzascarletbookgasm
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This 💔book features a protagonist with learning disability.
#litsyclassics #maylovesclassics #disabled

Utopiyll This book broke my heart! 😭😭💔 12mo
CoffeeNBooks This is such a great book, but so, so sad. 12mo
ephemeralwaltz Really loved this one. Heart-wrenching 12mo
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