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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, Steinbecks tale of commitment, loneliness, hope, and loss remains one of Americas 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 todays 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 1,500titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators.
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batsy
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An almost-perfect novella, really. But it's got a bleakness to it that made me feel like I wanted to take off into the woods & never find civilisation again. It's a pick, if you want to ponder why it is people do the things they do to each other. Was there a time when people were intrinsically valued for just being, instead of whether they were of any use? An objectively good book but now I feel like shit (well, more than usual). Thanks, John 😢

BarbaraBB I read it as a teenager and wasn‘t impressed at all. Then again in my thirties and I was devastated. So I guess I feel you 😌 2mo
Ruthiella Not read it but familiar with the story. I‘ll keep it in mind for when I want my soul to be crushed. 2mo
batsy @BarbaraBB My first time reading it. The way Steinbeck gets the loneliness and futility, gosh. 2mo
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batsy @Ruthiella Yes 😂😭 Whenever you are in the mood for that, this will do it—short and sweet. 2mo
quietlycuriouskate Well I've stacked it... for a time when I'm feeling more emotionally robust. 2mo
Tamra 😢This is a hard read! Have you seen the film adaptation with Malkovitch & Sinise? It‘s very good. Not too long ago I tried to rewatch it and couldn‘t!! 2mo
TrishB Great review. This book doesn‘t really leave you. 2mo
batsy @quietlycuriouskate Definitely. But it's short, which is a plus. 2mo
batsy @Tamra No, I haven't! I don't know if I'll be able to get through a film version, either. I bet it's very good, though. Maybe after some time has passed 😢 2mo
batsy @TrishB Thank you. I'll be thinking about it always, probably. 2mo
Doppoetry I've read this for school (years ago) and that's how Steinbeck became one of my favorite writers. 😅 He had such a deep understanding of humans and each of his books are sad in different ways. 2mo
UwannaPublishme Another great review as always. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I do love Steinbeck‘s writing and how he brings us deep into the soul of humanity. This one was tough… 2mo
Reggie Yikes!!!!! Great review! 2mo
batsy @Doppoetry This is my first time reading (and only my second Steinbeck after East of Eden). I'll have to tackle Grapes of Wrath next. 2mo
batsy @UwannaPublishme Thank you! Your description is perfect. I think the length of this was also its strength; the reader is dropped into this world and then left reeling at the ramifications. 2mo
batsy @Reggie Thanks, Reggie! 2mo
Amiable I feel like the news is already accomplishing that for me these days. 😖😬 2mo
Amiable @batsy I highly recommend Steinbeck‘s nonfiction if you are up for another go with him: 2mo
batsy @Amiable I totally hear you re: the news. On many levels it's all quite bleak. Thank you for the nonfiction rec; definitely planning on reading more Steinbeck. Just need to space it out 😅 Feel like Grapes of Wrath is one of those that I must get to. 2mo
Amiable @batsy I read “Grapes of Wrath” years ago and loved it. Look forward to your review when you read it. 2mo
Suet624 I have so many thoughts after reading the comments here. This review captures everything about this book. I think Grapes of Wrath will also give you a run for the hills feeling but nevertheless it's a must read. And I agree that you may want to grab Travels with Charley for a bit of relief. 2mo
batsy @Suet624 Thanks for your thoughts, Sue. I read East of Eden sometime back thanks to a Litsy buddy read and it was also pretty devastating. 2mo
CarolynM I‘ve always avoided this one because I fear feeling the way you‘ve described. 2mo
batsy @CarolynM I totally get it. It helps that it was short. 2mo
Centique I know what you mean! For me, Grapes of Wrath was the one that made me want to step off into an abyss. Make sure you are in a stable place when you tackle it 💕 2mo
vivastory I've had Steinbeck on my mind a lot lately for some reason. I think it's because I've always seen him as a good substitute for Hemingway (who I don't esp care for). Last yr I read The Moon Is Down & thought it was great, Was it groundbreaking political allegory on the scale of Orwell of Huxley? No. But, it was a substantial, quick read & I def want to read more of his novellas. I think he should be rated HIGHER than Hemingway (edited) 2mo
batsy @vivastory I'm not familiar with Moon and I'm making a note to add it to my list. I don't care for Hemingway either; I had to read both Hemingway and Steinbeck for an intro to American Lit class and couldn't get into both then, but definitely glad I gave Steinbeck a chance again with a buddy read here on Litsy for East of Eden. I'll have to tackle Grapes of Wrath next. 2mo
mabell I hear you on your comment about feeling like crap (more than usual) - that‘s why I just can‘t take downer books. 😆 1mo
batsy @mabell I know, I find myself going for YA and mysteries at the moment! 1mo
Rissreads I just read Grapes of Wrath not long ago and it floored me! I have this on my shelf looking at me and will get to it soon. I‘m glad it‘s short! 🤣 3w
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Sharv_Sona
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This book is more than the words on the pages. There‘s so much more to understand, so much more to learn, and so much more to fall in love with. It‘s ridiculous the hold this book and it‘s characters has on me. George and Lennie will always have such a special place in my heart, their relationship is one in a million. Steinbeck was an incredible author, and I might even go as far as to say that he is my ‘favourite‘ author.

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Pip2
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Engrossed from beginning to end. Steinbeck‘s Of Mice and Men transforms the bond of friendship displaying that the search for happiness is happiness itself with a friendship, even one so inverse as the relationship between George and Lennie. The ending could be thought of as the antithesis of friendship but was depicted on my humble opinion a kindness paid in the hardest way possible.

Leftcoastzen Beautiful edition! 9mo
Pip2 @Leftcoastzen it is an Easton Press edition from 1975, the illustrations are excellent as well! It made the read much more enjoyable. (edited) 9mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2023Book35
I didn't really like this book when I read it in high school. Re-reading it as an adult, though, I have a new appreciation for the relationship between George and Lennie.

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Sresendez12
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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This was my pick for #authoramonth for March. I‘ve always wanted to read Grapes of Wrath but I had so many other books I wanted to get to in March that I chose this one. O how I wish I could have enjoyed it more. It just wasn‘t for me.

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KarenUK
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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#AAM First time reading this, and wow does this little book, pack a ginormous punch. This writing is spare and lovely. The story is of friendship, poverty, brutality, loneliness and the so-called American dream, and an ending so heartbreaking it will stay with me long after finishing the story.

BarbaraBB I am so glad I reread this book a few years ago. I hated it in high school but the second time I really loved it. And indeed it packs a punch! 13mo
Becker I‘m so glad you liked this. I thought it was a very special book, although not everyone agrees. I‘m always happy to find someone who appreciated it. 13mo
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TEArificbooks
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Re-read this one for #authorofthemonth. It is hard to rate. It is well written, especially the descriptions of nature. But the dialogue is offensive. And then there is the ending. But it definitely has the teenager (reading it for school) talking.

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Surf-Guitar-Read
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I just finished going through this book with a couple of friends. I really enjoyed it! It is sad at the end but it is a great short story! I really like how Steinbeck creates each character with a very different background. I also loved the mystery in some of the characters backgrounds!

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RobES
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I've been teaching this novella for 17 years and it never gets old. Every year, even the hardest pupils, react to the ending... I love seeing my students react to literature 💛

IndoorDame Gorgeous edition!!!😍 13mo
Alfoster Seriously! Just finished teaching this to my grandkids in homeschool after having taught it in high school. We were all teary at the end!🥲 13mo
dabbe I cried every single time I taught that book. Every. Single. Time. ❣️ 13mo
peanutnine LOVE that cover! 😍 13mo
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DivineDiana
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I often heard references to this book,and because of the #authoramonth2023 #johnsteinbeck challenge, I now understand all the buzz. George and Lennie travel to the Salinas Valley in California to work on a ranch during the Great Depression. Lennie is a man of tremendous size,but has the mind of a child. George is small and quick, and does his best to protect his friend. Spare, beautiful writing. Tragic. Unforgettable. #1937 #192025

dabbe When I would show the Gary Sinise-John Malcovich movie version after my juniors read it, you could hear sniffles out in the audience, especially from the teenage boys. And they already had read it and knew what was coming! And this one reads almost like a drama, doesn't it? The dialogue is already beautifully written, and each chapter is a new setting. I love this book. ❣️ 13mo
DivineDiana @dabbe I can understand. It is heartbreaking on many levels. 💔 13mo
Librarybelle Good choice! This is one I have not read, but definitely a true classic 13mo
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Bklover
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I haven‘t read this in years and years, but it still has the effect on me that it did then. George and Lenny are friends in a world of migrant workers where no one has friends. There is a lot of fear and sadness and meanness in this one. Although I‘ve read other Steinbeck books, this one always comes to mindfirst.
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TheAromaofBooks I read this one last year for the first time. I was really blown away by how much emotion and thoughtfulness Steinbeck was able to pack into such a short story. 13mo
Bklover @TheAromaofBooks Yes! For such a short book it‘s very intense! 13mo
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Megabooks
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These are my two reads for #AuthorAMonth. I feel that classics have an advantage over historical fiction in situating the reader in a certain time. Mice in particular was insightful into the conditions of Depression-era work and views on intellectual disability. It‘s my first time reading Steinbeck since high school, and while I enjoyed these, two is enough. 😉 Both were well narrated, especially Gary Sinise performing Mice.

Cinfhen Gary Sinese narratedTravels with Charley, which really elevated my appreciation of Steinbeck‘s writing 13mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I thought about reading that but I think two is enough for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 13mo
gossamerchild I remember reading Travels with Charley and really liking it, but Mice destroyed me 😆 13mo
Megabooks @gossamerchild when they shoot Lenny no differently than they shot the dog, it broke my heart! 13mo
gossamerchild @Megabooks have you seen the movie with Gary Sinise? Totally brutal 😭😭 13mo
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DHill
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Short book with a big punch. There are a lot of themes to consider in this novella. It‘s depressing and bleak and tragic. Definitely not for everyone, but I like Steinbeck a lot because his writing gives me perspective.

#AuthorAMonth
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erzascarletbookgasm Yes this book 💔 13mo
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Melismatic
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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I haven‘t read this since I first did in the 7th Grade. I didn‘t remember much. Reading it now, I‘m horrified this was taught at my school without any context or nuance. This was truly painful to get through. I understand Steinbeck is a product of his time but it‘s not for me. #AuthorAMonth

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Andrew65
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A quick read this one, but very sad and hard hitting at the same time. While short it does pack a punch and does get you thinking through a whole host of issues. #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

2nd book finished during #MarvellousMarch
4th book finished during #MarchMadness @DieAReader @Ghabi4Roses

DieAReader Fantastic!!💙🥳💙🥳💙 14mo
Andrew65 @DieAReader Thanks, quite a quick read 😍 14mo
Soubhiville This is an intense book. 14mo
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Blueberry Broke my heart 💧 14mo
TheBookHippie We had to read this year 10 school. I‘ll never forget it . So sad. 14mo
Andrew65 @Blueberry Very much so! 😢😭, and yes very intense for such a short book @Soubhiville (edited) 14mo
Andrew65 @TheBookHippie That was the last time I read it, and of anything that I read in school this was the one that has stuck in my mind for over 40 years. (edited) 14mo
EmilyM I teach this to my tenth grade students. It's always a favorite! 14mo
Andrew65 @EmilyM So many great discussion points. 14mo
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Andrew65
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Starting off my reading for this month‘s #AuthorAMonth with this all time classic.

First read this 42 years ago when I was 15 so be interesting to see how it stands up to the test of time.

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#MarchMadness #MarvellousMarch @DieaReader @Ghabi4Roses

DieAReader Good start! Still on my TBR lol. I‘ll get to it someday🤷🏻‍♀️🤓📚 14mo
Andrew65 @DieAReader It‘s only a short read, most probably about 2 1/2 hr fir me, I‘m about halfway through. 14mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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How many Steinbecks do you reckon this counts as for #AuthorAMonth ??

1 or 6?? 😁😁

It has nice Deluxe rumply edges 💕

Amiable I'd say it counts as 6. 14mo
RaeLovesToRead @Amiable Woo! 🥳🥳 14mo
dabbe A novel is a novel is a novel. Definitely a 6. 😊 14mo
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Megabooks 6! 14mo
Daisey I say 6, especially since I bought the Kindle version but doubt I will actually read all of them this month. Starting with Cannery Row. 14mo
RaeLovesToRead @dabbe @Megabooks @Daisey Litsy has spoken! 😁 Although, I doubt I'll get through them quickly - I have so many reads on the go! 14mo
AvidReader25 Cannery Row is one of my favorites! 14mo
Bklover Six! 13mo
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104_goodbuddyy
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We read this for class and I loved it. Steinbeck‘s writing is so unique and intriguing. I fell in love with the story from the first page. Lennie and George were such lovable characters and they reminded me of my brothers. It was a quick and easy read, yet so emotional. I‘m excited to read some of his other works.

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Lucy_Anywhere
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Can you believe I got through 13 years of education without ever having to read Of Mice and Men?! I have mixed feelings. It‘s so well written and Steinbeck brings the hard, lonely life of the drifters to life with the lightest of touches. But I found Lennie disturbing and didn‘t like how he was presented as a sympathetic character - even though he had sexually assaulted one woman and killed another. Lots to talk about at book club tonight!

wanderinglynn I was never assigned this book in school either. 1y
Lucy_Anywhere @wanderinglynn I can see why it‘s so commonly read in school - lots to talk about! One of the book clubbers is an English teacher and although she‘s taught it as a text for years (and loves it), she had a very different response when she read it as a reader 1y
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MissKane
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Lennie: 😍🐀🐇💃🏼☠️
George: 🤠🔫😢

Genuinely a timeless tale of love, loss, and the hardship of the working man.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Of Mice And Men is messed up. M.E.S.S.E.D. U.P!

It‘s a short novel, but it‘s brutal and terribly sad. It‘s masterfully written – no notes on that front! – but it‘s far from an enjoyable read. Devastating. Nightmare fuel. I am exceedingly glad I was not compelled to read it as an angsty adolescent, as I‘m quite confident I never would have recovered. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/of-mice-and-men-john-steinbeck/

Scochrane26 I‘m glad I didn‘t have to read it in high school. I saw the movie in college & decided I should never read the book. 1y
TheAromaofBooks I would definitely have no appreciated the writing in high school, but it was worth the read as an adult. I'm always mind blown at how Steinbeck can pack so much emotional devastation into such a short story. 1y
IndoorDame I know! Some of the things they assigned us in school really blow my mind in retrospect. I can only assume we didn‘t fully grasp the awful subtleties at such a young age. 1y
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fredamans I read it in high school as a teenager and loved it. I guess to each their own but I still think it is one of the most brilliant reads of all time. 1y
BarbaraBB I read it as a teenager and again a few years ago. The first time I found it boring, the second time I loved it! 1y
tpixie John Steinbeck is part of the #AuthorAMonth2023 I don‘t think I can read this again. It is very well written- it still haunts me decades later. 1y
tpixie @TheAromaofBooks well said! 1y
Kimberlone Bawled my eyes out when I read the this one high school 😭 1y
TheAromaofBooks @tpixie - Thank you! I am looking forward to reading another Steinbeck for #AuthoraMonth2023 but even though some months I read more than one book by the chosen author, I think I'll only be able to get through one of his books in a month. They are too sad!!! 1y
tpixie @TheAromaofBooks I‘m thinking about reading The Red Pony- but I bet I‘ll cry like when I red Ol‘ Yeller 1y
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dabbe
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Believe it or not, here is some fun with OF MICE AND MEN, if interested:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTU8VR_Cokq-IVWDslQNbTfYrOG58yg8...

rubyslippersreads My cats think the mice would be fun. 😹 1y
dabbe @rubyslippersreads They'd probably love TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD as well. 😸 1y
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dabbe
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Oh, this novella! I don't know if I cried harder reading this or THE RED PONY. Another must when I taught junior American English. The kids always wanted to find another way for the ending, which made for excellent debates in class. Showing the 1992 movie version in class, I'd always have extra Kleenex handy. Guess who cried the hardest? The boys.

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Cazxxx
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#manicmonday @CBee

📕 Tagged
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🎵 One~Metallica

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kelli7990
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Here‘s my review for a book I just finished reading. I understand that it‘s set during the Great Depression but I still didn‘t like the book.

Susanita I didn‘t even finish it, and it‘s a short book! 2y
kspenmoll It is a book reflective of the time period. 2y
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kelli7990
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Here‘s my reading progress for this book that I started listening to. So far, it‘s interesting. I have 1 hour left in the audiobook but I‘m not going to listen to it anymore tonight. If I don‘t end up liking this book then I‘m not going to read anything else by this author.

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Cazxxx
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#Alphabetgame #LetterO @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

One of the few books that had me sobbing! A book you will never forget

erzascarletbookgasm This book 💔 2y
Cazxxx @erzascarletbookgasm very emotional 🥲 2y
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IuliaC
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Another classic I felt guilty I hadn't read yet.
Lennie's heart-wrenching tragedy and the Great Depression with its devastating impact on rural communities will stay with me for a while.

slategreyskies I haven‘t read this one yet either. I think it would be a tough read (emotionally, I mean). On a side note, it saddens me that all of the people I knew who lived through the Great Depression are dead now. Still, I remember their stories, so not all of their memories and experience died with them. I‘m glad there are books like this that tell important stories. 2y
IuliaC @slategreyskies You're right, we should remember those stories, and learn from them if possible. Those years were tough in Europe as well, especially in rural areas, I too remember my grandparents' stories... 2y
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Dilara
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About halfway-through Of Mice and Men, as one of the few readers who hasn't studied it at school. I'm rather underwhelmed so far. I know because I read the introduction that it was written as a play/novel hybrid, so I shouldn't complain, but there's too much dialogue and not enough depth for my liking.

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“A few miles south of Soledad, the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green”

#Firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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TashaLeigh
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TheAromaofBooks
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Wow. If you want a book that just socks you in the gut, this slim story is the one for you. I couldn't believe how much Steinbeck packed into 107 pages. I had never read this one before but it was my March #BookSpin draw so I just sat down and read the whole thing yesterday and can't stop thinking about it. Brilliant writing about everyday tragedy.

DimeryRene I am reading this right now for the first time! 2y
KathyWheeler I read this in high school; I may reread it since it‘s been so long. 2y
GinaKButler Gary Sinise narrates the audio of this one and it‘s fantastic! 2y
TheAromaofBooks @DimeryRene @KathyWheeler @GinaKButler - It's not my usual kind of book (I'm a big fan of HEA for the most part) but there was so much to unpack here - I can't say I enjoyed it, exactly, but it did make me think a lot. 2y
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DimeryRene
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I‘ve never read this before. The only Steinbeck I‘ve read was The Pearl way back in middle school. Only an hour into the audiobook, but already enjoying it.

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TheMrsShaw
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The title of “Of Mice and Men“ is an allusion to a Robert Burns' poem, which points out that the plans of mice and men often go awry. The author uses this allusion to foreshadow the events of the novel, cluing in the reader that some plan of the characters in the novel will go awry.

nylaaa in the book “ speak “ an allusion used in the book is “ the turkey floats in the sink, a ten pound turkey iceberg. A turkeyberg. I feel very much like the titanic “ this refers to an allusion because the scarcasm of what the builder of titanic said “ Not even GOD can sink this ship “ but the sink did sink when it hit the iceberg. (edited) 2y
MelRoc25 The allusion of The Flash: Rebirth is the fact that the whole city has the same powers as the Flash , this is referring to the fact that Barry is no longer alone as a speedster 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1937, Of Mice and Men was published. Originally titled "Something That Happened" its final title was taken from Robert Burns' poem "Of a Mouse". Lennie was based on a real ranch hand he worked with (yes, the pitchfork thing happened. To a ranch foreman, not a girl, Steinbeck was a witness). One of the most challenged books of the 21st c., it almost didn't see publication when Steinbeck's dog Max ate the first draft. #HistoryGetsLIT

Bookzombie This is so interesting! 2y
TheKidUpstairs @Bookzombie there were so many interesting facts about this one, it was hard to decide what to fit in and what to leave out (and how to fit it in, 451 characters doesn't always allow for good grammar!) 2y
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twinkletoes74
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I don't think I can put into words how this book made me feel.

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book8
I didn't really like this book when I read it in high school. Re-reading it as an adult, though, I have a new appreciation for the relationship between George and Lennie. And, while I usually find Steinbeck a bit too long-winded, I actually wish he'd made this story longer.

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Freespirit
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Wishing everyone the best for 2022!
2021 for me meant getting used to wearing masks, shields and PPE in my job as an ICU nurse and spending my time at home doing the things I love like reading, sewing and gardening💚
I read some wonderful books and grew a lot of vegetables 🌶 🌽
Stay healthy and happy in 2022🌻✌🏼
#2022 #happynewyear

erzascarletbookgasm Happy New Year, Sally! 2y
Freespirit Thanks Jessie @erzascarletbookgasm hope you have a great New Year! 2y
julesG Happy New Year! ✨ 2y
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CarolynM Happy New Year, Sally🎆 We've decided to go to bed at the usual time tonight. Celebrating seems like tempting fate😬 2y
Freespirit Thanks @julesG hope you have a wonderful year ahead!! 2y
Freespirit Carolyn we are the same! I have to work in the morning too so I‘ll be happy to curl up with a book! Hope you have a wonderful 22😘 @CarolynM 2y
rockpools Happy New Year! (And your photos are wonderful 😊) 2y
MaureenMc Happy New Year! 🎆 2y
Freespirit Thank you @rockpools Glad you like the pics😘 2y
Freespirit Thanks Maureen 😘 @MaureenMc 2y
DivineDiana What a wonderful collage of your life! 2y
Freespirit Thanks @DivineDiana it certainly is..thank you😘 2y
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KaraAnn90
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Great

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bookiehannah
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Ok I am actually sobbing right now- what the heck 😭😭😭😭 so good but Lennie 😭💔 I feel like a FOOL for my last post y‘all were probably laughing away 😭

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bookiehannah
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Someone I babysit for let me borrow his copy - it‘s good so far & I love Lennie

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themonaisa
Of Mice and Men | Steinbeck
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Hard to read because of the way it‘s written. The storyline and twists were worth it, though. Gets into deep themes and helps you ask relevant questions. Love the twist and the ending.

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PoodleMama99
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Excellent and very accessible. A short novel and a very quick read.

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Chars
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This short story captures such understanding and loyalty between friends. On a big-picture societal commentary level it has such a sadness to it by putting dreams next to despondent realities. You know how the story is going to end from the very start. You can‘t help but feel the weight of apathy creep in.-

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KristenDuck
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I may be one of the few people my age who never read Of Mice and Men in school, and what a shame. So short end powerful!!

George and his friend Lennie are setting forth to make better lives during the Great Depression. It seems all Lennie really wants is his own pet rabbits... but he is much stronger than he realizes as readers learn he has previously killed mice by squeezing them too hard.

Have your tissues ready for this one.

Prairiegirl_reading I have never read it because I know I‘ll be a puddle on the floor. 3y
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TheRiehlDeal
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Eggs Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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JacintaMCarter
Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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Fortunately, this book was just short enough to hold the attention of my sophomores, who rarely pay attention to anything.

Saknicole I‘m about to start it with my freshman! 3y
Saknicole I am about to start it with my Freshman! 3y
Tattooedteacher I love this story for so many reasons. My high it was also one of the few stories my personal HS kids liked. As boy readers, they felt that too many required reads were geared more to girls. 3y
Literary_Siren This book killed me in middle school! 😭 3y
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Bookishgal71
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Not my first time reading this, but when I learned that my high schooler was reading it, I picked it up for a second (or third) time. Simple and tragic but also filled with history and details from a bygone era. A novel of true friendship and racism and hierarchies.

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