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The Short Novels of John Steinbeck
The Short Novels of John Steinbeck | John Steinbeck, Joseph Henry Jackson
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6 of Steinbeck's novels including the Red Pony and The Pearl are presented showing his purpose of furthering understanding among men
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aboutgilly
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BestDogDad
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Resuming Tortilla Flats 1,700 miles to the SW from where I started it. Boy, Steinbeck sure likes to pepper his novels with knuckleheads!

suvata Love Steinbeck 2y
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BestDogDad
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Bringing this beauty to AZ with me this weekend.

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BestDogDad
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Some nice finds at the used bookstore. The Steinbeck collection is an original 1953 edition. I love it. Plus, in its pages I found this poem, written in 1962! I wonder if the poem‘s author is still out there somewhere?

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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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The reading and listening of It really slowed me down. I'm not including the Steinbeck shorts because I'm waiting to finish The Pearl (I have an all in one edition.) I'm hoping I can finish a manga and The Pearl tonight so I'll have 2 more for August.

Ms_T 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Varshitha 10 is good, even 3 .. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Varshitha thanks. I wish I had longer stretches of time to read. When I've only got a few minutes at a time, I reach for manga. 2y
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suvata
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Now, that's what I call one well-read book! I hope everyone enjoyed our #SteinbeckShortsReadAlong. I sure did! Thanks to everyone who participated. It was fun reading all the thoughtful comments about these timeless novels.

UwannaPublishme Thanks so much for setting this up and for your thought-provoking discussions. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻You have inspired me to become a big fan of Steinbeck's profound work. 2y
suvata @UwannaPublishme I wasn't a huge fan of his either until I read the six short novels. Now, I'd have to say he's one of my top five favorite authors. 2y
UwannaPublishme I think I know my next Steinbeck read. 🤓📗Two bookish friends recommended 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder @UwannaPublishme I'm going with that one next too! 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder This was so much fun. I really enjoyed it. I can't thank you enough. 2y
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suvata
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AudreyMorris Noooo I always end up with paper cuts. 2y
Lexeegee Yes!! 2y
misslala Yes. 2y
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Bookzombie I like the way they look, but often find the pages harder to turn than normal edges. 2y
Andrea4 Thank you for educating me on what this is called. Deckled. I love it. 😁 2y
ValerieAndBooks No. Too hard to riffle through a book with those edges. However I don't refuse to read books with them 😊! 2y
Librarianaut Yes; most def yes 2y
suvata I do love the way they look but, I agree, the pages are a little difficult to turn. Still, that wouldn't stop me from buying books with deckled edges. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Yes! My favorite! 😍 2y
suvata @Andrea4 LOL! You're welcome. 2y
Pelican71 Yes! 2y
melrailey I love deckled edges. 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders Reading one with those right now! 2y
Zelma I won't pass up a book because of them but I hate them. More difficult to turn the pages. 2y
BookBabe Yes! 2y
tournevis Yes, please! 2y
Amie No. I like things to be neat and symmetrical. 2y
suvata @amie I'm a little OCD too 🤓 2y
Reviewsbylola No, I really dislike them! 2y
Rissa1 I think they look nice, but I hate reading a book with them. 2y
RealBooks4ever Nooo! Too hard to turn pages! 2y
LauraBrook They look nice, and are fun to flip when waiting in a line or putzing around, but I Hate reading them! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Nay for me, but look nice, though 2y
CouronneDhiver Sure! Doesn't bother me either way 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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#steinbeckshortsreadalong @suvata

I feel like this is the week I'm going to get behind. I knew it was going to happen some time. Still, I look forward to the questions and discussion.

suvata Don't worry. The questions aren't going anywhere. You can answer them in a month from now if you want. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @suvata I hope I don't get that behind though b 2y
suvata @RestlessFickleBookSlut You won't. I was just trying to be accommodating. 😎 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @suvata you're the best. I've just been keeping up so well and I don't want to lose that momentum. The last two are a little longer though and I'm not sure if I can finish up on Saturdays like I've been doing. 😊 2y
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suvata
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And only 216 on my to-read list. 🤓

Ashley_Nicoletto This. Is. Impressive. 2y
suvata @Ashley_Nicoletto Yep! I'm a bibliomaniac for sure. 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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I'm so effing tired of dead animals. This and Red Pony have really tried my patience.

#steinbeckshortsreadalong @suvata

OT crankiness: I'm also effing tired on deckle edges. They can rot in hell.

JacqMac Deckled edges must have been created by a most evil demon. 2y
Caroline2 Yep I know what you mean with the dead animals but what are deckled edges?!?! 🤔 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Caroline2 those annoying uneven page edges. I hates them! (Golem voice) 2y
Caroline2 Ahhhhh I don't think I've come across a book with those before?! They defo sound annoying tho!! 😂 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Caroline2 I like to flip back and forth in books and they make it very difficult. 😡 2y
Nebklvr It is Ove! Hi Ove!! 2y
Nebklvr @RestlessFickleBookSlut Just finished "Ove" book about a very cranky and freaking hilarious Swiss guy. All of the comments had me giggling as the book did. Pet peeves of book people. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Nebklvr 😂 Well I'm definitely cranky! I'm going to add Ove to my stack. I could use some hilarious cranky. 2y
Nebklvr @RestlessFickleBookSlut I hope you enjoy it. If anyone had watched reading it.....giggling so hard.... 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Nebklvr sounds fun! My library Overdrive has it. There's a waiting list but that's OK. 2y
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What a hellacious week. I only get three planning periods a week and I lost one of them this week. Of course it was on the day we had back to school night. I'm not leaving the house this weekend. I'm just going to spend quality time with the #littens and these guys.

Lmstraubie Only 3???? Oh, my. Enjoy your weekend! You deserve it!! 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Lmstraubie yeah. We have a poorly executed block schedule. 😔 2y
CocoReads Enjoy your week. I'm doing similar-my hub went out of town for the weekend and Thing 1 and I just ordered pizza and are happy reading away. Thing 2 moves back in on Sunday so I need to get my stuff out of her room, but that's a job for tomorrow. 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder @CocoReads I'm putting a lot off for tomorrow. I had to bring a little work home, but not much and it's stuff I like doing. Tonight it's all about putting my feet up and reading. 2y
nicholemers Spoon River Anthology is my absolute favorite book. I love seeing it in your weekend reading stack! 💛 2y
Eggs As a teacher for most of my career, I feel your pain 😫 Read away all stress 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I joined this group a bit late, but I finished my first story this week. Please feel free to jump in with any of the stories that interest you. I'll try to loop back and catch the two I missed earlier this month. Thanks for organizing this @suvata

#SteinbeckShortsReadAlong

suvata Better late than never. LOL 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @suvata I think that's a great motto for every book lover, and every book they manage to get to and consume. 2y
Leniverse I've read two of the three remaining ones. But, I also couldn't do five in a row. I'd run out of tears... 😕 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Leniverse I read two of the remaining ones also, back in middle school....so at least I know what's coming and can be somewhat prepared. I know what you mean though, they definitely go well while interspersing with some lighter reads. 2y
suvata I remember reading Of Mice and Men but I don't remember the story at all. Perhaps I'll remember once I start reading it again. I also vaguely remember reading The Pearl and hating it. Maybe that will be better the second time around. I think some books just take a more mature mind to be appreciated. 2y
HeatherBookNerd A couple of those just got donated to my little free library, so maybe I'll read them. I adore East of Eden and have been meaning to read some more Steinbeck. 2y
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#steinbeckshortsreadalong @suvata

Sometimes I don't want to learn new things. 😢 I'm very scared for the pony.

suvata Yes, this is most definitely a sad tale. 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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My book finally came in from the library, so hopefully I'll be able to join in later this week as I finish up some other reads and jump in on book 2!
#SteinbeckShortsReadAlong.

Some of these I read in high school, some I've never read, so it should be interesting!

suvata I read a few of them in high school but that was so long ago I really don't remember them. Plus, I probably didn't read them really well - just well enough to pass the test. I sure am enjoying them now. (edited) 2y
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"Her mother, that ancient, dried, toothless one, relict of a past generation, was nearly fifty."

"ancient" and "nearly fifty" in the same sentence ????

#steinbeckshortsreadalong

Jess_Read_This 🤦🏽‍♀️😑 2y
Debiw781 😳😳 2y
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Lcsmcat Wow. I guess I'm lucky to be alive at 55! 😁 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Lcsmcat I'm practically in the grave myself! 2y
Eggs Then I'm already dead 💀 and didn't know it 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Eggs I'm so sorry to hear of your demise! 😔😉 2y
DivineDiana 😬🤔😀😂 2y
kathedron There I was, acclimatising myself to being considered middle-aged and suddenly I'm hurtling towards "ancient"! (I can report that I still have all my teeth, though.) 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @River_Voice *sigh* I've got quite a few crowns. Steinbeck has me there. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @DivineDiana I'm feeling 😡😢and 😂 about it. 2y
Cathythoughts What ? 70 is the new 40. 🙄everyone knows that 2y
charissharpe Oh my! 2y
Lmstraubie 🤤😣😒 2y
GAustin 😧😮😫 2y
suvata YIKES 😱 2y
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suvata
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Being a Virgo I am a perfectionist and, okay, maybe a little OCD. I'm wondering if Penguin ? does this on purpose just to tick people like me off? If so, "Well done, Penguin."

Hint: Compare the book order - cover vs. pages

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jfalkens 😫 I have a three book that does that too! And it's a trilogy 😐😑😔😕 2y
suvata @jfalkens apparently, the world needs more editors. 🙃 2y
jfalkens @suvata or book designers 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder Oh I hadn't noticed that.... 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Geez. I don't think they are in chronological order either...just like the cover. At least according to Google. 2y
britt_brooke Frustrating! 2y
suvata @RestlessFickleBookSlut yeah, it's pretty crazy. 2y
suvata @britt_brooke to say the least. 2y
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@suvata I found it! Ready to go! #Steinbeckshortsreadalong

suvata Welcome! 😎 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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Sharing a picture of the edges for @BBL4nkensh1p

BrittanyReads Thanks for the visual!! :) 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @BBL4nkensh1p as you see it does add a little something to the presentation, but while reading the edges can slow be down when I'm trying to turn pages. 2y
diovival And because of Litsy I now know what that is called. 2y
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BrittanyReads I just wanted to say thanks for the recommendation of this book! I bought it for my husbands birthday and he loves it 👍👍 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Yay! And happy birthday to your husband! 2y
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@suvata #steinbeckshortsreadalong
"(Pilon, by the way, if something thrown in when a trade is conducted--a boot)"

I like reading because I learn new words. ?

DivineDiana Me too! 2y
suvata Wow! It seems I learn something new with each book. 2y
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#steinbeckshortsreadalong @suvata

I think this read along is a perfect bit of kismet. East of Eden was not working for me right now, but I think these short novels will ease me into the longer work. I might do The Grapes of Wrath after this. That way I'm reading him more or less chronologically.

ReadingEnvy It's Cannery Row that really made me fall in love. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @ReadingEnvy I'll look forward to reading it then! I don't dislike Steinbeck at all. Even though I couldn't immediately get into East of Eden, I was swooning over some of his writing. 2y
Izai.Amorim I found Grapes of Wrath much better than East of Eden. A very realistic description of the depression. Great characters. Almost a political statement. 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder @Izai.Amorim I know I read it junior year of high school. I don't remember I thing about it. 😕 2y
suvata Maybe we should do a Grapes of Wrath read along after these short novels. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @suvata I would love that! 2y
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RestlessFickleBookHoarder
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@suvata #steinbeckshortsreadalong
Got my book and I got an annoyed cat. I'm ready!

MicheleinPhilly I feel like annoyed cat is redundant. ☺️ 2y
intothehallofbooks I'm so glad you posted about this. Somehow I've missed it! John Steinbeck is my favorite and I have this book and I want to do it too. At least as much as I can! @suvata Hi! I'm late to join, but I will, if that's okay. 🙋🏻😳 2y
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suvata @intothehallofbooks No problem at all. It's OK for people to join for just one book or for all of them. Glad to have you with us. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @intothehallofbooks I only just found out about it myself! I'm excited. 2y
ReadingEnvy It's so pretty! I already have two editions of Cannery Row but 😍😍😍🤗 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder @ReadingEnvy isn't it? And I just discovered that I have a copy of Tortilla Flat. 2y
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Happy birthday to one of my first author loves - John Steinbeck🎉

LittlePixels One of my favorites too, since the first time I read East of Eden as a (precocious) middle schooler. 😍 3y
Anna40 Loved "Travels with Charley"! 3y
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#BookMail #BookishMail
Got this one because @KennethTolesJr told me that I have to read Of Mice and Men. And I also couldn't help but to get this mischievous little guy. #FantasticBeasts

SaturnDoo I love Of Mice and Men and The Red Pony❤❤❤ 3y
Lmstraubie Awwww...The Niffler 😊 3y
TheBookAddict @SaturnDoo sadly I haven't read any of his works, so I have to get on it and at least read Of Mice and Men. 3y
TheBookAddict @Lmstraubie yes! He's so cute. 😊 3y
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I'm a big fan of the Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions, and their #deckleedges make them more of a joy to peruse. #feistyfeb #deckleedge

vivastory Plus the French flaps! 3y
MyNamesParadise Oh cool! 3y
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Lesliereads I'm going to look for this edition😍 3y
EvieBee @Lesliereads I hope you like it! I've only read one story. Depressing! But I should get on with the others. 3y
Lesliereads I agree that John Steinbeck didn't write the happiest stuff but his writing is beautiful. 3y
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Funny how an author I was forced to read in school has become one I actively seek out as an adult. one day, I should re-read The Grapes of Wrath. I suspect I'll like it better without the spectre of an exam or critical paper at the end.