Wow! I'm late for the close of the #EoE party, but I finally finished the book tonight. I would never have picked it on my own if @Cinfhen hadn't done the #buddyread & I'm glad I jumped in. I got hooked after the first 60 pages & had to see how this epic saga ended. Still working it over in my mind & headed to the last set of discussion questions now. The questions & group's perspectives helped me get so much more out of the story. Mahalo Cindy!😘
#LilithJuly I still have East of Eden on my brain because when I saw today‘s prompt #LoveFool my first thought was Adam Trask. Adam falls head over heels in love with the wickedest female ever! Because of spoilers, I won‘t share the details but trust me....Cathy Ames is seriously disturbed!!!! And Adam aka #LoveFool is completely blinded to her evil and demented ways. This was a gripping read with an incredible group of buddy readers!!! #EoE
#Unpopular opinion: I didn't like it. The writing felt flat and there was a lot of telling rather than showing. The characters seemed more like archetypes than real people. There was a lot of speechifying that I found off-putting. I think the theme was interesting, but it felt to me that the characters and story were in service to it, rather than it emerging from the story, if that makes sense. Thanks for the buddy read @Cinfhen #EoE 👇
🎧🚙 I only started this today but I already 1- can't wait to get back in the car to listen to more of it and 2- feel horrified on Sweetie's behalf. As someone who has always struggled with weight, her mother's attitude is heartbreaking and I want to give her a big hug. Since I'm home now I'm hoping to finish up #EoE.
My favourite #OrangeAndBlack books have to be this #PenguinClassic #Orange edition! I've only one out of this stack, but I can't wait to read them all! Thinking of East of Eden next ...Which one would you suggest for me to read next?
#Classics #Pebguinbooks #ClassicsRead #booknerd #bookhaul #bibliophile
Question 6 Part 4
What is the significance of Adam‘s dying words to Cal?
Question 5 Part 4
How is Abra influential in the novel? Why are Lee, Aron & Cal all drawn to Abra?