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Cinfhen
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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Hey #EoE buddy readers! As you read Part One I‘m throwing out an obvious thought/question... the significance of the book‘s title?! Are you familiar with the story of Adam & Eve/ Original Sin/ Cain & Abel from The Book of Genesis ??! Are you finding parallels??? Can‘t wait to discuss this and so much more on Friday, June 21

Anyone can still join in!!! Reading and discussing Part One on Friday 6/21

sisilia I haven‘t started but I saw a clip of the movie with James Dean in it. Gorgeous!!! I‘m guessing it‘s Cain Abel story, fighting over a girl? Lol. I‘m going in blindly 🙈 Excited about this now 6mo
Cinfhen James Dean??? That‘s flippin awesome @sisilia I NEED to watch the film after the book 😎and your copy of this book is gorgeous 🐧🧡 6mo
bookandbedandtea I haven't started! 😫 Hopefully tomorrow night. I am familiar with those stories from Genesis so I'll be intrested in comparisons to the book. 6mo
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DebinHawaii @Cinfhen @sisilia I looked the movie up & it is playing on cable on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) tomorrow morning here so I am going to DVR it & watch it again (it's been years & years) after reading the book. 6mo
Cinfhen Great @bookandbedandtea #FoodForThought 🍎and you are receiving more #signsfromabove @DebinHawaii 🙏🏻 6mo
mrp27 Movie is great, I've seeing several times and James Dean is deliciously handsome but already the book is so much more! I already finished part one. 6mo
sisilia @DebinHawaii @Cinfhen I‘ll save the movie for later. Can‘t wait to drool over JD 😍 On a slightly different note, a lady in my last year‘s meditation course has garden of eden tattoo all over her back. It‘s gorgeous!!! 6mo
batsy I've not watched the movie and like @sisilia I'll also save the swooning over JD till I finish the book 😆 I'm familiar with the stories Cindy but haven't actually read the Bible so I look forward to seeing comments on that when I'm done with Part 1. I just got introduced to Cathy... I'm so intrigued and also have a bone to pick with Steinbeck about his women so far... 6mo
Simona As @batsy I‘m familiar with the stories, but never read the Bible ... 6mo
Cinfhen I think a basic knowledge of the Bible stories will still help to make the connections @Simona @batsy it‘ll be interesting to see. I‘m SOOOOOO TEMPTED to read ahead @mrp27 6mo
Cinfhen And yes, his treatment of women is terrible 😫😫😫 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm I think my knowledge of the stories are limited to those ‘Stories From The Bible‘ that I read when I was young..short versions, no doubt. 🤔 And did someone say James Dean?? 6mo
Marina_h My knowledge of the stories is very limited so I might have to do some research. I've read the first 50 pages so almost halfway with part 1. So far I'm enjoying it but yes the women.. 6mo
Reviewsbylola Finished part 1 last night! Still as good as I remember. 6mo
UwannaPublishme I enjoyed Steinbeck‘s description of the lush grounds of Salinas since I visited there years ago. And he sure makes it sound like paradise: the Garden of Eden. And ooh-la-la: James Dean. 😍I‘m definitely watching the movie after I finish this book! 6mo
peaknit I‘ve just restarted and the descriptions are even richer then I remember. I‘m generally aware of the biblical stories, most specifically how this compared to Caine and Abel, but look forward to learning more. 6mo
rubyslippersreads I just finished Part 1 and probably won‘t be able to resist reading ahead. (Although I do have a YA book to finish for my IRL book club.) 6mo
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Cinfhen
East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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#EoE #buddyread starts this Saturday, June 15. We will read Part one and loosely discuss our initial thoughts on Friday, June 21. Feel free to post while reading and use hashtag #EoE. I‘ve tagged whomever showed interest. If you‘d like to join in let me know below. Feel free to share and repost ❤️

Cinfhen Can you please share @LitsyHappenings ?!?! Thank you 😊 6mo
4thhouseontheleft As long as I can get through my mom/daughter books before Saturday, I‘m in! My copy is beat up and old, I feel like I need a new edition. 😂 6mo
4thhouseontheleft Am I correct that we‘re only discussing Part 1 on June 21? 6mo
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Cinfhen Yup!! We are discussing part one on 6/21 @4thhouseontheleft you can always jump in whenever u feel like it!! #TreatYoSelf to a new copy!!!! I give you permission to #SpoilYoSelf 6mo
BarbaraBB I‘m jealous. This one is soo good! A five star read for me! 6mo
Cinfhen It will be my first time reading @BarbaraBB 💕I‘m looking forward 6mo
BarbaraBB You‘ll love it, no doubt 💕 6mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB me too, you can always join in for a reread, like me 😉 6mo
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja are you rereading? That would be great but you know, #somanybookssolittletime 6mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I plan on doing so, but I get it. I‘m just in the mood for a reread, so this buddy read was timed just right 👌 6mo
rubyslippersreads Thanks for the tag. I can‘t believe I‘ve never read this. 6mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m ready!!! 6mo
Reviewsbylola Let‘s see if I still give it five stars. ⭐️ 6mo
emilyhaldi I started this on Sunday and couldn‘t put it down!!! 🙌🏻 6mo
Marina_h I need to finish another book first but I'm pretty sure I'll be done by Saturday 😊 6mo
Cinfhen Just jump in whenever u can @Marina_h 😁❤️ 6mo
4thhouseontheleft @reviewsbylola I'm curious if it is still a 5 star read for me too. 6mo
UwannaPublishme I love Steinbeck! Count me in! 6mo
sisilia Count me in, please 🤗 I have this book for ages. Time to read it 6mo
Cinfhen Awesome @sisilia ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 6mo
DebinHawaii @cinfhen I just posted that I found a copy at the library today & decided it was fate telling me to join in so count me in too please. 🤗 6mo
LauraJ I‘ve been meaning to read this for years. Thanks for the impetus to get started! 6mo
Cinfhen I just posted some #FoodForThought @LauraJ check out the #EoE hashtag xx 🍎🐍 6mo
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Cinfhen
Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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ALERT 🚨 still time left to enter....In appreciation for all my new followers, I‘m hosting a #giveaway just for you❣️❣️❣️If you started following me in 2019 then your eligible to participate in the #OldMeetsNewGiveaway 🎉🥳📚Just repost above image, tag me, and answer the 4 questions so I can get to know you a bit better. Random winner will be drawn June 1. Winner will receive a book from their current TBR and a book I think you might like.

Megabooks Very nice of you, as always, friend! 😘😘 7mo
CoffeeAndABook That‘s a brilliant idea 🙌🏻 Love it!!! Good luck 🍀 to everyone ☀️🌸 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Megabooks I‘ve had over 1100 new followers since January and 5 have entered the giveaway 😂😂😂🙄🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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Cinfhen See above comment @CoffeeAndABook 👆🏽😂😂❤️ 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Wow really!!! 😂 I‘d say those five have *great*odds of winning that giveaway 🤪 I still think it‘s a fab idea!!! 7mo
TrishB That‘s a bit sad isn‘t it- 5. I‘ve had a lot of new followers but not much interaction. It‘s hard because you want to welcome people but then they don‘t post or join in 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
Cinfhen I tried but it‘s pretty telling sign... I‘m so happy I joined early and got to really bond with my #OGsOfLitsy @TrishB @CoffeeAndABook ♥️ 7mo
TrishB Me too ❤️ it‘s so worth the effort though. 7mo
CoffeeAndABook Yes to the #OGsOfLitsy !! 💞💞💞😘 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Yes, I was a suggested user up until a few months ago. (That‘s why I have 18k followers.) It‘s kind of frustrating because you get a lot of new followers, but a lot of them never post. It‘s hard to separate the posters/interested new users from the casual account makers. Glad to be an #OGofLitsy! Joined 3 years and 3 months ago! Love Litsy/Littens!!! 📚💜💙💜💙💜📚 👇🏻 7mo
Megabooks Out of Print asked me if I wanted to be a suggested user in the summer of 2016, and I thought, “Great, I‘ll get to meet a lot more people.” But after awhile, it was really wearing on me, especially when I was depressed. I wish I had grown my new followers more organically. #FoodforThought 7mo
Cinfhen 18k is ridiculous @Megabooks That‘s wayyyyy too many to weed through even if only a quarter post!!!!! 7mo
Freespirit I started following you last year (2018 when I joined) but want to thank you for your kindness and generosity. That's what makes Litsy so special @Cinfhen 😊 7mo
ShyBookOwl 5? Hmm. Well, I haven't entered giveaways because I don't read many physical books. With my chronic pain issue, I can only manage a physical book of about 250 pages. But it's nice to see them pop up 😊 7mo
BarbaraBB It is really saddening that only five people or maybe a bit more saw your post (they would have entered otherwise, obviously). I have stopped looking who my new followers are, I wait for interaction. Most of them just signed up and never post. 7mo
Cinfhen Awwwwww, thanks so much @Freespirit @ShyBookOwl I appreciate the sweet hello!!! If you want to enter feel free... I can always send books to your kindle @ShyBookOwl ( assuming you‘re in the US) for some reason my Amazon US account can‘t ship or gift books to other countries 🤷‍♀️ 7mo
Cinfhen I stopped following back new followers unless we have some interaction @BarbaraBB and part of me is VERY tempted to cull my follower list to only people that I really interact with... this way I can actually see what my friends are reading and posting. Otherwise I miss seeing posts Im interested in. 7mo
ShyBookOwl @Cinfhen that's so nice of you to offer, but I am in Canada 7mo
Cinfhen Darn. That‘s too bad @ShyBookOwl ☹️ 7mo
BarbaraBB I always do that, keeping my following list small (relatively) because I really want to read about books/genres I am interested in and posts from people I like / am interested in! (edited) 7mo
DebinHawaii Such a nice idea for a giveaway @Cinfhen 🤗I share the pain of too many followers. I was made a suggested user back in the day & felt obligated to follow everyone because the SU list had so few current people on it. When I had my health scare I got behind & then went to only following those who posted & I still have 14K+ followers although I follow about 1/2 that number due to the low posting rate. It does make it an effort to see friend's posts😟 7mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes, it made Litsy a little less fun. ☹️ I was ready not to be one when library thing removed me. 7mo
TrishB I only follow back now when people have posted or interacted with me. I still have too many just no time to think about culling really. I tend to look individually at friends every couple of days if I think I‘ve missed their posts. 7mo
Cinfhen Happy you found me @DebinHawaii with our time difference I often miss your posts!! And I miss seeing you and Max 💜 7mo
GypsyKat Such a sweet idea! 💖 7mo
Centique @TrishB I do the same thing Trish. And my time difference is such that I need to go look up friends each time I‘m on here and see what I‘ve missed - which is why I all of a sudden turn up and like eight posts at once! 😂 7mo
Centique Just out of interest - even before Library Thing - when I first started on here I went searching for people to follow, looking up different names and consistently found about two thirds of each search return were blank accounts. It seemed bizarre that it was such a massive percentage - they should clean some out I reckon. 7mo
TrishB @Centique agreed! I know I end up liking things 2 days after they‘re posted! But that‘s fine too 😁 7mo
Cinfhen Thanks @GypsyKat 💋💋 7mo
Cinfhen It is odd @Centique !!!!!! 👇🏼 (edited) 7mo
Cinfhen Not that u comment 3 days later but that new followers don‘t seem to be active at all 7mo
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lkurgs
Semiosis | Sue Burke
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Phenomenal book (will review after I finish). But I had to pause after this quote. I often find myself pretty disappointed if I have high expectations (from dates, new restaurants, cities, you name it). I am an optimist but I have learned that sometimes it‘s good to have low expectations or no expectations at all (although that‘s tough for me). What do you all think? #foodforthought #qotd

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BooksAndYarn
Hangman | Daniel Cole
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DePaepe
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"The best books... are those that tell you what you already know."

One of my prized possessions. I got this copy at our local used books and rarities store. This book opened my perspective as a teenager. I've been an #Orwell fan ever since. #1984 #foodforthought

CoffeeNBooks Great book! I've read it several times, and I've taught it in my AP Literature class a few times. 13mo
DePaepe @CoffeeNBooks definitely a good choice for students. I recommend it all the time. I feel everyone should read this at least once. 13mo
CoffeeNBooks @DePaepe I agree! 13mo
tealwish That's a gorgeous volume! Big Brother as a fist in the sky - I love it! 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Thanks to @gradcat in supporting my search for WW1 literature! This book is free on kindle. Sharing in case anyone else is interested! @LazyDays I could not think of a good hashtag for #Litsypoetrylovers thought you might have one to add in case of interest?

CoffeeNBooks Thanks for sharing this! 13mo
Bookishthoughts Thanks for sharing, and thinking of me!😊 #poetrymatters is one I use for the poetry challenge. Your hashtag is great though! #poetrylovers #foodforthought #inspiredminds, thoses are all I could think of 😆 13mo
Bookishthoughts #speakforpoetry I'm no good at making hashtags😆😆 13mo
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Chrissyreadit @LazyDays all good enough to share the info! Thanks! 13mo
Bookishthoughts #litsyhappenings and #repost are always good go ones to share 13mo
tpixie I‘m reading a WWI book- all letters 13mo
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prateeksha
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ruskigurl16
New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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December 1774. Knowing history, the stage is set and tempers are flaring. But the most arresting quality of this quote is its unfortunate timelessness. #currentlyreading #HistoricalFiction #foodforthought 👌😊🤔

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Brooke_H
The Untelling | Tayari Jones
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