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Less well known than the classics of his contemporaries, Howells' Silas Lapham stands as strong,vital, and timeless as Twain's Gilded Age and Dickens' Our Mutual Friend   In fact, …
House Made of Dawn (P.S.)
I always find it interesting that authors who write such opaque prose are lauded as great writers. Isn't the point of great writing to make it easier for the reader to live in the world the author …
posted a Quick Tip about Of Mice and Men. April 17, 2011
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Good things come in small packages!  This book is a timeless classic. Considering the time it was written, and the fact that it covers class structure, euthanasia, the plight of the mentally …
posted a Quick Tip about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. December 22, 2010
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Little wonder that Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly and Injun Joe have been elevated to the status of icons of American literature and culture.     If you only …
posted a Quick Tip about Of Mice and Men. October 08, 2010
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For all its simplicity and brevity, the power and pathos of the themes of helplessness and loneliness embodied in Steinbeck's story about George and Lennie, two itinerant field workers in 1930s depression …
posted a Quick Tip about Flowers for Algernon. October 05, 2010
Flowers for Algernon
A cautionary tale. Just because a thing "can" be done, it does not necessarily follow that it "should" be done.
reviewed Of Mice and Men. September 13, 2010
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George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. …
posted a Quick Tip about East of Eden. August 26, 2010
East of Eden
This sweeping masterpiece is expertly woven by a master of epic novels.
reviewed Of Mice and Men. August 19, 2010
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George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. …
reviewed Of Mice and Men. August 19, 2010
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George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. …
reviewed Of Mice and Men. August 19, 2010
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George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. …
reviewed Of Mice and Men. August 19, 2010
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George and Lennie are two itinerant farm workers moving from one California farm to another. The two of them move together in order to avoid the loneliness and misery that usually accompanies nomads. …
reviewed East of Eden. August 11, 2010
East of Eden
I loved this book.  I love being invited into a story that was written so long ago, yet so relevant to our world today.  That defines a truly timeless classic in my opinion.
A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa may Alcott is perhaps best known for 'Little Women' and perhaps you are already turning away, not a big fan of this classic story. I wasn't either, in fact 'Little …
reviewed Of Mice and Men. August 03, 2010
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A disappointing classic. And not just because of the outcome.       Set during the Great Depression/post-great depression era, the novel tracks the lives of two migrant workers. …
reviewed Of Mice and Men. July 29, 2010
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I really enjoyed this book, it starts of with George and Lennie looking for work, getting a bus out of a town but the bus doesn't go all the way, and drops them of on a road, their walking down a …
posted a Quick Tip about Of Mice and Men. July 21, 2010
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I absolutely hated this book. I ended up having to read it 3 different times for school assignments and hated it the same every time.
posted a Quick Tip about The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. July 17, 2010
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Lookig at the injustices of slavery through the eyes of a white child give you a fresh perspective on the goings in America during this period of history. The inhumane treatment of slaves is counterbalanced …
posted a Quick Tip about Of Mice and Men. July 17, 2010
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I read this for English years ago when I was at school and found the story interesting, but I wasn't really that into reading back then. Thinking about re-reading it now and seeing if my impressions of …
posted a Quick Tip about Of Mice and Men. July 16, 2010
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Heartbreaking and beautifully described, "Of Mice and Men," is a classic that still feels fresh, today.
reviewed Of Mice and Men. July 14, 2010
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As I read this book, my emotional reaction was that I sympathized with the main characters' plight and quest to achieve a better life for themselves, even though they are amid the Great Depression. …
reviewed East of Eden. July 12, 2010
East of Eden
This book written by John Steinbeck tells a story of several characters whose lives are entwined.  Set in the late 1800's into the 1900's the story is written so that it is told from the …
posted a Quick Tip about East of Eden. July 12, 2010
East of Eden
My all-time favorite book!!! A book that truly examines human character. Truly interesting and timeless with great lessons. A must read!!!
posted a Quick Tip about Of Mice and Men. July 12, 2010
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I saw this movie when I was small, which is what provoked me to read the book. This is definitely one of my all time favorite stories.
reviewed Of Mice and Men. July 11, 2010
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   'Mice and Men' is the typical middle school/high school reading list 'go-to' title. It is almost a rite-of-passage when you're for book reports and essays that you don't …
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