I’m reading East of Eden for the 3rd time. Anyone else love the classics ❤️😊

I’m reading East of Eden for the 3rd time. Anyone else love the classics ❤️😊

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  • For a long time classics were the only books I would read lol just recently started branching out more…Little Women and anything by Jane Austen is 🙌🏼

  • I have a classics collection in my shelves… my favourite I’ve read is ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde.

  • I’ve read East of Eden several times. I’m not a huge Steinbeck fan. I found it more relatable as an adult than when I studied Steinbeck’s works as a student and more enjoyable still when I read it while living in California not too far from its setting. I don’t care for Steinbeck’s portrayal of women in general.

  • Love the classics! My all time favorite is Count of Monte Cristo. It speaks to the basic human conditions- love, betrayal, anger, greed, jealousy, revenge, forgiveness. I used to stay up late into the night reading it when I was in H.S.

    • Count of Monte Cristo is the ONLY book I listen to vs reading. I listen while on the treadmill every morning. When the book is finished, I start over….learn something new every time!

    • That is one of my favorite movies. I haven’t read the book yet. It’s in my kindle collection.

  • Check out “Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters.” This is a diary Steinbeck wrote about writing the novel while working on it. Found it fascinating and it gives insight on the book as well as Steinbeck himself.

  • I seldom reread books(so many unread books out in the wild!), but I’ve read Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice many times.

  • I love the classics. Gatsby is one of my favorites. I haven’t read East of Eden yet but enjoyed Grapes of Wrath.

  • Love that book because the mother was actually meaner than my mother. Lol

  • One hell of a writer. Steinbeck knows how to tell a story.

  • I have only read East of Eden and Grapes of Wrath once, but they are so memorable. I don’t re-read much, except for Thomas Hardy. Tess of the D’Urberevilles and Jude the Obscure are 3 reads each. Love those, and other Hardy novels like The Mayor of Casterbridge and Return of the Native.

  • Love it. You should also read “Journal of a Novel” if you haven’t already – Steinbeck’s journal that he kept during the writing of Eden.

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