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My latest pickup from Barnes and Nobel this past week, and an amazing local beer! 🍺 Simon Sinek has some amazing videos that you all should definitely check out on YouTube! He is a powerful speaker. Narrow Guage is the best brewery I have tried so far in Missouri as well. Cheers! 🍻 #bookstagram #book #bookblogger #craftbeer #beer #simonsinek #narrowgauge
Another book that I've picked up recently and super excited to start reading is Seveneves! . Plus two beers from two of my favorite breweries! 🍺 @nightshiftbeer and @eviltwinbrewing cheers to them🍻 Everyday once a day give yourself an IPA🤙🏻 . #bookblogger #bookstagram #books #reading #craftbeer #bookaholic #beergeek #beer #booksandbeer
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Look at what I just picked up! I have VERY high expectations for this series. I loved the game so much that I hope I am not dissapointed 🙃. . Remember: Silver for monsters 🗡️ . #bookstagram #books #bookblogger #bookaholic #reading #thewitcher
I am loving this 10th anniversary edition of Name of the Wind!! Look at those sexy red pages 🤙🏼 . #bookstagram #bookblogger #books #booklover #patrickrothfuss #nameofthewind #barnesandnoble #bookaholic
Another perfect pairing 🍺📖 🤤 . Ready Player One and Armada were both fun reads by #ernestcline. Just don't go watch the movie... Cheers 🍻 . #bookstagram #bookblogger #blogger #books #craftbeer #beer #readyplayerone #beergeek

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East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Many of you have probably already read this one or have at least heard of it. I always see this book referenced in many “What is your favorite book?” discussions. That was enough to sell me on giving it a try. I like to try and change my reading up by throwing in genres I don’t normally read, and getting through a few classics a year too.

It took me awhile to finish East of Eden. There were times where I lost interest, but it always stuck with me. The characters and description of the Salinas Valley were beautifully written. I love the scope of the project that Steinbeck took on for this novel too. He was able to weave many themes within the story. I am religious or well-versed in the bible, but I still enjoyed the references Steinbeck had used for this novel.

I’m not going to summarize the whole plot for you. Instead, I will tell you what you will get. You will leave with a lasting impression from what is considered to be one of the greatest novels. The characters and life lessons will hopefully stick with you and change the way you see things. I know Timshel will always be with me thanks to East of Eden.

Buy the book here! – East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)


4 comments on “Book Review: East of Eden

  1. angie5804 says:

    The only Steinbeck I’ve read is Travels With Charley, but I loved it.


  2. Satou Johns says:

    I thinking he is one of the authors that one must read.. hmmm I have two of his books and I think one needs to know a bit about the historical setting and about the author to bet the deep meaning!


  3. I read Grapes of Wrath and I absolutely hated it. It was far too dreary and terrifying. A friend, however, said that East of Eden will definitely not disappoint and I’m wondering if I should seriously give it a try. The quotes seem nice.


  4. I loved this book. It’s semi-autobiographical. Steinbeck’s grandfather was actually Samuel Hamilton, a character in the book. He was from my county in Ireland. I guess I’m biased.


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