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The Book-Addled Brain

Hello!  Welcome to my little corner of the universe.  Join me as I make my way through my infinite reading list one page at a time.

Currently reading

A Clash of Kings
George R.R. Martin
Progress: 187/1009 pages
Edith Hamilton
Progress: 85/497 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Progress: 46 %
Les Miserables
Victor Hugo
Progress: 718/1463 pages

Ricki's quotes

"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."— Bill Nye

30 Day Book Challenge: Day 9

East of Eden - John Steinbeck

Day 9 - a book you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving...


East of Eden - John Steinbeck 


A bad experience with The Grapes of Wrath in high school soured my attitude toward John Steinbeck for a very long time.  But a few years ago I decided to give him another chance with East of Eden, and boy am I glad I did.  To say I loved this book would be putting it mildly.  East of Eden instantly skyrocketed to the top of my all-time favorites list.  It is top 5 material.


Oh, by the way, I recently gave The Grapes of Wrath another go and it was fantastic as well.  I guess some things really do get better with (the reader's) age.