I like Steinbeck. Especially Cannery Row and The Grapes of Wrath. I never really clicked with Hemingway. Maybe because he was a pinko during the 1930's. Or maybe because I had to read The Old Man and the Sea and it was boring.
We do agree on Steinbeck, but disagree on Hemingway. I like and still enjoy his works. He was the father of modern prose. I've every book the man wrote and still believe his short stories pieces of art. Politics are not. Any man that was on the FBI's watch list and hated by J. Edger is fine by me.
Stephen,I agree,Steinbeck was a great author.I also love Hemingway,and Ruark.Y'know,I gotta say,thank you for keeping up this blog every day.I'm sure it gets old for you sometimes,but it's nice to know I'm not the only one like me,IYKWIM.
Bill, we indeed have much in common. As a young man, teen, Robert Ruark was my hero. I must have worn out three copies of his 'The Old Man and a Boy' and its sequel. I especially enjoyed his African novels, both masterpieces. I still remember when he died in Spain, early sixties if memory serves. He and Hemingway were could have been brothers. Thank you, very much, my friend.
Since we cancelled out Dish TV, we have rediscovered reading. Nothing passes time more than being engrossed in a good book. Mobile entertainment for sure. Now we have quiet, pleasant evenings. After DH goes to bed I indulge in the supernatural thrillers that scare me half to death. Love it
Heck yeah...we still have Dish and in spite of it spend most of the evening in quiet with books.
I have my name on a list to read those books you recommended a few days back. I don't know if you can do this where you live, but I can download Kindle books for free from Amazon through my Regional Library just like I can go the local branch and check out a book in hard copy. But with the Kindle books I can browse the selections from the comfort of my recliner. You can download up to 15 books at a time and keep each one for up to a month then they will automatically go back. Nice and easy!
You'll enjoy the books, my friend. The writing isn't the best in the word but they are none the less a good way to use the idle hours. I haven't stepped into a library in years. I just download to my Kindle if I want the book, or buy a hard copy if necessary. Thanks, my friend.
To clarify, I don't go to the library, I borrow them from the comfort of my living room. I have a link to my library, I choose my title and it sends me to Amazon where I can choose to buy or borrow the title. It usually takes two evenings to read a book then I send it back so someone else can borrow it. Easy as pie!
Thanks for the contest link. I recognized the movie/book immediately when I opened your blog. I read the book twice before I ever saw the movie. I think I read the book first when I was in high school, of my own volition and not as an assignment. Since I gave away 800 books several years ago I need the classics back. I gave away all classics that were tattered, making their own dust and books I will never read for the first time. I have seven bookcases in two rooms. I selected against 10 books each day until every book I had left had a place on the shelves. The books could be behind other books, on top of books. They could not be on the floor or in boxes. I am okay with giving away, sometimes selling the books. However, there are no classics--Shakespeare, Hemingway, Faulkner. They are all gone and it makes me look as though I never read good literature.
It's an empty home without the classics, for sure.
I love to read, but with the ten kids and all it just doesn't happen anymore :( one day, right?
We all need to spend a few minutes a day in the bathroom....why just sit.
Even my bathroom breaks are monitored....being a mom is a lot like being a felon...lol
Ah, that's bad....
They're all good, and much more 'spare' writing than one sees today...
Indeed. Thanks, my friend.