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The Grapes of Wrath (Centennial Edition) by John Steinbeck
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CollectionsBig Books by Women (4), NYRB (14), Virago Modern Classics (59), Available at BECPL (14), Orange Prize Nominee (12), Read in 2009 (56), Read in 2010 (63), Your library (1,293), Read in 2011 (75), Read in 2012 (86), Read in 2013 (85), Read in 2014 (47), Read in 2015 (34), Wishlist (87), To read (82), Read but unowned (201), Favorites (72), On My Shelves Now (354), E books (227), Currently reading (1), All collections (1,386)
About meI am a former elementary school principal. Retiring in June of 2011, has afforded me much more time to read. Previously, I was a teacher and encouraged my students to love reading. There's nothing quite as fulfilling as seeing a child wrapped up in a good book and transformed to another world/time/galaxy.
About my library"It would be a good thing to buy books if one could also buy the time to read them; but one usually confuses the purchase of books with the acquisition of their contents. Arthur Schopenhauer, 'On Books and Writing' (1851) in A Book Addict's Treasury (
Groups1010 Category Challenge, 50 Book Challenge, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2011, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, 75 Books Challenge for 2015, Barbara Pym —show all groups, Booker Prize, Fourth Place, Historical Fiction, Monthly Author Reads, Non-Fiction Challenge / Journal, Orange January/July, Patrick White 100th Anniversary Challenge, Reading Globally, The Prizes, Virago Modern Classics, What Are You Reading Now?
Favorite authorsKate Atkinson, Andrea Barrett, Amy Bloom, Joseph Boyden, William Boyd, Harriet Doerr, Louise Erdrich, Jane Harris, Khaled Hosseini, Helen Humphreys, Wayne Johnston, Hilary Mantel, Barbara Pym, Richard Russo, David Sedaris (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresTalking Leaves Books
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceFeb 21, 2009
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