Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

First review since coming back!!

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Title: Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

Series: No.

Age Range: 14 and up.

Genre: Classic, Young Adult, Historical Fiction

Would I recommend it to anyone?: Yes. A million times yes.

Description on Goodreads:

The tragic story of the complex bond between two migrant laborers in Central California. They are George Milton and Lennie Small, itinerant ranch hands who dream of one day owning a small farm. George acts as a father figure to Lennie, who is a very large, simple-minded man, calming him and helping to rein in his immense physical strength. 

Review:

This is a classic. Something I read a long time ago, but one of my absolute favorite reads.

The story follows Lennie and George.

Lennie is a lovable, but slow oaf who is always getting in trouble just trying to be himself.

George is a short, and even short tempered man who protects Lennie from life and others.

The story follows them both from being chased out of the first town, to their new adventure, new job and new troubles!

There they meet Candy and his dog, who both are a precursor to the whole story. Candy is an aged man, who still works his hardest despite only having one hand, and his only love in life is his dog. Old, smelly and just wanting to make his master smile.

Then there is Curly and his wife. A protective and jealous man, even shorter tempered than George, with a wife who in every sense of a tart, Always angering him my flirting with the farm hands.

The book shows the beauty of a strong male bond, companionship and what we are willing to do for our friends. What we will do when given the choice of hard or harder. Pain or true suffering. What is to be gently touched, and what we should avoid. Temptations hard and searing.

This book, at its core is something I am glad I read growing up. It taught me there isn’t always rainbow and sunshine, there sometimes isn’t a happy ending, but a needed ending. Something to grow on.

Lennie and George will always have a place in my heart, and I promise not to pet the puppies to hard on my road of life. 🙂

My Rating: 10/10

Goodreads link:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/890.Of_Mice_and_Men?ac=1

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An added thank you to Ashley and her husband for making this possible. You two are simply amazing. I love you both immensely,

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Title: Dead Until Dark

Author: Charlaine Harris

Series: Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries

Would I recommend it to anyone?: Yes.

Age range: I’d say about 16 and up due to come content.

Genre: Mystery/Paranormal/Romance/Fantasy

Description on Goodreads: Sookie Stackhouse is just a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Until the vampire of her dreams walks into her life-and one of her coworkers checks out…. Maybe having a vampire for a boyfriend isn’t such a bright idea.

Review:


This book is nothing but a delight and a wonderful way to start the series! Sookie is a bar waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Just your average, run of the mill girl… who can hear peoples thoughts. That is until someone comes in whom she cannot.. Bon Temps first vampire. Since Synthetic Blood (True Blood) had came into creation, vampires were finally coming out of the woodwork! And this one couldn’t have come sooner. 

 

Bill, the vampire who walks into Sookie’s life turns her life upside down. Secrets of her bosses life come out and murders come to fruition! And who else is to blame.. since they all are on the darker sexual side than the new vampire… until evidence leads to Sookie’s brother; Jason. 

Side Notes:

This obviously is my first review, so if you have pointers please point them out! 🙂 I really would suggest this to anyone who is a fan of the show, vampires or just a good murder mystery! I will be continuing this series. 🙂

My Rating: 9/10

Goodreads Link: 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/301082.Dead_until_Dark

 

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