#east of eden

When Books Hit Too Close to Home

You know that feeling when you’re reading a novel and suddenly you come across a description or a scene and ...

My Bookish Mix Tape

The Venn Diagram of three of my most loved passions—books, road trips, and rock and roll—intersects most perfectly with the ...

Reading the Right Book at the Right (Or Wrong) Time

If you’re the sort of person who keeps the compass used for navigating life in the pocket of your intuition, ...

Written on the Skin: On Literary Tattoos

Tattoos can tell you a lot about a person. I like to think of them as stories of people’s lives ...

Of Steinbeck and Flynn and Great Literary Villains

SPOILER ALERT! I will be discussing Gone Girl and East of Eden, and will give away much about both books. ...

Reading Pathways: John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath being as commonplace as they are in the respective book-bags of ...

If You Like (Insert Something), Try (This Other Thing): TRUE GRIT Edition

True Grit by Charles Portis is a classic of the western genre, full of guns and horses and cowboys and spurs ...