“Trouble with mice is you always kill ’em. ” ― John Steinbeck

“Trouble with mice is you always kill ’em. ” ― John Steinbeck.

I encourage all of you book lovers out there to click through and read my friend Cassie’s take on OF MICE AND MEN, which also happens to be one of the best books I’ve ever read. She did a great job capturing the emotional punch this novel packs, all these years later.

I read the book in high school, which may be why I still credit Mrs. Kirtley has being the best English teacher ever. It really turned me on to early 20th century literature and made me understand the way in which novels could reflect hisotric realities.

Now, I’d like to reread it and see if it packs the same punch. Juding by Cassie’s post, it certainly will.

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3 thoughts on ““Trouble with mice is you always kill ’em. ” ― John Steinbeck

  1. Totally loved Cassie’s post and can’t wait to read the book, having only read Steinbeck for the first time this year as well! So glad you recommended this to her, what a fabulous review and what great timing as she goes forth to teach those youngsters a thing or two, such an inspiring young woman.

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    • Just to clarify, I didn’t recommend it, but I was shocked she was reading for the first time — you too. I might have to lead a new charge to make sure no one else has missed out on this classic.

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